Editorial Portrait Session with Ashley D'Antignac

 Editorial portrait session with Ashley D'Antignac by Jeff Walton Photography

Editorial portrait session with Ashley D'Antignac by Jeff Walton Photography

A few samples from a recent editorial portrait session with Ashley D'Antignac of CLICK Models Atlanta. The session included five looks in a three hour shoot. Our set crew included wardrobe styling by Carol Jensky with hair & makeup by Marina Soto.

 An editorial fashion shoot by Atlanta photographer Jeff Walton
 An editorial fashion shoot by Atlanta photographer Jeff Walton
 An editorial fashion shoot by Atlanta photographer Jeff Walton
 An editorial fashion shoot by Atlanta photographer Jeff Walton

Actor Ryan Czerwonko

 Actor Ryan Czerwonko head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

Actor Ryan Czerwonko head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

 Ryan Czerwonko by Jeff Walton
 Ryan Czerwonko by Jeff Walton
 Ryan Czerwonko by Jeff Walton

I've had the privilege to work with actor Ryan Czerwonko a number of times and it's always a pleasure. Aside from being a super nice guy to work with, Ryan brings an amazing range to a shoot so it's always a lot of fun. For this latest session we shot a few quick head shots and focused more on a few editorial portrait looks. 

Emma Dumont in Studio

 Emma Dumont in studio with Jeff Walton Photography

Emma Dumont in studio with Jeff Walton Photography

 Emma Dumont in studio with Jeff Walton Photography
 Emma Dumont in studio with Jeff Walton Photography
 Emma Dumont in studio with Jeff Walton Photography
 Emma Dumont in studio with Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Emma Dumont came by the studio for a few promotional shots. You might recognize her as Polaris from The Gifted on Fox. We basically photographed a catalog of shots for Emma to submit for her recent interviews by ZiNK Magazine, FanSided and Anthem Magazine. Thanks to a great crew that included stylist Vivian LC Style, hair and makeup by Grace Armas and on set assistant Deborah Fang.

Choosing a Head Shot Photographer

 Jeff Walton specializes in head shots for actors and corporate professionals in the Atlanta area.

Selecting the best head shot photographer for your needs shouldn't be a quick process. Dig through head shot portfolios and look for consistency within the work. Then narrow down which photographer produces head shots that are in line with the looks you need.

To make this process easier I recently made a change to my head shot samples where I've separated the different styles that I shoot. The Modern (shown above), Corporate, Traditional, etc. When reviewing photographers' work, pay attention to expression and postures. Look at the details such as where the hair lays, the creases in the shirt, position of the collar, tension in the neck... that list goes on and on. All of those little details should NOT be random and they will make or break a good head shot. 

Lastly, look at wardrobe. Colors of shirts, patterns, neck lines, layers; talk to your photographer about what photographs well and what should be avoided so that you have everything you need when you show up for your head shot session.

Evanne Kastrenakes Editorial

 Evanne Kastrenakes (Directions USA) by Jeff Walton Photography

Evanne Kastrenakes (Directions USA) by Jeff Walton Photography

We recently hosted Evanne, a new face at Directions USA, at the studio for a few editorial and lifestyle looks. Hair and makeup was done on site by Grace Armas

 Evanne Kastrenakes (Directions USA) by Jeff Walton Photography

Evanne Kastrenakes (Directions USA) by Jeff Walton Photography

 Evanne Kastrenakes (Directions USA) by Jeff Walton Photography

Evanne Kastrenakes (Directions USA) by Jeff Walton Photography

 Evanne Kastrenakes (Directions USA) by Jeff Walton Photography

Evanne Kastrenakes (Directions USA) by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Stephanie Casebier

 Actress Stephanie Casebier in studio by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Stephanie Casebier in studio by Jeff Walton Photography

A few selections from a recent head shot session with actress Stephanie Casebier. Stephanie booked a two hour session in studio to focus strictly on updated head shots for her and her agent. We also worked in a moving head shot which I've been doing a lot of.

 Actress Stephanie Casebier by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Stephanie Casebier by Jeff Walton Photography

 Actress Stephanie Casebier by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Stephanie Casebier by Jeff Walton Photography

ANTM's Dustin McNeer in Studio

 Model Dustin McNeer in studio by Jeff Walton Photography

Model Dustin McNeer in studio by Jeff Walton Photography

Male model Dustin McNeer, recently seen on America's Next Top Model (ANTM), stopped by the studio for some editorial testing and head shots. He's currently represented by Directions USA & NEXT Models Miami. Styled here by Jules Salinas with hair and makeup by Grace Armas.

 Dustin McNeer by Jeff Walton Photography

Dustin McNeer by Jeff Walton Photography

 Dustin McNeer by Jeff Walton Photography

Dustin McNeer by Jeff Walton Photography

 Dustin McNeer by Jeff Walton Photography

Dustin McNeer by Jeff Walton Photography

Actor Max Bickelhaup in Studio

 Editorial portrait of Atlanta actor Max Bickelhaup by Jeff Walton Photography

Editorial portrait of Atlanta actor Max Bickelhaup by Jeff Walton Photography

Max called me up needing updates for his agency board. He booked two hours in the studio to concentrate on commercial looks so we shot a lot of options from casual to sophisticated. Funny thing is, the coffee mug idea was a quick "here, try this" proposal during our shoot. A couple weeks later, Max sent a message saying that he was just booked to model a commercial job for a name brand coffee company. 

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Commercial Head Shot Session with Actress Jess Ennis

 Commercial head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

Commercial head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

Jess contacted me about needing some head shot updates for her agents. We decided to do a basic two hour head shot session in studio to give both her and her agents a variety of looks to consider. Four agents in four different regions chose a different shot. This is why I always recommend enough time to cover multiple looks during a session. 

 Head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

Head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

  Head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

Head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

  Head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

Head shot by Jeff Walton Photography

Recent Work: NightLight with Rachel Zehner

 Rachel Zehner (Ursula Wiedmann Models) by Jeff Walton Photography

Rachel Zehner (Ursula Wiedmann Models) by Jeff Walton Photography

I recently had the pleasure of hosting internationally published model Rachel Zehner in the studio for this editorial session focussing on gelled lighting. The light gels gave me the color I wanted so minimal post production was required to finish these off. Hair and makeup was done in studio by Grace Armas. Rachel is currently represented in the US by Ursula Wiedmann Models and Wilhelmina New York.

See the final set here: NightLight

 Rachel Zehner by Jeff Walton Photography

Rachel Zehner by Jeff Walton Photography

  Rachel Zehner by Jeff Walton Photography

Rachel Zehner by Jeff Walton Photography

Recent Work: Actress Julia Denton

 Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Julia Denton contacted me about doing a multi-look session to update her image portfolio. Being an actor, she asked that we concentrate on a cinematic feel so we started out with some studio work then went outside for a few action looks. Hair and makeup was done on site by Grace Armas.

  Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

  Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

  Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

  Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

  Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

  Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Actress Julia Denton by Jeff Walton Photography

Recent Work: Karen Powell of UWM

 Karen Powell by Jeff Walton Photography

Karen Powell by Jeff Walton Photography

Haven't had much time for blog posts over the past couple months so I have some catching up to do. Here are a few selections from our session with Karen Powell of Ursula Weidmann Models. For Karen's session I wanted to do a clean white on white look to bring out the color of her hair. Natural hair and makeup look by Emily Walton. 

  Karen Powell by Jeff Walton Photography

Karen Powell by Jeff Walton Photography

  Karen Powell by Jeff Walton Photography

Karen Powell by Jeff Walton Photography

  Karen Powell by Jeff Walton Photography

Karen Powell by Jeff Walton Photography

  Karen Powell by Jeff Walton Photography

Karen Powell by Jeff Walton Photography

  Karen Powell by Jeff Walton Photography

Karen Powell by Jeff Walton Photography

Recent Work: Andi Dorfman for Southward Apparel

 Andi Dorfman by Jeff Walton Photography for Southward Apparel

Andi Dorfman by Jeff Walton Photography for Southward Apparel

  Andi Dorfman by Jeff Walton Photography for Southward Apparel

Andi Dorfman by Jeff Walton Photography for Southward Apparel

Andi Dorfman visited the studio recently to shoot promos for her new t-shirt line offered exclusively for Southward Apparel. The request from Southward was to photograph Andi modeling her tee showing a couple different look variations. She showed up with hair and makeup ready so we were wrapped up in about an hour. 

  Andi Dorfman by Jeff Walton Photography for Southward Apparel

Andi Dorfman by Jeff Walton Photography for Southward Apparel

  Andi Dorfman by Jeff Walton Photography for Southward Apparel

Andi Dorfman by Jeff Walton Photography for Southward Apparel

  Andi Dorfman by Jeff Walton Photography for Southward Apparel

Andi Dorfman by Jeff Walton Photography for Southward Apparel

Recent Work: Multi Look set with Lexie of UWM

 Lexie of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

Lexie of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

Lexie is an amazing young model represented by Ursula Wiedmann Models (UWM) here in Atlanta. She and her mother came by the studio recently for a multi look session with me and hair/makeup artist Grace Armas. This was a three hour session from setup to tear down, including hair and makeup. During that time we were able to fit in some clean beauty head shots and multiple wardrobe changes such as this soft hooded sweater, some fur and a beautiful patterned dress to finish up.

  Lexie of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

Lexie of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

  Lexie of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

Lexie of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

  Lexie of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

Lexie of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

  Lexie of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

Lexie of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

  Lexie of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

Lexie of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

  Lexie of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

Lexie of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

  Lexie of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

Lexie of Ursula Wiedmann Models by Jeff Walton Photography

Recent Work: Pop of Color with Blake Ballard

 Pop of Color shoot with Blake Ballard by Jeff Walton Photography

Pop of Color shoot with Blake Ballard by Jeff Walton Photography

Blake Ballard is one of the hardest working people in Atlanta and is currently signed with agent Ursula Wiedmann Models (UWM), among others. Styled by Olivia Hargrove, we spent three hours experimenting with light, bright powdered chalk, some glitter and a very neon sweater. 

  Blake Ballard by Jeff Walton Photography

Blake Ballard by Jeff Walton Photography

  Blake Ballard by Jeff Walton Photography

Blake Ballard by Jeff Walton Photography

  Blake Ballard by Jeff Walton Photography

Blake Ballard by Jeff Walton Photography

  Blake Ballard by Jeff Walton Photography

Blake Ballard by Jeff Walton Photography

Recent Work: Christina Zangas Editorial Shoot

  Christina Zangas editorial shoot in studio with Jeff Walton Photography

Christina Zangas editorial shoot in studio with Jeff Walton Photography

We recently wrapped an amazing half-day editorial shoot with actress/model Christina Zangas from CLICK Models of Atlanta and J Pervis Talent. From planning to file delivery this shoot was as efficient as any I've done. Working with Christina was a blast, and a big thanks goes out to the great work by Grace Armas Hair and Makeup Design

 Christina Zangas Editorial © Jeff Walton Photography

Christina Zangas Editorial © Jeff Walton Photography

  Christina Zangas Editorial © Jeff Walton Photography

Christina Zangas Editorial © Jeff Walton Photography

  Christina Zangas Editorial © Jeff Walton Photography

Christina Zangas Editorial © Jeff Walton Photography

  Christina Zangas Editorial © Jeff Walton Photography

Christina Zangas Editorial © Jeff Walton Photography

  Christina Zangas Editorial © Jeff Walton Photography

Christina Zangas Editorial © Jeff Walton Photography

  Christina Zangas Editorial © Jeff Walton Photography

Christina Zangas Editorial © Jeff Walton Photography

  Christina Zangas Editorial © Jeff Walton Photography

Christina Zangas Editorial © Jeff Walton Photography

Recent Work: Destiny's Portraits

 Lifestyle portrait by Jeff Walton Photography

Lifestyle portrait by Jeff Walton Photography

I originally met Destiny on a commercial shoot. Shortly after she contacted me to set up a personal shoot for new head shots and posing looks to update her modeling portfolio. I asked if she was thinking studio or location, after seeing some of my recent studio work she felt this would be a good addition to her book.

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© Jeff Walton Photography

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  © Jeff Walton Photography

© Jeff Walton Photography

Recent Work: Model Max DiNatale

 Max DiNatale photographed by Jeff Walton Photography

Max DiNatale photographed by Jeff Walton Photography

  Max DiNatale photographed by Jeff Walton Photography

Max DiNatale photographed by Jeff Walton Photography

Max DiNatale came by the studio to fit in some editorial fashion looks while he was in town for a product shoot. After looking at his past work I was a little intimidated wondering what I was going to give him that he didn't already have. So I decided it best to just light and shoot the way I always do and here are a few of the shots we came away with.

  Max DiNatale photographed by Jeff Walton Photography

Max DiNatale photographed by Jeff Walton Photography

  Max DiNatale photographed by Jeff Walton Photography

Max DiNatale photographed by Jeff Walton Photography

  Max DiNatale photographed by Jeff Walton Photography

Max DiNatale photographed by Jeff Walton Photography

Recent Work: Model Joyce Larioza

 Model Joyce Larioza by Jeff Walton Photography

Model Joyce Larioza by Jeff Walton Photography

Joyce Larioza is a very talented model getting most of her work through her agencies here in Atlanta and LA. We originally set up a two hour session because she was looking for some clean, updated headshots for her talent listings. I showed her some of my recent portrait work and she decided to fit some of that into our studio time. I'm really glad she did, I think this is one of my favorite sets so far. More of Joyce's work can be seen on her talent website.

Joyce Larioza by Jeff Walton Photography

Joyce Larioza by Jeff Walton Photography

Joyce Larioza by Jeff Walton Photography

Recent Work: Model Dillan Moore

Model: Dillan Moore © Jeff Walton Photography

I’ve had the privilege of doing promotional photography for a lot of great talent lately. Among my favorite jobs are actor’s and model’s portfolio shoots, especially when there is some room for a dramatic and edgy approach.

Dillan reviewed a recent shoot that I had done and felt this look would suit his book well. He took my wardrobe recommendations perfectly and showed up ready to shoot. I am really, really happy with the set as a whole, Dillan ended up with a lot of options to add to his modeling portfolio.

Model: Dillan Moore © Jeff Walton Photography

Model: Dillan Moore © Jeff Walton Photography

Model: Dillan Moore © Jeff Walton Photography

Model: Dillan Moore © Jeff Walton Photography

Model: Dillan Moore © Jeff Walton Photography