Professional Headshots and Portraits by Janice D Nelson Photography

Specializing in Headshots and Portraits for Models and Actors, LinkedIn and Business, Individuals and Families

Chicago headshot photographer Janice Nelson is located in Lombard, Illinois and serves greater Chicago and surrounding counties (DuPage, Kane, Kendall, etc.). Janice D Nelson Photography offers several all inclusive headshot and portrait photography plans. Looking for a new LinkedIn headshot to help with a job search? Want to try out different outfits and backgrounds and then choose the best one? See the headshot and portrait plan. Do you need digital images for a website or social media? They are included. Looking for business headshots and need different usage rights? All headshot and portrait photography plans come with four non-commercial licenses: one for social media, one for LinkedIn, one for business websites, and one for professional printers.

Are you local talent and looking for modeling headshots or actor headshots? Be sure to review the tips on the Modeling and Actor page before booking a photographer.

Not sure what to wear? After booking, you will receive a personal consultation with recommendations and a PDF. Concerned about using images on the web? All web images are optimized and the LinkedIn digital is cropped to fit the image placeholder (small circle). All files are high resolution.

Want a little retouching? All plans include up to two hours of retouching along with a consultation about retouching preferences. (Be sure to check out the Photography Blogs for tips on what to look for and then discuss.)

Keeping the focus squarely on your beautiful face.

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About the Headshot

Headshots are clean, simple, and rely on great expression.  Headshots are generally shot from the collarbone on up (horizontal). Find out more

When the full view matters, too.

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Portraits can be captured in full length, ¾ length, from the waist up, or chest up (classic 8×10). When you want to bring your full presence into view, create a timeless and unique portrait. Find out more

See your images first. Then buy. What a concept.

Some photographers offer a more-expensive-to-book but arguably cheaper-per-image bundled photography plan. They say, “Ignore the fact you are paying more to book. We give you more images.” But what if you don’t really like more than one? You end up paying more to book their photoshoot, because it comes with more images included. It’s only cheaper if you know you will like them before you see them.

Why not enjoy a full photoshoot experience first. Shoot headshots. Shoot portraits. Shoot full length images. Change your wardrobe. Change your looks. Change backgrounds. Pay only for the photoshoot and get one retouched image included. You have no obligation to order more. You are not committed to paying an inflated price just to book the photoshoot. You decide how many images you want after you see them. And you review images while the photoshoot takes place, so you influence how your photoshoot progresses.

Why not experience a photoshoot that captures you smiling, the serious you, a sophisticated you. Show a strong and confident you in different poses, outfits, backgrounds, and crops. Then choose your favorite from the variety of images. You do this for one reasonable session price. That’s the beauty of the headshot and portrait plan. Learn more

Headshot and Portrait Plans

Three headshot and portrait plans are available. All provide a minimum of a 2 hour photoshoot and provide for multiple looks and backgrounds. A set of retouched digitals are included with full usage licensing for business websites, corporate websites, social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and of course LinkedIn. These custom sessions are focused on you and start with pre-photoshoot planning. Find out more

Additional Images

Think you might want more images from your photoshoot? You’re covered. You can select additional images from your session for $175 each, and that includes a set of digitals, licensing, and retouching. Need a custom header made of your image? Add-ons are available at the a la carte menu.

Other Services

Janice D Nelson Photography is available for in-house studio Bridal Portraits and wedding portraits, great for those eloping! Debutante portraits are also available.

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Book Now

Refresh your image. Book a Session. It's Easy as 1-2-3.

1. Review plans, portfolios, scheduling a session and add-ons available at the a-la-carte menu.

2, Make note of the url where you want to use your headshot or portrait images. Decide on what photography plan you want (what type of session), what deliverables you want and when you need them, when you would like to schedule the two hour photoshoot and the 20 minute consultation call.

3. Email this information to to request a 20 minute consultation phone call to discuss details of your request. Don’t forget to include your full contact information (name, address, phone number, url where images will be used, and a best time to call back). Note: Please know no appointments are available at this time.

Janice serves the greater Chicago area and surrounding counties (DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Grundy, etc.) at the in-house Lombard, IL portrait and headshot studio.

Note: Janice D Nelson Photography does not sell editing rights as they are much more expensive. Most people only need non-commercial usage licensing for LinkedIn, Social Media, printing, business websites, etc. So if you need a black and white image for a book cover, for example, be sure to request one. If you are not sure what licensing rights you need, mention this as well.