Chicago headshot photographer Janice Nelson is located in Lombard, Illinois and serves the greater Chicago area and surrounding counties (DuPage, Kane, Kendall, etc.). Several all inclusive professional headshot and portrait photography plans are available. Looking for a new LinkedIn headshot to help with a job search? Want to try different outfits and backgrounds and choose the best from both headshots and portraits? No problem. See the headshot and portrait plan. Do you need digital images for a website as well as social media? Included. Looking for business headshots for many uses so you need different usage licenses? All headshot and portrait 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 looking for modeling headshots or actor headshots? Be sure to review information on the Model and Actor headshot page before spending money on images. Not sure what to wear? After booking, you will receive recommendations and a PDF. You can also receive help picking out what to bring (recommended). Concerned about using the file on the web or fitting LinkedIn? All web images are optimized. The LinkedIn digital is cropped to fit their profile image placeholder (a circle). All files are high resolution. Want a little retouching help? All plans include up to two hours of retouching and a consultation about your preferences. (Be sure to check out the Photography Blogs for tips on what to consider.) And you can have all this starting from $250 (Headshot Plan). (These same plans are available for child portraits.)

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

Ready to get started? Review the headshots and portraits in the portfolio. Notice the backgrounds. Look at what people are wearing. Note those you especially like. Then visit the photography plans and review the FAQs. Then use the information in Book Now to schedule a free 20 minute phone consultation and book an appointment.

Additional Services. Janice D Nelson Photography is available for in-studio Bridal Portraits and wedding portraits, great for those eloping! Debutante portraits are also available. (Links to additional services are provided in the footer and User Sitemap.)

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Explore the included options and add-ons available for each of the headshot and portrait plans.

  • Black and White $99

    Black and white post processing is available per color image.

  • Banner Image $99

    For those who have websites or create web pages that need banners at the top, you can have a banner created of your favorite image.

  • Transparent Image $299

    Need the flexibility of a transparent image you can add to different marketing graphics? Have a cutout made of your favorite image from the session.

  • 17x22 Acid Free Print (4" mat) $499

    Would you love a print to frame and hang above a mantel, in a living room, at work? (Framing, delivery, and mounting not included)

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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).

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

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.