Your image matters more than ever. Look at your phone. Swipe through it. Are you looking at images? Look up at the signs that pass by as you drive. Flip through magazines while you wait for an appointment. Surf the Internet. On Social Media? What captures your attention? Everywhere you look images make a statement. Why not improve yours? 

About Chicago Headshot Photographer Janice D Nelson

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 headshot and portrait photography plans are available. Looking for a new LinkedIn headshot to help a job search? Want to choose from both headshots and portraits? Need digital images for a website as well as social media? All headshot and portrait plans come with a minimum of a two hour photoshoot session. You can choose an image for retouching from multiple looks, backgrounds and lighting (lighting when planned in advance during a consultation call). Not sure what to wear? You’ll get basic recommendations and a PDF for review. You can even elect to have the wardrobe you plan to bring reviewed ahead of time. Want digitals with full usage licensing? No problem. The plans come with a set of digitals and usage licensing for LinkedIn, social media sites like Facebook, …

… Instagram, and Twitter, and even a file for pro printers. All internet digitals are optimized. The Social Media file is watermarked. All files are high resolution. And you can have all this starting from $250, and that includes retouching. 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 the additional image’s digitals, licensing, and retouching. Need your image made into a custom profile header for a social media site? No problem. Add-ons are available at the a la carte menu. Ready to get started? Take a look at the images in the galleries. Check out the Plan link and the FAQs. Then use Book Now to request a callback to schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation and an appointment.


Simple. Elegant. Personality +


When the full view matters

Fine Art

Classic. Timeless. For all ages

Headshot Only Graphic

Headshot Plan

Book a headshot photoshoot to capture closeups and keep the focus on the face​.

Headshot or Portrait

Headshot and Portrait Plan

Book a headshot and portrait session to capture 3/4 length, closeups, and full length portraits.

Plans include:

2 Hour Photoshoots
Multiple Looks
Multiple Backgrounds
Digital Image
Licensing for Web, Print, Social Media including LinkedIn

Available Backgrounds

White, gray, black, custom canvas, or digitally textured / colored backgrounds are available, providing a nearly unlimited selection to fit a creative vision or match a color scheme in a room.

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A headshot is a tightly cropped image that focuses on the face. Headshots fill a frame from the collarbone on up or slightly lower. They may even crop the top of the head. Expression and energy are especially important in a headshot because the focus remains squarely on the face. Headshots are great for Social Media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram. (Typically LinkedIn headshots are cropped at a 1×1 ratio, with the height and width equal length.) Both headshot and portrait photography services are available at the in-house Lombard, IL studio.

LinkedIn Headshots, 1x1 Crop

Female Portrait Black Background 60O
Sample 1x1 Crop for LinkedIn

Modeling Headshots, 8x10 Crop

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Sample 8 x 10 Crop

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Portraits show a bit more than a subject’s face. They are not all shot or cropped alike, however. A portrait might show a 3/4, full, or classic 8×10 view shot from the chest up. (Many model and actor headshots are shot or cropped as 8x10s and captured from the waist on up.) Headshot and portrait sessions are available for slightly more than the standard headshot only session – $299. They are great for those who want the most flexibility in session choices. Regardless of which you choose, both types of photoshoots allow clients to receive one retouched image with the following digital deliverables and usage licensing:

  • One 1024 short side (SS) optimized digital sRGB JPG licensed for social media (watermarked)
  • One SS optimized digital sRGB JPG licensed for corporate websites (no watermark)
  • One digital AdobeRGB JPG licensed for use at professional print houses (no watermark)
  • One SS optimized cropped sRGB JPG licensed for LinkedIn (1×1) (no watermark) 

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To schedule an appointment and receive an initial consultation call, send an email to detailing your request. Janice serves the greater Chicago area and surrounding counties (DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Grundy, etc.) at the in-house Lombard, IL portrait and headshot studio. She offers corporate and business headshots, model and actor headshots, LinkedIn headshots, family portraits, bridal portraits, and pre and post wedding portraits. Before requesting a callback, please be sure to review plans, galleries, rates, add-ons at the a la carte menuscheduling a sessionWhen requesting a photoshoot, be sure to include your contact information (first and last name, email, phone, address, city, zip), and information on the type of photoshoot you desire (i.e., headshot, headshot and portrait, fine art). If images will be used on the web, please include a web url, a description of the site, and the ways you plan to use the images (to verify the correct licensing rights). Janice D Nelson Photography does not sell editing rights, so if you need a black and white image, for example, be sure to request one – or if you are not sure what you need – do ask and provide the web address. Finally, be sure to include callback information (a best phone number, time to call, extension, etc.). 

Please also know the Lombard, Illinois in-house studio is not a walk-in facility. All bookings require an appointment, and photoshoots require a prepaid booking fee of $100 (which normally is deducted from the total amount due the day of the photoshoot). An initial 20 minute consultation call is held to reach agreement on session requirements, deliverables, background preferences, lighting needs, usage rights, and a photoshoot date and time. Typically sessions begin at 11 a.m. CST and are scheduled a minimum of three days in advance. The consultation call will also review getting ready instructions, workflow, the number of people coming to the in-house studio, and the number of people in the images. Booking fees become non-refundable for all cancellations, no-shows, and last minute rescheduling requests that do not provide a minimum of 48 business hours advance notice. Sessions can be scheduled any day of the week, excluding holidays. Additional fees are charged for rush or holiday work.

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