Sample Headshot by Chicago Headshot Photographer Janice D Nelson Photography, Female Headshot, Tan Background
Female Headshot, Tan Background; Image by Chicago Headshot Photographer Janice D Nelson, Lombard, IL

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?

Chicago headshot photographer, Janice Nelson, Janice D Nelson Photography is located in Lombard, Illinois and serves greater Chicago and surrounding suburbs. Several headshot and portrait photography plans and rates 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 session. You can choose 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 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. Additional images from the session are available for $175 each including digitals, licensing, and retouching. Need your image made into a custom profile header for a social media site? Add-ons are available at the a la carte menu. Ready to get started? Take a look at the images in the galleries on this page. Check out the Plan link and the FAQs. Then use Book Now to request a callback to schedule an appointment.

Image for Model and Actor Headshots by Janice D Nelson Photography
Sample 1x1 Crop

Sample 1x1 Crop Image by Chicago Headshot Photographer Janice D Nelson

Headshot Only Graphic


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

Headshot or Portrait

Headshots and Portraits

Book a headshot and portrait session to capture 3/4 length, closeups, and portraits. Then choose from the full collection.

Plans include:

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

Several galleries are available for review:

This Home page contains headshots and portraits.
The Links section (bottom) contains quick links to other galleries.
A User Sitemap is available in the Main Menu. 

(Click on an image to open up the gallery and display it full screen.)

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. (A portrait might show a 3/4 view, full view, or be shot from the waist up.) Modeling headshots are generally cropped vertically as 8x10s and shot from the chest or waist. 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). Headshot and portrait photography services are available at the in-house Lombard, IL studio. If you are not sure you want to book only a headshot session, consider a headshot and portrait session for $299. Clients who schedule either a headshot or joint headshot and portrait session receive one retouched and the following digitals with 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) 

(Click on an image to display it full screen.)

Taxes not included


$ 250
  • 30+ Selections
  • 2 Hour Photoshoot
  • Multiple Looks
  • Multiple Backdrops
  • Up to 2 Hours of Retouching

Headshots and Portraits

$ 299
  • 30+ Selections
  • 2 Hour Photoshoot
  • Multiple Looks
  • Multiple Backdrops
  • Up to 2 Hours of Retouching
Best value

Fine Art

$ 699
  • 50+ Selections
  • 6 Hour Photoshoot
  • Multiple Looks
  • Multiple Backdrops
  • All Retouching Included


The Unexpected Capture

2018 Headshot and Portrait Photoshoot

Ah, the unexpected capture. Most photoshoots have ebb and flow. Mine start with creating images most important to clients – their main reason for coming to me and goals for the session. Some want images for LinkedIn to help with a new job search or promotion. Others want images for business materials – a website, marketing brochures, business cards. Still others want images for corporate websites, dating sites, holiday cards, or social media banners. The list goes on. Ultimately, everyone has unique reasons for deciding to spend money on professional images. In each case, once we create and capture critical images, clients are ready to experiment, change things up. We swap backdrops, outfits, and even shooting styles, depending on the type of photoshoot plan selected…

Image from blog post "The Unexpected Capture"

Janice D Nelson Photography provides local photography services to the greater Chicago area and surrounding communities only. She offers corporate headshots, business headshots, LinkedIn headshots, family portraits, bridal portraits and more at the in-house Lombard, Illinois photography studio. Be sure to see plans, galleries, and scheduling a session for details. (Additional links are provided in the footer, quick link section, and user sitemap index in the Main Menu at the top of the page.)

The Lombard in-house studio is not a walk-in facility. All bookings are by appointment only and require a prepaid booking fee ($100) and consultation call to reach agreement on session requirements, deliverables, usage rights needed, photoshoot date, time, getting ready instructions, workflow, number of people coming to the photoshoot, etc. By completing this form, you are requesting a consultation call. CPPP sessions start at 11 a.m. CST and require 3 days in advance scheduling. Sessions typically can be scheduled any day of the week, excluding holidays. Additional fees incurred for rush or holiday work. Booking fees typically apply to the total amount due the day of the photoshoot (are deducted from). However, booking fees become non-refundable for all cancellations, no-shows, and last minute rescheduling requests that do not provide a minimum of 48 hour (business days M-F) advance notice for any cancellation or rescheduling request. 

Please complete this request form using a desktop computer or laptop, if you have difficulty submitting a request on a mobile device. Your information  will be sent via email to, once you receive a confirmation notice at the bottom of this form. If you do not see a message confirming your message has been sent (i.e., “The form was sent successfully!”), please ensure you complete all fields and try again. (The form is sent only when all fields are complete.) If you are still having difficulty, email your request containing the information and call to let Janice D Nelson Photography know you are submitting via email. Thank you in advance.

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