The Head Shot Intensified | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Photographer

 Head shot captured by Amy Osborne of Ozzy Headshots in Mooresville, NC during the Peter Hurley Head Shot Intensified session

Head shot captured by Amy Osborne of Ozzy Headshots in Mooresville, NC during the Peter Hurley Head Shot Intensified session

I have always been a staunch proponent for the professional head shot. In a digital online world, the quip, "You never get a second chance to make a first impression;" couldn't be more true. Whether it is Facebook, your website bio, or your linked in profile, your head shot, should be your best presentation. Your head shot should go beyond just good looks, but be a window into your personality. 

I really enjoyed the interaction with Amy while capturing my head shot. It wasn't about all the technology and lighting, even though the tech and the lighting style was very effective and gave a look that we both liked. I loved how she was able to bring a side of me I sometimes rarely think I show, but yet, is so me!

If you are in the Charlotte, NC area and are in need of new head shots, I strongly recommend Amy of Ozzy Headshots. Not only is she a colleague, but she's my head shot photographer!

ozzyheadshots.com

 

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Ankara Miami 2018: Designer-Adjanie | Leighton DaCosta, Miami Fashion Photographer

Ankara Miami 2018: Designer-Adjanie | Leighton DaCosta, Miami Fashion Photographer

Adjanie is a ready-to-wear resort wear brand that infuses cross cultural inspirations, sophistication, and great influence from Adjanie Muller's Caribbean lifestyle. (@Adjanie)

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Ankara Miami 2018 Takes Over Miami | Leighton DaCosta, Miami Fashion Photographer

Ankara Miami 2018 Takes Over Miami | Leighton DaCosta, Miami Fashion Photographer

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, FL. For the 7th year, Ankara Miamihas taken over the fashion scene in South Florida, bringing the freshest in African and African inspired fashions. Produced by Evelyn Onyejuruwa (@EvelynO11), Ankara Fashion Week has grown to be a semi-annual event, with a fashion showcase during Miami Swim Week in July.

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International Women's Day Pioneers: Black Women in Photography | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Lifestyle Photographer

International Women's Day Pioneers: Black Women in Photography | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Lifestyle Photographer

“Sometimes the camera is something you could hide behind in dealing with difficult situations and through the camera you can express yourself and how you feel. Difficulties strengthen the mind just as labor does the body.” ~Elizabeth "Tex" Williams

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Head Shot Session: Gill Luck | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Head Shot Photographer

Head Shot Session: Gill Luck | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Head Shot Photographer

Your head shot portrait is often the first thing people see, and the last thing they remember, so make it a great first impression.

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Model Session: Shante | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Fine Art Photographer

Model Session: Shante | Leighton DaCosta, Charleston Fine Art Photographer

Shante has been a blast to work with as we work through this project, but recently while reviewing the images from a session, one image jumped right out at me. 

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