On-Location Business Headshots, Executive Portraits, and Commercial Photography

Make Your First Impression Your Best Impression

You're in business and you know first impressions count.

The Wall Street Journal reports that "LinkedIn profiles that include a photograph are seven times more likely to be viewed than those that don’t, according to company stats. Without a photo, you’ll be more likely miss out on a job rather than land one." 

What impression do you want to leave with your customer or prospect? What do you need?

  • An executive portrait for a social media profile or business cards?
  • Business headshots for an office full of colleagues?
  • Custom photographs or videography for your web site or marketing materials?
  • Recommendations on how you can properly and professionally use imagery to promote your business?

I've worked with professionals like you throughout central Illinois (Peoria, Springfield, Bloomington/Normal, Decatur, Champaign/Urbana) and can help you and your business make a great impression.  

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Professional Executive Portraits Win Business

What's a business photograph worth? Just ask Springfield businesswoman Katie Young:

I have had several calls and emails this month from people who told us that they picked us because they looked at all the pictures of agents online and thought I looked *fill in the blank* (nicest, trustworthy, etc.). That is because YOU took a great picture! Most agents don’t get that kind of traction until they have been in the business for a few months and had other layers of marketing on top of it…THANK YOU!!!
— Katie Young, State Farm Insurance Agent; Springfield, IL

A quality executive portrait, whether you're a business professional, author, speaker, or actor, builds your brand and helps promote you and your business. With convenient on-location availability, same-day image selection, and fast turnaround, I can create quality portraits for you quickly.

I was at a turning point in my business and knew I needed professional head shots, but I knew I wanted to do them right. I also knew I wanted to work with someone I trusted... I was beyond pleased with the final selections. Michael truly captured the look I was wanting. This experience far exceeded my expectations and I am proud to recommend Michael to all those needing professional pictures.
— Emmary Roemer, Melaleuca consultant; Lincoln, IL

The Business Portrait Experience

You're a busy professional and time matters to you.

You could travel to a traditional studio for your portrait but that takes valuable hours out of your day.

Instead, I'll bring the studio to you.

Want to see what it's like to have an on-location portrait session with me?

It usually takes just 15-30 minutes to set up a portable studio in your business or home. I've photographed clients in executive offices, conference rooms, classrooms, hallways, storage closets, and living rooms. A space thats 10' x 15' with a 10' high ceiling is ideal but we can work in almost any place.

Prefer a less traditional approach with your image? Check out these editorial/lifestyle photographs with graphic designer Leslie Benson.

Michael made the entire experience very comfortable and enjoyable. I love the variety of images he captured and am excited to include them in my new marketing efforts.
— Leslie Benson, principal, Leslie Benson Design; Rockwall, TX

Professional Executive Portrait and Personal Branding Services

Whether you need just a single photograph or an entire portfolio of images, you can choose a package that precisely fits your needs.

Solo

Need a single high-quality portrait for social media profiles (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) or PR use, and need it fast? Go Solo.

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How it works:

  • One retouched look (head and shoulders) in color and black & white versions
  • Pre-session questionnaire and personal consultation with Michael
  • Classic portrait lighting
  • On-site image review and private online proof and download galleries
  • Image files delivered in square and either horizontal or vertical formats (as needed)
  • Image files prepared in full-resolution print-ready JPEG and small web-ready JPEG for online use 
  • License for print and all marketing/advertising use included
  • Photo and session mentioned on MGP blog (good for SEO)
  • No fee for travel within 60 miles of 62656
  • BONUS: Exclusive discounted rate on future Solo sessions
  • Investment: $275

Duo

More versatile than going Solo, you'll get two different looks: one for your professional profile, one for personal.

 
 

How it works:

  • Two retouched looks (head and shoulders) in color and black & white versions
  • Pre-session questionnaire and personal consultation with Michael
  • Classic portrait lighting
  • On-site image review and private online proof and download galleries
  • Image files delivered in square and either horizontal or vertical formats (as needed)
  • Image files prepared in full-resolution print-ready JPEG and small web-ready JPEG for online use
  • License for print and all marketing/advertising use included
  • Photo and session mentioned on MGP blog (good for SEO)
  • No fee for travel within 60 miles of 62656
  • BONUSExclusive discounted rate on future Solo or Trio sessions
  • Investment: $450 ($550 value—save $100)

Trio

This package offers up to three different looks. Choose formal, business, or casual—or any combination of portraits that works best for you.

How it works:

  • Three retouched looks (head and shoulders) in color and black & white versions
  • Pre-session questionnaire and personal consultation with Michael
  • Classic portrait lighting
  • On-site image review and private online proof and download galleries
  • Image files delivered in square and either horizontal or vertical formats (as needed)
  • Image files prepared in full-resolution print-ready JPEG and small web-ready JPEG for online use
  • License for print and all marketing/advertising use included
  • Photo and session mentioned on MGP blog (good for SEO)
  • No fee for travel within 60 miles of 62656
  • BONUS: Exclusive discounted rate on future Solo or Trio sessions
  • Investment: $575 ($825 value—save $250)

Professional, patient, and prompt describe Michael Gowin, essentially what one may expect from a photographer. What I didn’t expect was the unique way he used humor and small talk to make me more comfortable (and, I’m sure, a better subject!). I also appreciated that Michael took time to get to know a little more about me ahead of the photo shoot. All combined, the result was a professional photo that I’m proud to add to my LinkedIn profile and share with clients.
— Cindy Byrd, founder/owner, Image Potential Training & Consulting; Peoria, IL

Team and Staff Photographs

Need headshots for your entire team?

No problem. 

We can set up a studio in your office and get great photographs of everyone. Please contact me for details and group pricing.

Custom Commercial and Editorial Photography and Videography

Every client and every job is unique. I've photographed foodfacilities, magazine editorial, and filmed promotional interviews. More examples are available in the commercial and video portfolio galleries.

If you're interested in real estate, interior design, or property photography in particular, please visit my other site, Illinois Home Photography.

To determine the best solution for your business, please contact me so we can discuss your project.

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Michael Gowin Photography
220 Delavan Street
Lincoln, IL 62656
gowinphotography.com
michael@gowinphotography.com
217.737.7908


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