That grainy selfie was a fun (temporary) profile pic. But when you’re hunting for a job or starting a business, it helps to have a professional--and fantastic--portrait on file. Call these talented local photographers to get the job done right. Because let’s face it: That hiring manager is totally stalking you on LinkedIn.
If You’re an Entrepreneur Huge Galdones is the go-to portrait guy for Chicago’s restaurant scene and other small-biz up-and-comers. He gives viewers context by including elements of his subjects’ jobs--say, a chef in kitchen setting--in beautiful shots like this one.
If You’re a CEO When the Chicago Community Trust needed 100 portraits of influencers for a recent campaign, photographer Tim Musho was their man. Musho’s trick is to spend more time talking to the person than actually clicking the shutter--getting to know his subjects helps him capture perfect, unguarded expressions.
If You’re a Creative Type The daughter of an artist, Maria Ponce is used to being surrounded by creative talent--and she’s an ace at shooting actors, fashion designers and sports stars for editorial spreads like this one. Her trick is to talk to people about what they love instead of posing them--their passion shines through.