What our clients say
Rory Rosegarten, Personal Manager and Producer - "Joe Henson is the best photographer I’ve ever used for my clients. He’s attentive, creative, and most importantly, he listens to the ideas of others. The session is tailored for the artist, not rushed, careful, thoughtful and downright fun. With Joe, you get a collaborative session, creative thoughts, and absolutely incredible results. There are photographers, and then there’s Joe Henson."
Nahum Daniels, CFP Author and Financial Advisor - "Kudos to a photog's photog. Joe Henson brought his trained eye and collaborative professionalism to our shoot, together with a genuine interest in his subject and an inspired visual intelligence. Good thing: his artistic curiosity and disarming personality can put anyone at ease. Both intense and relaxed (even fun) his shoot took the time that was needed. Understanding its business purpose, he followed up under pressure to deliver an artistically-concieved product on time. In fact, in a remarkable process he has obviously refined over decades, he produced a plethora of meaningful images to choose from. That was the hard part, but in his sure hands we got the job done! Thanks Joe, for contributing your unique skills to our team and demonstrating how it's done at the top of one's game. We feel privileged to be working with you"
Kaye C - "Joe Henson is undoubtedly the BEST photographer I have ever worked with! He truly cares and it is obvious from the first phone call to the end result. He takes the time to learn your best camera angles so that YOU end up with the best photos you could possibly have. And he is funny and puts you completely at ease so that your best self comes out. It is so refreshing to have so many great photos to choose from! On top of this, he is a kind, giving man and spends a lot of time with each client -- you won't feel rushed -- he is committed to delivering the best photos! I started with Joe Henson when I first came to NYC, and throughout my NY life, I admit, I strayed and tried others! But experience has brought me back to Joe Henson!"
Lindsay Fox, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Avon Products, Inc. - "I have worked with Joe and Kerry-Lou many times over the last five years to take corporate, professional headshots of executives and senior leaders at our company. Kerry-Lou does a great job with hair and makeup and Joe is able to put everyone at ease during their photography sessions. I have sat through dozens of headshots with executives at our company and they all comment about how easy the shoot was and how comfortable Joe made them feel. The photos we get after the shoot are always nicely re-touched and clean. We have always been very happy to work with Joe and Kerry and hope to work with them again in the future. In addition to headshots, we recently worked with Joe to take shots around our R&D facility and those came out great as well".
Mick Thomas - "Joe Henson is the real deal. From the second I set foot in his studio to the moment I left, I felt I was in good hands. His professional approach was so relaxing. I had a great few hours with Joe. I spent the whole time laughing. Joe relaxed me and helped me shake off any inhibitions I may have had. As a result he was able to capture some spectacular, natural shots. I could not be more impressed with the outcome of my shoot. I'm very proud to show my pictures to anyone, industry or otherwise. Go check him out, you won't regret it."
Susannah Solis - "Great for actors, great for corporate headshots. I met Joe when I needed headshots to apply to grad school. I felt very self-conscious about being photographed, but his easy-going style and humor put me at ease and actually made the experience fun. I got great photographs, got into grad school, and have never gone anywhere else for headshots. He has given me some of the most striking portraits I could hope for. He is incredibly talented and knowledgeable, and his skill, combined with his personality, smoothes over any nerves you might have about having a camera pointed at you. He takes care of you, from the pre-shoot preparation phase through retouching. This is such a key part of what he offers - he really cares about his work and about his clients, and you know you're in good hands. Also, if you're up for it, you'll probably hear some highly entertaining stories in the process. Recently I recommended him to a private equity firm that was looking for someone to take corporate shots for their website. He and his team were efficient, the shots are gorgeous, and everyone in the office went out of their way to remark on his skill, artistry, and likability. I cannot recommend Joe and his team highly enough. If you want beautiful headshots from a highly experienced artist, go to him."
Dana Michelle Smith - "I have done two headshot sessions with Joe Henson over a multi-year period, and I am confident those will not be my last. Joe has an uncanny way of making the subject of his work feel extremely comfortable and at ease. He creates a fun atmosphere while he delivers a high-quality product. He is current with all of the latest digital media innovations. Joe is an artist and a visionary, and he knows what he wants for each shot. He has remarkable attention to detail and ensures every last aspect is attended to (lighting, texture, scale). His pictures “pop” – they are vibrant and tell a story. He is patient and makes sure his clients are completely satisfied with their session and get their full due. His make-up partner, Kerry-Lou, also does an exceptional job. They are a terrific combination and work seamlessly so that everything fits and flows together. Do not hesitate to hire Joe for your next headshot session – whether it is for corporate, show business, or another important occasion. He’ll surely bring out the best in you – and you will stand out based on his beautiful work."
Diane S - "This is the second time I've used Joe Henson for my headshots and I can't recommend his work highly enough. He just makes the whole process easy and fun. Plus, for a top photographer, his rates are very reasonable. From the very first phone call, Joe made me feel at ease and confident. I never felt pressured and he was completely transparent about everything, from how the session would go to his rates. Plus, HE has such a great time doing his job, that you can't help but have fun, too! Joe is keyed into the industry. He knows the look that agents and casting directors are after. I highly, HIGHLY recommend Joe Henson. My new headshots are beautiful!!!"
Jennifer E - "I highly recommend Joe, and Kerry-Lou. I researched head shot photographers for a long time before deciding to hire Joe. I read his client reviews, his articles he published and just talked to a lot of people in the local acting area. I saw examples of his work. So when I made my appointment I had very high expectations. I was also quite nervous because I was worried that I'd set myself up by expecting too much. I am glad to say that not only were my high expectations met, they were exceeded. That is a rare occurrence these days. Joe and Kerry-Lou created a photography sessions where I was able to relax. Photo shoots can be long and tiring. Joe made it smooth, productive and fast, and yes, enjoyable. What a treat! The quality of the photos are truly outstanding. I am still using them today as he managed to capture my essence as well as my face."
Sharon A - "Joe Henson is an amazing photographer and he is great with kids. My eight year old son has photos taken in June as he was in need of new headshots. The photos were so good that is was difficult to choose the top 3 or 4. The quality of the photos and the way he was able to capture my son's personality was drastically improved from his last set of headshots which were taken in Los Angeles. Joe was very gracious and helped me in the process of down selecting. He is a great person and a very talented photographer. You can't do better than Joe Henson."
John Kortum - "I had my first photo session with Joe and Kerry in 2003. In our two hours together, we met as strangers and left as brother and sister! Beyond Joe's brilliant art of photography, he has a global depth of experience and such an economy with words, that makes a shoot with Joe a philosophical volley and Intuitive parley. Kerry is also the wise sage of makeup and cosmic reason. Her keen wit, cosmetic finesse, and penetrating silent presence, galvanizes the room and the alchemy of your photographic success! I have since met with Joe and Kerry on many occasions for headshots. May you find the same delight as I. Thank you Joe and Kerry! I am sure I will see you soon. Best, John"
Stefan O - "Joe is without a doubt at the absolute top of his craft, yet he's one of the most down-to-earth people you will ever meet---an extremely rare combination. I very highly recommend him and his team."
Christopher McHattie - "Look up "unphotogenic," you may see my picture; turned to Joe Henson and he made me look human, knowledgeable and happy - true genius!"
Dennis McGeady - "I am the Director of Photography for a local community theatre, where I do actor headshots for show playbills, and headshots for actors seeking representation. I have followed Joe for a long time and have learned so much from Joe by the amazing photos he creates! I love his work!"
Janice Zeisler Zucker - "When I met Joe— I told him how bad I always came out in pictures—but I came out great in SO many of the pictures that he took of me that I finally had to have him help me narrow it down to my final choices! I will never have anyone else do my headshots for me!"
Diane Spain Butler - "My daughter has grown up shooting with Joe. She has gone from a child actor to a beautiful young woman. Joe Henson took the greatest shots of her that really show her personality. We have been able to use her photos for movie casting, commercial work, pageant shots, as well as all around headshots. She loves shooting with Joe, and Kerry-Lou for makeup and hair."
Annika Wandel - "My now husband always told me I was beautiful but I didn't believe him. Joe and Kerry-Lou Henson are the most wonderful team. They made me feel relaxed and...surprisingly beautiful! I have gained so much confidence in how I look and present that I can now confidently hold presentations and courses. More importantly, I can see what my husband sees."
Elisabeth Noone - "Joe took the best photos of my career! Period. Oh yeah. He is also a great guy. Period. Oh yeah. His fantastic partner is a jewel of an artist herself."
Frank Robinson, Jr - "My most successful headshots have been the work of Joe Henson."
Alex Hollock - "I have gone to Joe for my past three rounds of headshots. His work is impeccable compared to anything else I have seen in the industry. Joe takes the time to learn about you as an artist and a person. He is able to capture your essence through his lens. His wit and personality are contagious. Give him a shot (pun intended). You won’t be disappointed."
Cheri George - "I've been a photographer for many years. I found out I was an actor a few years ago and needed a headshot. I had to find someone who could really capture me. I looked and researched and there were many photographers that could take nice headshots but then I saw my friend's headshot and it jumped off the page. I asked who had done these and she told me Joe Henson. I jumped online and looked him up and Wow! I saw he was in New York and thought about making a trip there....that's how enriched and grasping his photos were/are. Then I saw he was coming to the DC area to do a shoot and booked a spot right away. Between Kerry-Lou's make up art and Joe's incredible eye and talent, my headshots were beyond what I could have imagined. They have opened many doors in my acting career.
On a side note: I had never met Joe before our shoot, yet when I walked in and the first thing he said was "Uh oh, here comes trouble", I knew he got me. I knew this was going to be awesome! And it was! Thanks Joe."
Donna Del Bueno - "Joe & Kerry-Lou Henson rock the photo shoot. Utilizing their talents and skills and the joy they have for what they do, they delightfully empower the client to take the ride. Once on the ride…magic occurs!"
Russ Gannon - "Joe and Kerry-Lou are one of the best teams to work with for headshot photography. I have worked with them twice, and I can't remember feeling more comfortable (or laughing so much) as I did with Joe. The pictures were stunning, the atmosphere comfortable, and the results were unforgettable. Whether you are just starting out or freshening up your look, I can't think of a better place to look than Joe Henson Photography!"
Courtney O - "I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Joe walked us through the whole process. Not only do you get amazing pictures, but you get Kerry-Lou's beautiful touch with hair and make-up. My daughter needed headshots and he did an amazing job. He made her feel comfortable and made the entire shoot a fun time. His knowledge of the industry was invaluable, as he was able to hone in on what would make her standout and what look to go for in headshots. He was right on target. It's no coincidence that since receiving the new headshots, my daughter is getting more and more auditions, callbacks and parts. Thanks Joe and Kerry-Lou."
Sheila Weinstein - "When I think of my experience with Joe Henson and Kerry-Lou I always smile. It was so much fun for me, someone who dislikes intensely having her picture taken. But I needed one for my new book and my website. When I saw the proofs I was astonished because I actually LIKED myself in them. Only a gifted photographer and make up artist could have accomplished that! I had many lovely photos to choose from, but I still use and love the one I did choose both for my book and website. I have never wanted to change. The actual experience of sitting was so much fun, which I never expected. If you're on the fence and don't know which photographer to choose...stop looking. It's Joe Henson. You will not regret it."
Cindy Lentol - "Joe and Kerry-Lou are an incredibly talented team with professionalism and creativity. They are open to suggestions regarding looks, lighting and make-up. The mood is kept light and relaxing with music and laughs and they adjust important details to reflect the specific looks that are trying to be achieved. Joe comprehensively covers basic facts ahead of time, so everyone is prepared on the day of the shoot and follows up quickly afterwards with a link to view and choose photos. They are an easy choice and excellent investment. I highly recommend this duo."
Danielle Pigeon - "Last year I decided to pursue hand modeling and needed professional shots taken of my hands. I went to Joe after a family friend highly recommended him. I was a little nervous before the shoot, as I had no experience with hand modeling. However, as soon as I entered the studio I felt at ease. Joe and Kerry-Lou made the experience extremely comfortable and so much fun! They are very creative and artistic. I left feeling confident and excited about my prospects, as Joe also gave great advice and guidance. You can tell that he really cares and wants you to succeed. The photos came out beautifully and I have since been accepted by a Parts Agency! I cannot recommend Joe and Kerry-Lou enough!"
Nez - "Outstanding Experience! From start to finish, working with Joe was one of the best experiences I have ever had with a photographer - on both a professional and human level. On our initial phone call, he took the time to patiently listen to what kind of looks I wanted to achieve for my head shots. Then, he made his suggestions as to what he thought would work best for my actor type. The shoot went smoothly and he took several great shots. There were so many brilliant shots that it took me over a week to narrow it down to my four favourites. Once I did that, he sent them out for retouching and told me they would be ready the next day, which happened to be Thanksgiving. I was not expecting him to reach out to me on a holiday however, he went above and beyond, and sent me the final retouched shots on Thanksgiving morning. I have had many photo shoots before however, I have never had one as organized and efficient as this one, and with such a timely delivery of the final shots. The next time I need headshots taken, I plan to give Joe a call. Kerry-Lou was my make up artist for the shoot and did a phenomenal job, for which I will write a separate review. I highly recommend that you use her services when you book a shoot with Joe. Not only can she create both a natural and glamorous look with equal ease, the synergy she and Joe share will ensure you get some of the best head shots you have ever taken. Joe and Kerry-Lou, thank you both so much!"