headshots 101
a site for actors

About Jessica Pettyjohn


My name is Jessica Pettyjohn. Welcome to headshots101. I put this site together because after ten years of being a professional photographer I have found some very basic information that has truely helped those whom I have done headshots with. Shaping what you are going for before a photo shoot really helps you get headshots that WORK!!! That is the whole point of getting headshots in the first place. Each page here gives tips that, if you follow, will get you fantasically workable headshots.

Feel free to e-mail me any questions at questions@headshots101.com.

Now a bit about me:
I am a professional photographer based in Los Angeles. I have a passion for the arts. I love to read, go to museums, spend time with my wonderful daughter (who you can see on the "What is a headshot?" page). My husband is a musician and a web development guy. He's the one who built this site for us. I was born in Texas but have lived in California most of my life at this point. I hate peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches and bad driving. I love my camera and take a lot of pride in the work that I do with it.

Best Wishes,
Jessica Pettyjohn