My First Ever Headshots

by Holly on December 11, 2011

in blog stuff,you decide

I always thought the day that I would voluntarily post pictures of myself on the World Wide Web for the entire Internetz to see would be the day that I either (a) became a Tony Award winning actress in a revival of my favorite musical, “Singing in the Rain,” on Broadway, (b) officially started dating Jake Gyllenhaal or (c) got hacked by some porno sicko and needed to clear my name (errr…face?) by showing the real me.

But alas, the day has come for (d).

Turns out, (d) is the day I realized that with the freelance writing + blog projects coming up ahead in my near future (deets to come!), I was going to need headshots.

Thankfully, my good friend, fellow food blogger + budding photographer Stephanie came to my Everythingtarian rescue and spent several hours with me on Saturday morning shooting my first ever set of headshots.

Since I am my own worst critic and headshots are clearly just pictures of myself of which I can spend all day everyday obsessing over every little thing I don’t like in each shot, I am going to ask for your opinion on which photograph you like best for my professional portfolio.

So…my dearest readers…a little help please?

Alright my friends…which headshot do YOU like best? I just pray nobody says “none of them.”

cam to gif

For photo shoot outtakes, visit my Facebook page and ‘like’ me!


natalie (the sweets life) December 12, 2011 at 10:46 am

you are absolutely stunning! my favorites are 2 and 4 but there isn’t a bad one in the bunch!

kerry December 12, 2011 at 10:50 am

#1 and #2 — okay to have two in circulation! i don’t like the “arms crossed” vibe, but you look really cute.

kathleen December 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

I like #1 the best

@stephcherkezian December 12, 2011 at 11:00 am

#5 – you look most comfortable in that shot

Rosalie December 12, 2011 at 11:00 am

Number four is my favourite :)

Nancy December 12, 2011 at 11:38 am

My favorites are #2 and #4

Cassandra @ She Don't Eat No Meat December 12, 2011 at 11:45 am

Cute! I love #5 most.

Sarah (I Dream of Beets) December 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm

Definitely #2: smart, edgy, laid-back, comfortable.

Megan (Braise the Roof) December 12, 2011 at 12:38 pm

#1, hands down. I’ve taken a lot of headshots in my life ;)- blank backgrounds tend to be forgotten, so I love that there’s some more visual interest in that first one. Plus, you look the most relaxed and professional in that one over any of the others.

Garet December 12, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I think they’re all great, but I like #2 and #4 the best.

Erin December 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm

LOVE #1, then #5.

Brett December 12, 2011 at 2:24 pm


Mandy December 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm

I like #1 the best!

Sarah December 12, 2011 at 2:50 pm

Ditto on #2 and #4. Though you look like a smart and sassy rockstar in all of them.

Sarah@The Flying ONION December 12, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I like all of them but #1 and #5 are my faves! You look comfortable and relaxed.

And how EXCITING about the freelance writing/blogging projects! I can’t wait to hear more. :D

Kimberly December 12, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I like #2!

Colleen December 12, 2011 at 3:46 pm

I like #2 the best. #5 is also great – your smile looks very genuine.

Charlotte December 12, 2011 at 4:09 pm

1 or 2 are my favs but you look beautiful in all of them.

Sissy #1 December 12, 2011 at 4:18 pm

#2 or #4- they both have a little sass and confidence to them and that is required. The others are too sweet and nice (although you obv still look great in them)

Tanya December 12, 2011 at 4:57 pm

# 4 is fabulous!

Susan December 12, 2011 at 6:31 pm

All of them are fine choices. I like #5 best for your smile, but I think #2 has a more “professional” appeal.

Lauren December 12, 2011 at 6:48 pm

#2, hands down! Your body language is relaxed and you look happy. #1 is a close second though!

Erin Rose December 12, 2011 at 7:04 pm

I love #2 — confident and pretty!

Mackenzie @ Eat. Exercise. Evolve December 12, 2011 at 7:21 pm

#1 cause you’re a foodie or #5 because it fits best with your writing voice, I think.

Lauren @ The Climbing Chef December 12, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I like all of them but I like #1 and #5 the best :)

KaraHadley December 12, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Either 2 or 5. I think in general, vertical pictures work best. And you look very natural in both.

Katie December 12, 2011 at 11:00 pm

You are beautiful! And I love your sweater. And #3 the best. :-)

Stephanie December 12, 2011 at 11:21 pm

They all look gorgeous… Your friend did a great job, and you look beautiful! I vote for #5.

Mimi (Gingersnaps) December 13, 2011 at 12:27 am

Aww, so pretty!


– Your arms make you look confident
– Your smile has a bit of playfulness and lot of personality
– Standing behind fruits and veggies makes me think you’re an RD or something

Dana December 13, 2011 at 7:32 am

I think 2 or 5! They all look amazing though!

Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland December 13, 2011 at 9:12 am

I love them all but #1 and #4 are my faves!

brandi December 13, 2011 at 9:27 am

1, 2, and 4 are my faves.

you look fantastic in ALL of them, though!

janetha December 13, 2011 at 11:27 am

you sassy girl. i hope i get one framed for christmas. i hope you rub your scent all over it before you mail it.

Christine @ Savoury Traveller December 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm

I say #1. You look the most relaxed and natural and the background and props give it some personality. The rest look pretty corporate to me.

Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo December 13, 2011 at 2:42 pm

#4 is my favorite! I like the ones with you in glasses the best!

Erica D December 13, 2011 at 3:13 pm


Parita @ myinnershakti December 13, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I’m going to go with #4 but in all honestly, I love them all :)

Suzanne Spray December 13, 2011 at 9:42 pm

I like #1 :)

Susan December 14, 2011 at 9:45 am

#1!! The lighting highlights your face bee-yoooo-tifully. However, I think the gif at the bottom should go on the sidebar of your blog.

Susan December 14, 2011 at 9:46 am

Omg. I just read Janetha’s comment. HAAahahaa

colleenzo December 14, 2011 at 1:09 pm

I like #1 and #5 best, which is odd, because normally I’m all for a really cute pair of glasses! But those two just stood out to me!

Liz December 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm

For me #1 is most flattering, but #2 and #4 are your best bet- you look fun, approachable, and they come off as the most “you” of all of them. It’s just a matter of whether you want more of a full body or headshot. I think I favor #4 slightly more!

amanda December 14, 2011 at 5:14 pm

i vote numba 3! it’s got a whole lot of sass going on. holla, holla, holly!

Maya and Gayle December 14, 2011 at 6:04 pm

We loved all of them but #1 and #5 were our favorites! :) Love you xoxoxox

Madeline - Greens and Jeans December 14, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Number 5! I LOVE your glasses and think they look adorbs on you, but for some reason they read super dark in all of the pictures and become the focus instead of your pretty face! Plus, you just look super cute and I appreciate the fact that you are wearing your signature color.

Sami December 15, 2011 at 2:54 pm


Kate December 19, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Congrats, Holly! My faves are # 1 and 4. All are amazing, no way to loose!

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