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Professional headshots in Hartford, Connecticut, and beyond for actors, models, and business people. Corporate and group rates available. In studio or on location. Business portraits and profile pictures for social media.

Reviews (28)

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Emma Wilcox

28 August 2019

She was fully prepared with professional equipment and plenty of coaching tips to help through your session. It was a relaxed and welcoming environment and created some great photos!


David Reynolds, Jr

24 August 2019

Cara was easy to work with and provided us with very quality headshots that were edited and easily transferred to our business website.


Alison Downey

15 August 2019

Cara made me feel super comfortable... I even had fun ! She is so personable and at the same time so professional.


Erica T. Martell

23 July 2019

I am a professional makeup artist and work with Cara frequently doing makeup and hair for her clients, and recently had her take my own headshot, so I have the advantage of knowing both sides of her camera. I work with a ton of photographers and Cara's work is a stand out. I wouldn't send anyone elsewhere for a classic, clean headshot. Her lighting set up is unparalleled and her techniques of getting you to look your best with angles and special tricks allows her to consistently create iconic, dynamic headshots. Every image has a crisp wow factor. She is also a lovely, down-to-Earth woman who makes you laugh and feel completely at ease. I revelealed my new headshot recently and I am speechless at the incredible feedback I received! A professional headshot really does make a huge impact with people taking you and your business seriously! More...


Brady Hart

30 June 2019

My experience with Cara and Face Forward Headshots was fantastic. I was very impressed with Cara’s knowledge and skill. I observed that perfecting headshots is not something you can do just because you have a camera or do other types of photography. It is a specialized craft and Cara is an expert craftswoman. To top it off I had a lot of fun working with Cara. She even indulged me by taking a non-serious parody headshot which turned out awesome. Uncle Rico would be jealous. I highly recommend Face Forward Headshots. More...


Derrik Woodbury

30 June 2019

Cara was the consummate professional. Obviously experienced and skilled, she flowed from conversation to artistic results effortlessly. I would highly recommend her.


Kristie B

30 June 2019

Best experience ever! Cara is a true professional and made the experience fun and relaxing. Her work is a amazing, It was a great experience for me and I am beyond thrilled with her work! Thank you Cara!


Melissa Tash

21 May 2019

Great photographer...she did a great job on my headshots was very easy to book and work with. Recommend her.


Troy Crawford

12 May 2019

Cara did an excellent job with my headshot! She is a great photographer and everything was handled professionally and with a high degree of skill. I would highly would recommend her to others. More...


Donna Griffen

26 April 2019

I had a wonderful experience working with Cara and the makeup artist. It was all fun, no stress, and the photos came out awesome!


Randye Kaye

26 April 2019

Cara's work is amazing! The whole process, from initial contact to final delivery of headshots, was thoroughly professional, friendly and prompt. The photography session was so much fun, too - Cara is so talented and creative, and guides you through. I couldn't be happier with the final product, or the experience itself. More...


Christine Pesola

26 April 2019

Working with Cara was a great experience! This was my first time getting headshots. She made me feel comfortable and directed me how to stand to get the best shot. I loved that she had tips to follow prior to the shoot to ensure I wore the right outfit and did my hair/make up the best way to ensure my pictures came out looking like (the best version of) me! Truly a great experience. You won’t be disappointed. More...


Erin Papa

26 April 2019

Cara was a pleasure to work with. I work with a lot of photographers, but Cara has an impressive talent for making everyone looking their absolute best. Highly recommended!


Megan Mondaca

27 March 2019

Such an incredible experience working with Cara. I would recommend to anyone who would like a gorgeous photo without the stress of taking one! I also recommend Cara's talented makeup artist Erica who did such an amazing job as well. I will definitely be back! More...


Heather Miller Kuhaneck

5 February 2019

I just got my headshot done and am blown away by how amazing it came out! The process was easy and fun and I couldn't be happier.


Lisa Marie Pane

27 December 2018

Cara is an amazing photographer! Every time I've stepped in front of her camera, I'm in awe at what she produces. I don't consider myself naturally photogenic but she finds a way to draw me out, to coach me on the best expressions and poses. She's smart, engaging and has a great sense of humor _ the qualities of not only a phenomenal photographer but also a great person to be around. If you need a professional headshot, she is the best, hands down. I can't wait for my next session! More...


Esam Boraey

27 November 2018

I had such a pleasure working with Cara. She is very creative, on time, and understands my need. I worked with her on different occasions and events she never let me down. she knows how to get a good shot and to use her tool. she knows how to make people look good. I would recommend her to anyone. Looking froward to work with her again. More...


Justin Thomas

5 November 2018

I shopped around quite a bit to find, in my opinion, the best quality photographer, and Cara more than delivered! Her personality makes it hard for you to take yourself too seriously during a shoot, yet she still finds a way to nail the perfect serious / smirk shot. Of course, she will get your smile, and many candids, some of which turned out to be my favorites. My only complaint was that she left me too many awesome options, thus making my choice difficult! I absolutely recommend her to anyone in the market for a new headshot. More...


Sarah Himmelstein

1 October 2018

I had an AMAZING experience at Face Forward Headshots. Cara has so much knowledge and makes the shoot a lot of fun! She is very detail oriented and thoughtful about how to bring the best out of her clients! She is also so welcoming and friendly...it's so easy to work with her. I highly recommend Face Foreward Headshots! Thank you Cara! More...


Alejandro Martin Paiuk

4 August 2018

Cara has a gift for making people feel comfortable in front of the camera and an impeccable work ethic that insists on perfection in every detail. I have recommended her to other people and they have all thanked me for the intro. More...


Emily Petersen

4 August 2018

Cara's whole family set the stage for a fun and comfortable photoshoot. Her stories and hilarious one liners got real laughs and joy to shine through the photos. The turn around on the photos was extremely quick and showed beautiful touches to highlight the character of each shot. Highly recommend her studio! More...


Talia Feldman

4 August 2018

Cara made me feel super comfortable posing in front of the camera and I had a great time taking my head shots with her. She made the whole process very personal and made sure the final result was not only pleasing to her, but made me happy as well! I would definitely recommend her photography skills to others! More...


Erika Muller Nair

4 August 2018

Cara has taken photos of our nuclear family for three years in row. Every year is more beautiful than the next. The last two years we began working with her for a special Christmas photo shoot for our extended family. It's been so special to capture our aging parents with their grandchildren and our own moments with them. Cara has the perfect balance of non-intrusive and yet directive enough to perfect each shot so the whole shoot feels effortless and fun. More...


Alexander Anthony Patrie

29 May 2018

Cara is AMAZING! I was hesitant going into my session, but Cara made me feel so confident and comfortable as soon as I walked in the door. I couldn't be happier with how my shots came out. I am a professional musician, and these headshots are so attractive and stunning. More...


Nancy Olson

22 March 2018

Cara did an amazing job on a head shot that we needed very quickly. It was hard to decide which one to choose because they were all so good!


Rachel Widmer

14 March 2018

Working with Cara was a dream! I chose Face Forward Headshots after viewing Cara's website and booking online was convenient. During the photo-shoot, Cara made sure everything was just so and gave excellent direction for someone not used to the spotlight! She was quick to send me the gallery and edit the desired photos. Excellent customer service. I will refer her and hope to work with her again in the future. Thank you! More...


Deene Morris

21 January 2018

Cara will put you completely at ease and you'll hardly know you 're in the middle of a professional photo shoot. She's funny, relaxed and will walk you through the entire headshot process, ensuring you are satisfied every step of the way. Thank you, Cara!


Guntas S.

19 August 2017

I had phenomenal experience working with Cara. She goes beyond the norms and gives it her best effort to show the true identity of a Person through the pic. She is not only highly trained in photography but also takes her time to edit the pics and serves to her client's needs. She is also very welcoming and empathetic and I truly would recommend her to anyone looking for a headshot for personal or professional means. More...


A professional headshot photographer who focuses completely on taking the perfect head shot. I concentrate 100% on elevating my craft so I always bring out the bet in you.

I love the surprise and delight my customers feel when they get their new headshots.

I am the only certified headshot photographer in Connecticut with over 50 five-star reviews.



Top of the line camera, lights, and equipment plus retouching service that will capture the best version of you.