Clinton Brandhagen, Photographer

One of New York City's top headshot photographers, ClintonBPhotography specializes in headshots for actors, executives and business professionals.

Clinton Brandhagen | Photographer

Clinton Brandhagen | Photographer

I've been specializing in headshots for over a decade. My clients include actors, law firms, medical offices, private equity firms, musicians, celebrities and authors.

In addition to headshots, I also photograph stage productions, events and weddings, publicity photos, and cover art for magazines and books. My photos have been published in Law360, the Wall Street Journal, New York Law Journal, The National Law Journal, American Theatre Magazine,, AudioFile,, Latina Style, The Washingtonian, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Magazine, and The Washington Post.

How I work

In addition to taking photos, I’m also a professional actor. I’ve been on both sides of the camera many, many times over the course of my life-long acting career. I understand the nerves, the anxiety, the pressure of a headshot session. One of my greatest strengths as a successful photographer is my ability to make my clients feel at ease when they stand in front of the camera.

I’m honest and straightforward when I shoot. When I’m coaching someone through their headshot session, I’m clear in my direction and I push hard to bring my client’s best qualities forward – both technically and emotionally – whether it’s tweaking the best light for a client’s face or helping them find an authentic connection with the camera.