Professional Headshots in Louisville

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Professional Headshots in Louisville


Ready to schedule your professional headshots? Simply select which type of appointment you’d like. Then pick your day and time.

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Most people hate the idea of stepping in front of a camera for professional headshots.  However, your social media profile picture, or image of you on your company website, is often the first impression that potential employers or clients have of you. You are your brand. We need to make sure that the image that you are presenting to the world is working for you. The professional headshot you choose to represent you on LinkedIn, your email signature, website, Zoom, and so many other places is important.  I specialize in professional headshots.  We work together to create professional headshots that show you as confident and approachable. Believe it or not, and this shocks most people that I work with, we will create professional headshots that you love.

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Best Professional Headshot You’ve Ever Had

Schedule Your Appointment

You can easily schedule your professional headshot appointment using my online scheduling tool or by contacting me here.

Schedule Your Professional Headshot Appointment

Step in front of the camera

This won’t be like what you remember from grade school photos. We will talk about what you are hoping for from your professional headshots. I will guide you the entire time you are in front of the camera. There’s no need to worry if you are doing it right or if you look great.  I take care of it all.

Select Your Favorite Headshots

At the end of your appointment, we will review all of your images together and you will select your favorites.  I’ll prepare and digitally deliver those headshots for you. Then all you have to do is rest easy knowing your headshots are making a great impression.


Lauren Sirls

Professional Headshots in Louisville

I had a great experience getting professional headshots made with Ben. We worked through several outfits and expressions to get the best look. He had me laughing during our session and that’s what captured the best shot. I also booked makeup for the session and I highly recommend booking it as well!

Steve Woodrum

Professional Headshots Louisville

I was very fortunate to find Ben to update my professional business headshots. He not only made me feel at ease but somehow captured some shots that I was very happy with! When you’re ready for a refresh, give Ben a call you won’t regret the decision!

Shannon McCracken

Professional Headshots in Louisville

I needed an updated professional profile picture and was referred to Ben by a good friend (with great taste!) From the decor of his cool downtown studio to the warm welcome & conversation throughout, the experience could not have been more professional and fun. Ben and the stylist, Pam, made me feel beautiful and confident during the shoot. I am so pleased with the result! Highly recommend.

Brooke Shelton

Professional Headshots Louisville

Going into my headshots, I was very apprehensive because I am not a big fan of taking photos… But, Ben made my experience so easy and fun, I would recommend him to anyone!


Hello!  I am Ben Marcum. I am a headshot photographer based in Louisville Kentucky.

I have had the pleasure of working with many entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors, realtors, marketing professionals, IT specialists, and so many others who want more than just a picture, but instead, want a great professional headshot that shows them as confident and approachable.  I have also work with companies such as YUM Brands, Venture First, Barrow Brown, Weyland Ventures, Vaughn & Smith, and many more.

I studied headshot photography with world-renowned headshot photographer Peter Hurley. I became the first photographer in this region to become an associate photographer in his training program and am now the first and only mentor in that program in Kentucky.

My goal with everyone I create headshots for is to capture images that exude genuine expressions and connection. I guide everyone through the session to ensure they leave my studio with headshots that they feel great about using. I look forward to creating the best headshot for you that you have ever seen!

Louisville Headshot Photographer Ben Marcum

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If you have any other questions, my email address and phone numbers can be found on my CONTACT PAGE.

What’s so important about having a professional headshot?

If you look around, you’ll actually see headshots everywhere – on billboards, on business cards, even on buses and buildings!

Now think about all of the places you spend time online –   LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and all of the websites you visit. Even your email is probably full of messages with tiny headshots of the sender or receivers. In short, both the digital and physical world is full of people’s professional headshots.

The reason for that is simple – people want to to put a face to a brand. The first thing people see when they search for you on Google, social media or your website is your profile picture. 

As the old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. The professionals, performers and creatives I photograph aren’t willing to leave that first impression to chance.

You both need and deserve to have a professional headshot that you love. Ben Marcum photography has been Louisville’s gold standard for professional headshots since 2013.

Book your professional headshot appointment today. 

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