Associate Headshot Photographer: Melissa Robbins

Hi! My name is Melissa Robbins and I have been working very closely with Kristina as an intern, assistant, and full time associate photographer for the past four years. Over the past few years, Kristina has invested in teaching me how to build my own headshot portfolio. During this time, I’ve learned all the tips and tricks that Kristina applies when photographing clients, and incorporate those to my own subjects when I’m photographing. The clients that choose to shoot with me can rest assured that the quality of their headshot will be nothing short of exceptional. My sessions take place at Kristina’s home studio, use all the same equipment, produce the same high quality headshot that our brand is known for.

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"I found Washington DC Headshots online after having procrastinated for weeks on getting a corporate headshot for an upcoming event. Melissa was wonderful to work with. I couldn't have asked for a more comfortable environment. It's cliched, but I am that person who hates to have my picture taken and dreads seeing photos of myself. Melissa made things so easy that we had photos I loved in the first five minutes. She really knows how to make it seem easy and coach you into a flattering posture. I saw my photos tonight, and I feel like I got a real bargain. Tons of great shots, wonderful service, and a speedy turnaround." - Rachel L., previous client

"As a good husband I do what my wife tells me however I pushed back when she told me I needed to hire a professional to take my headshot which will be used on my business cards and various social media sites. How hard can it be to get some pictures from my handy iPhone I thought. Turns out pretty hard especially with a mug like mine. Proven wrong and wanting to be a good husband I obliged and she scheduled an appointment with Washington DC Headshots (of Bethesda). My appointment was with Melissa Robbins. Not knowing what to expect I was immediately put at ease by Melissa and welcomed into the studio. We were taking pictures in a matter of moments and with a little instruction on how to sit and where to look I felt like a professional model. Melissa was very accommodating giving me time to change my ties, glasses off, glasses on etc and would review each set of shots to see how I felt about them before moving on to the next background. I would highly recommend the extra background option as those pictures turned out to be my favorites. At the end of the day it was an enjoyable experience and I never looked so good! I think we took over 200 pictures in the hour that I was there. Slow motion smiles, pivot to the left, look to the right and have fun. Great people, Great product , Highly recommend!" - John W, previous client

"I found DC Headshots through an online search for actor photographers and am so thrilled with my whole experience. I worked with Melissa who is so professional and talented, she reached out to me immediately to discuss what my needs were, suggested background options and highly recommended using a makeup artist which truly made all the difference. She was so wonderful to work with as it was my first professional shoot and she made me feel at ease, and was able to get great captures of my personality, allowing me to view pics throughout the session and wouldn’t stop until I was certain I had what I needed. The final proofs for review were posted as soon as she said they would be and once I made my final picks, her retouching was absolutely amazing! Overall excellent work!" - Elena S, previous client

"The creativity and patience Melissa demonstrated shooting a child actor was outstanding! Great suggestions for positioning, and good ideas for lighting that were not obvious choices to us. Melissa's selection of what to wear were spot on! However, I think what sets Melissa apart is her comfort with children. My daughter loved working with her and was energized by Melisa's upbeat attitude." - Kay T., previous client

"I had a wonderful time working with Melissa. This was my first experience taking professional pictures and Melissa made the experience fun and comfortable! Melissa was energetic and patient- encouraging me to experiment with different backgrounds and poses. I am very very happy with the photo results. Thank you Melissa! I would highly recommend Washington DC Heashots." - Julia W., previous client

"Had a great experience with Melissa of DC Headshots! Helped me to look my best for an affordable price. They were recommended to my by a friend who also got her headshots done here. Hers were in studio (with hair and makeup done) and mine were natural background with no additional services. Both came out looking fantastic. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of theatrical or corporate headshots. They are very professional but still friendly, and do a fantastic job." - Carol A, previous client

"Great experience! Melissa put me completely at ease and made the session seem effortless. I was aiming for just one decent headshot to use for work, but there were so many good photos it was difficult to choose. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a polished, professional headshot and an overall great experience." - Christine B, previous client