Natural Light Studio, Outdoor & On Location Photography

Headshot Photographer

Capture the passion, personality, and professionalism of who you are.

Let’s make some pictures.


Headshots in Studio


The goal of a professional headshot session is to develop an image that projects confidence, intelligence, and approachability. Natural Light Studio, Outdoor and On Location options available for both individuals and company groups.

The Natural Light Studio

The light and bright natural light studio located in NW Portland, Oregon.

Large windows allow the south facing light to illuminate the space. With a few light modifiers, a couple poses and you are all set with a new headshot.

Our Latest Work

Explore our recent headshot work and photography insights.

Headshots for Interior Designers

Branding and Promotional Photography

Whether you service people as a specialist in your field or selling a product, there is a way to photographically tell your story to grab the attention of your ideal clients.

Need help building and advertising on your company’s Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Linkedin? The Branding and Promotional photography service is a personalized creation and tool for social media connectivity.

Update your profile photo, your website and start posting your new images on your social media platforms to generate higher visibility of your business in the marketplace.

Event Photography

Let the passion of your work be celebrated!

Use your images to increase your visibility by documenting an upcoming event you are having.

You might be hosting a gala, conference, networking event or a workshop.

You might have a speaking opportunity or book launch and want the photography to market through all your social media channels to grow your community and represent your industry.

You will receive high-resolution images in multiple file formats for easy use.

Sophie Lippert

“Erica exceeded my expectations on every front! I loved her intentional and professional approach, her ability to make me feel completely safe and at ease, and the impeccable quality of craft and beauty in the photos themselves. Erica was patient, enthusiastic, and upbeat throughout our entire shoot, and her gentle coaching helped me come alive in front of the camera. Her turn-around was quick, and I was wowed by her attention to detail in the editing process. I’m so happy with my photos, and I will absolutely work with Erica again!”

Headshots for Therapists

Guy Burtstein

Erica was professional, knowledgeable, warm and personable. It was clear she’s had a lot of experience with lighting, backgrounds, and helping me poses while also including my own ideas. She was timely in getting back to me the proofs and included her own suggestions of which her shots were her own favorite. I was very satisfied.

Luci Logan

Erica was very personable and made me feel comfortable. She provided great direction through the photo shoot while still allowing my personality to come through. She was also prompt in her responses to my requests as well as delivering a quality product.

Anne Phillip

“Erica J Mitchell is an amazing photographer! When she photographed our wedding, she made us comfortable in front of the camera- which is a very big deal since we were nervous! She had great ideas about poses and scenery. The finished photos were unbelievably good. We were so excited to see them. She has a great eye for color, composition, and for capturing spontaneous moments. She also made two videos for us- one of our ceremony and one that was a collection of footage from throughout the day. I was blown away with her creativity and skill! I can’t say enough good things about her as a photographer and as a person. She is a caring, thoughtful person who considers not just the imagery she is capturing, but the relationships and connections between the people in the photos. I wholeheartedly recommend Erica for any event that you want to capture!”

Camela Raymond

Erica has done the last two rounds of staff head shots for the nonprofit where I work. She is wonderful! Super responsive, communicative, and flexible, and makes the process easy, casual, and fun. Quality of the photos is top-notch and pricing very reasonable. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.

David Katz

“I’m a hobbyist photographer who doesn’t like to be in front of a camera. Erica did a good job of making me comfortable with that. I appreciate how she works with natural light, which IMHO involves more art than photography with studio lighting. And the results were great!”

Lubica Brown

“Erica did headshots for me after I was laid off, so I could have a professional photo to freshen up my LinkedIn profile. I now have a job and I get compliments on my headshot almost daily. I’m using my headshot for just about everything now! She did a good job of capturing my genuine smile. I appreciate how detail-oriented she is, and how great she is at communicating. I’ll be reaching out to her when I need updated headshots. Thanks Erica!”

Naomi Pusch

Erica did some shots of our family with our foster dog, Padre. Padre had major anxiety issues from the shelter but Erica put him at ease and was able to capture his sometimes goofy personality perfectly with some beautiful shots out in a field (despite some strong sunshine). Everyone we show them to compliments them. Thanks to Erica we get a beautiful reminder of our time with him.

Headshots for Interior Designers

Charla Ray

I worked with Erica to get some headshots as well as some branding shots. Erica is super fun to work with and puts you at ease right away… essential for caputuring a great picture. Not only is she very talented as a photographer, but on the business side her process is easy and streamlined. Highly recommend!

Cece Otto

“Hands down, Erica is one of the best professional photographers I’ve ever worked with in my career. In January 2020 I did a photo shoot with her, and she was friendly, engaging, and she made me feel comfortable from start to finish. Her professionalism is impeccable, and people often remark on the quality of those photos (you can see one of them above in this profile picture), even over a year and a half later. She truly captured who I am in those photos, and I look forward to working with her for my next project!”

Linda Vogelsong

As a subject, who ordinarily rejects all cameras, Erica’s assuring conversation eased me into an interaction of surprising self-discovery with the camera. She facilitates a simultaneous creative journey for both the photographer and the subject. In retrospect, the synergistic field she creates is what I believe makes her photography so fresh, so alive and tinged with a mystery that pulls you in and keeps you there looking. I found Erica to be an artist whose camera paints a portrait that captures a cohesive and compelling story about her subject.

Erica is also a seasoned business woman. Her professionalism earmarks not only her artistic product, but defines a deep care and respect for every detail of the client relationship before, during and after the shoot. As someone who hates to be photographed, I couldn’t have been more delighted with the product and the process.

Stay up to date on our newest work and the latest photography tips.

3 Reasons To Update Your Headshot

3 Reasons To Update Your Headshot

How often you update depends on the use of your headshot, but chances are you will want to update it more often than you expect. New photos can keep prospects interested and connected to you, especially on social media and LinkedIn.

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View the Natural Light Studio

View the Natural Light Studio

The light and bright natural light studio located in NW Portland, Oregon. You’ll see large windows to allow the south facing light to illuminate the space. You can choose from a handful of background colors as options for your portrait.

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A Guide for Headshot Sessions in the Fall

A Guide for Headshot Sessions in the Fall

Indoor studio headshots for fall weather. It might be obvious, but Fall weather is not always conducive to an enjoyable or quality photo shoot. So what do you do when it’s raining or, even worse, snowing the day of your headshot photography session?

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