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My friends Bethany and Reta are launching a new website soon for Belles Femmes, an on location hair and make up team, and were in need of headshots and branding portraits to post of themselves with the launch! We put together two looks for them, a modern set of portraits in the natural light studio and then something more on the commercial side and in black and white. Now they’ll have lots of options when it comes time to post info about the launch of their new business!

I love working with these gals and if you are interested in booking them for your next fancy event or photo shoot, contact them at their Facebook Page.

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Need Headshots and Branding Portraits for Your Business?

Our full service headshot studio in Tallahassee, FL is fully equipped to meet all of your commercial portrait needs. Contact us today to reserve your session.


Actor Headshots

Margaret is a graduate student in the opera program at Florida State University and is finishing up this month. She’s heading to NYC and needed some actor headshots for auditions when she arrives. At the studio we are able to do all kinds of headshots for actors. From the more cinematic headshot, to something more natural, we love being able to meet the needs for all of our clients desiring headshot style portraits.

Time to update your actor headshots?

If you are interested in having your actor headshot or professional headshot taken here in Tallahassee, contact us for more information.


Tallahassee Musician Portraits

Kyungju, or KJ as she also goes by, is a professional pianist based in Tallahassee, FL. A few days ago she found out about a big opportunity for her to play in Korea. Part of this required that she send over her promotional portraits immediately, except she didn’t have any! She emailed me a few nights ago, told me her situation and I got her into the studio right away for a mini session. She showed me some examples and the feel needed to be classic and elegant. These are the portraits I was able to produce for her. I’m so happy to have met KJ and after hanging out with her that morning, I can’t help but want to see her more. Maybe it’s time for me go back to piano lessons. It’s never too late to start again, right?

Promotional Portraits

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If you are in need of a branding portrait, promotional portrait, or professional business headshot, please be sure to contact me for more information!

Tallahassee Senior Photos

I had the pleasure of working with Samantha for her senior portraits! Samantha is a gorgeous and hilarious young woman who likes to make faces about as much as I do. I really enjoyed getting to work her and her mom and can’t wait to show them all of the images later today!

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Huge news everyone! My PPA Loan Collection image “The Skeptic” appears as the cover of Professional Photographer Magazine‘s March 2016 Issue along side a featured article on my glamour and headshot photography! I am seriously on top of the world. If you had told me 5 years ago that I would one day have a cover image and featured story in one of the most respected national photography publications out there, I wouldn’t have believed you. To say this is surreal doesn’t begin to describe it. I can’t say enough what an honor this is and how thankful I am for Professional Photographers of America, who, alongside my local (TPPG) and state (FPP) organizations, have pushed me to grow as a photographer and to always be more.

If you are a PPA member you should expect to see this in your mailbox this week!

Read the full article here [PDF]

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Studio Family Portraits

I’ve been photographing this family on location for several years. This time they decided to do something different: Studio Family Portraits! What’s even better is they brought their parents along too! I also loved how they coordinated their clothing choices. It was such a pleasure getting to work with all three generations this time around.  Here’s their sneak peek below. I cannot wait to see what we do with their family the next time around!


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Looking for Studio Family Portraits?

Contact us for more information on our studio family portrait sessions! Kira Derryberry Photography offers in studio and on location portraiture for families, seniors, children, headshots and more!

Headshots and Portraits

I was recently asked to photograph my friend and fellow photographer, Cindy Strickland, owner of A Moment Captured and current President of the Florida Professional Photographers (FPP). It’s always such an honor when another photographer asks me to take their portrait, but this was especially fun and special for me. Around four years ago, Cindy reached out to me and invited me to join our local photographers guild, Tallahassee Professional Photographers. I really didn’t want to go. See my story on that here. But after she insisted and I went to a meeting, I was totally in. Since then, I’ve become more involved in TPPG and been President for two years running, joined the FPP, and achieved my Certified Professional Photographer status and Photographic Craftsman through the Professional Photographers of America. I can honestly say that before Cindy pulled me into this crazy life, I had no idea any of this was out there. I’m so appreciative to her for giving me that push I needed to put myself out there. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!

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Tallahassee Family Photos

Happy New Year, everyone! The first post of the year starts strong with new family photos of these beautiful kiddos. I have said it before, I am a sucker for the serious looks some of these kids give me. They look so much older and like they know something that we don’t know yet. We couldn’t have had a more perfect day at Maclay Gardens for this shoot. Here’s a few to see from it…

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Welcome, Baby Emory! My friends Kevin and Blair welcomed their second son, Emory Michael Gregg, on December 1st! We had a cozy little session at their home. Donovan is already such a great big brother! It was so sweet getting to see him interact and adjust to this new little guy in their lives. He’s still the star of this show!

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Tallahassee Senior Photos

Katie’s senior photo session was a gorgeous success! Everything she brought to wear was just so pretty, we had to fit them all in. So it was a race against the sunset! That time of day is just so perfect for senior sessions. Here’s some of my favorites from her session. If you are in the class of 2016 and haven’t had your Senior Photos taken yet, there’s still time! Contact us!

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