Professional headshots have never been more important

Professional Headshots used to be only models, musicians, and actors needed headshots. Used to be a lot of things…

But in today’s world, when credibility is assessed from a profile picture, and assumptions are made in milliseconds, you can’t afford anything less than professional.

Headshots are great for:

Business people
Public Speakers
Sales people
And so many more Durango Professionals…

From online workspaces to print media and video footage, a professional headshot says so much so quickly. And at Allison Ragsdale Photography, the process for getting headshot photographs is fast, efficient, and professional too.

Every headshot is different, so Allison starts with a planning session. Do you need something in-studio, outside, at a particular location? With her experience photographing around Durango, she knows all the best spots – want something industrial, something buttoned-up, something laid back but still professional? She’s got a spot for all of those and more. 

Based on your brand look and feel, Allison can suggest colors or styles for clothing. It’s important that you look like you planned this important element!

Taking headshots with Allison is a breeze. She makes you feel comfortable, poised, professional. You won’t just look great – you’ll feel great. Enjoy it – strut a little. It’s your moment!

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Let’s schedule a free consultation and we can begin to plan! Each headshot session is personalized and we want to answer all of your questions.


If history tells us anything, it’s that people who have a plan are more successful than those who don’t. We will walk you through our 7-step process to perfect portraits.


Display and Post your pictures anywhere to be reminded of how successful your life is.

Professional headshot by Allison Ragsdale Photography

Allison has documented all our precious moments for years, and we always LOVE the finished product. Allison is extremely professional, thoughtful and caring through out the entire process. She goes above and beyond to make sure we are getting exactly what we envision.  Hands down our fav photographer.

~ Krii Black

Achieve perfect portraits in 7 easy steps!

Our 7-step process to perfect portraits will guarantee portraits that you’ll fall in love with. Only at Allison Ragsdale Photography will you experience a unique photo shoot that has even the most “un-photogenic*” person feeling at ease in front of the camera.

*Allison Ragsdale Photography believes everyone is photogenic. You are all beautiful people.


(n). the act of making a dream a reality. 

First things first – we’ll get together to plan your session. This plan will include your session location(s), props, outfits/style and how you might want to display your portraits. The planning step is crucial and the easiest way to avoid bad portraits. You will leave our studio confident in knowing exactly where you’re going, what you’re wearing, and that we will be telling your story.

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Portrait Session.

Since we have already planned the entire session, you won’t feel awkward, unprepared, or nervous during the photo shoot. Believe it or not, you’ll actually enjoy the experience; 99.999% of our clients have fun on their sessions! Our team has done this a thousand times. You won’t even realize we will be guiding you to get completely natural moments and you will love the way you look.

Still a little skeptical? Don’t be. (Because Photoshop)

All portraits are professionally edited so they look perfect before you view them.  This is an important step along the way. Don’t be tricked by studios that don’t edit their photos before they are presented to you.  Seeing your edited photos shows you a more accurate depiction of the final photo.  This is critical when it comes to the next step and removes the guess work…

Customize your order – in person.

We will get together after the photo shoot and go through the photos you love the most.

Once we have helped you pick your favorites, we will talk through where to best to display your portraits in your home and help you pick the best size and style of wall art for your space.  We understand that purchasing and arranging art isn’t something you do everyday and it may even feel a little daunting. The good news is that arranging portraits IS something we do every day and we would love to answer any of your questions and share with you what we’ve learned over the years. We would also love to show you all of the other various options that enhance your order like albums, books, cards, prints, etc. You will be blown away when you see what we can create together.

Attention to detail.

Now that we have your favorite photos picked out, we’ll send your photos back to our Photoshop wizard for retouch to remove any imperfections. So don’t worry out about the little things, like the wind in your hair. We have years of experience in retouching portraits and know exactly how to remove any nonpermanent imperfections to make your skin look flawless but not plastic. You won’t even realize Photoshop has been applied to your skin because you will just look like your natural, beautiful self.

Professional printing.

Your portraits aren’t just any old photos you can get printed anywhere. We send your photos to our lab that specializes in professionally printing portraits. Your products will be archival (meaning they will last forever) and are guaranteed to be individually hand printed and quality checked. Our lab are masters in printing on a variety of materials, which is crucial as you have a variety of print and display options for your portraits.  These prints reflect the beautiful parts of your life and our goal is for you to leave our studio with a high-quality, finished product

Special Delivery!

We will get together to deliver your portraits that will last a lifetime (and then some!) We can have your portraits shipped directly to you if that’s the most convenient option or if you don’t live in the area. Other options include scheduling a pick up at our studio or we can even come hang your portraits on your walls for you!

We promise that you’ll be just as excited about your portraits the day you pick them up as you will be many years later, after countless compliments from your friends and family.

Rest assured, we will back all of your decisions and guarantee that if you decide the style or size is wrong; you can bring your portrait back and we will reprint it to perfectly match your home.  Our ultimate goal is to make sure you are 100% happy with your photos, forever.   

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If you want the best results, in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, Allison is the person you want to do the job.

~ Scott Perez

I have to say that I was thoroughly impressed with Allison’s work and the whole experience from start to finish.

~ Katherine Sumrall


Using professional gear and making good choices up-front creates options after the session. Join Matt or Allison in the studio to review the photos and make decisions. Choose your favorites, the best ones, or take them all – packages are available for every option.

Remember, you’ll want to get longevity out of this shoot, so include more casual poses for personal social channels, a few ‘business’ options for various platforms, and a few to roll out over the next few months when you’re needing a ‘refresh’. 

Getting professional headshots is an important career milestone – whether you’re just starting out or you can see the finish line. At Allison Ragsdale Photography, we’re with you every step. Trust us to deliver a headshot package that you’ll be proud to share.

Look Ready for the Next Step – get a professional headshot in Durango with Allison Ragsdale Photography

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Reviews of Allison Ragsdale Photography in Durango Colorado

I had the opportunity to use Allison for business branding photos. While I had a vague idea about what I wanted she really helped me hone in on my concept and brought my vision to life with beautiful photos. She is both easy going and professional. Thank you Allison for the AMAZING photos!!

~ Rebecca Parnell
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Single Session

  • 30 min Pre-Planning Meeting
  • Up to 20 min session
  • 1 Location (in Studio or on location)
  • 2 Looks/Outfits
  • 1 hour ordering appointment
  • 1 Shared Copyright Digital Files
  • Great for Individuals

Mini Session

  • 30 min Pre-Planning Meeting
  • Up to 20 min session
  • 1 Location (in Studio or on location)
  • 2 Looks/Outfits
  • 1 hour ordering appointment
  • 5 Shared Copyright Digital Files
  • Great for Individuals

Business Session

  • 30 Min Pre-Planning Meeting
  • Up to 60 Min Session
  • 2 locations (in Studio and on location)
  • 3 Looks/Outfits
  • 1 hour ordering Appt.
  • 10 Shared Copyright Files
  • Great for Teams

Personal Branding

  • 1 hour Pre-Planning Meeting
  • 1/2 Day Session
  • 3 Stories or Brand Concepts
  • Unlimited outfits based on Stories
  • 1 hour ordering appointment
  • 45 Shared Copyright Files
  • Great for Influencers
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Frequently Asked Questions

Allison works with each headshot client to determine the best clothing, colors, and styles for their shoot. Click here to download our what to wear guide.

A headshot is usually a picture of a person’s face and shoulders. Typically, only one person is in the photo (you!) and/or your team and it’s used to show people what you look like in a professional setting – for instance in an online business profile, a picture in the paper highlighting a recent promotion, or an author’s photo in the back cover of a book.

Rates for Durango headshot photography vary for each package – in general you can expect to pay anywhere from $250 on up. Call us for a custom quote.  970-259-9255

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If this ever happens, we would get together to chat about what you don’t like so that when we re-shoot, you’ll love your new headshots. This is rare because we make a plan in advance and photograph enough options to ensure there will be some you love.

Voted One of The Best Photographers in Durango 7 Years in a Row!