My executive head shot clients typically turn to me to help them set the stage for seeking a new job, earning a promotion, or setting out on the next stage of their career.

I love working with people in my studio who have a clear vision of the future they will live and are committed to empowering themselves to achieve their goals.

My corporate clients are usually high tech, bio tech or legal firms who are aware that the future of business is the personal connections we forge between our teams and the public we serve.

I work on location with startups, small businesses and corporations with teams as small as four people or as large as hundreds.

The most important differentiator between myself and my competitors is that I care as much as you do that you look good. This goes for both individuals and when I’m doing corporate headshot shoots.

Men’s or women’s headshots, individual or group - I guarantee you’re going to look good.

Call me to answer your questions. 650-336-4847

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Women's Executive Headshots
  • Men's Executive Headshots
  • Group and Individual Rates
  • In Studio or On Location
  • Magazine Cover Quality Headshots of Professionals, Executives, Actors and Models

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • American Society of Media Photographers

Serviced Areas

  • Silicon Valley, San Francisco Peninsula, SF Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Los Alto, Santa Clara, San Jose, Milpitas

Payment Options

  • Cash Only, PayPal, Personal Checks

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Dean Birinyi
  City Palo Alto , CA
  Zip Code 94303
  Address 716 San Antonio Rd., E
  Phone Number (650) 336-4847

Business Representative

Dean Birinyi

Owner / Photographer

Dean is an award-winning photographer with thirty-two years of experience creating photographs for marketing, advertising, and creative portfolios.

Dean began his career photographing children and families.

He spent twenty-eight years photographing banks, hospitals, libraries and spectacualr homes for magazines, architects and interior designers.

He has come full circle and is photographing people again creating spectacular headshots to help people improve their lives.

  • I would recommend this business

Dean took shots over two sessions, taking the time needed to get me to relax, so that the trial lawyer I always am could simmer down a bit, and then (in moments of magic) he was able to capture the better angels of my nature shining through. For the first time in 68 years I have photos of me that I can embrace and feel good about - damn good in fact - wrinkles, jowls, and all. I now use them routinely in social media, ads, etc. I think Dean is an artistic genius who has found his calling and helped me own myself.

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  • I would recommend this business

I recently had some amazing headshots done at Professional Headshots Palo Alto. Dean was easy to work with, professional, fun and engaging. We spent several hours taking photos, working with different outfits and glasses. We captured great looks. I can't wait to upload them to my website and social media.

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  • I would recommend this business

It is real pleasure to work with Dean. He makes a photo session very nice, relaxed and pleasant experience. Professional make up and sophisticated lightening ensure great results. I received a lot of complements about my head shots and my marketing materials looks better then ever!

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  • I would recommend this business

His studio is conveniently located right off 101 in Palo Alto and is well set up with a changing/costume/makeup room, bathroom and lounge area, as well as his photo station with lights, backdrop etc.

He does a great job at making you feel at ease, which translated into more "natural" looking photos for me. He's definitely entertaining and knows his stuff. He also took the time to have a pre-shoot call to discuss expectations and gave me some good advice on what clothing to wear. I am very happy with the results and would recommend him to anyone looking.

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Customer Testimonials

Dean is a master at photography, whether headshots or interior photos. He has run photo shoots of quite a few of my kitchen/ bath design-build projects, capturing the ambiance and lights effortlessly,. After I've staged the rooms, Dean collaborates on the shots for best effects. A true artist, it's always a creative joy to work with a professional like Dean!


What a positive experience! I needed some good headshots for promoting my consulting business. Dean promised the best photos I'd ever had taken, and he delivered. He took the time to understand who I am and how I wanted to present myself. He put me at ease with his friendly conversation and sense of humor. He's not just a technical photographer -- he really gets people.

I'm not easy to photograph -- eyeglasses, flyaway hair, not a fashionista. Dean and his wonderful makeup artist Terry did an awesome job. In the photos, I look great -- and exactly like myself.


Dean is an awesome photographer and also helps to get rid of your nerves and makes you feel comfortable. I had my makeup done by his makeup artist Caitlyn, who also did a wonderful job. I love the results and I am excited to use them! I highly recommend him for any professional photography you may need! You will not be disappointed!


I came in to have some professional photos taken for my business profile and could not be happier with the way my photos turned out. Dean has a great eye and is incredibly good at what he does. His professionalism and attention to detail were evident from the start. I'm not very photogenic and don't usually enjoy being photographed, so I was a bit nervous when I came in; but Dean's enthusiasm and warm personality helped me to relax and enjoy the process.

I highly recommend Dean to anyone looking for great headshots. He is fun and personable and very easy to work with. He knew just how to direct me (poses, angles, hand placement, etc...) to make me look my best; an his large and well appointed studio (with a changing room, and lounge area) has ample free parking just outside the door, which made the entire process stress-free and easy.


Had a wonderful time with Dean--I had never gotten a professional headshot before, and he made me laugh, smile, and learn how to pose. I was nervous initially, but then I felt very comfortable, and the photos came out exactly the way I wanted them to. Very happy with the result, and very grateful to him! You will not find a more experienced, creative, and thoughtful photographer.


Work with Dean was a great experince. He is extemely skilled in his craft and I would highly recommend him.


Dean is extremely professional and makes a shoot relaxing and not at all awkward. I recommend his services.


Went to the studio for Headshots, I was recomended by my photography teacher. Learned about lighting and portrait photography, Dean is seems passionate about his craft and I got great photos out of the shoot.

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