Trevor contacted me about headshots and liked the idea of coming to my home photo studio setup in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He had looked through my dozens of headshots posted on my business website and showed me three styles that he wanted for his own headshots. Also, he wanted some for his modeling work and also to use for business on Linkedin, etc. The headshot above was similar to one I created for one of my last clients back in Florida.
I used a 50mm lens to create some shallow DoF for several of the headshots including the one above to add a little drop off at the edges. To me that is the classic style for a model's headshot. To make it modern I used cross lighting and added a digital circular gradient background in Photoshop.
At the end of the shoot, since it was in my home studio, I imported the photos and went through them with Trevor in real time so he could pick out the exact headshots he liked and even get a preview of how they would look in final edit/crop.
Good luck with the modeling and acting jobs Trevor!