You may know of Eric Bern’s name from his signature wall portraits displayed in homes all over Atlanta. Or you might have noticed his warm smile and easy demeanor as he was photographing a simcha celebration around town for four decades. Or maybe you recall that Eric was referred to as “an institution in Sandy Springs” by the late Mayor Eva Galambos.
In addition to capturing loving family portraits and beautiful memories of many of the movers and shakers in the community, Bern has always strived to operate with a very personal touch and customized his work for all his clients. In turn, the families, schools, commercial clients, and referral base has remained very supportive and loyal throughout his career.
Eight years ago, as Bern’s studio had to relocate to make room for the City Springs development, he did some soul searching and decided to launch a new direction in his career by starting Headshot Studio Atlanta. Fortunately, he was able to reinvest in a new studio location just two blocks away on Mt. Vernon Hwy. His wonderful studio, with multiple indoor and outdoor shooting areas, fill his weekdays helping strengthen business professionals’ visual brand with eye-catching and authentic headshots.
The niche began to build as he gained many reviews on Google and Yelp which propelled new clients to his website. Now with 200-plus, five-star reviews and his large referral base, he is busy each day building new relationships through his photography sessions. His work now focuses on helping others to present themselves with a great first impression.
Bern states, “What I enjoy most is meeting individual new clients and learning about them and the ambitions for their career while watching their expressions become more authentic as they relax into conversation. So many people come in and state how they hate having their photo taken and through a combination of a lively chat, direction, and humor they are surprised by how enjoyable the experience can be. In addition, we view the photos together after the session is completed, they really appreciate my help in selecting their best images to fit their career, position in their company, and the message they need to send out through their eyes and expression.”
Bern has not only filled a need in the professional working world, but also found a path of meaningful connection and purpose by continuing to pursue his craft.
“I have no intention of retiring as I love what I do. I find meeting new and inspiring individuals each day a wonderful way to connect and learn from others. As a bonus, most of my weekends are now free to enjoy with my wife and our growing family. And it is quite a thrill to spend time with our three grandchildren. Of course, their parents do schedule photo sessions with their dad from time to time…what a treasure!”
For more information or to schedule a headshot with Eric Bern, visit www.headshotstudioatlanta.com or call (404-252-0209).