Art of Headshots Team

Our Team

Art of Headshots Photographers

Our team of headshot photographers providing outstanding services and producing distinct branding headshots for Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Victoria and Austin.

Carlos Taylhardat

Founder and Photographer

As a little boy I admired my father’s ability to capture great images. He was a diplomat and traveled around the world – I would follow him everywhere. My favourite shots of dad’s were always, without fail, images of people.

In 1985, while studying photography at Claude Watson School for the Arts, I was mesmerized by the most outstanding portrait photograph I have ever seen: National Geographic Magazine’s cover of June 1985 – the Afghan Girl by Steve McCurry. Little did I know that 30 years later, my mission would be to recreate the feeling of the Afghan Girl in every portrait, by capturing the spirit inside everyone who I have the pleasure to photograph.

In the 1990’s, I worked with troubled youth and their families for the Ministry of Children and Families and also with the Vancouver School Board. During those 14 years as a youth worker and family therapist, I always wondered about capturing images of people at their best rather than at their worst.

Counselling taught me to interact with my clients as if it was a session, bringing out their best throughout each interaction. Today, my clients have a mini-session, just like family therapy, but it’s fun, easy and always produces great results.

My father’s passion for photography was infectious. He would have been an extraordinary photographer. In our last conversation he asked me to never quit photography. I never will.

Some of Carlos’s previous clients include Microsoft, 3M, Lions Gate Studios and The Vancouver Art Gallery.

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Becky MacQuarrie

Director of Operations

Becky MacQuarrie was born and raised in Nova Scotia and attended Dalhousie University. She brings 12 yrs customer relationship expertise through her participation of growth of Harbour Air.

You can count on Becky’s impeccable personality, talent and experience.

Mao Modiano

Managing photographer for North Vancouver

It is with great pleasure that I announce Mao Modiano, as the photographer and director for the new and permanent Art of Headshots location in Victoria BC.

Mauricio aka Starship Jones street photography and understanding of people was impressive. We borrowed his passion and motivation to grow the whole company. Victoria business community will benefit from his talent and passion.

Massi Mirshekari

Managing photographer Calgary

It is with great pleasure that I announce Massi, as the photographer and director for the new and permanent Art of Headshots location in Calgary.

Earlier last month, I was in Calgary to conduct interviews with nearly a hundred applicants, and to select the one candidate whose skill with a camera was matched by the right attitude for Art of Headshots photography.

Sometimes to find the right person we have to make mistakes, we sure did by delaying our choice with Massi as we are excited and confident that Calgarians will receive Massi’s talents with open arms.

Al Taher

Managing photographer Toronto

Al has eight years of experience in photography, video and graphic design. He has worked with magazines, such as Martha Stewart, and international brands such as the Four Seasons, Fairmont, Steigenberger Hotels, FuijiFilm Canada, KPMG Canada, Mini Cooper, Credit Agricole, Canon and Procter & Gamble.

Having created and managed a photography company specializing in product, portrait and fashion photography, as well as working as Head of Photography for MenuLava Canada for the last two years photographing over 150 clients ranging from franchises to independents vendors, Al has all the right skills to capture the perfect portrait.

Al’s dedication, talent and extensive knowledge of portrait photography will be a wonderful addition to Toronto’s corporate community.

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970 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC

1321 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC

144-4 Avenue SW, Calgary AB

Toronto, Ontario