About Me

Shawn Byfield Toronto photographer & dance expert

Yes, this is the same Shawn Byfield- award-winning choreographer and owner of popular Toronto dance studio BDX. You can learn more about those at the link. This website will give you info on Toronto headshot photography for aspiring models, dancers and actors.

What’s My Long Ass Story?

I LOVE shooting! But first, how I got here:

I’ve spent more than 25 years in front of audiences on stage, on television and films. I’ve enjoyed the past 14+ years behind the scenes as director, choreographer, producer and assisted casting for television and film.

So when it comes to great headshots that STAND OUT, I’ve seen and experienced first hand what works- and what doesn’t.


Basically: I combine my love for people with my entertainment experience in dance, film & fashion, with my love for capturing people’s personality digitally. BAAAM!

I’m mostly self-taught and keep up with the times, tools and technology. I’m a Canon camera user with unique lenses, studio lighting and other toys, but I keep it simple.

I don’t need to brag about lens length. It’s not the size of your tool, it’s how you use it. đŸ˜‰


Because of my years in the entertainment biz I’ve developed a unique intuitiveness. Many professional headshot photographers are mechanical and unimaginative, which is fine when shooting say, automobiles for a magazine or website.

You Win! Because I Do Things Differently

You’ll benefit from a more realistic and creative approach. You’re not a minivan. You’re a real person with desires. You want to be successful, or you wouldn’t be here reading this. Learning about your aspirations helps me capture your personality, not just your image.

You’re UNIQUE! If you want to stand out, you can’t look/do what everyone else is doing. Don’t be afraid to show YOU. You’re not just a number. You’re real. You have passions just like I do. That’s why my headshots stand out.

My bad- that’s why YOUR shots stand out.

Let’s have some fun! Email me at Shawn@ShawnByfield.com and let’s chat about how I can help you. – SB

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