The first version can be found here and were taken about 6 months ago.
These are her headshots today!
The biggest difference in the quality of the photographs is my education. Over the last few months I have been reading, meeting with other photographers and watching videos.
Other aspects that help were the new lens and soft box. The lens is super sharp and the soft box produces a very nice light.
The bottom picture was taken in my living room with a plain wall as the background. The flash to subject distance was about a foot and the subject to background distance was about 10 feet.