Frequently asked questions
How long is a headshot session?
Sessions can last anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours. It depends on how many setups and clothing changes you need. A simple one look headshot usually takes around 15 minutes to photograph.
When will I have my photos back?
You can expect to have your finished images in 24-48 hours.
What is your process?
Before the session we will discuss your vision for the photographs, so I can be ready when you arrive at the studio. I try to have everything set up and ready for each client, so there are no unnecessary delays. I photograph while tethered to my computer and you will be able to view your images immediately. That way we can make any needed adjustments with lighting or posing. Once we are sure that we have great images, we will sit down and pick the ones that you wish to purchase. I will also ask you about your preferred level of photo retouching. Your photos will be ready within 24-48 hours and I will email them to you.
How do I pay for my headshots?
The retainer fee of $245 is due at the time of booking It also pays for your first headshot. If you purchase more than one headshot the remaining balance is due after your session.
Can you create a banner for my Facebook page with my headshot?
Yes, I will deliver your headshots in different crops and resolutions. Please let me know about any special crop requests and I will make it happen.
Do you work with children?
Yes, I do. In fact, I love working with children and have a great rapport with children of any ages. I have 5 children of my own.
What should I wear for my session?
It depends on the purpose of the photographs and your brand. For business headshots choose fitted clothing in muted solid colors. Try to avoid patterns and loud colors. Personal branding portraits usually allow for more freedom. Please refer to this guide for further instruction.
What kind of background is best for my headshot?
It all depends on the intent of your images and your brand identity. Business headshots photograph well on gray, white and black. Images for personal branding tend to be more environmental and/or staged. We will discuss best options for you before your session.
Do I need professional makeup for my session?
Professional makeup definitely helps. I work with a wonderful makeup and hair artist and she is available upon request.
Do men need any makeup for their headshots?
No, men don’t need makeup for their sessions. I will retouch any blemishes or skin discoloration in post-process. I also have blotting tissues available to help out with shiny skin.
I have wrinkles and skin discoloration. Will you be able to retouch that?
I specialize in most comprehensive retouching. Rest assured that I can take care of anything that needs to be fixed in post-processing. After your session we will discuss your vision for the final images and you will have an opportunity to request any special retouching.
I wear glasses. Is it possible to avoid glare in my headshots?
Yes, I know how to pose and light you to avoid glare.
I don’t know how to pose for headshots. Will you guide me?
Of course. Posing is a part of my job. Your photo session will be fully guided.
How many outfits should I bring for my session?
Bring several options for each look and I will help you to narrow it down to the best ones.