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INDIVIDUAL HEADSHOT & PORTRAIT SESSION
I offer either a mini headshot session for those that want to get the job done in approximately a 2 hours time period or a standard headshot session that includes 4 hours of shooting time. Should you require a variety of looks in order to promote your personal brand then I recommend choosing the standard session to allow for multiple changes.
For portrait clients, I not only likes to shoot a wide variety of looks, but also varies the lighting as well. These sessions generally last a minimum of 5 hours. Working together in this way allows me to capture that unique You that will represent your own personal brand out there in the world.
Although I am happy to travel should you need my services elsewhere. Feel free inquire with any questions.
There is a 50% non-refundable deposit required to book a session.
Any of the images that you would like to keep will be chosen at the conclusion of your session. When we are done shooting we'll go through the pictures together one by one to decide which shots you'd like to purchase for your use.
Click on the book a shoot button to find out more about the rate information and schedule your session today. I will provide you with a full breakdown of current rates and preferences. In order to provide you with availability, I will need to know what session you are most interested in. Once we find a day that works for you, your deposit will lock in the time and date that we have chosen based on availability.
HEADSHOTS VS. PORTRAITS
I began my career focusing on portraiture. That's why I absolutely love the opportunity to create unique portraits for those that choose the longer session.
During a headshot session, I keep the camera up close and personal. All the images are captured from the chest up while I concentrate on coaching you toward your best expression. I'll coach you throughout the entire process to capture superb imagery but to educate you on what angles and expressions work best for you. I often vary the background colors and love a variety of clothing changes over the course of the session. I create beautiful headshot specific lighting that matches the aesthetic that I believe will have you looking your best.
The portrait sessions are where I love getting creative vary things up quite a bit. We'll be including portraits along with your headshots, so you'll have an assortment of different backgrounds, lighting and I'll be changing the proximity of the camera to the subject as well. You’ll walk away with a broader range of pictures and everything you'll need for your own marketing purposes.
INDOORS VS. OUTDOORS
Ultimately, you're going to get a higher quantity and the best use of your photos by shooting indoors in a controlled environment. When you are under the lights, industry professionals will be able to better visualize what you will look like on set and in makeup. When outside, you may be dealing with wind, melty makeup, red noses, or strange characters popping up in the background. With that said, shooting outdoors may suit your personality and the conditions may be in your favor. We can always discuss this on your shoot day to determine what will be the best. If you are interested in potentially shooting outside, we will need to book a morning or early afternoon shoot. Please let me know if this is something you are interested in at the time of booking.
ABOUT THE SESSION
I the studio sessions I photograph in a studio and the enviormental sessions I photograph on location. Bring a variety of clothing options and generally shoot a handful of different looks throughout each session.
We will be capturing and discussing the images as we go. Inspecting the shots in this way helps us to determine their viability for use in representing your personal brand. In doing so, we will be able to adjust the focus of the session to account for anything we feel you could additionally benefit from along the way.
At the end of the session, we'll do a review of the images. You'll be narrowing them down to only your favorites that you'd like to keep for purchase.
Feel free to bring a range of different options for clothing. The #1 rule for me is that you have to love it! If you don’t feel comfortable in it, you most likely won’t shoot well while wearing it. I suggest you bring a range of different cuts, colors, and necklines. For the corporate clients, I like the men to have a variety of jacket/shirt/tie combos and for the women some options of blouse/dress/jacket combos. Keeping jewelry to a minimum is key, studs or small earrings work and simple necklaces, anything hanging or chunky will usually draw too much attention to itself. If you wear glasses and have multiple pairs, then we'd appreciate you bringing them along in order to ascertain their glare factor. If you have any doubt about whether something will work or not just bring it. Layers are fantastic for the actors and no need to be seasonal; everything from t-shirts, tank tops to sweaters and light jackets can work. Have some fun with this, if you feel your wardrobe is missing something then go shopping and we’ll keep the tags on it in case you’d like to return the items after the shoot.
HAIR AND MAKEUP
Makeup for the session is not required but highly recommended for all women. The cost for makeup during your session is listed above and includes hair help.
The makeup is applied specifically for the lighting we use and we usually start very naturally to give you a very clean simple look. We do touch ups and will add subtle changes to the makeup as the shoot progresses. If you’d like to start off a little heavier on the makeup we are happy to do that as well, just let us know.
We ask that everyone come in with their hair ready the way you would like to present yourself. We want your hair in your pictures to be as close as possible to the way you look on a fantastic hair day and can't have you showing up to the studio as if you just rolled out of bed. Of course, the makeup artist is there to make sure it’s shoot ready and we will discuss what you’d like to do with it and make a game plan at the beginning of the shoot.
If you need a major overhaul hair wise or you are naturally curly and want to go straight there may be an extra €30 charge for the makeup artist to blow it out for you. Make sure you discuss this with us prior to your session, so we are all on the same page.
We don't recommend makeup on men, but our makeup artist can provide light grooming for skin and hair on the shoot for €100 if you like. The professional retouching usually covers any issues that may arise skin wise, so there are no worries in that dept.
SCHEDULING AND PAYMENTS
I am normally available for shooting Monday through Friday and I usually schedule 2 sessions a day starting at 10am with the second session starting at 2pm. I do tweak the times depending upon the schedule each particular day, so I ask people to be a bit flexible. I do ask that you don't have anything else scheduled close to the end of your session in case I feel I need a little more time with you.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to book a spot on the calendar. The fee is due at the time of booking a shoot date and time. You may contact me and I will get you set up with a session that perfect for you.
I accept cash, as well as Visa, Mastercard, PayPal. The remaining balance is due the day of the session.
I work with freelance makeup artists and you will be paying them directly, they require cash on the day of the shoot.