What should I wear?
For your business portraits, pick comfortable clothing that represents you and your brand. For most industries, the suit-and-tie corporate look has given way to a relaxed and approachable style, so wear what is appropriate for your industry. Make sure it fits well, falls right, is clean and ironed. Either solid colors or simple patterns so that the clothing doesn’t take the focus off of your face. Check out some more tips on what to wear.
Can we do my headshot outdoors?
Of course! We can do your headshots and business portraits either in my studio, in your office or home, or outdoors. You choose the right location for you. But consider that shooting outdoors brings a whole host of variables, including the weather and inconsistencies in the background. If you need your photos produced and available on a specific date, or if you need a consistent background, consider the studio instead. Read more If you’re not sure what location is right for you, I’m happy to offer my insight!
Should I get my hair and makeup professionally done?
I do recommend getting your hair and makeup professionally done the morning of your photo session. Not only does it reduce the amount of necessary retouching, it also helps you feel more confident in front of the camera! Your favorite salon or stylist can probably help with your hair, and if you need a recommendation for a makeup artist, I have got you covered! Click here for more tips on how to prepare for your session.
I need a haircut – do I get it that day?
Haircuts and coloring should be at least a day before. We want you to look fresh, but not brand new. Here is a list of tips on how to prepare for a session.
What color backgrounds do you have?
In the studio, I have a white, gray, and black background for you to choose from. I can help you decide what is the right color for your brand and style. Not sure if you’d like your photo taken in the studio or on location? Here are some tips to help you decide.
How many images are included?
I offer two types of headshot sessions: mini and full. Mini sessions are 20-30 minutes in the studio and you receive one final, high resolution digital file. Full sessions are 60-75 minutes either in the studio or on location.In this longer session, I can accommodate a change of clothing, and shots that incorporate more of the environment. From this session you choose up to 5 retouched final images. Read more about the differences between Mini and Full headshot sessions.
Is retouching included
Always! Within reason, of course. We want you to look like you, but smoother 🙂
I hate having my photo taken. How can you help me?
You are not alone! I empathize with how hard it is to get in front of the camera! I employ a collaborative approach where we review the photos we’re making in real time and you can offer your feedback and input throughout the session. This helps me ensure that I am making exactly the photos you want.
Most people have no idea how to pose in front of the camera and feel very uncomfortable doing so. Don’t worry! I know all the tricks for posing in a way that feels comfortable and looks great.
I love the challenge of photographing people who don’t think they photograph well – the joy and surprise in their beautiful final product is a terrific reward.