Frequently Asked Questions
The creation investment is not a deposit and does not include image files, prints or products. It is paid in full at the time of booking and reserves your session time and date on our calendar. It is non-refundable (we allow one reschedule due to sickness or family emergency). Your session is not considered booked until this is paid.
• three fully edited images
• the time spent planning the detail of your session either in person or via phone (30 minutes)
• the actual session (1 hour); unlimited outfits
A good headshot shows your target audience you are approachable, friendly, and knowledgeable. Whether you are looking for a simple headshot for LinkedIn or a variety of images for your business website, we’ve got you covered.
Yes! We do lots of sessions for business professionals who need a professional headshot or business identity shot for their business website, their LinkedIn profile, or a publication or book jacket. We’ll talk to you about the type of work you do and why you need the photo, in order to create the best look that will properly represent you, your personality, and your industry.
Yes! We recognize that the look of a headshot for an entertainer is going to be different from a corporate portrait/business headshot. We love capturing the signature personality and unique look of actors and entertainers!
Every session, like every client, is unique. Prior to your session, we’ll have an in-person or phone consultation to discuss expectations, clothing, props, hair and make-up, and other ideas you might have for your session. We make an effort to get to know you so that we can capture and highlight your personal style as best possible. Give serious thought to the type of image that will best fit your style, career goals and personality. What would you like to show off that would make someone choose you?
Choose clothing that represents your desired image and flattering colors that complement your hair and skin tones. How do you want to come across? Consider a suit jacket if you’d like a more professional, tailored look. Avoid busy prints, logos and bright white as they distract from the face. Avoid a white shirt under a suit jacket - go for a color instead. Repeating your eye color, particularly if you have blue or green eyes, always looks amazing! Consider necklines that work with your body shape and hairstyle. Fitted, tailored clothing generally looks better than blousy, baggier clothing. If you choose to wear a button-down shirt, we suggest layering a jacket or sweater on top as a button-down alone can look wrinkled and boxy. Men, wear v-neck undershirts or no undershirt at all so it does not show. Ladies, if you don’t love your arms in pictures, avoid wearing sleeveless shirts! Executive headshots tend to look better without bare arms. The general rule of thumb is not to wear anything that would distract from your face!
Ladies, it’s totally up to you, but we can tell you from experience that a good make-up artist can make all the difference! The goal is not to make you look like you’re going out to a nightclub (unless that’s what you want), but to highlight your best features - “camera ready”. Men, we can take care of most facial blemishes in retouching, so no need to wear makeup. We have recommendations for local hair & make-up artists who are familiar with our shooting style and make-up preferences. We don’t recommend going to a make-up counter at a department store or mall. With regard to hair, don’t get your hair cut within the week or two leading up to your session.
Believe it or not, your session will be a fun experience! We know it can feel awkward to be in front of a camera, and we are very good at working with our clients to put them at ease. Take a second and read our testimonials and reviews - many people speak to this and we take great pride in making our clients feel comfortable during their session. For some people a 15 minute session is enough and for others it might take an hour and a bit. We will shoot until we are both happy!
Within one week of your session, we will provide you with an online gallery to view and select your images. You are always welcome to come in to the studio or set up a video chat so we can go over them together, discuss crops, retouching, etc. Delivery of the final images will depend on how many you select, retouching etc, but usually within 5-7 days. Our retouching is done to look natural. A rush fee of $100 will get you your images within 24 hours.