Headshot packages start from $175. All packages include print-ready digital files.
What's your story? How do you want to be seen?
Your photos are your most important assets in your marketing strategy. Many times your headshot is your first chance to make an impression on the decision makers. Headshots come in different orientations and styles. Let me know what your preference is before booking. Show me examples of photos that you like. Let me know what color backgrounds you prefer. Simple backdrops are clean and timeless. I personally like to shoot on white and gray but I also offer other options.
I shoot both in studio and on location. Environmental headshots are shots that are taken on-location. It can be indoors or outdoors, and be shot with natural light or artificial light. These are the more casual types of shots, if you’re looking to show a more laid-back side of you or highlight your interests.
HOW TO PREPARE
Sleep well and don't party the night before your photo shoot. Try not to cut your hair for a week before your session. Your hair is alive and reacts to being cut. It needs time to adjust to a cut. Drink lots of water. Breathe, relax and visualize.
WHAT TO BRING
Most important is a good attitude! Feel free to bring your favorite headshots. Examples will help me to see your sense of style. Also, feel free to bring your own music.
It's important to feel good in your clothes. Bring clothes that fit perfect and are fresh and clean looking. Bring a good variety of tops for us to choose from. Bring your favorite clothes, the ones that make you feel attractive or special or important. Don’t feel you have to be dressed up, unless that is your style or the look you’re going for. You can start with a simple shirt or blouse and slowly add layers during the shoot.
Solid colors. Colors that compliment you. Consider bringing tops that match your eye color. No prints, patterns, plaids, logos etc. Textures are OK. V-necks look good, if you are going for a business casual look. Bring several options so we can pick the best for you. For comfort, jeans or slacks are easiest to pose in. Don't wear distracting jewelry. It is important to feel great in your clothes. If you feel good, you look good.
Solid colors that compliment you. Consider bringing tops that match your eye color. No prints, patterns, logos etc. Black is good.
You can bring hats, scarfs, jewelry and anything that might add something to the look you are going for.
Business attire: even as business attire gets more casual each passing year, a business headshot should have formal business attire. You may wear whatever you like, but you should have a suit coat or blazer at the least, and men should also have a tie. We can dress that down and do a clothing change without adding an additional fee.
You should bring multiple shirts and ties or blouses in different colors so that we can choose what works best for you.
Pack your clothing neatly to avoid unwanted wrinkles. Wrinkles in clothes are difficult to Photoshop out later.
Bring a brush and some hair product (gel/hairspray) with you to the shoot to help calm fly-aways.
Start with your hair down and towards the end of the shoot put it up in a ponytail for a more casual look.
Start natural. Just enough to cover up any blemishes. Build up the makeup as you go. You can add eyeshadow and darker lipstick later in the shoot. Bring your makeup and moisturizer with you to the shoot in case your skin does get dry or you need touchups. Bring lip balm or lip gloss with you to help keep lips looking soft. Don’t do any extreme beauty regimens right before your shoot, like facial peels, tanning or extensive exfoliating. Your skin can look very irritated. Get rid of any unwanted hair a few days before your shoot. Clean up brows and upper lip hair.
Hiring a professional makeup artists to do your hair and makeup is often a good idea. You pay them an additional fee separately.
Shave right before you leave for a shoot. A 5 o clock shadow can’t be Photoshopped easily. Use cooling gel or aftershave to help with skin irritation. If you wear contacts, leave your colored contacts at home and bring clear contacts with you. Colored contacts can look very fake in photographs.
Before the shoot look at your face in the mirror and see what side you like better. Try different expressions in the mirror. Do you look better stoic or perky? What's your best smile?