PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT SESSION
I limit my bookings to a maximum of two sessions per day. One morning session, one afternoon, or just one evening session. This means there’s not people coming and going constantly, which makes it easy to disinfect the place between sessions.
It also means that you get all the time we need for our shoot. I don't do “30-minute sessions” or “60-minute sessions”. I book a 3-hour block of time so we can all relax. I’m not going to keep you here any longer than you need to be (I know you’re busy), but we also don’t need to rush your headshot session because I have someone coming in straight after you. Each person gets the attention they deserve and need to get headshots which fit their needs.
The last thing I want is you leaving your headshot session with a headshot that isn't what you wanted because we've only got 4 minutes left and we're not where we need to be yet. It takes a little time to get the right expressions, and that's because getting your headshot taken can make people feel uncomfortable. I understand that. The expression we want is one of confidence and approachability. We might get there quickly, which is great, or it might take a little longer to get there, but that's fine too, because we're not clock watching. So, either way, we've still got plenty of time to do all those outfit changes etc. we want to do (there's no limit on outfit changes/looks).
I'll be guiding you throughout the session on expression, angles, positioning, hair, and all the things that you don't need to worry about.
The aim of the session is to get some great shots, and I'll spend as little or as long as is needed in order to get them. I love shooting headshots, so I'm in no rush to finish our shoot. As well as looking confident and approachable, you need to look relaxed, competent, and like you're in control of the situation. If you don't look like that, then your headshot could be doing you more harm than good. It's all about the first impression people get when they see your headshot. We get this perfect mix of confidence and approachability by having some fun with it.
Once or twice throughout the session, we'll stop and look at some images we've taken, so you can see what shots we're getting, and if there's anything you want to change, we can do it on the spot.
It's a fun, relaxed atmosphere that lends well to getting the expressions you need from your headshots.
At the end of the session, we'll sit down, grab a coffee, and review all the images we shot. From there, you'll pick your favorite shots that I will edit and retouch. I will give as much or as little input as you like on what the best shots are, because sometimes it's nice to have an opinion other than our own in what we look like. As well as the high-resolution JPEGs, I'll also make sure you receive the low-resolution shots that are a better fit for social media platforms like LinkedIn. That will save you the trouble of re-sizing and cropping the shots after you receive them.
R A T E S
The headshot session fee is $200. This includes:
- No time limit on your session
- Unlimited outfit changes
- One on One post session advice for image selection
Note: I require 50% of the headshot session fee upfront.
At the end of the session, we'll sit down together, grab a coffee, and go through the images. You will choose your final images at the end of the session. This puts you in complete control of the final cost depending on how many images you require. The images are $65 per image, including professional retouching.
I don't want you to pay for more than you need, and every person has different needs. By not packaging images together, you're not over committing or under committing in terms of how many images you require from the session - you can simply decide on the day.
A huge amount of my business is based on referrals. My aim is for you to leave the shoot and tell your friends all about your new headshots and what a great experience it was.