Why are Headshots important?
Social media and online presence plays an important part today in the success of your businesses or career. Having professional headshots is the quickest way to make a great first impression and portray a professional image to your potential clients, to share our brand, and to show ‘the face behind the business’.
With a trained artistic eye for posing and directing in order to achieve the individual’s optimal look, I am able to help create the image you want for your brand or social media. Every individual is unique and and needs to be photographed a certain way based on their body and face shape, hair colour, gender, skin, and profession. Knowing the proper lighting, direction and posing to flatter each individual makes all the difference in the world between a standard shot and an amazing portrait. Another important thing to consider is the purpose of the headshot, depending on your profession or what the shot will be used for, we work together to bring your personality into your portrait. Showing your audience a little bit of you will help them make a connection and start a bond before they even meet you.
About Headshot Sessions
My headshot sessions are designed to be comfortable and collaborative. Before your shoot, we will have a quick pre-session consult via email to discuss your goals for this photography session (discussions that cover what the headshots are for, how you’d like to be presented, your favourite types of photos and more…) This consult is to help me prepare a session that fits your goals perfectly and provides photos that you can be happy with. I will also provide tips and tricks to help you prepare for your session.
Options and Pricing: The different types of Headshot Sessions offered are Indoor Natural Lighting, Outdoor Natural Lighting and Studio (white or black background). Based on the purpose of your headshot I can recommend the best option for you. One-hour Natural Light Session (Outdoor or Indoor) is $149 and a Studio Headshot Session is $199. Digital Files or Prints can be purchased a la carte. Please note that booking your sessions requires the deposit of the session fee, to ensure this time is kept reserved for you. Cancellations or Rescheduling must be at least 24 hours prior, if not deposit is non-refundable. Deposit can be paid via EMT (instant), Paypal (fees extra) or Personal Cheque (incurs 5 business day delay).
On the day of the shoot it is recommended for you to get your makeup / hair done professionally. Makeup does not have to dramatic but rather natural or slightly enhanced to bring out your own unique features as well as prep your skin for high definition pictures. Prior to the photoshoot, I will assist with your wardrobe selection to ensure that you’re going to be happy with the end result. Throughout your session, I will guide you on how to pose to create flattering portraits based purpose of the headshots.
After the shoot, the images from your session will be put in an online proof gallery for you to review. Once you make your final selection(s), I will retouch your photos and deliver the final retouched digital files electronically. I am happy to assist in selecting your best shots.
Basic Retouching is offered as a FREE service to any Digital File or Prints purchase. The process of Retouching can be Basic or Extensive – it all depends on what the situation calls for. Basic retouching includes further adjusting exposure, removing blemishes, decreasing the severity/removing under-eye circles, or removing distracting elements from the background. Extensive Retouching can involve anything from adjusting misaligned tie, removing harsh shadows, removing fly away hair, “slimming”, etc. Extensive Retouching is billed per project, please inquire for details. To view more samples of retouching click here.