How Do I Get A New Professional Headshot?
Just Book, Shoot, and Select!
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All headshot sessions include studio time with lighting, multiple looks, wardrobe changes, facial expression coaching, and tethered images into a my computer for immediate feedback on how we are doing. No waiting around for galleries. Get your headshots quickly!
Select and purchase your favorite images individually immediately after the session. I include retouching as part of your experience. Digital files are delivered via Dropbox or email in 72 hours or less in most cases!
I needed a new head shot(s) for my business and linked social media accounts. I found John on Google based on his reviews and scheduled my appointment. I do not love getting my picture taken (as most) and John made it very easy. In fact, we got multiple great shots pretty quick. The selection process was made easy as we went through and eliminated what we didn’t like. The final result was three great shots that I am very happy with. Thank you John. I highly recommend and would use again.
— Melanie Bernstein, Founding Partner/President @ Engaged Leadership
A great first impression starts with great professional headshots!
My professional headshots and branding sessions consists of a session (time) to schedule with me and per item individual final images. A studio session lasts anywhere from 45 minutes up to 2 hours if needed. You will receive a wardrobe consultation, professional lighting, direction, and expression coaching throughout our session to get you looking and feeling great about your images. As a result of this preparation, direction, and on-set feedback, we get exactly what we are looking for in your professional headshots. And, don’t worry! I will make it fun by comparison to other photographer’s headshot sessions. I understand most people don’t enjoy getting a headshot, and that’s fine. Bad jokes are free!
A commercial photoshoot experience
I tether my photographs directly into my computer. We receive large screen immediate feedback which is important. This a technique that commercial photographers use on set for quality control and is a huge timesaver. I want to be able to show you as we go where you can improve. If I see an expression that I love then I can show you right there easily. Sometimes I might catch you with your eyes closed. That’s okay because I delete that one and keep going with our session. I use the computer for real time coaching and direction so we get the best headshots during our session for the best results.
I help guide you through the ins and outs and subtleties of what makes an image a keeper versus one that we pass. After we cull the images, we make final selections of your favorites, you pay for them, and they are sent for retouching. We retouch images for color, blemishes, lint, the occasional wrinkle, and other distractions. Retouching is included for all final images. Nothing kills a great image like poor retouching. In conclusion, professional headshots are important to your personal brand. I believe that it’s never too late to create a new first impression!
Final images are digitally delivered within 72 hours via DropBox or email.
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FAQ ABOUT PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS
CAN YOU HELP ME? I’M NOT PHOTOGENIC.
Yes! Most people aren’t comfortable with lights and a camera pointed at them. The most flattering positions for your face and body type are coached and directed in the session.
WHAT DO I WEAR TO MY HEADSHOT SESSION?
You should bring more not less clothing options for us to choose from for great headshots. We will choose your outfits together based on desired messaging with color and skin tone considered as well. Freshly pressed suits, shirts, ties, dresses, and blouses are best. Solids and textures work nicely on camera, and the occasional print, too. Extras like sweaters are good sometimes, too, plus you can’t beat a solid turtleneck.
SHOULD I GET MAKE-UP AND HAIR FOR MY HEADSHOT SESSION? WHAT DO YOU SUGGEST?
Hair and make-up is up to you. I encourage light makeup and any lipstick if you wear it for moisture is fine just not matte, please. You can bring make-up to refresh and we can add as we go, if need be. Men don’t need makeup for headshots.
WHY IS THE TOP OF MY HEAD CUT OFF IN MY HEADSHOT?
The biggest thing is that it creates more engagement with the viewer. We want people to make a connection with you and your eyes and your expression. We want you to appear confident and approachable and up close. Based upon my experience this is the best course. Plus, everyone knows what the top of your head looks like! I provide a wider crop that gives space around you, too.