What is included in a headshot session?
4 wardrobe changes (I do like to go through your clothing options in the beginning to see what looks best on camera but we will shoot you in 4 final options.)
4 retouched photos
A private online gallery of the entire session formatted for web use.
Where are you located? Where do we shoot?
I am located in downtown Los Angeles. I have a spacious industrial studio in DTLA that makes for a very comfortable shoot.
Do you provide hair and makeup?
I have numerous makeup artists I work with that are fantastic at women and men’s grooming. Their rates are not included in my rate and you would reach out to them directly to check their availability and rates. Please note, women are limited to 2 hair and makeup changes. I always recommend hiring a professional HMUA.
How long does a shoot last?
A shoot can last anywhere from 3-5 hours. This time frame is geared more toward shooting with women who want those 2 hair and makeup changes. You will not be in front of the camera this entire time. Take into consideration, if you have hair and makeup changes and we reshoot some of your wardrobe options with those changes it will prolong the session.
Deposit, Cancellation, and Payment
I require a 50% deposit upon booking to secure your spot. The balance is due day of shoot. The deposit is non-refundable. If you need to cancel your shoot, I require a 48 hour notice (2 days) and your deposit can be used toward rebooking your second shoot. If you must cancel a second time your deposit will be forfeited. Please note, if you must reschedule there could be a waiting period. You can send your deposit via electronic payment through Venmo.
Do you shoot outside or on location for headshots? Do you capture full body shots?
I only shoot headshots in studio and I don't capture full body or fitness during headshot sessions.
How do I book?
Please use the contact form for rates, inquiries and bookings.
How does the retouching work?
The retouching is one of the most important parts of my shooting process. My retouching process simply enhances what was so meticulously captured in camera ensuring you look your best and the integrity of the photo stays intact. I try my best to get every detail just right in the camera and then edit the photo removing stray hairs, blemishes and other distractions so that you can put your best face forward. I use high end retouching techniques that enhance and polish the photo but maintain a natural feel. My turnaround time for retouching is generally 5-7 business days but this is not guaranteed as each photo may require different amounts of retouching. Please note I do not fix hair and makeup issues in post if you did NOT hire a professional HMUA.
Do you offer additional retouching?
Yes, each additional retouched image is $75 per image.
Will I get high resolution files of the entire session?
You will receive an online gallery with unretouched high resolution files from the session formatted for web use. I require my work to be retouched or purchased before releasing high resolution files any larger than the web versions. I don't allow my work to be retouched or altered by any third party. Instagram filters and mobile editing apps like Facetune and similar apps are strictly prohibited. I always recommend that the retouched images be the final images used for promotion on all media formats.
What should I wear?
Please bring numerous wardrobe options that are timeless and classic. I will send you a wardrobe guideline upon booking your shoot and other details of how you can prepare in a PDF packet. I recommend that you stick to a muted color palette avoiding bold and bright tones, but this isn't always the case. While the neutral clothing options tend to increase the longevity of your photos, you can bring neutral and bold bright choices as well. Select clothing that is in style with the current fashion trends. I also recommend buying a few wardrobe pieces that look high end and return them after the shoot but this isn't necessary. I suggest avoiding clothing that looks "cheap," unfortunately it usually doesn't photograph very well. The clothing doesn't need to be designer but it definitely shouldn't have wear and tear such as stains, wrinkles, holes, or other obvious distractions. Clothing that makes you feel comfortable and confident is usually a great choice.
How long do I have to wait to receive my online gallery after the session?
Your private online gallery will be available in 5-7 business days via Pixiset.
Do we need to meet before our shoot?
It is not necessary to meet before we shoot. I will make sure you are very well prepared for your session. It is my pleasure to answer any questions and concerns you may have but I do not perform meet and greets for headshot sessions.
Flakes and No Shows
Unfortunately, your deposit will not be refunded nor will you be booked or rescheduled again.
Customer satisfaction is not guaranteed and I do not provide refunds or reshoots under any circumstances once the work has been performed.