Have a question or concern? You’ll probably find the answer here. If you’re question isn’t listed, feel free to contact me and I’ll be glad to answers any questions you have.
Will I receive a disc with all the photos?
No way! Discs are out of style. Instead of a disc, I’ll make all your headshots available for download via WeTransfer or Dropbox. They’ll be available for download up to 14 days, so you’ll want to download them quickly.
Do you shoot in a studio or outdoors?
I do both! Whenever the weather is good we’re available to shoot your session outdoors, but we can also work indoors to give you a completely different look. It’s great to have variety from your session, especially for actors looking to build a comp card!
What is a look?
A look is a wardrobe change. Along with the wardrobe we will change the lighting and background as well. You may add or take away smaller articles of clothing such as glasses or a jacket without it counting as a different look.
How long is a headshot session?
Sessions last anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on the number of looks selected. Sometimes sessions wrap up quickly if we feel we have the shot and sometimes they go a bit longer as we work through to find that winning image. But don’t worry, I won’t be watching the clock as we shoot! I want to give you a reasonable amount of time for your session so you never feel rushed.
Is hair and makeup included?
Hair and makeup isn’t included in the session fee. It’s a separate charge and paid directly to the makeup artist. She accepts cash only.
Is retouching included?
A retouched headshot is included in each package. However, if you’d like to order additional retouching, the fee is only $50 per image. And if you purchase 2 retouched images you’ll receive 1 free. I’ll retouch any imperfections, even out your skin, do color correction, soften wrinkles, and clean up flyaway hairs making sure you look your absolute best!
How many images will I receive?
While I don’t go into sessions with a set number of images in mind, on average I take around 50-100 images per look. So based on the package you’ve selected, multiply that figure by the number of changes included in the package to give you an idea of how many images to expect.
Where do you shoot?
My studio, which is also my home, is located in SoHo. It’s a comfortable and professional environment that can accomodate your shoot no problem. For outdoor sessions, I shoot in locations within close proximity so we don’t have to walk too far. For my corporate clients, I’m also available to come to your office for an additional fee.
What should I wear?
It’s always best to keep your wardrobe simple. Avoid tops with bold patterns, prints, frilly areas around the neckline and shoulders, and anything that makes you look bulky. Layered clothing is okay. Just make sure your clothing compliments your form and doesn’t make you look heavier than you really are.
Solid colors work best for headshots, but avoid colors that are way too bold like neon green. The main goal is to not allow your clothing to distract from you. Most importantly, bring lots of options. Bring a suitcase if you have to, then we’ll select your wardrobe once you arrive.
And if it helps, feel free to look at the different headshot galleries to get an idea of what previous clients have worn. That may give you a bit of inspiration!
Should I hire a makeup artist?
For women, 9 times out of 10, I say yes. My makeup artists will help you look your absolute best and use techniques you probably wouldn’t if doing makeup yourself. They’ll take your headshots to the next level! And it’s always great to have someone on set that makes sure you always look stunning. For men, I usually don’t recommended makeup unless you’re having some issues with your skin and want a more even complexion.
Can I bring my own makeup artist?
If you’re in need of makeup, I do require you to use one of my makeup artists. My makeup artists understand in great detail how I work and how to apply makeup that will not only make you look great, but will also photograph well with the lighting and techniques I use. In the past, actors have used their own makeup artists with less than stellar results. Trust me, use my makeup artist and you won’t be disappointed!
How do I view my headshots after the shoot?
Within 48-hours after your shoot you’ll receive access to a private online gallery. Here you will be able to view your images and make selections for retouching and printing. Feel free to share this gallery with your agent, colleagues, friends, and family.
Can I bring a guest?
Sure! If it will make you feel more comfortable and you won’t be distracted, you may bring one guest with you.
What is your policy for cancellations and/or rescheduling?
All cancellations and/or rescheduling must be done within 72 hours of your session date. Deposits are non-refundable, but can be applied to a shoot at a later date if you reschedule in time. Failing to do so, will result in a forfeiture of payment.
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