Professional headshots and portraits are invaluable to your brand. Here are a few thoughts and considerations to make the best of our time in the studio or on the set.
Your Headshot Session
I like to shoot several looks during my headshot sessions (only 1 look/outfit change in the "on the go" session). This range of looks provides you with options to use the images in different areas as needed to round out your personal and professional brand. We will shoot headshots, ¾ shots, and any other frames we determine as most valuable to your goals. I like to work on each look until we have exactly what we’re trying to create. You should plan extra time for your headshot and photo session to include travel to the studio, hair and makeup, and photo review (not available for the "on the go" session due to time constraint) in addition to the actual shooting time.
We will review the session as we go. You’ll be able to see the images as we create them and together, we will determine each photo’s potential. Once we’ve identified the images we want to work with, you’ll be able to further evaluate them with friends, family, agents, or associates in your own private proofing gallery online. From this gallery, you’ll be able to download images, order prints, or select images to send to one of my professional retouchers if you'd like major post processing work done. Professional retouching, prints, and additional downloads are priced separately from the shoot and are available for 1 year after your session.
For quality control reasons, I prefer all of my work to be handled by myself, my contracted retouchers, and my designated print labs. I do not release high-resolution raw images directly to clients unless they elect to purchase a full buyout of the entire session ($279). This protects our work from being marginalized or substantially modified by a non-vetted retoucher or print lab.
Identify where and how you will want to use the images. For example, framing photos is different for Linkedin than it is for a large hero image on a Wordpress index page. I’m very familiar with how images have to be formatted for each use. However unless you come to me with a plan or a goal that we will collaborate to achieve, I will not know how to frame each photo for various uses.
Clothing and Looks:
Please bring several outfits and options for clothing. For headshots, we will focus on the top and often can create several looks easily by using tops with different color and contrast to create a specific look and feel. For ¾ and full body photos, the entire outfit will be more significant a consideration.
In our pre-shoot consultation, I will take your information and discuss the goals with my stylist. We’ll make suggestions to help you with your wardrobe choices for the photo session.
The most important factor contributing to the success of your wardrobe choice for the shoot is how comfortable you are wearing that particular outfit. Bring several outfits and have fun with it.
Hair and Makeup
Hair: I ask that everyone come to the shoot with their hair ready the way you would like to present yourself in the photos. I do have stylists available. If you’d like to hire them to work with you, I'm happy to arrange that.
Makeup: Makeup for the session is highly recommended for all women. The cost for makeup is $75.00 is applied specifically for the lighting I use. I only guarantee the quality of photos when one of the makeup artists I work with does your makeup on set in the studio. Correctly applied makeup can make or break a shoot and is an invaluable component of the studio session. We start with a natural, clean, and simple look. If you prefer a more specific direction with makeup, we are happy to do that as well as long as we know it will work well with our lighting and photography work to achieve the goals you have for the shoot.
Headshot and Portrait Rates:
Extended Portfolio Session: $425 (+ $75 for makeup and $25 per hour for hair and makeup touch up throughout the shoot)
Please allow a minimum of 2 hours of actual shooting time in the studio as well as time for travel, hair and makeup, and reviewing photos for this shoot. If you're an actor or model, will work together until we have a suite of photos for your portfolio. For business clients, we will create a series of images to support your brand and marketing efforts. Headshots, portraits, and lifestyle photos may all be part of this shoot. During this time we’ll be working on multiple looks, wardrobe changes, background and lighting changes, and overall photo and image consulting to support your efforts.
This is the best option if you are looking for multiple looks to update your digital identity and brand across multiple platforms. You will likely have 30 or more images to work with from this shoot. This is a planned and produced shoot that will refresh your brand in one effort.
Power Hour Headshot Session: $250 (+ $75 for makeup and $25 per hour for hair and makeup touch up throughout the shoot)
Please plan up to 1 hour of actual shooting time in the studio as well as time for travel, hair and makeup, and reviewing photos for this shoot. Additional studio time beyond the 1-hour session is billed at $200 per hour. This is the best option if you are looking for photos to refresh your digital identity and brand, but do not need the depth and breadth of the Extended Studio Session. You will likely have 10 or more images to work with from this shoot.
On the Go Headshot Session: $150 (+ $75 for makeup and touch up throughout the shoot)
Please plan 20 minutes for this option. We will shoot your headshots and your images will be delivered in a proofing gallery for your selection. This is the best option if you need a quick headshot for a resume, job application, or any other specific but relatively limited purpose. You will have 2 images to use from this session.
Onsite Corporate Headshot and Portrait Rates: These rates are published as a base when estimating and planning larger and more complex shoots.
These rates include studio/lighting setup on site, image delivery, and basic retouching, and travel within 20 minutes of downtown Phoenix. Additional travel time is billed at $45.00 per hour.
I will discuss your organizations needs and goals prior to the shoot and prepare an email to each headshot client outlining wardrobe and other preparations and considerations prior to the shoot. The lighting and backgrounds will be set up prior to the start of the shoot and are not considered as part of the time allotted for shooting. Thus, we will work with each person as needed to insure the best possible results.
There are so many variables with on-site corporate, commercial, and large shoots I couldn't possibly cover them with these rate statements. Please feel free to contact me with your company's needs for specific quotes.
Corporate Headshots, full day: $1600
Up to 8 hours of shooting on site with lighting setups. Up to 16 client headshots (cost per client $100). Additional clients beyond the 16 will be billed at $85 per person. Includes a minimum of 2 images per person via digital download and unlimited use license.
Corporate Headshots, half day: $1000
Up to 4 hours of shooting on site with lighting setups. Up to 8 client headshots (cost per client $125). Additional clients beyond the 8 will be billed at $85 per person. Includes a minimum of 2 images per person via digital download and unlimited use license.
Corporate Headshots and onsite Business Portraits, 1 hour: $380
Up to 1 hour of shooting on site with lighting setups. Up to 3 client "looks" headshots/portraits. Includes digital download and unlimited use license for these images.
Additional hours on site billed at $250 per hour. Typically, 1-2 client headshot per hour is the most effective. For those who need less than a half day, or less than 8 people to photograph, this option is available.
Business or Creative Portraits, 1 hour: $380
Up to 1 hour of shooting on site with lighting setup as needed. This rate is for individual or group portraits (up to 5 people for group portraits).
Additional hours on site billed at $250 per hour. Typically, 2-4 portrait "looks" per hour is the most effective. For those who need less than a half day this option is available.
* For large groups or additional needs, please contact me for consultation and pricing to insure we find the right combination to support your goals and efforts.