SESSION INFO & RATES
I limit my bookings to a maximum of two sessions a day. One morning session, one afternoon.
So you essentially get all the time we need for our shoot. I don't do 30 minute sessions, 60 minute sessions, etc etc. The reason for that is so we can all relax. As important as the lighting, posing, composition of the shot is, I'm experienced enough that we can get all of those things right in a few minutes. The part of the shot that takes time, and is the most important ingredient, is the expression. It's much more important to me to produce quality work that I can be proud of, than to cram as many clients through the door as possible. Quality over quantity, every time.
The last thing I want is you leaving your headshot session with a headshot that isn't what you wanted because we've only got 4 minutes left and we're not where we need to be yet. It takes a little time to get the right expressions, and that's because getting your headshot taken can make people feel uncomfortable. I understand that. The expression we want is confidence and approachability. We might get there quickly, which is great, or it might take a little longer to get there, but that's fine too, because we're not clock watching. So either way, we've still got plenty of time to do all of those outfit changes etc. we want to do. (there's no limit on outfit changes/looks).
The aim of the session is to get some great shots, and I'll spend as little or as long as is needed in order to get them. I love shooting headshots, so I'm in no rush to finish our shoot. As well as confidence and approachability, in your headshot, you need to look relaxed, in control, competent, like you've got this. If you don't look like that, then your headshot could be doing you more harm than good. It's all about the subconscious, and the first impression people subconsciously feel when they see our headshot. We get that by having some fun with it, not stressing about how we've only got a few minutes left and you still wanted to try that new shirt and jacket combo.
Once or twice throughout the session, we'll stop and look at some images we've taken, so you can see what shots we're getting, and if there's anything you want to change, we can do it on the spot.
It's a fun, relaxed atmosphere that lends well to getting the expressions you need from your headshots.
At the end of the session, we'll sit down, grab a coffee, and review all of the images we shot. From there, you'll pick your favorite shots to be professionally edited and retouched. As well as the high resolution JPEGs, I'll also make sure you receive the same shots that are custom size and crops for social media platforms like LinkedIn. That'll save you the trouble of re-sizing and cropping the shots after you receive them.