THE HEADSHOT AND PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE
Orange County Studio: 1835 Whittier Ave., Suite A2, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Los Angeles Studio: 1340 E 6th St., #415b, Los Angeles, CA 90021
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the Headshot experience
Starting at $250
the portrait experience
Starting at $350
the headshot and portrait experience
Starting at $500
Yes, I called it an experience. Why? Because we’re not talking about a few snapshots here. We’re talking about a virtually unlimited amount of time to get you where you need to be - to achieve extraordinary results that you (perhaps) didn’t think were possible. These studio sessions entail a finely tuned process that I’ve carefully developed over the years geared entirely toward putting your mind at ease and placing the burden of getting you looking your best on me. That’s my goal for each and every one of my clients - to surprise them in a positive manner with the results of their session and to deliver images that exceed their expectations. I want these headshots and portraits to achieve incredible results within your professional circles that will lead to more positive engagement across the board for all of your business relationships.
Not all headshots and portraits are created equal, and I have put a tremendous amount of time into developing my unique approach to this type of photography, which includes an emphasis on the coaching and directing required to get excellent results for a wide variety of personality types. This means that I’m equally at ease directing an experienced actor or model as I am working with someone who is terrified of being in front of the camera. In either case, I’m going to get the shots that work for you, and I’m not going to quit until we have them.
So what’s it like during these headshot and portrait sessions? You’ll be warmly greeted at my studio and offered a refreshment. After a quick tour, we’ll discuss your session and the headshot process in detail. My professional equipment will be setup and waiting for you upon arrival, and I’ll offer to put on some of your favorite music. If you’ve hired my makeup artist, RJ, she’ll already be waiting for you. We’ll go over your wardrobe and select the best options to kick things off. Once we’re underway, we will periodically stop to look through the images and discuss our progress, reviewing them on my laptop monitor (not the back of my camera). I’ll coach your expression during those breaks and we’ll talk about what’s working and perhaps what’s not. You’ll be able to see the results of our teamwork right there in the studio as we work together - no waiting for days (or even weeks) hoping that the shots came out good.
Once we both agree that we’ve got the shots we need captured, we’ll take a quick break and regroup in my office where we will review the images together on a large, high resolution monitor. I’ll offer my professional advice on narrowing and selecting the images that work best for you and your purposes. You’ll make your final selections and pay for retouching for the images you’ve selected. Those images will enter our professional retouching queue, where every detail in your headshot is given proper attention. This takes time, and you simply can’t cut corners or cost and still get professional results. Once complete, your images will be sent to you in various crop formats (vertical, horizontal and square where applicable). I’ll check in with you one last time to be sure that you received the images and that you’re completely satisfied with the final results - that’s very important to me since I depend heavily on referrals!
My studio headshot and portrait packages are straightforward and easy to understand - headshots, portraits, or both, plus separate fees for retouching. Portrait sessions cost a bit more than the headshot sessions due to the time and equipment involved in creating these unique images. My retouched images are always offered a la carte, and currently cost $50 each. This keeps things simple and flexible for all of my clients, and leaves you in charge of the size and final cost of the session.
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