Q: What type of session is right for me?
- Headshots are for professional social media, business cards or corporate websites. Think LinkedIn, your website, author photos or actor/performer photos. These images are shot from the shoulders up, and typically they will be shot on a simple light or dark background.
- Portraits are typically more personal images. These can be shot in the studio or on location, and we will have a chance to bring in props, get creative with lighting and background, and craft something that will really express who you are.
Q: What does my session fee cover?
Our studio is committed to providing you with high-quality images and video, whether for personal or commercial use. Our fee structure reflects the dedication we show to each and every client. Our session fees cover the time we spend on your project, whether that’s consulting, shooting or editing. Some sessions include one or more prints or files, but all clients will have the opportunity to purchase copies of the work we create at a reasonable cost, which allows you to customize your purchase to suit your end use for the images.
We work with a professional in-state lab to create quality prints for our clients. Currently, print prices start at $15 for a 4″x6″ print, $20 for a 5″x7″ print, $25 for an 8″x10″ print, and go up from there. Metal prints, canvas wraps and other specialty items are also available.
Q: Can I buy all the digital files from my session?
- Headshot Clients – all headshot packages include one or more high resolution digital files, and prints are also available to purchase. There is little reason to purchase an entire digital gallery, as we will work together to pick out and retouch the best of the images we create together. If you absolutely feel you must have all the unretouched files from your session, please inquire as to full-gallery pricing.
- Portrait Clients – I am in the business of helping my clients create memories. The best way to preserve those memories is with printed images. We have no way of knowing which digital formats will be standard, or even readable in ten years, much less twenty. (Think of all the VHS tapes in your home that you probably can’t access anymore!) For this reason, I work with my portrait clients to create images to print and display in the home, as wall art, or in albums. When you purchase any print size 8″x10″ or larger you will also receive a web-resolution digital copy of that file, perfect for sharing on social media. If you absolutely feel you must have all the unretouched files from your session, please inquire as to full-gallery pricing.
Q: Do you have recommendations for hair and make-up artists?
We do! We highly recommend you book one before your session. Not only will a professional hair and makeup artist make you look your best as we go into a session, but the additional confidence you will gain will definitely show in your images. Contact us for more information.
Q: Will you give me styling and wardrobe advice prior to the shoot?
Of course! We have a full styling guide that we send out to all clients to help them prepare. It covers tips for clothing fit and color selection, as well as particular areas to pay attention to when prepping for a shoot.