What should I wear?
Business headshots look best in solid colors. No large logos or heavy patterns. Bring along a few different shirts as well as a jacket if you are looking for a corporate photograph. Also, while we are shooting usually above the waist, take care to wear proper pants as sometimes the very top of the pants ends up in the frame. Wear your favorite outfit to the studio and bring an alternate if desired. Remember to wear what you love because confidence shows through!
What type of lighting?
I prefer natural light (with proper reflectors and light modifiers) for contemporary headshots. For a more formal or corporate look we provide full studio lighting. Both natural lighting and studio lighting are available in studio or on location.
Where do we do the photographs?
We have a photography studio in Burbank, CA and are also available on location at your residence, place of business or other public location.
How should I prepare for the session?
- Makeup – Hair and makeup should be done before arriving at the studio unless we have confirmed booking a makeup artist. You want to look your best but not over-the-top. You should feel great, but still feel like your look like yourself. A great option for ladies is to go to your favorite makeup counter at a department store. Be sure you tell them it is for a business headshot and you want to look natural but still photograph well.
- Glasses – The best option is to have the lenses removed from your favorite pair of glasses (as long as you have a spare to drive with!). If you wear glasses everyday, you should wear them in the photo. However, if the glass remains in the glasses there will be some light flare noticeable.
- Facial Hair – Wear facial hair as you normally would. Facial hair or stubble removal is an extra fee for retouching.
- Hair – Don’t experiment with a new haircut the day of your session. And remember ladies, sometimes it takes a day or two to have a haircut fall more naturally.
How much time should I allow for the shoot?
Because we try and move quickly to make the experience as painless as possible, we usually can finish the photos in about 20-30 minutes. We will then review and retouch your favorite photo. Plan on at least 1 hour total.
What should I expect during the session?
Our clients always comment at the end of our sessions. They say that was actually fun, not as hard as I thought it would be! We make the experience fun so that you can relax and enjoy yourself. We feel this comes through in your photos. So don’t worry! It will be easy, we promise.
What if I hate having my picture taken?
You won’t with me. I just can’t tell you enough that it will be fun, fast and easy. Hey, I like people so I focus more on our conversation and we just take some photos in between laughs.
Can you Photoshop me?
We wouldn’t dream of not Photoshopping you. Your retouched photo is going to take care of fine wrinkles, dark circles or other annoyances. Don’t worry, we walk that fine line between pretty and plastic. We won’t over do it. People will think you didn’t have anything done to the photo but only you will know the “before and after”.
Do I get to choose my background?
Of course! We have many colors to choose from.
Can kids have a headshot?
We can do a single headshot of a child for acting or modeling. We do also offer children’s photography as well as portfolio’s for child actors and models. Please inquire for further information.
What if I need to reschedule an appointment?
Please contact us at least 23.5 hours in advance to reschedule.
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