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Headshot FAQ


The headshot session rate starts at $350 for the shoot. (There’s a 3-Look minimum, I don’t offer 1-Look Headshot packages.) There is a 50% deposit required to book a session, this is non-refundable and goes towards the rate total. If you desired more than 3-Looks, each additional look can be purchased for $100 per look. If you’d like to have more images edited/retouched, I can do so for $75 per additional photo. Hair and makeup services can be provided for an additional $175 for women. Grooming services for men can be provided for an additional $75.


The best way to book your headshot session and to contact me is via email. From there we will schedule a time to chat about the session details in a phone consultation prior to booking. This process is meant to ensure that I have the appropriate time reserved for my client. Text messages and unscheduled phone calls are not handled as priority.


Yes! A 50% deposit is required. However, in order to confirm the shoot and hold the requested time, both a deposit and receipt of the photography agreement is required. Until both the deposit and signed agreement are received the shoot will not be reserved. The remaining balance plus any sales tax is due 3-days prior to the shoot. If the second payment is not received 3-days prior, the shoot will be subject to forfeiture. Postponements or cancellations require a 5-day notice. Changes made in less than 5-days will result in a loss of the deposit, these details will also be stated in the agreement.


1-hour of shooting time in studio. 1-edited photo per look. And, 25 carefully curated proofs.


I am available for shooting Monday through Friday and with sessions as early as 10:30am at the earliest and 5pm at the latest; saturdays may be available upon request. I ask that you do not have anything else scheduled close to the end of your session in case we feel we need a little more time to shoot. Please keep in mind that women are in makeup preparation usually for approximately an hour prior to the shoot, so the start time for most women would be an hour prior to the shoot time. I accept Paypal, Cash, Visa, Mastercard and American Express. The remaining balance plus any sales tax is due 3-days prior to the shoot. If you desire to work with a makeup artist, you can find a makeup artist that you are comfortable working with or I can find one for you. I work with freelance makeup artists and you will be paying them directly, they require cash on the day of the shoot so please prepare for that. Men who are looking for grooming services can also find a barber that suits them or I can arrange for one to groom you on set for $75.


The consultation is a phone call prior to headshot session. The consultation is a way for me to find out exactly what my client needs. You might say, “Well, just headshots.” However, doing the consultation I will find out exactly what style of headshots you are needing. Is it for acting and you need to land the next big role, is it for work and you need to jazz up your Linkedin profile or company “about me” section? Whatever the situation is, we will get to the bottom of it.


Following your session with me, you will receive an email with a link to an online gallery of your headshots within 3 - days. From there, you will be able to select your agreed upon number of images to be retouched. You will then receive the final edited images within 7-10 business days (sometimes sooner).


“Styles” are your wardrobe looks, background and lighting changes. You may omit auxiliary items such as jackets or glasses without it counting as a different look. Minimum booking is set to three styles per session. I do not do single-style/look headshots.


All headshots will be taken in my private Lighting Studio. We have full use of natural and artificial lighting, temperature and backgrounds. Weather will not affect our shoots!


Yes. I offer 1-edited photo per look with the option to purchase additional edits for $75/photo. The retouching/edits entail minor blemish removal, and fly away hair removal.


You are, of course, welcome to personally apply your own makeup. However, I do highly recommend utilizing this service, especially for women. The makeup artist, if you opt for one, will be present during the entire shoot to provide touch ups, make sure hair is in place, and keep you looking your best! We will discuss, prior to the appointment, how you normally do your hair and makeup to ensure that we obtain an appropriate style for our session. I encourage you to reach out to me ahead of time, should you have any special concerns or qualifications. If you have a makeup artist already, make sure that you come to the shoot headshot ready, and your artist can apply touch ups in between shoots and changes.



A headshot is basically a photo of someone usually cropped at or right below the shoulders used to submit for jobs and online profiles.


Your headshots must look like you currently. If you have blond hair, but your headshot is brunette… that falsely represents you. Your headshot looks you, and matches your personality. Headshots must be consistent with what you portray when you step into a casting.


Your headshot portrays a character, personality, or brand. Headshots should match the role that you’re aiming for, or suggest that you would be perfect for the role. Headshots are all about how well they stand out from hundreds of other headshots, so awesome lighting, color, contrast, expressions, are integral parts to having great headshots.

A little bit of preparation goes a long way. Preparing for your next headshot session can make a huge difference. Most people might be thinking, “Well, isn’t it the photographer’s job to make the shoot go well? Isn’t it their job to make me look good? Isn’t it their job to direct me?” The answer is both yes and no. Frankly, Headshots are a significant investment in your career, so it makes sense to really do some detailed preparation prior to your headshot session. Your headshot is ultimately an integral key element in your resume as an actor. It is what gets you selected out of hundreds of other actors submitting for the same role. So, it would be wise to prepare. Whether that’s thinking about what movie roles you're hoping to acquire, what wardrobe you’re needing to portray a personality, possible hair and makeup styles. You should be able to brief the photographer prior to the shoot by knowing what you want, articulating to the photographer what you’re hoping to portray, all of these things helps guide your photographer in the right direction to capturing what you need.

Know your face. Practice making expressions, practice your smile, what’s too much of a smile and what is not enough. Pay close attention to what happens to your eyes when you smile, also watch how the rest of your face reacts when you smile. Know your face. The better you know how YOUR face works, the better the photographer can work with you on changing expressions and capturing what you need. The photographer can coach an actor through expressions, poses, and shots but it is the actor's job to come prepared.

Understand your Brand. If you’re an actor or actress you might want to know what your “brand” is, what roles do you want to book, what roles you don’t want to book, what do you want to convey to the casting directors, or what do you want your headshot to communicate. Headshots are viewed primarily with the objective to fit you to a specific role or job. So, you have to know what it is you’re wanting, what role, so your headshots can reflect that. Your hair, makeup, wardrobe, and facial expressions also play a part in this. Nothing should distract the casting director from your personality, your face and eyes. So stay away from wardrobe options that are too busy or too bright, and big jewelry. Think about the roles you’ve got, the roles you want, and the roles you do not want. Even if you are just starting off, research roles from your favorite actresses and actors in a movie and study it.


Feel free to bring a range of different options for clothing. #1 rule for us is that you have to love it! We suggest you bring a range of different colors and necklines. If you have any doubt about whether something will work or not just bring it along. Don't be seasonal; everything from t-shirts, tank tops to sweaters and light jackets can work. We love textures and layers as well and try to keep it minimal on the jewelry. Studs or small earrings work and simple necklaces, anything hanging or chunky will usually draw too much attention in a headshot. Have some fun with this, if you feel your wardrobe is missing something then go shopping and we’ll keep the tags on it in case you’d like to return the items after the shoot.



Makeup for the session is highly recommended for all women. The cost is $250 for makeup for the session and includes hair help. The makeup is applied specifically for the lighting we use and we usually start very naturally to give you a very clean simple look. We do touch ups and will add subtle changes to the makeup as the shoot progresses. If you’d like to start off a little heavier on the makeup we are happy to do that as well, just let us know.


We ask that everyone come in with their hair ready the way you would like to present yourself. We want your hair in your pictures to be as close as possible to the way you look on a fantastic hair day. Of course a hair/makeup artist can be present.


We don't recommend makeup on men, but our makeup artist can provide light makeup application for the shoot for $200 if you like. All our work is lightly retouched afterwards, so any major blemishes will be taken care of during that process.

If you’d like to shoot with facial hair we’d be happy for you to come in with whatever level of growth you’d like and can shave or trim it down once we’ve gotten it covered. Bring whatever grooming products you’ll need with you to get it done or we can arrange for a Barber to be present on set for your grooming needs for $75.

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