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Headshots, Comp Cards and Portfolio Shots
I'm committed to creating images that represent you in the best light—images that you will be proud and excited to send out and show others. I'll help you come up with a game plan before the shoot so you come prepared to get the most out of your session. If it's your career, or even still just your dream, to model, I respect that and will contribute positively to that. I'm great at coaching even beginners into great poses and attitudes. If you’re open and prepared, you’ll get great images.
On Location and In Studio
Even in one session, I make sure each look you shoot feels completely different and makes your comp card not look like it was all just taken in front of one backdrop. I'll get you some great variety. I also have full studio lighting in addition to great in-studio natural light
Everybody needs and wants a different amount of coaching when they shoot. It's okay if you're not sure how much you'll need or want. It's my job to find out, intuitively and by asking.
First, I'll make sure we're on the same page, we have a good idea of what you are going for (like what kind of looks/headshots), and we agree on how to get there. We'll plan out some clothing choices and some background and lighting choices.
I'll give you some tips for engaging the camera in general. We'll do some test shots. We'll take a look at the test shots on a TV monitor and make sure you really like what's going on there.
I like to see where you take things first and then step in with ideas to make sure I think you're fully covered in terms of having lots of great choices for now and in the future with your headshots.
I have my secret tricks for getting great smiles, sexy looks, and dramatic looks while still being inviting.
The most important thing I do is make sure you feel comfortable when we begin and that you stay in that space. The more comfortable you feel, the better you'll perform.
I show you the very first test shots, so you can make sure you love what I’m doing for you and see how you’re coming across in the images.
Each time we change something significant, I will show you a sample shot so you can see what the change looks like.
At the end of the shoot, you will be able to sit down in front of an HD monitor and see a slide show of your entire shoot in HD. This way we make sure you feel great about what we’ve just accomplished for your new images!
What to Wear
Clothing for modeling/headshot shoots is something we should discuss before a shoot if at all possible. You are responsible for your own wardrobe, so it's best to plan ahead. I can discuss with you during a free consultation or simply over the phone -- a game plan for different looks. Then, you can gather the right clothes for those looks.
On top of that, I'd bring plenty of extra clothes, especially tops of all kinds of colors and shades.
Start to Finish
Whether you’re having prints made or using your new images on the web, here are the steps we take to get there:
First is the shoot, obviously. You'll get to see all your images right there at the end of the shoot to make sure your happy with what you've got.
Next, within seven business days I create for you a private online gallery and send you and email with the link, user name and password. (You can forward this email on to anyone you like so that they can see your shots, too.)
A week or so later I mail you a disk with the same images that are on the online gallery. (They are 72 dpi and watermarked so they are not for use, only for image selection - though people put them up on social media all the time and that's fine). The online gallery is up for at least 6 months, but when it's no longer there you'll always have the disk.
Then, you choose the images you want to use and send me an image order using the order page on the website. Everything about how to order is explained on the order page of the site.
A few business days later, I will email you preview images with all the retouching and other edits. I will ask you to look them over and approve them. If you are using the image on the web, you can use these preview images right off the email and they should work great for most online use.
If you are printing images, you approve them, and I send you and the printer the full resolution copy. You should save your copy for safekeeping. If you aren't printing anything, I still send you the full resolution image for your safekeeping.
That's it! Remember, I save every image of every shoot indefinitely. So, if you lose something or want to order different images down the road, I've got you covered.