Not used to being in front of a camera? Most people who need a headshot don't have a lot of experience being photographed. You're probably worried about some facial feature. Maybe you're worried about your nose looking too big or, your chin looking too fat? Maybe you're worried that you'll look stiff and unnatural in the photos you've spent your hard earned money on?
Let me tell you a secret. It really doesn’t matter if you’re used to being in front of a camera or not, because as I guide you through the process of photographing, you won’t realize that you’re slowly getting used to the camera, you'll start to loosen up, show more genuine expressions and find that you start loving the whole process and the resulting images.
There’s a way to accentuate your good features and there’s a way to minimize the features you don’t like. All of that can be accomplished through the decisions I make, such as the angle at which you’re getting photographed, the choice in focal length, the distance from where I’m photographing you, the correct aperture, the timing of when I click the shutter to capture those great expressions, and most importantly, through great lighting.
After making a series of portraits, we will look at the images together and discuss the things you like and things you don’t like. For example, say you're unhappy with a certain angle of your face. I will make the necessary adjustments and we will work from there till you get a portrait you’re completely satisfied with.
When we work together, it’s just like having a conversation with a friend, the only difference is that there's a camera between you and me. You are constantly communicating to me, visually, through the little adjustments you make with your face and the expressions you give. I’m there to help give you direction and make sure I get those awesome looks from you. When we work with each other, I make sure you don’t have to worry about a thing. All I want you to focus on is just being yourself!
Some extra little details on Headshot Sessions:
All sessions are done in my Seattle studio. You have the option to do the photo shoot on-location, which comes with a travel fee of $25 (consists of a cart full of all the equipment and lights I'll need to bring, gas, parking, etc.) for a single headshot or a travel fee of $50 for group shots (requires more equipment and lights, will require an assistant to help me)
I highly suggest getting your makeup and hair done before the session. I know some great artists who can do both your hair and makeup. Let me know if this is something you would like to add to your package.
Headshot packages start at $175. Price depends on number of people needing professional headshots, how many outfit changes, whether you would like to do the photo shoot in the studio or on location, etc.