Your headshot will be the first image people see of you online and it needs to shine. As the expression goes; “you only get one chance at a first impression”, and that impression needs to be perfect.
Session vary depending on the type of headshot needed but usually run anywhere between an hour to 2 hours. I shoot both outdoor headshots and studio headshots. My outdoor sessions are all natural light with reflectors to help fill in the shadow areas; we find the best location to shoot at then find the best shade at that location. My studio headshots are shot in a more controlled & intimate environment, with various backdrop and lighting equipment available to create the best possible image. For studio sessions I shoot tethered to my camera so every image pops up on the computer for us to view and talk about during the session. I don't like to give a proximate # of images we will shoot because I just don't know; it could be 75 or it could be 300. It all depends on how many clicks of the shutter it will take to find that perfect expression that represents who you are.
To me, achieving that perfect headshot for you is what I am all about; I want you to leave my session feeling proud we were able to create something special. I leave my passion out on the studio floor and my goal is to make you shine.
What to Wear
Simply put, wear what makes you look & feel your absolute best! You want to wear what is going to make you look and feel your most fabulous (or "fabuloso" as my wife would say). For studio sessions I suggest bring 5-8 different outfits and we can look em over at the start of the session and decide which to use. The name of the game is comfort and style = approachability; if you are comfortable and you feel stylish then you will look more approachable. You need to absolutely love how you look and feel in it, otherwise you should definitely not bring it.
Makeup & Hair
I work with a makeup & hair artist that is very good at what she does; she will absolutely help you look your best. The cost is $100 paid directly to her. It is not required for you to use my makeup artist but I do highly recommend her, especially for women. She is a professional and is great at what she does. She will be with us the entire shoot to make sure you continue to look spectacular the whole way through. I do require, however, that you let me know at the time of booking if you want to use her so I can make sure she is available on the date we are to shoot.
Pricing & Booking
Your headshot session is broken down into 2 tiers.
The first tier is the Outdoor Express Package ($250) and is tailored for those who are looking for a quick session with one look and one image. Typically we are done within 45 minutes (depending on the person) and you will receive a gallery to view your images to choose the 1 image you want; which will then be retouched and optimized for the web. Any additional images can be purchased for $50 an image. Final image delivered electronically via Dropbox.
The second tier is my Studio Professional Package ($400). This is a 2 hour session in studio with all the lights and glitz that comes with it and is aimed for those who need multiple looks, moods, etc. We will go thru as many looks as you like within those 2 hours. You will receive the gallery of images to view and choose from, and will receive 3 retouched images in both high resolution and optimized for the web. Final image delivered electronically via Dropbox. Additional images can be purchased for $50 an image.
For each package, a non refundable $100 deposit is required to book the session at the time of booking. The remaining balance is due the day of. I accept cash, check and credit card. Credit Card payment are subject to a 6% fee added onto the final amount. Please give at least 1-2 week's notice for booking a session with me due to the nature of my schedule; I want to be able to make it convenient for both parties. If for some reason you need to change or reschedule a session please contact me within 72 hours of the session to do so.
***All pricing is for shoots within 30 miles of my home base of Trabuco Canyon, 92679. Any shoots outside of 30 miles is subject to $1 per mile travel fee.
Group session pricing is for 4 or more people and is priced on a tier basis per the amount of people in the group. Please contact me for specific pricing for your specific needs.