Frequently asked questions about headshot photography sessions

Who needs professional headshots?

The simple answer is everyone needs a professional headshot from college graduates who are applying for their first jobs to young professionals pursuing science camps. From entrepreneurs to business owners and career professionals looking to build a robust online presence that converts prospects into clients. Or, someone on the dating scene looking to enhance their social profiles. Headshots are the easiest and best way to put your best face forward and start building your personal and professional brands.

What if I am not photogenic? Can I still look good in my headshots?

It’s not your job to be photogenic! It’s my job to coach you and help you get the best headshots you will ever see of yourself. I am a headshot specialist and I offer a stress-free experience coaching you to your best headshots ever. My coaching is friendly, delivered in short bursts, and to the point. It is intended to get you from being shy in front of the camera to looking and feeling confident, within just a few minutes.

Do you offer a guarantee? What if I don’t like my headshots?

I guarantee to work with you until you have terrific headshots that you are proud to display to the world. If during your session, you find that am not the photographer for you I’ll refund your session fee on the spot.

What’s a headshot specialist?

A headshot specialist is a photographer who trained in the art of getting you to make expressions that convey confidence, approachability, and lookability, all within a short session time. I work with you to achieve your best look while paying attention to all of the details involving your hair, wardrobe, neckline, jawline, eyes, and mouth.

How long does it take to get professional photos?

You’ll be changing outfits, reviewing, and selecting photos on the spot. The more clothing you change, the longer the session is. In general, my headshot sessions range from 30-60 minutes. I don’t rush you, but I am respectful of your time. If you prefer a shorter session, just let me knew when you arrive.

How are my professional headshots delivered?

I deliver images via email five business days after your session.

Do you offer headshots near me? Or company headshots?

Yes! Please call to discuss headshots on location and get a quote for company headshots.

Do you offer advanced retouching?

Yes, advanced retouching includes extending solid background or solid background replacement, and removing braces. We offer advanced retouching for headshots a la carte.

Do I need a makeup artist?

Most of my clients do not work with a makeup artist for their headshot session. If you wish to hire a makeup artist, please contact me ahead of time. I can arrange a professional that’s well versed in makeup for a headshot session. The makeup artist fee can range from $200-$300 and is paid directly to the makeup artist.

What should you wear for a professional headshot? Do you offer any headshot tips?

Yes, I’ve written a guide with videos to help you prepare for your headshot session here: Professional headshot tips.