Your unretouched images are shared on a password-protected gallery 5 business days after our session. Need them ASAP? We offer a 24-hour turnaround option (subject to our availability) for those who need their photos right away. Once you make your selections for retouching, you will receive your download-ready professionally retouched images in 1-2 business days.
The million-dollar question! This is such a tough choice for many.
Wear something you love and feel great in. Black isn’t the only go-to. Navy, grays, dark greens, and teals are also great options. Is there a color or shirt that every time you wear it you receive compliments? Yep, that's the one- bring it. The fit of the clothing is the most important part!
Avoid wearing big stripes, plaids, checks, dots (I know, my favorite!), and other larger prints. Small patterns are fine, as long as they’re not too distracting.
Busy ties and flashy jewelry divert attention from your smile- it’s best to stick with simple & elegant accessories and jewelry.
Jacket or no jacket? Tie or no tie? If you’re not sure, you can send photos of potential outfits. You may also bring a few clothing options and we can talk about them.
Sessions are typically done on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
In general, we book 2-3 weeks out, but during our busiest times in the spring and fall, it can be as much as a 6 week lead time. The moment you know you need a headshot, be sure to reach out!
We find mornings to be the easiest and least disruptive time for a session, while clothing and makeup are still fresh. (Plus you have less time to be nervous all day!) Depending on the time of year, afternoon sessions between 3pm and 6pm also work well.
If you wear glasses most of the time, wear them for your headshot. We can always do some with and without if you’d like. If you have transition or blue light reflection lenses, they will be difficult to photograph- please bring an alternative pair or pop out the lenses.
If you plan on wearing makeup, apply as you might for an evening out. If you only do one thing- put on mascara and/or eyeliner. It’s amazing what a little mascara and eyeliner can do to make your eyes shine.
There aren't too many people out there who are thrilled to get their headshot done. It's juuuuuust above the dentist for most folks. And I totally get it. I'm the same, honestly. I work hard to make our session quick and efficient. The best compliment "Well, that wasn't so bad- in fact it was kind of fun!"
Smile or no smile? And where do my hands go?! We'll work together to get you into a pose and setting that works best for you. I'll tell you dumb jokes. You'll laugh, or at least roll your eyes. And before you know it, we'll be done. This is a collaborative effort.
Every image delivered will have some retouching. Distracting elements in the background, facial shine, stray and flyaway hairs, blemishes, and softening under the eyes are the basics we offer, but more extensive edits are available upon request. We do not offer weight loss edits.
We do not liquefy faces or retouch you into oblivion- we highlight your best qualities. We want you to look like you on your best day.
The location of your portrait is important. It should tell the story you’re looking to tell- do you have a cool office? (then let’s show it off!) Are you community-focused? Maybe we should do it near a local landmark. We can also do a mix of indoor and outdoor if we plan the session timing right. No idea is too “out there.” It’s worth being creative!
If you're stumped or don't have a specific vision, we have dozens of favorite spots we've scoped out over the years- we'd love to help guide you to the best location for you.