Who needs a Headshot?
Headshots have traditionally only been required by a small select few like actors, models, business executives, authors, artists and real estate agents but in the social media world we live in today, EVERYONE needs a good headshot of themselves. If your business has any presence on the internet, if you are on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, Instagram or any other social media site, it is imperative that you have a recent professional headshot/portrait of yourself. You have the power to dictate your online perception. Your headshot is your personal logo for your personal brand and ONLY a professional headshot capturing your true personality will give you the advantage over others. We live in a very visual society and your headshot is your calling card to give the very best first impression of yourself.
Do you take full body images?
We can take full body images. For a full body setup it will be an additional $25 for each backdrop color used added to the package price and we can mix in full body with headshots or whatever your preference is. Not available with the "Express" package.
What should I wear & bring with me?
Bring clothing that you like and makes you feel good about yourself when you are wearing them. Consider the type of look you are trying to portray in your headshot or portrait and plan your wardrobe accordingly. Choose colors that are good for your skin tone. Stay away from clothes that are too bright, flashy or that may distract from you as the focused subject in your headshot or portrait. Avoid bulky, baggy or puffy clothing. In general, keep the outfits simple. Stick with solid colors whenever possible and avoid visible logos, stripes and patterns. Headshot City Studio uses 3 colors of background, white, black, and gray, so keep the color(s) you have chosen for your background in mind when deciding what color of clothing to bring with you. You can never bring too many outfits. Bring additional outfits that are ironed or dry cleaned and pressed on hangers. If you want to wear jewelry, keep it to a minimum and nothing real flashy.
What about Makeup?
Women definitely need to wear makeup for their headshot or portrait and should arrive makeup ready. If you are doing your own makeup, keep it light and natural looking. Use makeup that is specially formulated to reduce shine! Bring your makeup with you for touch ups. If you can afford it, have your makeup done by a professional makeup artist. If you have your makeup applied by a professional, make sure that you tell them that it is for a photo shoot and they should use anti-shine makeup.
For both men and women, try and avoid your skin looking irritated as much as possible and remember that if you have skin blemishes that pop up the day of the shoot, we can digitally remove them in Photoshop. Get plenty of sleep before the shoot and drink plenty of water to make sure your skin looks hydrated.
What about Hair?
You should have your hair ready when you arrive at Headshot City Studio. Your haircut or style should represent how you look everyday. You are looking for a simplistic style that reflects you and that highlights the natural curves and shape of your face.
For Men, you should get a haircut about 3 days to a week before your shoot date to give it just enough time to grow out a bit. If you have a beard make sure that it is trimmed. You should be well groomed
How & When are the images delivered?
Airbrushed/Retouched photos are usually delivered to your email within 24 to 48 hours after the shoot. Larger corporate or group photo shoots will take longer. Rush delivery is available for an additional fee.
When are you Open & do I need an Appointment?
Headshot City Studio is open from 10am to 6pm Mon. thru Fri., 10am to 3pm Sat. and closed on Sunday but we ONLY do photo shoots by appointment. Most days we can fit you in the very same day if you call early!!
What type of payment is accepted?
Headshot City Studio accepts Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover,American Express & PayPal (we do not accept checks or gift cards)
What is your Guarantee?
We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee! You will not leave the studio until you are happy with the photos we have taken at the session.