The Headshot Photo Session Process
Since you are here you have taken the first step in drastically improving your personal brand, professional credibility and overall recognition. Here's how this process works!
I book one session a day at 5:00pm. I don't try and jam as many sessions in as I can. I don't schedule 30 minute mini sessions, or 60 minute blocks. I schedule your session on the day you choose and my time is your time, as much as you deserve. I love what I do so I'm in no hurry to end our session. My goal is quality over quantity, and quality is what you get. So what does my session look like?
Some ask why only grey or white for my backdrop. That answer is easy. You are representing you. You're not showcasing an office, or a park, or anything else. Your audience makes a decision based on your image in 3 seconds. We don't want them spending any of that time trying to figure out what's behind you, or where you're at. We want the focus to be on you and your expression.
When you arrive We'll go through your wardrobe to determine what looks best, what's your favorite and what message you want to say with each top. Next we are going to work on the most important part of your session: Your expression. You can hire the best photographer in the world but if they can't coach a killer expression out of you you're just wasting your time and money. Humans are hard on themselves and how they look but 98% of the people who walk through my door are already photogenic. The other 2% just don't know it yet. It's my job to make you look the best you can. Once we have your expression dialed in it's time to go to work. We'll put to action your awesome new skill and get amazing images with each of your clothing options. I'll be working with you through every look to get you dialed in and firing on all cylinders.
Once you and I both feel we have enough looks we'll sit down, catch our breath and take a look at your new session. We'll go through your images, culling them down to a manageable quantity. Once we get down to a workable quantity it's time for you to decide which ones you want to purchase. Things to consider when budgeting for you session are specific needs. Do you want different looks across multiple platforms? Instagram would be a much different look and feel than LinkedIn. Your website may want to be different than your business card. Do you want the same image on Facebook as on your email signature line? In addition many social platforms send contacts notices when you change your profile so it’s good to update frequently. This is a great tool to keep your profile fresh in followers feeds. I don't want you to pay for more than you need, and every person has different needs. Not packaging images together makes sure you're not over committing or under committing in terms of how many images you require from the session. You can simply decide on the day.
There will never be any pressure selling. There's no minimum purchase and no packages. My goal is to put a top quality selection of images in front of you and let you choose how much is enough. Word of Mouth referrals are the backbone of my business. My goal is to send you out into the world with awesome images you are proud of and excited to share. If I am rushing you through a session or pushing a purchase you may regret later I'm not doing myself any favors.
R A T E S
My goal is not quantity over quality. My goal is to work with you to create impactful, engaging images full of expression and life. Much as a fine piece of jewelry or a high end watch makes you feel good, my images will give you the confidence you need to elevate your personal brand. Exhaustive training, hundreds of satisfied corporate and individual clients and specialized photo equipment set in a comfortable studio atmosphere have been put in play to ensure your headshot photo experience is the best offered in the Kansas City Metro Area.
The studio based headshot session fee is $275. This Includes;
Coaching, photo and selection session
Unlimited Outfit Changes
Shoot Preparation Guide Sent Before Your Session ( Styling & Wardrobe Suggestions, Hair & Makeup Suggestions, & More)
One on One Post Session Advice For Image Selection
Makeup Artist recommendation if desired
The 5 Star Experience that my past clients have been kind enough to leave on Linkedin Referrals and Google Business Reviews
At the end of the session, we'll sit down together, grab something to drink and go through the images. Your final images are chosen individually at the end of the session. This puts you in complete control of the final cost depending on how many images you decide on.
The image price is $195/image which includes:
- Full retouch
- Color Correction
- Full resolution 8x12 digital crop
- Full resolution 1x1 square crop perfect for social media profiles
- Online gallery link
- ~48 hour processing and delivery
Corporate and add on subjects:
After the initial headshot session additional subjects/sessions with the same company or family will receive a discount for the headshot session fee. Each additional subject is discounted from $275 to $100 + images. Let me know when booking.
I'm fully committed to making sure your headshot is the very highest quality and is working for you and representing you in the way you need it to, while making you look great. A huge amount of my business is based on referrals. My aim is for you to leave your session and tell your friends all about your new headshots and what a great experience it was.
*$100 deposit required to lock in session appointment. Appointment won't be made until deposit is received.
Ask about discounts for former and active service members and first responders