Session Information & Details
Your session will last about 20 to 25 minutes. This will be more than enough time to get some really great shots. If you happen to be running late, please call or text your photographer or call/text 214.862.4334.
Please arrive five minutes before your scheduled time. This will help us to get you acquainted with the studio and process before starting. It will also give us some time to do some last minute studio adjustments, if necessary.
Please have your clothing, hair, and/or makeup 100% ready by the time you arrive. Professional Retouching services on headshots range from $25 to $45 per image. Keep those flyaways tamed and ready for shooting!
Take a look through the gallery and have some shots in mind that you would like to emulate. Achieving the right look with the right studio setup will be crucial in giving you exactly what you're looking for in a headshot.
Bring an outfit that will give us a couple of looks to work with. In other words, if you plan to wear a button down or a blouse, bring a suit coat or jacket you can throw on over it in case we have time to get another look. This is a very simple and practical way to accomplish different looks. Try not to wear any stripes or patterned clothing. Whites, lighter colors, neutrals, and bold colors are the best.
A little more detail on clothing. Your wardrobe can tell a lot about you and what you are trying to achieve. Different styles of clothing and color options can affect the way a viewer or potential employer views you as a person, even before meeting you. This is mostly subconscious, which is why it's important to be conscious about what you wear. The most important thing to keep in mind is this: is what I’m wearing going to convey the image I'm going for? This will vary from actor to musician to corporate executive to MBA student. There’s no perfect solution, just give it some forethought so you’re ready to look and feel your best the day of the shoot.
Here are some things to consider as you do the wardrobe selection:
Well-fitting dresses, blouses, or button-down shirts are great. Showing a little bit of skin can actually be a good thing, but not too much. Use your best judgement. Don’t let your wardrobe downgrade your current job position or possible future job position. On the other hand, taking a little risk for the sake of a great quality photo can speak positively to, say, a prospective employer.
Whites, bright colors, and colors that pop are all generally good choices. Try to stay away from skin-colored or overly pale or neutral colors, as these tend to be generally unflattering on camera. Red conveys power and authority. Black can do the same, but depending on the blouse and pant options.
Bring a coat or accessory jacket to supplement your outfit. This will give us a quick option for adding another look.
Suits and the like are fine, but we tend to err on the side of business casual. The majority of our clients (who include CEO’s and upper level execs) actually don’t want to stick with the stiff corporate headshot that reached its prime in the 90’s. A white button down with no tie, the top button unbuttoned, and a blazer or tweed jacket? Great.
For a more casual look, solid-colored v-neck or crew neck shirts will work, as well as something like a denim chambray or henley.
If you choose to wear solid-colored dress shirts, choose one that is bright-colored or a subtle pinstripe. Otherwise, a white button down is the best way to go.
Don’t forget to bring a jacket.
Please bring cash or your debit/credit card to pay the remainder of the fee after your shoot. We can also run your card on file for the remainder of the payment, but keep in mind that the final images will not be sent until final payment has been made. If there is an issue or problem with payment or if you think there has been a mistake, please contact us as soon as possible.
Additional headshots may purchased during and/or after your session. If you paid for Live Image Preview & Selection, you'll get to view all your shots in real time. And you will also have the option to purchase additional shots that you love the day of the shoot. Additional shots are $65/headshot.
Professional retouching may also purchased during your session. Your session headshot comes with a round of light editing. This covers the basics, like lighting, color, tone, and basic spot correction (speckles on jackets, etc.). We have three tiers of retouching. Ask us about the difference between the three during your session.
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If we can be of any further assistance, please don't hesitate to email or call us at 214.862.4334. We’re here to help.
See you soon!
-The HDH Team