Frequently Asked Questions
What will my finished headshots look like?
I have a very consistent style. My headshot work typically features a solid white, grey, or black background and
lighting customized for each client. This combination results in a clean, modern look that that will make your eyes
pop and your skin tones look great. However, if you require a customized background, I can accommodate this as
Do I need to book an appointment?
Yes. All my headshot sessions, whether for individuals or groups, are by appointment only. I put a lot of thought
into each session, which ultimately creates the best results and most value for you.
Will I need to leave a deposit to book a session?
I required a non-refundable deposit equal to 50% of the session fee ($75) at the time you book a session with me.
That said, I do understand that “life happens” and sometimes things need to get rescheduled. If you contact me
within 24 hours of your scheduled appointment, we can work together to find a more convenient time within 30
days and I will apply your deposit to that session. No-shows on the day forfeit the deposit.
What about hair and make-up?
I strongly recommend make-up for women. If you are going to do your own make-up, I would suggest you start off
light and very naturally to give yourself a clean look and then we can add on if desired as the session progresses.
Your makeup should look very natural. “Keep it simple” is the goal. Make-up that is overdone will be very
noticeable on a close-up headshot and almost impossible to correct after the fact. I can arrange to have a
professional make-up artist available for your session if you choose. Your hair should match the way you will look
in person. We may put your hair up or down during the session for a different look so bring whatever styling tools
you may need.
What should I wear to my session?
Choose clothing appropriate for your type of work or business. If in doubt, go conservative. Trends may seem
fashionable today but keeping with a clean classic look will ensure that your photos will last years longer and still
flatter you. Earth tones and jewel tone colors tend to work very well. Grey is also a great color for headshots.
Avoid loose or baggy clothing, see-through tops, wrinkled tops, crazy busy patterns, clothing that is too small for
you, and branded logos or text.
Ladies in particular, please make sure not to wear any brightly colored undergarments as these tend to show
through especially under light colored clothing.
I recommend understated accessories for your headshot session. No dangly earrings, no chunky necklaces or any
with too many shiny jewels. The focus needs to be on you, not what you are wearing.
The bottom line is that you should LOVE what you wear. It will make you feel and look more comfortable and
Again, more details are included in the information you will receive once you book your session.
How much retouching do you do?
I am a big believer in a natural look for my work. As a result, my retouching is never overdone. You will not look
“plastic” or fake. The goal is to make the picture appear as though it has not been retouched.
I will personally retouch all the images you select. Rather than send it to someone else, I like to keep control over
this process so that you get the highest quality result. As part of retouching, I’ll remove any blemishes. Skin
discoloration and skin tone is evened out for a high quality, flattering, and natural look. Color correction, hair
fly-aways are tidied up. Lint, stray hair, etc., are removed from clothing. This process will give your headshot a high
end, polished overall feel.
Do you offer on-location sessions?
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