Headshots

Portrait photography is a collaborative project. We work with a broad range of clients, from actors and singers to high school seniors and lovebirds. Our goal is to help you look your best and to capture your unique personality in our photos. We can provide professional studio photos or shots using the backdrop of some of Boston's most beautiful settings. 

Deluxe Portrait Package ($600)

  • Digital photo shoot of 150-200 images
  • Outdoor and/or studio session with natural light
  • Full-length photos included (outdoor only)
  • Secure online gallery for you to browse proofs
  • Your three favorite photos retouched
  • Extra images retouched: $25 each

Standard Portrait Package ($400)

  • Digital photo shoot of 100-150 images
  • Outdoor or studio session with natural light
  • Secure online gallery for you to browse proofs
  • Your two favorite photos retouched
  • Extra images retouched: $25 each
  • Additional fees for travel and on-location shoots
  • Additional fees for last-minute booking (under 7 days) 

Basic "LinkedIn" Portrait Package ($200)

  • Natural light photo shoot of 50-100 digital images
  • Secure online gallery for you to browse proofs
  • Your favorite photo retouched
  • Extra images retouched: $25
  • Additional fees for travel and on-location shoots
  • Additional fees for last-minute booking (under 7 days) 

 

The Process

1. Booking: Book a session via our online calendar. We will forward a Paypal invoice for your deposit, as well as the contract for the session. Your session is not officially booked until the deposit is paid.

2. Payment: Reserve your session time by paying the deposit via our Paypal invoice. The remaining balance is due in full on or before the day of the shoot.

3. Planning: Find headshot photos you love and share them with us. Check out our Pinterest board for ideas. Consider whether you prefer studio or natural lighting, horizontal or vertical shots, and how close (“tight”) you want the photos to be. Will you need photos for a website? Think about what you aspects of your previous headshot you want to improve upon. Let us know what preferences and ideas you may have regarding location, mood, setting, and what aspects of your personality you want to highlight in your photos. Be sure to read our blog post on how to prepare for your headshot session.  It helps us to know ahead of time what you're planning to wear; we're happy to give assistance/feedback on wardrobe decisions, if needed, and are available for free consultations via Skype.

4. The day of your session: Indoor sessions take place in our home studio, located in Stoneham. When you arrive, we will get you settled and take a few minutes to discuss your needs and preferences. You will have use of a private room for changing, with space to hang your outfits, and a well-lit bathroom mirror for makeup retouching. During the session we will work together to find the best lighting, angles, poses, and facial expressions that work for you. Feel free to bring a friend who makes you comfortable, a stylist to help with hair/makeup, and/or your iPod loaded with your favorite music. We take ample time make sure you are comfortable and happy with your "look". You will be able to view your shots on a laptop screen as we shoot (indoor sessions only). During a two-hour session we generally take about 400 photos. 

4. Processing: After the session has been completed, we will sort through your photos and remove the unusable ones (blinking, awkward poses, unflattering angles, weird expressions). This process usually takes about 7 days. Once we have uploaded your best photos (typically 50-150 photos for a Standard shoot), we send you the link to your secure online proofing gallery. You can take as much time as you need to select your favorite photos. When you have chosen your two favorites (Standard shoot), we process them in Lightroom and edit them in Photoshop. The editing process usually takes about 7 days. Additional photos can be processed/edited for $25 each. We provide borders and names on headshots, if desired, as well as recommendations on where to print high quality photos. If you need faster turn-around, there is a RUSH fee of $50.

Got questions? Contact us!