The right answer is yes. The answer is always yes. Now that quarantine regulations are slowly being lifted it may be a good time to get ahead of the curve And get some new headshots especially if you have been furloughed or out of work for the last few months. You may want to rebrand or rejoin the work force. You would certainly need some new shots for yourself and or your LinkedIn page, social channels, or applications. We have been put in an unfortunate situation with millions of people being impacted on a daily basis. Not only do we have to think of our own well being; we must think of others during his time as well. When you book a shoot at my studio I have current Covid protocols in place meaning a temperature check at the door, a clean shooting environment (regularly disinfected plus air purifier) and hand sanitizer available upon request. I also wear a mask during the shoot. Between March and September my studio was closed. I was only taking outdoor portrait gigs. Now that I am back in studio I want to ensure that your portraits are done right.
Headshots are an extremely important part of getting your presence out there. Folks like to see who they are working with, working for, and hiring. A client recently shared a story about how she was hiring for a new position at her firm and it came down to two candidates. Both were extremely qualified and their resumes were for the most part equal. My client wanted to find out MORE about who she could potentially hire so she found her prospective new hires’ LinkedIn pages. One of the prospects had a professional headshot for her photo. She looked put together, professional, and ready to engage. The second prospect had a photo of her at an outdoor party wearing a tank top and holding a drink. Not only wasn’t the photo professional; it didn’t send the right message to the person who was now looking at her resume. After I asked my client what she did after she saw the photos she turned to me and calmly said “Oh, I threw her resume out. That’s a great photo for instagram but she’s not for us.” And just like that POOF. If she had a professional headshot she may have gotten the job. You may not think you need a new headshots but you do. Comparatively it’s a small investment in yourself for what could be a career with plenty of upward mobility. When you get to a certain point in that career your office would pay for your new headshots and not you. You’re moving up in the world.
A few things go into getting your headshots done. I always recommend that my clients bring a couple of outfit changes. Usually two to three with accessory combinations work wonders for someone’s photo shoot. We are creatures of comfort and with that being said I always suggest bringing something that looks great and feels great. It makes a world of difference to a photo. I recently had a client who came to my studio decked out in a freshly pressed suit. He looks fantastic but he was completely uncomfortable, which never makes for a good headshot. I made the suggestion of ditching the jacket and it was like a switch was flipped. His photos came out even better because he was comfortable in his button down without jacket. Again; we are creatures of comfort and part of my job is to make you as comfortable as possible when it’s time for your headshots.
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A lot of my clients will pop by my studio or I’ll show up at their office and I’m sometimes met with this statement; “They’re making me do this.” I think any photographer anywhere will agree that they hear that more often than not. I also hear “I don’t know why I need this.” It’s like when Ralphie had to wear the rabbit costume in a Christmas Story. At first, I was taken aback. Say about seven years ago when I first started shooting full time; I’d think to myself “Wow. who doesn’t like to get their picture taken!?” (This is also coming from a dude with slight ME complex) As it turns out A LOT of people don’t like getting their picture taken. As a photographer, that has informed me to create as comfortable a situation as possible so folks can come away happy with their photos. I’ve seen and worked with plenty of photographers that straight up act like divas around their clients and guess what? That doesn’t help. The other thing we hear a lot of is “I hate myself in pictures.” I personally take that as a challenge and do have a pretty good track record of shooting something my clients are very happy with. Not to toot my own horn; but toot toot mother f****.
Headshots are important. They show your best self and let people know who you really are. The eyes are the window into the soul and the face is the rest of the house – right? I just made that up. Your face is a house. Does that make sense? Anyway, we live in the age of crazy connectivity where once your photo gets posted online – it’s literally everywhere in the world in less than seconds. The instantaneous transfer of data is so unreal sometimes that it gives you pause! I have shot for clients that had to real-time have their photos shot, edited, and sent to their main office overseas to be posted on their website. That’s just mindblowing to me. Headshots are a necessity, and I’m not just talking about headshots for the corporate environment. (I do really love doing corporate headshots) I’m talking about headshots for yourself. I have done photos for many folks who just wanted to overcome that tinge of anxiety that may lie within so that they can feel confident about themselves by getting in front of a camera, getting great shots, and saying “Hey, I DID that.” I love that. I feel like a proud papa when I can help someone make that happen. I have also done headshots for people to use on dating apps, which I love doing too. Folks gotta step up their dating game somehow, right? They are also great to remember yourself a certain way. Folks are afraid of their own ego but I say to heck with that and feel yourself! Be confident, proud, awesome, and know your worth!
Headshots are a necessity. I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it. Book yours now.
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If you’re an actor, performer, model, business person, or entrepreneur then you need professional photos to get yourself noticed. A great photo shows that you are serious about your brand. You’ll see the difference one photo makes almost immediately, whether it’s on your company website, LinkedIn profile, Facebook Page, Twitter page, or in the hands of a casting agent. Connect with me to talk about your headshot needs!
Booking your headshot is easy. Simply email me at email@example.com or call me at 646-275 4750. I offer in studio headshots in Flushing, Queens as well as on-location lifestyle headshots. Once you schedule your appointment I suggest you bring two to three outfit combinations for the session. Generally, my headshot sessions last less than an hour. I also tether my camera to my computer so you can see the shots as they are taken! All images would be delivered at full res the same day via Dropbox. Edits would be completed after 48 hours of you selecting them. All images are yours to keep.
Hair & Makeup
If you require hair and makeup for your shoot I have four very experienced people that I use regularly. Their rates start at $100 added to the regular session.
Not only do I guarantee a stress-free session I will also direct you and coach your poses if this is your first headshot shoot.
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I get asked this question a lot! Headshots are an extremely important form of communication. A picture is worth a thousand words and sometimes none more so than a picture of your face. It lets people know who they’re interacting with. Your face shows your whole range of emotion and gets your message across. Headshots aren’t just for actors or models. They are for EVERYONE.
It’s my job as a photographer to make you look like a star…wait is it?
Sounds kind of self-serving.
It’s MY job as a photographer to guarantee you a comfortable headshot session where you can drop your guard and put your best face forward. Let’s face it-most people hate being in front of the camera. Lots of my clients get headshots because they “have to” but they leave completely vamping for the camera and getting into their session. It’s like getting a shot as a kid or eating your vegetables – it’s not so bad once you do it!
At the end of the day people want to see who they are talking to, they want to know who is applying to the new job, who does IT for the company, who is the CEO/CFO/CPA/MVP/NWO of whatever organization you come from, and most importantly they want to know YOU. You can literally upload your headshots to EVERY social media service, dating app, business app, or any website you can think of. Your face is part of your brand and if you’re an actor or model it IS your brand. Keep that in mind when you’re booking a session. A good headshot is an investment in yourself.
You also never know when you might need one! You can get a new position at your job and BOOM they’re going to ask you for a professional photo. You may get interviewed by a news outlet and guess what? They will definitely need a photo of you. You can send them photos from 20 years ago doing keg stands at a frat party or send in that one wedding photo you looked great in while cutting off the rest of the folks in it. People know. They know…and they judge.
My favorite headshot session to do is The Walk Around. I meet my clients at a predetermined location and we walk around and talk for around an hour to an hour and half just shooting and changing outfits. This is my most popular session as well because it’s filled with quality images and great conversation. And don’t worry – if you’re not a big talker I can probably handle that for the both of us. I’m loquacious.
I guarantee you getting some new headshots will be one of the easiest and rewarding things you will do in your professional life.
Lets throw on some tunes and shoot!
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Call/text 646-275-4750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for excellent rates on the following:
Email for rates!
(quick session rate available for 1-2 edits)
Digital Upload same day via Dropbox.
Retouches emailed within 48 hours.
Professional MUA/Hairstylists also available
Most Popular Package: The Walk Around
$300 We walk around shooting for 1-1.5 hours outdoors/on location and you get LOTS of great photos delivered same day and up to 15 retouches.
$200 Headshots at my home studio in Flushing, Queens. Photos shot on solid color backgrounds.
Package includes over 50 photos, up to 3 outfit changes, all images delivered same day, and 10 edits delivered within 48 hours.
$150 Executive Mini Session
Home Studio Photos, one outfit 30 photos, 5 edits.
Email for rates. Available for one person on location/in studio and group rate available for 3 or more people.
All unedited images delivered on the spot.
These photos would be centric to your brand and stylized to fit your needs.
I offer lifestyle photos for products and apparel as well
Hair and makeup available.
Inquire about rates for your particular project. I offer a variety of product shooting styles including Amazon ready, lifestyle with model, and prop-styled.
You can ship your items to me or I can come to your location. I also offer product videos/lifestyle product videos plus full production including scripting, casting, shooting, editing.
I offer packages including:
Shots on white
Shots on white with styled lifestyle images
Shots on white with lifestyle shots with model
Shots on white, lifestyle shots with model, and video.
Packages start at $300
I do fitness videos as well.
$150/h – $300/h + depending on date, location (Deposit required)
Corporate Rate available as well
Live Performance Photos/Video
Price negotiable. Please inquire.
Engagement Photos/City Hall Wedding
$400 dependent on date, location, and hours needed (Deposit required)
Lots of coverage.
Lots of retouches.
CD or DVD mailed within 2 days via USPS priority or all photos delivered via Dropbox within 24 hours.
Small weddings under 75 people would be $175/h
Half day and full day rate available as well.
DVD mailed within a week.
Retouches Emailed or Sent within 2 weeks. (Will discuss how many would be retouched)
I look forward to working with you on your project.
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