Head Shot Photography

Basic Head Shot Photography Session Fee $100 and Includes:

* Up to a 15 minute session using one background with all images placed on our website for viewing and download usually within 1 business day.
* Images are presented at a resolution adequate for reproduction size 8×10 or smaller.
* Retouch of 1 image, which is e-mailed within 1 working day of selection.
* Session done in one outfit, clothing changes $25 each.
* Several different facial angles are photographed so that a variety of images are provided.

Deluxe Head Shot Photography Session Fee $175 and Includes:

* Up to a 30 minute session using one background with all images placed on our website for viewing and download usually within 1 business day.
* Images are presented at a resolution adequate for reproduction size 8×10 or smaller.
* Retouch of 2 images, which are e-mailed within 1 working day of selection.
* Session done with up to 2 clothing changes.
* Several different facial angles are photographed so that a variety of images are provided.  This session is ideal for those wanting a more formal head shot and something less formal for social media, etc.

Terms:

* Session fee is due at time of portrait session. A 6% sales tax is added.
* Additional files can be retouched at $10 per image and includes removal of blemishes, facial shine, and minor corrections to stray hair.
* Specific background types/colors can be matched at $20 per finished digital image. The final image is created to the same size and resolution as the original being matched.

For Executive Portraits done at your location, and for multiple executives photographed please call us (484-431-4524) or e-mail us for a price quote at leidyphoto@comcast.net

 

How to Make Your Business Portrait Successful

Head shot photography, also called an executive portrait, is generally a head and shoulders portrait. The image is generally used for a website, blog, business cards, press releases, company brochure, resume, or other advertising.

The type of clothing you wear will represent you and your company. In head shot photography, wear professional business attire that is classic and timeless so you will not have to update your head shot frequently. You may also need to match other executives on your business website so the dress, background, and posing may be determined already.

Men should wear a suit jacket, sweater, or a nice dress shirt with a tie or open collar. Ties should not be bold or heavily striped. Women should wear a blouse or tailored jacket. There are no absolutes when selecting a wardrobe for portraits. Wear what makes you feel successful. Make sure clothing is cleaned, pressed and well fitted. Wear long sleeves, and avoid clothing that looks sloppy or wrinkles.  Solid colors photograph best, and most people look good in mid-tones like green, blue, brown, and even the right shade of red on women works well and portrays power. Avoid colors that approximate your flesh tones such as white, beige, tan, very pale peach, pink, orange, yellow and gray as these colors will make you look washed out. Darker skin tones will have too much contrast (too dark) if they are photographed in colors that are too light. Avoid busy patterns, tweeds or plaids (they appear to move in digital format) and avoid deep, plunging necklines.

If you wear glasses normally, they should be worn for the session.

Jewelry can be a great accessory, but should not cause shine when using flash photography, or distract from your face. Less is usually more. Necklaces look best when they are shorter and mimic the general neckline of your blouse.

With makeup wear what you would for a nice evening out, well done, but not overdone. Avoid overly glossy or shimmery makeup as it will catch the light and be distracting. Even if you don’t normally wear makeup, your pictures will look better if you at least wear foundation, as it will help even out your skin tone. Bring extra powder to reapply during the shoot to avoid shine, if necessary.

Background selection is important so that it doesn’t distract from your head shot and should complement your clothing and colors. Sometimes backgrounds are matched to be placed on a website with head shots already there. Neutral colors such as gray or brown, even black are always classic. We normally use a gray background for Executive Head Shots.

Arrive to your session camera ready, wearing your hair and makeup the way you would when you are trying to look your best. Men, if you wear facial hair, make sure it is well groomed. The rest of your face should be fresh-shaven.  In addition to styling on the day of the session, please make sure your haircut is the way you like it and that your hair color is at its best, including hair roots. Avoid tan lines or sunburns.

Lastly, let your photographer know if you have any facial concerns or angles that you don’t like before the session begins.

And relax, you might even have fun!

 

 

 

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