Professional Headshot PhotographyFor Business, Marketing, or Social Media
“The best photography studio is right around the corner!”Shari Levitin
Why do I need a headshot?
Whether you’re a corporate executive, entrepreneur, musician or an actor, your headshot is part of your brand. As one of your essential marketing tools, your photograph gets you noticed and encourages people to engage with you. Your headshot photograph shows your personality and helps convey your approachability, friendliness and professionalism. You only get once chance to make a first impression. Why not make one that people will remember?
What makes a great headshot?
A great headshot is much more than a just a likeness. An experienced professional headshot photographer uses technique, composition and personal skills to bring out your best expressions. To look natural, you need to feel comfortable. A skilled photographer will have the technical side “dialed in” before the first photograph is taken. That way, all the energy is focused on you and your expressions. Only you can bring your personality to a shoot, but a great headshot photographer, like Dennis or Randy, can see it, and work with you to evoke warm, spontaneous expressions.
Simple and powerful, a great headshot fits today’s marketing demands and can be used in all areas of your personal branding strategy. With the explosive growth of online marketing to your clients and prospects, your headshot allows people to connect a face with a virtual identity. Like all strong trademarks, a great headshot will look and feel timeless. However, keep in mind that styles change, so we encourage you to update your headshot every year or two so your look stays consistent with your brand and message.
Social Media and other uses for professional headshots
In the world of internet marketing you always need to put your best face forward. Use your headshot to build visibility of your brand and connect with potential clients and networks through professional and social media sites, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, your blog, forum and account profiles and anywhere else you have an online presence. From the signature of your email to your online profile shot, a professional headshot shows people you care about the details.
Studio and Corporate Sessions
Traditional headshots are commonly used for business communications, advertising, press releases and websites. With the largest professional studio in the Park City area, we offer the perfect environment for your professional headshots.
Many companies ask us to come to their office to create headshots of their entire team. Working with your team at your place of business is efficient and results in the least disruption to your schedule.
Outdoor & On-Location Sessions
If you want to stand out, opt for an outdoor or on-location session. Work in the environment that best compliments you and your message. You will feel relaxed, confident and free to be you. Whether you are a realtor, musician, private instructor, writer, model, artist or personal chef, location sessions show you in your environment.
BasicStudio Headshot - includes 1 retouched file
15 minute pre-planning call
30 minute Studio Session
Photography & Selection in studio
1 fully retouched image
additional retouched images $125
Rebranding SessionYour Best Value
30 minute pre-planning meeting
60 minute session
Studio & Outdoor Garden location
Up to 3 clothing changes
3 fully retouched images
On Location SessionHeadshots and Branding Images On Location
30 minute pre-planning meeting
60 minute session – at 1 Park City location
Multiple clothing changes
Separate 1 hour View & Order Appointment
3 fully retouched images
Team or Group Sessions
We can accommodate groups of up to 7 people in our studio and groups of up to 25 in our seasonal studio gardens.
Many companies ask us to come to their office to create headshots of their entire team. Working with your team at your place of business is efficient and results in the least disruption to your schedule. We are fully equipped to work in any location – indoors or outdoors. Just give us a call and we will work out the details.
Pricing for On-Location Team Photography is by quotation – the price will vary according to the time required and the number of people being photographed.
Additional Services or Add-Ons
Additional Retouched Individual Files $125 each
Hair and Makeup – $100 (subject to availability)
Add Additional Person or Pet $50
Custom Artwork or Graphics – quote
Additional Locations – quote
How do I prepare for my headshot session?
The camera shows how you are feeling, so arrive well rested and feeling fresh. Have something to eat before you arrive. Most people look and feel better in the morning. Gentlemen, don’t forget a clean shave.
What do I wear for my headshot session?
Business Professionals: The answer depends on your style and your business. If you work in a “suit & tie” or dressy environment…or just prefer that look…we recommend a medium to dark suit or sport coat. You’ll look good with or without a tie…and we can create images of both looks. For women, we like tops with simple necklines (scoop neck works well) and minimal jewelry. The simpler the better. In general, the better fitting and more tailored the outfit, the more professsional the portrait. That advice goes for men or women.
If your look is more casual consider this. Pick at least 2 outfits. Long sleeves are always preferred. Sweaters can soften a look or minimize a bright shirt. Avoid busy patterns, large logos, or “trendy” looks, unless you are in the fashion business. Neutral colors work well. White shirts or blouses are ok, if worn under a sweater or a jacket. Our ultimate goal to bring attention to your face. Bright or white shirts and sweaters draw the eye to the clothing, not the face. The good news is…you can bring as much as you wish…we will be glad to help you make your clothing choices.
Models: Modeling headshots needed for comp cards frequently involve more clothing changes and looks than a single headshot. We recommend bringing several changes of clothing, casual to dressy. We’ll take close up headshots as well as full length body shots. Models typically select three or four additional image files beyond the standard single image headshot package. Like actors, you should consider having a hair and makeup stylist present for your shoot. In your trade, your look is everything! Unless you need just 1 image, models must select our “Rebrand” session.
Actors: We recommend solid color tops with no large designs or logos. Choose colors which contrast with your skin tone, keeping away from pale colors which can tend to wash out the face. Darker colors will bring attention to your face and expression rather than to your clothes. Wearing a color which complements your eye color is a great way to go too. Consider having a hair and makeup stylist here for your shoot. A stylist can be a big help when changing your “looks”.
How long will my session take?
Individual sessions take 30 to 90 minutes – depending on the session you select. Typically, we take a series of photographs, then review the results with you on a computer monitor. Our review helps determine which looks are working best. Studio and Studio Garden sessions will be able to review and select your images while you are here at the studio. After you have selected your best expressions you can go on your way and we will be begin the artwork. What’s “artwork” and why is it important? Please read the answer in the next question!
Note: Location sessions include a separate view and order appointment held in the week following your session.
What about hair & makeup?
If you are not bringing a stylist, you should arrive with your hair styled in a way that you are comfortable with. Some women prefer to go to a stylist before the session, others prefer to style their own hair. Makeup should be light and natural looking. A light foundation, blush etc to even out skin tones is perfect. If you prefer, you can hire a stylist for your shoot, and have your hair and makeup done here. We have a spacious, well-equipped dressing room that your stylist will be very comfortable working in.
What is artwork and why should I care?
Getting a great headshot is really a 2 step process. Step #1 is taking the photographs and choosing the best expressions. Step #2 is the “secret sauce” that we call artwork (some call it retouching). If your photographer hands over your images after step #1, you aren’t even close to getting the best possible results!
So what do we do in artwork that makes your images better? First of all, we have an in-house photographic artist – a specialist. Sherry spends her days making people look their best! Sherry will evaluate each of your images and adjust cropping and color. Then she will begin to “work her magic”. She will fix shiny skin, blemishes and stray hairs. Your skin will be subtly smoothed and enhanced. Your eyes and teeth will be whitened and things like dark areas under the eyes will be softened. Of course…you can tell us if there is something that you do (or don’t) want enhanced. When we are done, you will look amazing!
How long will it take to receive my images?
Our normal turn-around for headshot images is 5 working days, although we often deliver your files much sooner, depending on our workload.
Rush service and same day services may be available for an added charge.
What's Not Included in a Headshot Session
Headshot sessions are specially priced to provide PR style head and shoulder images. These portraits are perfect for business professionals and their teams, models, actors and people who would like great portraits for social media such as Facebook, LinkedIn or online dating sites.
By their nature, headshot sessions are focused on close-up images. If you want images from a variety of perspectives, including full length, action, interaction with others, or more please talk to us about a photography session that would include exactly what you need.
A headshot session includes consultation, photography and delivery of High Resolution and social media sized digital files. Normal facial retouching is provided on each selected image at no additional charge. A shared copyright release is provided along with your file(s).