Looking for a headshot photographer? I’d love to talk to you! I have been taking headshots for actors, models, dancers, fitness coaches and corporate professionals for years, and am constantly working to bring you the BEST quality headshot (and/or portrait!)! Here’s a little bit about what happens when you book a headshot session with me!
First of all, I start off with a consultation (on the phone, or by email). I find out what my clients would like and need: the purpose of their headshots, how quickly they will need them, the style they are interested in, and where they would like to do the headshots-in studio or at an outdoor location-or both! Once the appointment is booked, I consult with my clients regarding how to prepare for the session, including hair and makeup (if necessary), skin, clothing (very important!), nails, etc…
On the day of the headshot session, I take a look at the clothing my clients have brought and we discuss the plan for the session! Some clients are a little nervous when they first arrive, especially if they have never had a photo shoot before. Trust me… this only lasts for a minute! As soon as we start taking photographs my clients learn that they can relax and feel right at home! During the photo shoot, I work with professional equipment, including full frame DSLRs, professional L-series lenses, strobes (used in combination with natural light), as well as a variety of backdrops. Yes, I have excellent equipment, but don’t ever judge a photographer by their equipment. As Ansel Adams once said, “The single most important component of a camera is the twelves inches behind it”. I work extremely hard at constantly developing my skills and ensuring I am going to deliver top quality results. I also know exactly how to work with my subjects to get the best possible results for them…through proper posing, smiles (or no smiles!), how to look at the camera to connect with the eyes, where to place the hands, paying attention to the chin, etc… Getting to this point has taken a lot of hard work: through studying the work of the masters of photography, reading, taking courses, and most of all…taking thousands (and thousands!) of photographs of clients that have helped build my skills to where they are today.
After the session, I provide my clients with their strongest 30+ proofs which are presented to them in a password protected online gallery. Often my clients do a great job at selecting their top headshots…but sometimes they need help. I consult with my clients to help them select their strongest photographs to be used in their portfolios or on their social media/websites, ensuring they have a variety of looks and styles. If clients are applying to a talent agency, I like to know which agency it is, as some have specific headshot requirements.
Finally, a thorough edit takes place. I work extremely hard at my retouching skills with Adobe Photoshop to bring you a beautiful, natural edit that doesn’t scream Photoshop! (A common mistake to make while editing is to OVER SOFTEN the skin by being too heavy handed at techniques such as frequency separation, or by using a one size fits all filter, which gets rid of all definition in the skin, including the pores, and gives it an unnatural glowing effect. I edit the skin in a way that gets rid of blemishes and uneven skin tone, reduces the appearance of wrinkles (if necessary), enhances colours, but still makes the person look like themselves. Photos are delivered to clients via download on a password protected site, where they may share them with talent agencies.
There is so much that goes into a great headshot session! I’m very proud to say that my clients have used their headshots when applying to talent agencies all across the GTA… This is very important, because nobody wants to waste their time and money in a headshot session, only to find out the photographer didn’t have the skills necessary to produce a quality headshot that would be accepted by agencies.
For more information on my photography, or to book a headshot session with me, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning/texting me at (647) 287-4404.
The best thing about being a headshot photographer is getting to meet some pretty awesome people and working one on one with them! When I met this young actor, I knew she would have no problems at all in front of the camera. She was absolutely charming, and had the bluest eyes that literally lit up for the camera! We took a number of photos, using several different backdrops, studio and natural lighting, and had multiple clothing changes. This is important in order to provide the agencies with a variety of looks (that don’t look like they were all taken within 30-60 minutes!)
For anyone looking at getting headshots taken (corporate, modelling, acting, or “just because”), my sessions start at $175 for a 30 minute session (including your favourite 5 digital files), and $275 for a 60 minute session (including your favourite 10 digital files). Makeup application is also available for an additional fee.
Please contact me for more information at email@example.com! I’d love to work with you!
Many of my corporate clients come to me for headshots, having put off the process for a long time, and quite often dreading the idea of having headshots taken. Well, after the sessions, they frequently let me know that it was a fun, easy going and pretty painless process! A headshot session with me will take about 30 minutes, and I always try to get a variety of looks: different backgrounds, poses, smiles and more serious looks, and of course a change of clothing as well in order to provide a little variety! My headshot sessions are $175 + hst, and include your favourite 5 digital files which are professionally edited. If you are interested in seeing a gallery of my work, please check out my Instagram page, where I post much more frequently than on my website! If you are interested in booking a session with me, I’d love to meet you! For the next several months, you can take advantage of having beautiful outdoor shots with a blurred background. Please call or text me at 647-287-4404 for more information or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!