All photos are delivered via private portal that ONLY you can see. You will be able to download, test images with scientific data, and request retouching from that portal.
Each photo taken is delivered in two sizes: low res for online use (for social media profiles) and high res for printing or for designers who can resize the photos for their needs.
We strive to deliver your photos within 1 week, if you have a large number of photos that need retouching it could take longer to get you the final product.
No. Your photos are your photos and will be shared ONLY with you or your company (if it's a corporate shoot).
If we ever want to use your photo, we will ask for your permission and be clear on how we are using it.
Profile Photo Pop-ups:
The price for a pop-up can verify depending on if there is a sponsor for the event. If there is a sponsor it range from Free - $75 per photo. This usually includes 1 free download, but it'd be extra for additional photos.
The average person invests about $180 into their headshots once all said and done.
Occasionally we have partners who sponsor pop-up events making the headshots cheaper.
Private 1:1 Shoots:
Start at $1000. We rent out a private studio where we can get all your personal branding photos. Unlimited wardrobe changes. It's a 2-3 hour session. Includes all your photo retouching and you get access to all your photos.
Start at $2000, this is for us to show up and take photos. We will take candid office photos, candid team photos, individual profile photo headshots, and team photos. Yout get access to all your photos. (This covers up to 10 employees)
Everyone! Everyone needs a great personal portrait of themselves for the interwebs.
Your headshot can be used on LinkedIn or any social media as your profile photo.
Your headshot can be used in email signatures and resumes.
Your headshot can be used on your website and marketing materials.
It's important you represent yourself in a professional manner online because it's proven that people make a judgement about you in less than 1-second.
Ask yourself these questions:
You can get a professional photo for as little as $99 here.
PROFILE PHOTO POP-UPS:
We are happy to work with you on your schedule, but we need to be of service to all our clients, which means we have a minimum time limit for rescheduling. You may reschedule your appointment one time without a fee if you give more than 48 hrs notice.
If you have to reschedule your appointment within 48 hours, you will be charged a $25 rescheduling fee.
If you miss your appointment, you will be charged the $25 fee to reschedule. (We do not guarantee providing service at the same location, if we cannot shoot you at the same location we will work with you to schedule at a location nearby.)
No refunds will be provided for missed appointments, but you can reschedule an appointment at our next profile photo pop-up.
We are happy to work with you on your schedule, but we need to be of service to all our clients, which means we have a minimum time limit for rescheduling. You may reschedule your appointment one time without a fee if you give a minimum of 5 business days notice.
If you have to reschedule your appointment with less than 5 business days notice you will be charged a $250 rescheduling fee due to lost business and staff/contractor time.
This is common and most people dislike getting their photos taken. This is why we created a 3-pillar photo system.
We begin with education. We show you exactly what a great photo looks like and what a bad one looks like. We show you how to prepare to capture the best photos of you and your team. By getting this education, you'll feel confident and prepared.
Next we've got the photo taking down to a science so it's fun and quick.
Lastly, we help you get the perfect photos with retouching and scientific data testing, so you know you will always be putting yourself in the best light.
Profile Photo Pop-ups:
Our goal is to make the process of getting a great professional headshot as painless as possible. The whole process takes about 20-30 mins. When you arrive at the shoot we ask that you check in with one of our team members. They will prep you before you stand in front of a camera and make sure you are all ready to have your photo taken. The shoot time (time in front of the camera) can be 5 - 10 mins. Sometimes we get a great shot right away as some folks are really comfortable and other times it takes a bit longer to get the perfect headshot.
Most corporate shoots take about 3-4 hours (if you have 20 or less employees). We prefer to start the day between 7:30 - 8:00 am so we can get your 360 degree shots and office photos before anyone arrives. We then capture all the candid team shots, followed by the individual headshots and last the team headshot. Our goal is to minimize the interruption to your day. We know you have a business to run and last thing we want to do is have you lose any unnecessary time.
Profile Photo Pop-ups:
We use a standard white backdrop for all our photos as it is most versatile and plays well with all clothing. White backdrops are also the easiest to manipulate for designers, as your photo might be used for multiple marketing materials. It's also easy to make that backdrop a light grey by turning off some lights and easily alterable in photoshop afterwards.
We recommend for the headshots you use a standard white background. The reason being it is easiest to manipulate afterwards. There should be no logos or anything distracting in your background. You are the primary focus. For the rest of the photos of your team and space, they usually are in your space/office and the backdrop will be your space.
We use a third party to do all our user testing of photos. You can read about how it all works here.
The number of photos varies with each package. You will get access to see every photo that is free from defects such as blinking.
You will then ONLY pay for the photos you want and can easily request touch-ups and photoshop at this time.
Light retouching is $25 per photo. Light retouching is sufficient for minor skin blemishes and fly away hairs.
For most people this will be sufficient. We recommend not altering your headshots too much as it's important your photo looks like you do in person.
However, if you require more extensive work such as significant skin work, hair clean up, teeth whitening, etc it can be done and requires editing and photoshop. The price for this type of work starts at $50 per photo.
Our online photo proofing studio allows you to easily make requests on a private and secure page on any retouching needs you have.
Click here to see the difference between light photo retouching and major photo editing.
Profile Photo Pop-up:
We do not offer make-up services at our profile photo pop-up events. However we have great tutorials on how to achieve the best hair and makeup for a professional headshot session.
Ideally, you should not wear too much make-up or concealer (even if you have a blemish). It's actually easier to remove them with editing when there is less make-up.
We have a stylist on set at our photoshoots, their job is to make sure you look your best before stepping in front of the camera.
Most of the time we find there is no need for a make-up artist at your corporate event, however that being said, if you would like to have a professional hair and makeup artist we are happy to arrange at an added cost.
Again, just like at our profile photo pop-ups we have a stylist on site to make sure everyone looks their best before jumping in front of the camera.
Wear something professionally appropriate to your industry. (See this blog post for more tips on preparing for your photo shoot.)
It's key you review the education we send you to get prepared for your photo shoot. We'll be dripping you 2-3 emails prior to the photo shoot and it'll take you about 5 mins to consume each piece of content.
The content is the perfect way for you to prepare for your session.
Also, practice makes perfect. Have a friend take some photos of you in good lighting prior to your photo shoot, this will help get the jitters out and allow you to test your clothes and hair style before your shoot day.
Having this part down prior to your session will put your mind at ease and it'll allow the PROs to capture great photos of you.
Be hydrated and rested. Drink plenty of water the day before, and get a good night’s sleep the night before.
With that being said, don't worry if you don't look your best. If you have a blemish or dark circles under your eyes we can smooth all that with retouching.
Profile Photo Pop-up:
We usually deliver your photos within a few days of taking them, however if you request some retouching it could take a bit longer to get you your final product.
We usually deliver your photos within 1 week of taking them, but if you have a large number of photos that need retouching it could take longer to get you the final product.
Profile Photo Pop-up:
You can cancel your appointment at any time with 48 hours notice. However, if you cancel with less than 48 hours notice, you will be charged a $25 administrative fee.
You can cancel your appointment at any time with 5 business days notice and receive a full refund. However, if cancelled with less than 5 business days notice you will be charged a $250 administration fee.
We do not have any hidden fees outside of what we quote people or list on our website. Usually people only pay for the photos they want (per download) or per photo that they need retouched. You may have additional costs outside the shoot day.
Wouldn't someone need to know me to accurately gauge my profile photo and give good feedback?
Actually, no. It's the opposite. People who know you are bias and most likely won't give you useful feedback.
Your career and business is high-stakes and you need to know how the general public perceives you (aka strangers). So to get the perfect profile photo, you need to know what they say about you out of context.
Sure — without prior knowledge about you — someone might get a totally wrong impression. But that is the purpose of our profile photo testing: when your picture isn't coming across right to strangers, image + state lets you know that so you can avoid using it online.
If you want to learn more please read our blog posts here.