YOUR PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT SESSION
For Busy Professionals
Need a Business Headshot
for LinkedIn or your Website?
Feel uncomfortable in front of the lens? Not to worry! Helping you relax is what I do best. We will have a great time together during your corporate headshot session while I guide you into flattering poses for your Corporate Headshot, LinkedIn Portrait, Actor, or Online Dating Portrait. I try to keep you entertained with good humor as we capture that confident and natural smile!
Professional Corporate Headshot Session Preparation:
Free, Personalized - Portrait Style Consultation - We will have a free portrait styling telephone consultation prior to booking to determine your needs and to plan your session and your final desired results. We discuss use of images, size and number of photographs and how to best prepare. Do you want professional makeup and hair? (I offer great referrals to talented local makeup artist and hair stylists so you will walk in to the studio feeling beautiful! !) We discuss wardrobe selection, background colors, and best makeup and hair, nail and jewelry suggestions, your retouching preferences, posing and expression best practices based on your usage. I help you think through everything you will need so you will come in relaxed and ready to smile! (A good night’s sleep is always a good idea).
I spend the time with you, to make sure all of your questions are answered and you are fully prepared BEFORE your photo session. This attention to detail really helps avoid mistakes, and will perfect your final portait!
I recommend you download my Top 11 Portrait Tips.
I will send you a portrait checklist email to help remind you how to prepare for our shoot, directly after booking. After our conversation, I hope you will be as excited as I am to meet you and to work together!
Your 30-Minute Professional Headshot Session Includes:
Efficient Professional Headshot Session - I offer a 30-minute photo session focusing on great, natural expressions and your best "side," professionally lit to make you look amazing! I will help you pose in the most flattering manner based on your personal branding goals. We will shoot approximately 50 images. This variety of images will give you a great selection to choose from. Your session includes 1 pose. (Additional poses can be ordered.)
Immediate Large Screen Image Selection - I offer immediate image selection directly after your shoot. With my professional guidance, together we will spend 30 minutes comparing your best images side-by-side on a large screen, simplifying your decision. My clients really appreciate my experienced eye, helping them make the best choice.
Multiple "Looks" - Within your 30-minute session you will have time to change your clothing and hair. We will change the direction you are facing - for multiple looks and varied selection. We even have time to change the background color. I continue photographing until I KNOW we have captured your BEST look! How do we know? I will photograph directly into an iPad, so you are able to see your image just as I take it, offering IMMEDIATE feedback on how your session is progressing! My clients LOVE this feature for it helps put them at ease reassuring them that they look good, so we can continue making GREAT images together.
Studio or Environmental Portrait - Your choice, indoors or outdoors for the formal or casual look. I even offer "virtual backgrounds" - I can add artwork to the background and place you in any environment or exact color match you would like!
Choice of Background - Social Media / LinkedIn contemporary white background or traditional corporate portrait background are popular. Digitally enhanced backgrounds are also available as custom artistic composites. Perhaps you would like to have your portrait transformed virtually into your fantasy location such as Paris?
Professional Retouching - Removal of stray hairs, lint, whitening your eyes and teeth, reduce under-eye circles, shave off a few pounds, remove double chins, take off a bit of gray hair, subtly smooth out skin and wrinkles - all done through the eye of an artist -not overdone, but done just enough, keeping that natural look! (Shhhh....this is the secret to an AMAZING personally branded corporate portrait.) See Before & After Retouching Samples Here.
Digital files Included - Two .Jpg digital files are included with your full-service corporate portrait session. You will receive 2 files - (1) large and (1) small (web-optimized) file, perfect for print and web use. We also offer other products including professional luster prints and framing (not included).
Digital Photograph(s) - Email Delivery - Your professionally retouched headshot (one pose included in your session) will be emailed directly to you in two sizes (300 dpi - large for print use, and small, 72 dpi), optimized for specifically for use online) within 2-3 days. A premium rush service is available for those needing their portrait sooner. If you would like more than one pose, additional photographs can be ordered during our selection session.
Licensing rights - Your file(s) come complete with the licensing rights to use your images for personal and business use. Copyright remains with the photographer.
Location and Convenience - In our Agoura Hills studio or at your location (location fee applies) - Corporate Headshots are done at your convenience.
Professional Headshot Mini-Sessions Available - For those needing a simple, budget-friendly headshot solution, I do offer a 15-minute mini-session. This basic session includes one small, low-resolution (72 dpi), web-optimized .jpg file. Your file will include basic color correction and cropping. Your photo does not include retouching. (See my Before & After Retouched Samples - This session includes the "before" image.) This photo is NOT suitable for print use. We will shoot ~ 15 images and choose directly off the iPad - great session for those in a hurry! (Additional images can be ordered.) Contact me by email or for faster response give me a call to find out more information.
Individuals, Groups or Events - Need one professional business headshot or twenty? Need your whole office photographed to upgrade your website? Having a business event and would like to offer corporate headshots? Happy to help, give me a call!
Studio Policy - Since I book a limited number of sessions per week, and I do book in advance by telephone, session date and time held with a credit card. I encourage you to call promptly to hold your preferred date and time. Sessions are non-refundable and 48- hours required to reschedule a session (one time only.) A fee applies if less than 48-hour notice. We honor major credit cards and checks. All images copyright Karen Vaisman Photography. All rights reserved.
Satisfaction Guaranteed - I want to make sure you are truly happy with your images. I shoot directly into an iPAD so you can see our progress and we go along. We then select the images together on a large screen monitor directly after the shoot. If you are not happy we will photograph you again until you are completely happy with the results (as my 5-star customer reviews will attest!)