All photo shoots require a 50% retainer to hold the session/date. Cancellation or rescheduling outside of 48 hrs before the start of your shoot is accepted with no penalties. Please be prepared to pay for studio rental cost in case of cancellation within 48 hours.
I can be paid advances and balances online here
The headshot session includes the photography and a web gallery of the photos that same day. Once you have chosen your favorites I will retouch them and email you the high resolution images immediately.
For more than one subject each individual will be given the same care and attention.
Galleries are usually created that evening and retouching is done within 1-2 days of picks
Note: This page is for headshot clients. For celebrity portrait, beauty, lifestyle , publicity or if you are an advertising, editorial, or other type of corporate client, please call for estimate
I retouch all my own images and the quality of my retouching can be seen by looking at the portfolio pages on my site.
For shoots outside of Orange County standard mileage may be charged
For photoshoots in Northern California (and other States) flights & transportation are expensed as the same rate I pay. I also charge an additional "Travel Fee" which covers time spent in airports & flying. I will provide an estimate before the booking
Hair and makeup is additional. I can recommend makeup artists
In my professional opinion no person is the same and therefore custom photography is ideal for headshots
We will talk on the phone (949) 307-3833 or via email first and discuss your business headshot requirements, wants and needs. I will work out a solution with you regarding whether a studio or onsite location is better. I'll also advise you on outfit choices.
General Clothing advice: Clothing should be simple, timeless and suggest “professional” without any distraction. Avoid light colors that approximate flesh tones such as beige, tan, peach, and yellow. Avoid patterns, stripes, checkers. Black as well as Mid-tone colors work best. Cool colors are good too because they make skin tones warm by contrast. For men, a dark suit jacket (black, grey or navy), white or light colored plain shirt works great (no undershirt showing, shirt should be pressed) For a more business casual look, some clients opt for a shirt, without a jacket. In this case a blue, lavender or pastel colored shirt often works great.
I usually recommend you bring several options of clothing. What works in “real life” does not translate well to a photo (this also goes for expressions). I will discuss this further with you on our phone conversation before the shoot.
I absolutely understand most Professionals do not look forward to having their headshots taken. Don't worry after 20 years I specialise in making people relaxed at their photoshoot. People often say to me that they were surprised they enjoyed the session! See my testimonials.
I have a LOT of experience photographing people from 2 decades of fashion photography and magazine editorial photography. I have worked extensively with the hair and makeup industry and have a good eye for what works based on this. I have also worked with the top marketing directors photographing headshots for leading firms see Client List
The headshot session includes the photography and a web gallery of the photos that same day. Once you have chosen your favorites I will retouch them and email you the high resolution images.
Turnaround time: within 24hrs for galleries. Retouched images 1-2 days. Expedited turnaround is available
You may use the photos for Personal/linkedIn or your company website