Frequently asked questions
Who needs a professional headshot?
Dubbed “the new handshake,” professional headshots are now the first introduction to you, your business and your personal brand—shouldn’t that intro be the best it can be? With 93% of HR professionals and recruiters tapping into LinkedIn to find quality candidates—plus 2 in 3 on Facebook and more than half utilizing Twitter—that headshot has countless applications in your professional life. Should your profile pic be the family vacation, the fun night out or—worse—the logo or abstract shot? Or should it be a powerful, compelling and confidence-building headshot that makes prospective clients, employers and partners want to click “Connect?”
Can I see the images you take during the shoot?
What if I hate having my photo taken?
The majority of us hate having their photo taken because they think they are not “photogenic”, too old, too short, to this, too that. Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE is capable of looking absolutly amazing and authentic in their photos. My job is to make you feel relaxed in front of the camera and get you looking your best.
Do you shoot on location?
I shoot at my studio or on location...not all branding and headshots need to be taken at the studio. Sometimes being at your business is more beneficial to tell your story!
What does retouching mean?
Retouching is where I clean up your photos in Photoshop...I don’t go overly crazy with my retouching because we want you to look authentic. Don’t worry about any acne, blemishes, or dark circles under your eyes, that will all be taken care of in the retouching process.
How long does retouching take?
I don't outsource my retouching and take the upmost pride in making your photos look the best, so, it can take up to 10 business days to finish your images.
Do I need to pay a deposit?
I require a 50% non-refundable deposit upon booking the session. Shooting dates fill up fast so in order for me to keep an accurate studio calendar, the deposit is taken and applies to the final cost of your photoshoot. At the same time, I understand that sometimes life happens and things come up that mean you can't make it. If you can notify me within 48 hrs of the shoot and we can reschedule within 30 days, I'll happily apply that deposit to your next shoot. No shows on the day of the session, forfeit the deposit.
Do you offer discounts?
I offer a 10% discount for all active military, retired military, veterans and their families.
What forms of payment do you accept?
I accept cash, credit card payments (via Square) or PayPal.
What if I have more questions?
Do you take walk ins?
No...I work by appointment only...
Do you give out the RAW files?
Absolutley not, unless you want to pay a ridiculous amount of $$$
Will my images be cheaper if I get them unedited?
No, if you want them unedited they will still be the same amount per image.
Can I have my images edited by someone else?
Absolutely not. I do not allow my work to be edited by someone else.