We are here to help educate you.
Do you take professional photos, like realtors, lawyers, etc.?
We’ll talk about the line of work you’re in and what you need the photo for, in order to create the best look that will properly represent you, your personality, and your industry.
Do you take headshots for actors, musicians, and entertainers?
Do you take headshots for dating?
What is personal Brand Photography and how is it different from a headshot?
Visuals play a crucial role in delivering the personality of you and your brand. Place them throughout your website, keep your posts on social media updated, send out newsletters and e-blasts with updated images, even use them for articles you submit or PR. From sales pages to landing pages, fresh images lead to better conversations.
What’s the process?
When you arrive to your appointment, bring some clothing to choose from (and even props if they help reflect your brand) and we’ll go over options and choose something together. We’ll take the photos, coaching you into the best smiles and poses possible, and make sure we’ve got enough photos to choose from.
Your online gallery will be ready to view within 24 hours from your session.
What should I wear?
After you have booked your session you will receive detailed instructions on what to wear in your confirmation email. We also have a page dedicated to this topic.
How long until I get the photos delivered to me?
Do you offer retouching?
This service is available at $30 per image and is included in two of the digital packages at no additional cost. Turnaround time for retouching is generally 24-48 hours.
Do I need a make-up/hair artist?
It’s totally up to you. Your headshot needs to look like your everyday you, so do your hair and makeup like you normally do it. We especially recommend getting a makeup artist if you never wear much makeup or haven’t liked the way your self-applied makeup has looked in past photos, or if you tend to have a lot of redness or rosacea that needs to be color-corrected with makeup for a photo.
At this time we do not have a makeup artist available, but one suggestion is to make an appointment at Sephora and they will fix you right up!
Do you use natural or studio light?
Both! Our most popular 30 minute session includes both studio light and backdrops for better control, and natural light options outside our space. We’ll talk together at the session about the best look for the photo and what would work better for you. If you need the photo taken in a specific location (a realtor might want their photo taken at a listing, or an architect with their office/drafting table in the background, for example), then we recommend our Persoanl Brand session.
Do I get different poses and facial expressions? Will you coach me into different poses and facial expressions?
My style is very informal, we chat, laugh, tell stories. It is rather like visiting a friend that just happens to be taking your portrait.
Is your studio a retail or home studio? Is there parking?
The studio is actually in a separate building behind my home. It is conveniently located off Hwy 80 near the Richmond/El Cerrito border. Plenty of street parking is available.
If you need public transportation, we are about 1 mile from the Del Norte Bart station and there is a bus stop around the corner.