1 // ARE THERE ANY ADVANTAGES TO STUDIO SESSIONS?
Studio sessions create a fabulous controlled environment. No wind to mess up your hair, no colorful NY characters giving commentary, no chance of cold or rain or snow… We find that when all of these outside factors go away, actors are truly able to relax and focus on making the connection with the camera that really makes your shot stand out. Plus, we love to put your favorite music on the sound system, pour you a glass of wine and really be able to enjoy our time with you!
2 // HOW LONG DO THE SESSIONS LAST?
The Headshot usually lasts around two hours all together. The Upgrade about three hours. Portraiture sessions vary based on what and where we are shooting. We believe wholeheartedly in shooting until we get you a variety of fantastic shots. There is no timer set. We finish when we have what we all want.
3 // HOW MANY PHOTOS WILL I GET?
Again, nothing is predetermined. We take as many shots as we need in any given situation. We can assure you that you you will leave with lots to choose from.
4 // DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT?
We do require a $99 deposit at the time of booking! This applies to the full price of your session, of course, so you will only have to pay the remaining balance on the day of your shoot. The deposit is made online with a credit/debit card. At your session you can pay the rest in cash or credit/debit card at our studio.
5 // HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY SESSION?
We advocate spending some time on google checking out photo shoots with your favorite actors, musicians, etc. Learn what draws you to a particular photo. Then spend a little time in front of the mirror, so you can get a feel for how you like various angles and expressions. Then, stop stressing about it. You're going to look great!
6 // WHAT DO I WEAR FOR MY SHOOT?
Your wardrobe can range from casual things you would wear running around town to your fanciest attire, depending on your style. We don’t buy into the typical rules for headshot wardrobe! Simple things are often our favorites, but don't be afraid of color, texture and even small patterns if it’s what you love. Be creative. Accessories can be great too - scarves, jackets, jewelry. We want you to look like you actually do in life, so bring your favorite wardrobe pieces, the things that excite you most when you open your closet! Our Wardrobe Stylist, Anastasia, is there for every shoot to guide the decisions about what will work best for you on camera, so you will be in excellent hands!
7 // WHAT ABOUT MY MAKEUP AND HAIR?
Arrive with a fresh face. We've got you totally covered. For ladies - We will discuss your regular look. What you wear daily, colors, etc. to ensure that you look like you in your shots. We can also do some simple changes as we go, like add a brighter lip for a particular look. For gentlemen - Just some simple stuff on the face to even skin and keep you shine-free. You are welcome to shave or trim your facial hair mid-shoot if you would like some different looks. Just bring all necessary tools with you. As for hair, come with it completely styled as you want it. We will touch it up as we shoot to keep it looking great in each set-up.
8 // WILL YOU SHOW ME MY PHOTOS DURING THE SHOOT?
If you’d like to see some shots during your shoot, we are happy to show you. That having been said, we really do not recommend viewing images during your session. Think about it, the first thing you do when you see a photo of yourself is nitpick and even obsess about something you may not love about your appearance that the outside world will never even notice. It’s totally natural, but it can kill a really good photo shoot! We want to get you out of your head so you can just be in front of the camera. You will have a Photographer and a Stylist focused on every detail of each shot to make sure they are stellar, and working to pull the best and most genuine expressions from you for each set up. Trust us! After all, we are a totally objective 3rd party meeting you for the first time. Who better to see you just you will be seen when you walk into an audition? We know waiting to see your proofs can be tough, but we really believe it yields the best results!
9 // WHAT HAPPENS AFTER WE SHOOT?
After we shoot, you will receive a link in your email that takes you to a private online gallery of all your proofs. Our online galleries are beautifully laid out to make scrolling through all your photos super easy. You can even "favorite" certain shots to put in separate folders as you narrow down your choices for retouching. If you want to enlist help, you can forward the link to friends, agents, managers, etc or even download individual proofs for posting on Facebook for opinions. When you have decided, you will email us your chosen shots, and we will edit them within a week. After your edits are complete, you will receive a digital download that contains all of your images in their full resolution including those that have been retouched. You may also request a flash drive of your images to back up your download, for a small additional charge of $30. If you choose to purchase a drive, it will be mailed to your address.