HEADSHOT FAQ’s

A peek at my pop-up studio.

A peek at my pop-up studio.

Where will I go for my session?

Businesses: I come to you! I can set up my pop-up studio in your office or we can shoot natural light/environmental portraits in your space or the surrounding area.

Individuals: Studio sessions are available in downtown Issaquah. Outdoor/natural light sessions can happen anywhere in the greater Seattle area.

How should I prepare?

When you book your session I’ll send over my Headshot Style Guide. It’s loaded with tips and best practices from my research for what personal appearance choices work best for headshots. What do I mean by “work best”? I mean looking, at a split-second glance, confident, professional, like you belong in your industry, and clearly have got your shit together (aka: like a boss).

What background colors do you have?

For studio headshots I keep it clean and classic on the backgrounds: white, light gray, or dark gray.

Professional Studio Headshots on white
Professional Studio Headshots on light gray
Professional Studio Headshots on dark gray

*other colors are available upon request but may incur an added cost.

Do you recommend hair and make-up?

I don’t, and for good reason. Building trust and credibility in business requires setting and meeting expectations so it’s important that you look in your headshot like you look in person. If someone meets you in person after having seen your headshot and they feel surprised, you’re off to a bad start. That means your hair and makeup target is your everyday best, not polished perfection.

RETOUCHING: before / after

RETOUCHING: before / after

Do you retouch?

Yes indeed! I retouch all final images super gently so you look great but not photoshopped. Again—your headshot should look like you look in person. My retouching usually involves a little teeth whitening, removing temporary blemishes, reducing shine, etc..

What forms of payment do you accept?

I take all major credit cards plus PayPal and Venmo.

Do I own the copyright to my photos?

As the content creator, I am the copyright owner of the images. However, you have the freedom to share, print, and use your images for personal and professional use however you see fit. The one thing you can’t do without arranging a usage agreement with me in advance is use the images for profit (so, things like selling them as stock images).

How soon will I get my finished headshot?

However soon you need it! We’ll coordinate during booking so turnaround times align with your goals and deadlines. If you’re in a furious hurry we can sit down together and select final image(s) directly after your session so you’ll have them by the end of that same day. If you’re in no rush I’ll send you a link to an online gallery and you can select final image(s) at your leisure.