Headshot & Personal Branding Experiences | Your Questions Answered

 

What is the difference between a headshot experience & a personal branding experience?

Great question! Let me explain.

The Headshot Experience is for business owners wanting simple, yet striking 'head & shoulders' style headshots for either themselves, or their staff members.

The Personal Branding Experience is perfect for Business Owners, CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Speakers or Influencers who are serious about taking their own personal branding to the next level.  They want to create a striking, modern image bank of multiple editorial style lifestyle portraits, which showcase their personality & business, allowing them to deliver an eye-catching, consistent message across all their marketing efforts. 

 

Why should i choose you for my headshots/personal branding portraits?

I pride myself in delivering a really personal experience, which doesn't just meet your expectations, but exceeds them.  Let me walk you through some things which really set me apart:

Time to plan - On booking, I love to share my online discovery questionnaire where you are able to share lots of information about your business and what you would really love to achieve from our time together.  Doing this upfront means that I can really get a sense of your brand's personality, before I take any photographs.

Your Unique Brand - Your business is so different to everyone else's and so of course, your images should reflect this!  This is why I love to shoot on location.  My clients want to move away from the white and black studio backgrounds that everyone else uses and instead head to their work place, the beach, the park, their garden space - the possibilities are endless.  Your personal brand is unique so lets go to the places that make you uniquely you.

Commitment to Service - From the moment you book, to your shoot, to the delivery of your finished headshots, I am there for you every step of the way.  Making sure that you have the very best experience possible.  I am committed to providing you with not only great photography, but also the highest standard of client service.

 

How much does a session cost & WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?

I believe in being totally upfront and transparent about cost, with no surprises. 

A Headshot experience costs just £195 for up to three people and this is payable on booking your session. 

  • Your experience includes your 45min session and 12 different headshot digital files delivered in high-resolution JPEG format.
  • For single person sessions, your 12 digital images will all be of that one person, for sessions of two people, each person will receive 6 and so on.

A Personal Branding Experience costs just £395 for one person and this is payable on booking your session. 

  • Your experience includes your 3hr session and approx. 40 different digital files delivered in high-resolution JPEG format.

 

I'm just looking for one image to use - is this something you can do?

To give you the best possible outcome, I capture many images during our time together and then select the best 12 (or more, depending on your investment).  In experience, it tends to be the photographs taken towards the end of the session which are the most pleasing, when you are most relaxed.

 

The headshot experience is perfect, but There are more than three of us in our team, can we add more people?

Of course! To add additional people to your Headshot Expereince costs just £50 per person and each additional person will receive 3 digital images.

 

where will my shoot take place?

One of the benefits of my service is that I come to you.  It really makes sense to do this, especially if there are multiple people at your session.  This allows you to just set one time aside, for everyone involved.

I also have many clients who work from home, and in these circumstances I can just come to your home for the session, at a mutually convenient time.

Your session includes my travel of up to 10 miles from IP1. Further travel is possible at a charge of £0.45 per mile.

 

CAN I CHOOSE TO HAVE MY SESSION SOMEWHERE ELSE?

Definitely.  Many clients have a particular space in mind for their photos, to keep their marketing consistent and 'on brand'.  I am happy to discuss this further, on request.

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY SESSION?

It depends on what line of business you are in and what you would like your finished photographs to convey.  I recommend that you bring up to two changes of clothes for a Headshot Experience (wearing one on arrival and one to change into, mid-session) & up to four changes of clothes for a Personal Branding Experience.

A typical session would be a mixture of both 'formal & corporate' and 'casual & relaxed, with some colour and a little more 'you'. 

However, I cannot stress how important it is, that this is entirely up to you.  Some of my clients work day to day in much more casual attire and vice versa and so the session is focused on that particular look.

The main thing to think about is that your headshot should be recognisable as the person that a stranger would meet, say if they met you in person, at an event.

 

SHould i have my hair and makeup professionally done for the session?

You certainly can, if you wish.  Again, I just recommend that the stylist recreates the look you generally go for, day to day.  Just so the look isn't too far from your natural working look.

For hair cuts, I generally recommend that you leave a few days between your hair cut and your headshot session, just to let your hair settle.

 

HOW LONG WILL MY HEADSHOT SESSION TAKE?

The Headshot Experience typically lasts around 45mins.  When adding extra people to your session, please allow at least 15 minutes extra, per person.  The Personal Branding Experience has an extended session time, lasting around 3hrs.

When using a space within your workplace, please ensure that the space is clear and uncluttered.  This allows the session to be as efficient and effective as we can make it.

 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY SESSION?

After your session I will review the images taken and select the very best 12 (or more, dependant on your investment).

Your photographs will be professionally colour balanced and hand-finished and then delivered to you in high resolution JPEG digital file format, in order to have them ready for both print and online use. 

Your digital files  will be delivered to you within 7 business days (The Headshot Experience) or 14 business days (The Personal Branding Experience) of your session, via a password protected online gallery which will be hosted for between 3 & 6 months (depending on your investment).  I just ask that you download your images before this time and safely back up to your own computer set up.

 

WILL YOU AIRBRUSH OR RETOUCH MY PHOTOGRAPHS?

All photographs presented to you will be fully hand-finished using professional grade imaging software.  I will remove blemishes and other skin inconsistencies, unless you ask me not to.  However, it is really important to me that your photographs look like you and so I always keep things subtle, always presenting you best 'you'.

 

WHY CAN'T I VIEW ALL THE IMAGES FROM MY SESSION?

For every great shot there will be many blinks and 'in-between shot' type expressions.  As I provide a real end-to-end service, I only show want to show you the very best and so I do all that selection work for you and ask that you trust me to do just that.

 

I'm not keen on having my photograph taken!

First off, relax.  That's totally natural.  Many of us are not keen on having our photos taken and often feel awkward posing for photos.  Think of some times in the past when you've had your photo taken and not felt comfortable.  Maybe this was at a party or a family gathering, perhaps.  Photos taken at these types of events are usually unannounced and sprung on you at the last minute and so you haven't had time to relax and get yourself ready. Often leaving you flustered and not at your very best once the photo is taken.

The benefit of having a professional headshot session is that we will chat about your requirements beforehand using my online discovery questionnaire, which then allows me to really tailor your session to you.  The session itself is really just us having a chat, while I take photos.  It is all very relaxed, fun and informal and once the first 10 minutes have passed, I just know that you'll be sighing with relief that the experience isn't as nerve wracking as you thought it was going to be.

 

HOW CAN I USE MY IMAGES?

When you purchase your digital files, you will have the license to reproduce, share and publish them for your personal and business use across print, web, broadcast and social media.  You will have access to the high resolution files in JPEG format, ready for any physical printing you would like to do, as well as online.  The images will never be watermarked.

 

How do I book?

If by now, you have decided to go ahead and book your session, thats such great news!  All you need to do is get in touch  by clicking on the button below and I will do the rest. 

So don't put it off any longer! Get in touch today and let's start planning your session.  I'm really looking forward to meeting you.