“Wow, that wasn’t as long or painful as I thought it was going to be.”
That’s the comment I get quite often from new clients who have gone through a portrait session with me. Usually it’s from the dads or in individual head shot sessions the men. Most people think that going to a portrait photographer is like going to a dentist.
I believe in giving my portrait clients the best possible experience—however I know that most people are in a rush—time crunch—so I try to get people in and out as soon as possible. This is especially true with business portraits. Time is money so I don’t like to waste my clients time. However I do work to capture the essence of the client—their personality—in the allotted time I have. We photograph tethered to a tv monitor so you can see what we’re capturing as the session is taking place. This usually helps people relax and know that it’s going much better than they thought. For most the reaction is “hey, that’s not too bad!” after seeing the first few images on the larger screen
Why A Good Head Shot Is Important
If you are in business you need a good head shot—whether or not you use these on cards eventually you need something for website, marketing materials or for use in ads. Then you must consider your online presence beyond the company website-your social media? FaceBook, LinkedIn and the like. All great places to have a current head shot.
It’s important to actually look like your head shot. Huh? Well there seems to be a few types of head shot clients that struggle with this—those who got a great portrait years ago and never want to update it—and those who have me do so much Photoshop they no longer look like themselves. Let’s be honest—I love Photoshop and the ability to do retouching for my clients. However there is a point where too much of a good thing is actually a bad thing. You don’t want to look like botox gone wrong.
So we make it quick and for the most part painless. My goal is for you to say what one recent client said "Thanks for making this fun and easy." Easy online booking helps you save time and get the head shot you need for your business.