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                                      FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What Can I Expect From My Head Shot Session?

Your will see your images as we shoot them so there are no surprises. The length of you session depends on which package you chose.

Basic Head Shot Session- 20 minutes and includes 1 final retouched image.

Head Shot Plus 30-45 minutes- 2-4 outfits, 2 backgrounds, 6 final retouched images images

Branding Session -Studio or location: 45 minutes to 1 hour Multiple outfits and backgrounds, head shot, 3/4 and full length, 10 retouched images.

Branding Plus Session- 1 hour studio and 1 hour location Multiple outfits and backgrounds in studio, 1 location (can be a different day), 15 retouched images.

What Happens if I need to Reschedule?

If you booked online there is a link on your confirmation email to reschedule. Otherwise give us a call @719-475-0160


If you booked more than the Basic Headshot session you need to bring plenty of outfits for choice. You will have time to change during the session.

Women: please bring a comb or a brush. While we have small combs available you will want what you use daily. Also please bring any makeup items you think you may need. We do have some basic foundation powder but you may prefer your own. Also bring any shoes you may want for a full length photo. Men: bring a comb and any shoes if having a full length photo.

What About Hair and Makeup?

Hair and Makeup are not included in the session fee. Having the right hair and makeup is key. Men-We recommend a light foundation (especially with males with darker complexion) to remove any shine. We do offer a little light foundation here at the studio for you to apply or you may wish to have a Makeup artist apply for you. Women- we recommend a professional makeup artist. If you do your own makeup please avoid makeup with and SPF in it.

Who Do Your Recommend For Makeup?

Jessica Faye Beauty (719) 304-6375


Bella Rodriguez  (305) 450-7675

Emma Murphy (719) 447-5140

Meg Harris (719) 646-8649

Kim Clay



What Should I Wear for my Headshots?

You’ve heard the old adage that first impressions count. As a business person it’s more important than ever these days. Having a professional business portrait is the first step. Knowing what to wear is essential in making that portrait more powerful than ever.

Business Attire or Business Casual?

Much depends on the goal for your portrait. Is this an executive portrait or for you're social media profile or business cards? Is this for your website About page or for your promotional materials? Understanding your final use is key in determining what to wear. We do offer Business Packages that allow for different outfits and poses to satisfy the business person with multiple image needs. 

My advice is if most of your clients see you in a suit and tie or for women a business suit most of the time then that’s what you need to wear for your portrait. If on the other hand you lean more towards business casual day to day then formal business attire is probably not necessary.

Men’s Attire

For men we recommend either a suit and tie (depending on your normal business outfit) or an open collared shirt with a jacket. It’s best to avoid really bright colors or wildly patterned ties. If you prefer a shirt without jacket then we recommend a solid color (non white) shirt. For 3/4 or full length Business Casual portraits we recommend khakis or jeans.

Women’s Attire

For women either a business suit or nice blouse with a jacket. Solid colors work best; stay away from busy patterns or really bright colors (neon colors or bright reds). If you prefer a blouse or dress alone (no jacket) then we recommend 3/4 or long sleeve. It’s also best to avoid low cut blouses as the final image use may crop in an unflattering way. Necklaces are fine but bear in mind that much might be cropped out in the final use.

Make sure any clothes you bring are pressed, this goes double for collared shirts and suits. Bring little if any jewelry —the shoot is about you not accessories.

Understanding what types of clothes to wear for your business portrait will help you to put your best foot forward in the business world.

Rest assured that we will assist you with planning your portrait especially with your wardrobe. Have any questions about clothing options for portraits? Email (tara@taracpatty.com) or call us @719-475-0160.

How Else Can I prepare?

If you get your hair cut or colored —make sure you do it 3-5 days before your session.

Be rested and drink plenty of water then day before your shoot—it’s amazing for your skin.

What Is Your Turnaround Time?

Retouched images will be available within 2 business days (and often less) of your session. We will upload to a private gallery and alert you by email when they are ready.

How Much Retouching Will You Do?

Light retouching is included with every image, this includes darken/lighten image, removing blemishes. Extensive retouching can be added to any image for only $39 per image.