Frequently Asked Questions
For the most part, avoid wearing anything distracting. In other words, avoid the following:
- Very bright colors
- Too many colors
- Clothing with prominent logos and slogans
- Pure, bright white
- shiny fabrics
Stay with discreet jewelry & accessories.
Include casual, trendy and formal wear in your wardrobe choices if the session includes three or more changes.
If you have a school activity role that requires a uniform, by all means, include that.
We recommend that you hire a professional Makeup Artist for your photos. Even if you do your own hair and makeup every day. Makeup for photography is slightly different and requires more perfection than everyday makeup. The pros know how to get your look “just right” for the camera.
For high school seniors, head-shots, and model portfolios, we would be happy to arrange hair and makeup services for you if you wish. We will be happy to provide a quote.
Firstly, depending on the type of session, you must pay a retainer of 10%-50% of the total cost of the shoot. This includes the cost of hair and makeup if you’ve chosen that option. The retainer will confirm your session date, and is non-refundable
Secondly, the full balance is due no less than two weeks before your shoot date. You may reschedule your shoot without losing your retainer if you give at least two business day’s notice.
Proofs are low-resolution versions of the photos we took during your photo session. Firstly, proofs usually have light re-touching and adjustments done to them. Secondly, the image is overlayed with a light watermark. The watermark indicates that the image is a proof and should not be shared or distributed.
The proof is like a draft version of the photo. Their purpose is to allow you to choose the best photos from the shoot for final re-touching and preparation for the end product(s).
We re-touch the final images you choose. We’ll remove blemishes, even out skin tone, and ensure that your eyes look clear and sharp. We also adjust color and calibrate it for printing.
Above all, we try to avoid an over-processed or “plastic” look. Instead, we strive to produce a photo that captures your personality and still looks like you, but at your very best.
We include a Personal Use License with most of our photo packages. The license grants you permission to use the licensed photos that you’ve purchased for your personal and promotional needs. In other words, you may copy, print and distribute that licensed image. However, you may not sell that image to anyone else.
Yes! You may purchase licenses for as many additional images as you wish from the proofs that we’ve provided to you. The base price for a headshot image license is $35 plus local taxes. The price goes down if you wish to purchase several of them.
We typically have the finished products ready within 30 days of placing the order. However, this may vary depending on the package chosen. Also, all finished images will be available as digital files, either on a USB drive or a link to a secure folder. We deliver the digital files as high-resolution JPG files suitable for printing. Also, we include web resolution JPG files suitable for sharing on the Internet (social media, profile pictures, emailing to agents, etc.)
We’ll contact you when your order is ready.
Photo Session FAQ's
- High school senior portraits are photo sessions that we customize to the student’s interests, talents, and achievements. We strive for variety. In addition, we offer multiple ways to create products. For example, luxury albums, wall-art, clusters, and individual prints.
- Family portraits are photo sessions that we customize around the family members. We strive for unity. Both in arrangement and styling. We offer products similar to High school seniors.
- Model portfolios are photo sessions that we customize to the model’s personality, look and potential market. We strive for variety and the session usually includes several wardrobe changes. The end product is several high-quality digital images perfectly suited to creating a z-card, social media, and other material for self-promotion.
- Headshots are typically shorter photo-shoots, with fewer outfit changes. The end product is a few high-quality digital files, suitable for social media or anywhere a business or actor headshot is required.
A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression are predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person.
~ Headshot, https://simple.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Headshot&oldid=5255332 (last visited April 29, 2019).
~ Lifestyle, [<https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/portrait>] | last visited <April 28, 2019
Lifestyle product photography is used to show a product within a styled scene. Primarily, it should demonstrate the main function of the product and how and where a potential customer could use it. Incidentally, Lifestyle product photography can include models. But, this is not a requirement.
Lifestyle models have less rigorous requirements than, say, Fashion or Glamor modes. They come in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Therefore, advertisers and event managers use them to depict a specific lifestyle to which they can associate their product or event. Lifestyle models look like the rest of us. As a result, they are used more in advertising and events than any of the other modeling categories.