Some people have a slight curvature of the spine, so if they can’t stand up perfectly straight, then they can face a slightly different direction so it isn’t as obvious.
When booking a shoot, know what you want and how many looks, so there is enough time for all you expect to accomplish.
Clients can book their own shoots now online.
We’ll send clients all the information in e-mails prior to the shoot.
Let corporate clients know we can come back to do more shoots and if they only have a few people to get headshots for, they can come down to the studio and they’ll save the travel fee.
We normally get between 40 and 100 shots in the 20 min,one look session.
Other photographers don’t usually focus on expression, but If a client wants to focus more on that, then convince him to take the hour session rather than the 20 min package.
If a client isn’t happy with the images, we will refund their money.No other photographer makes that guarantee.
A shoot should only last as long as it takes to get great shots. If it’s too long, clients get bored and will have to force smiles, which will look fake.
Breathing out through the nose slightly engages the muscles in the face to produce a more genuine smile.
Always give out a business card at the end of the session.
Give clients business cards whenever possible, so they can have our contact information, especially if they are getting images retouched.
Corporate images can have slight smiles so employees will look approachable.
Always shoot in color so you can set the white balance properly, you can change to black and white if the clients prefers them that way. Shooting in Black & White limits what you can do.