PREPARATION FOR THE SESSION
What should I wear?
Generally, I’d suggest you to keep it fairly simple with a selection of light and dark tops in neutral colours, with different necklines. Shirts with collars, again both light and dark, can be a good option too. Try to avoid anything with logos, patterns, stripes or spots as these can be very distracting, taking focus away from you in the image. These, and other, clothing options can be discussed in the pre shoot consultation.
What about makeup and styling?
Again, I’d suggest to keep it simple with minimal makeup, for a more natural look. As for hair, there will be opportunity to try different styles as we shoot.
What happens at the start of a session?
The whole shoot, while still being productive, is very relaxed and informal and the start of a session usually begins with a bit of a chat which will allow you to relax, change gears mentally and get ready for the first set up.
How long does the shoot last?
We essentially shoot until we get the images you’re happy with and typically the shoot lasts up to an hour and a half. It is a relaxed, collaborative process from start to finish and we review the images together in camera throughout the shoot to ensure we’re getting the headshots you want.
AFTER THE SESSION
How do I choose my final headshots?
You will be send a link to to a private online gallery featuring the images from the shoot. The gallery is password protected so only you, and your agent if you wish, have access to it. You will also receive a link to download a personalised mobile app for instant viewing of the images. This is a very useful and convenient way to view your images wherever and whenever you want, during the selection process.
Are the images retouched?
Your final selected headshots are lightly retouched to remove or reduce any temporary imperfections, such as skin blemishes / stray hairs etc. This retouching is kept to a minimum to ensure your headshots are a true, accurate representation of how you look, but you on a good day.
Colour or Black & White?
During the casting process, colour headshots are increasingly becoming preferred throughout the industry. However, the classic black & white headshot does force the viewer to focus on the subject more, and can be more dramatic. This is why all final headshots are provided to you in both colour and black & white.
What resolution size are the final headshots in?
Your final headshots will all be provided in both high resolution and low resolution JPG. The high resolution images are suitable for print, while the low resolution images are put through a process to reduce file size (making them extremely web friendly) while losing no quality.