The retainer fee is non-refundable. Make your shoot a priority and clear your schedule. If you are represented I encourage you to alert your team of your shoot date and book out if necessary. A cancellation will result in the forfeiture of the retainer fee.
Rescheduling is permitted if the request is made at least 72 hours prior (firm) to the start of your scheduled appointment. One reschedule request is permitted.
Please be respectful of my time and the time of my clients scheduled after you. You are encouraged to map out the shoot location in advance and plan for traffic delays. Your shoot can not take place if you are 30 minutes late the retainer fee will be forfeited.
I shoot Monday through Friday. I’m currently scheduling for November 2021. I will provide specific available dates when you’re ready to confirm your shoot.
Phone consultations are available by request. If you’re unaware of how to prepare for your shoot or what you should wear, a consultation is encouraged.
I can send a Square payment request to you via email or I can collect payment by phone during your consultation.
I do not offer refunds or reshoots. You will be allowed to see my work periodically during the shoot to make sure your photos fit your needs, and to be certain your hair, makeup, and wardrobe are what you envisioned. Be honest and speak your mind.
An in studio makeup artist is highly encouraged for women. I recommend hiring one of my preferred makeup artists. If you opt for self application or hire an outside makeup artist, there will be noticeable inconsistencies with your finished photos and the photos you see in my website gallery. I encourage men with oily skin to use anti shine products only. I can provide those anti shine products in studio. Men who opt for powders and/or foundation should also expect finished photos that are inconsistent with the finished work in my gallery.
Our primary goal is to enhance your natural features as opposed to changing them. We accomplish a natural look with light handed application of concealer and foundation to even skin tone and mask blemishes. Light powder is used to prevent shine and avoid the appearance of oily skin. For acting headshots an in studio makeup artist will also be able to provide bumps between looks to ensure your makeup look matches your character types. For example, elegant leading lady makeup versus undercover law enforcement makeup.
No. Your assigned start time is when makeup application begins. If you declined to hire a makeup artist through me you should arrive to your shoot hair and makeup ready.
The studio opens 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment. Ample time for unpacking and prepping is calculated into your shoot.
I shoot in West Midtown Atlanta.
Each look will take about 45 minutes to complete. This does not include time for makeup application.
A look is the combination of a background change and a wardrobe change. Adding a jacket, removing a necktie, or adding glasses is not considered a new look.
You may schedule multiple shoot days, however each session will be billed separately at the full rate. If hair styling or shaving is a concern you will be allowed a reasonable amount of time to make changes between looks.
I will shoot until we capture the perfect shot of you. This ranges between 50-75 photos per look.
You will receive a link to an online gallery of your photos within one week of your shoot. Your online gallery will be viewable for 12 months.
Turnaround time for your retouched photos is currently 7-10 days. Your finished photos will be sent to you electronically through a file transfer email service. I will include print size and web size files in your transfer. Print size files are too large to send through standard email. I will also include a print release document in your transfer. This document is required by a select few printing companies if you’re having prints made.
Yes, you will be able to download unfinished full resolution photos directly from your image gallery. However, I would discourage you from posting unfinished photos on casting websites and social media platforms. It’s damaging to your brand.
Retouching is a careful edit of your photo. My goal is to keep all edits subtle, making sure that you look like your photo once my work is complete. This could include adjustments such as removal of skin blemishes, removal of flyaway hairs, slight teeth whitening, eye enhancement, and image color adjustments. A retouching preview will be sent to you for approval once my work is complete.
Yes, I can professionally retouch one photo for each look that you have purchased. Additional photos can be retouched for $45 each.
Retouching is optional but highly recommended for a photo that you intend to use on professional platforms or social media.
Yes. Tattoo removal is quoted on a case-by-case basis starting at $10/photo.
I shoot in digital which allows you to see your photos periodically as we shoot and make any necessary adjustments.
Both. I am able to shoot with studio light or natural light when weather conditions are optimal.
Actors should bring items that are consistent with character types you want to portray. Business professionals should bring work attire. An item that you love might not photograph well, so make sure you have lots of options. I recommend that you bring two to three wardrobe options for each look that you have purchased. Avoid tops with logos, slogans, or writing that could pull attention away from your eyes in the image.
Yes, feel free to create a playlist on Spotify and we can play your favorites on our sound system during your shoot.
I am the owner of the photos. I retain ownership simply to protect both of us from commercial misuse of the image. For example, a company or individual can not take any photo that I have captured and place that photo on a product that is for sale, or on any other form of advertisement. The photographer and the subject must give consent and be compensated for this type of use of the image.
I can refer you to reputable printing companies in Atlanta, New York, and Los Angeles that specialize in 8×10 headshot layout and printing. I discourage you from investing in high resolution photos and then printing them at a pharmacy or a company that specializes in document printing.
I accept all major credit cards, debit cards, and cash. All balances are due on your shoot date.
I do not accept client requests to publish/post finished photos or promotional materials to my website or social media platforms. Photos that I publish are randomized and infrequent. I’m also unable to make agency referrals for clients seeking talent represenation. If you are seeking talent representation I’m happy to share a few helpful web resources with you.
After several years in film and television production at the highest level in Los Angeles and Atlanta, I transitioned into still photography and never looked back. My success as a headshot photographer can also be attributed to my years as a working actor in Los Angeles. During my time as an actor I had headshots taken more times than I can count. Not surprisingly, the best images came from photographers who were collaborative and put me at ease. I now take great pride in offering that same collaborative and fun experience to my clients.