Rate and Session Information
The headshot session rate is $600 for the shoot. $300 non-refundable deposit is required to book a session, and goes towards the $600 total.
STUDENTS, KIDS & RETURNING CLIENTS:
If you are currently enrolled in acting classes or are a student of Roundhill Dance Studios, the student rate is $300. $150 non-refundable deposit is required to book a session, and goes towards the $300 total.
There is also a discounted fee for kids 16 and under or returning clients of $300. $150 non-refundable deposit is required to book a session, and goes towards the $300 total.
Lifestyle portrait session rate is $800 for the shoot. $400 non-refundable deposit is required to book a session, and goes towards the $800 total. You can schedule an extra hour of shooting during any session should you need it for $300. Location of shoot will be determined based on your preference of indoor or outdoor session.
Returning clients or kids 16 and under get $200 off the portrait session fee.
Family portrait session rate is $600 for the shoot. $300 non-refundable deposit is required to book a session, and goes towards the $600 total. Location of shoot will be determined based on your preference of indoor or outdoor session.
Maternity and Newborn portrait session package rates start at $800 for the shoot. $400 non-refundable deposit is required to book a session, and goes towards the $800 total. The package includes the baby announcement session, baby bump session and the newborn session 10-14 days after baby is born (usually in home). Location of shoot will be determined based on your preference of indoor or outdoor session.
Returning clients get $200 off the portrait session fee.
YOUR HEADSHOT SESSION
The headshot sessions are shot in studio or at your location (additional travel costs apply). The individual sessions last approximately an hour in length. We generally shoot a handful of different looks for our clients during the session. Shooting a range of looks over the course of the session allows us to get a variety of shots for your use allowing you to mix up the shots for whatever marketing purposes you choose.
Part of our process is to edit the session with you as you go. We will inspect each shot one by one with you to determine whether or not you will potentially use an image or not. By shooting and editing in this manner we can adjust the focus of the shots during the session to account for anything we feel we may have missed along the way. You'll leave knowing exactly what you will be working with by having gone through the entire session and keeping only the images that have met your approval along the way.
The approved shots will edited and be made available on your own password protected proofing gallery. The final images are usually posted within 72 hours. You will be able to give the password to anyone who might help you choose the shots you decide to use. Should you decide to return and cover anything you feel we may have missed then you can take advantage of the returning client fee.
Feel free to bring a range of different options for clothing. #1 rule for us is that you have to love it! If you don’t feel comfortable in it, you won’t shoot well while wearing it. We suggest you bring a range of different colors and necklines. If you have any doubt about whether something will work or not just bring it along. Don't be seasonal; everything from t-shirts, tank tops to sweaters and light jackets can work. We love textures and layers as well and try to keep it minimal on the jewelry. Studs or small earrings work and simple necklaces, anything hanging or chunky will usually draw too much attention in a headshot. Have some fun with this, if you feel your wardrobe is missing something then go shopping and we’ll keep the tags on it in case you’d like to return the items after the shoot.
HAIR AND MAKEUP
Women's makeup: Makeup for the session is highly recommended for all women. The cost is $250 for makeup for the session and includes hair help. The makeup is applied specifically for the lighting we use and we usually start very naturally to give you a very clean simple look. We do touch ups and will add subtle changes to the makeup as the shoot progresses. If you’d like to start off a little heavier on the makeup we are happy to do that as well, just let us know.
Women's hair: We ask that everyone come in with their hair ready the way you would like to present yourself. We want your hair in your pictures to be as close as possible to the way you look on a fantastic hair day. Of course our makeup artist is there to make sure it’s shoot ready and we will discuss what you’d like to do with it and make a gameplan for the shoot. If you need a major overhaul hair wise or you are naturally curly and want to go straight there may be an extra $50 charge for our makeup artist to blow it out for you. Make sure you discuss this with us prior to your session, so we are all on the same page.
Men: We don't recommend makeup on men, but our makeup artist can provide light grooming on the shoot for $200 if you like. All our work is retouched afterwards, so any blemishes will be taken care of during that process.
Facial Hair: If you’d like to shoot with facial hair we’d be happy for you to come in with whatever level of growth you’d like and can shave or trim it down once we’ve gotten it covered. Bring whatever grooming products you’ll need with you to get it done.
SCHEDULING AND PAYMENTS
We are available for shooting Monday through Friday and we usually begin our sessions around 10am. We do tweak the times depending upon the schedule each particular day, so we ask people to be a bit flexible. Be aware that the sessions overlap for women getting makeup (if requested). Women are in makeup for approximately an hour, so we are usually finishing off our first session while the makeup artist is preparing our next client to shoot. We ask that you don't have anything else scheduled close to the end of your session in case we feel we need a little more time with you.
A non-refundable deposit of ½ the session fee is required to book a session. The fee is due at your convenience after you've chosen a shoot date and gotten it booked on our schedule. However, if we have not received it at least one week prior to your scheduled session, the session will be granted to someone on our waiting list, so please get it to us as soon as you can.
We accept cash, checks, as well as Visa, Mastercard and American Express. The remaining balance plus any sales tax is due the day of the session.
We work with freelance makeup artists and you will be paying them directly, they require cash on the day of the shoot.
All deposit checks can be made payable to: Christopher Shaw