Think about the very best photo anyone has ever taken of you. The one where you look the most confident. The most beautiful. The one that makes you feel most like yourself. Our goal is to take that photo. We work with business owners who are growing their personal brands. Our clients’ success depends on being noticed and remembered. If that sounds like you, let’s make it happen.
Here's what businesses use the photos for:
What are business and personal portraits?
You’re on our site because you probably already have an inclination as to the importance of having good photos of yourself. It goes beyond just feeling good about yourself and how you look - your photos say something about who you are. You’re here right now because you want to take your image to a level beyond the selfie stick or camera on a tripod. Take a moment to think about how many different websites and apps want a profile photo. Wouldn’t it be nice to put an awesome photo of yourself on each of those avenues? A good portrait builds trust and that leads to new clients. What if we told you that not only could you have a great photo of yourself for each of those places, but that each of those photos could be distinct and different? Yep, it’s all true.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Business and personal portrait sessions begin at $375. Photo package prices vary depending on the number of outfit changes, locations and images needed. We also offer a complimentary style consultation with our most popular packages with a professional stylist who will help you choose looks that match your brand and professional image. See detailed pricing below.
Repeat clients receive discounts on future portrait sessions. Contact us for more details.
A 30+ minute portrait session. Did we mention we’re 10th Dimension Photography Blackbelt certified? Spend some time with us and we’ll show you our best moves. The total time we need will depend on the photo package you book.
5+ fully retouched images. Because nose hair happens. The number of finished images varies depending on the photo package you book.
That tingly feeling of knowing that we will get the shot that will get you noticed.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
You contact us by either filling out our fun and super easy to use contact form, or go all old fashioned style with a traditional email (email@example.com). You tell us which package you’d like, when you’d ideally like to have the photos taken, and where you’d like to take them. If you’re unsure of the package you might need, need advice on picking a spot, or just have questions you’d like answered - we’ll set up a quick phone chat to get everything squared away. Once you’re decided we’ll send you over a link in an email to book your shoot. If you’ve gone with our Standard or Deluxe package our super fancy wardrobe stylist will arrange a time to talk the about what to wear for your session (obviously prior to the photos being taken). Even though you may be competent enough to dress yourself (we’d like to think we are), spending a few minutes chatting with her can take your portraits to the next level.
Photo session day!
You’ll select the photos on a proofing site that you want edited and retouched.
We’ll deliver fully edited high-resolution digital files on an online gallery with instant downloads.
The business portrait service is a much more individualized experience. It’s designed for the individual who is looking for multiple photos for a variety of purposes. If you’re a business owner with no employees, or your branding revolves around selling yourself - this is a good option for you. Business portraits are also usually shot in an environmental style, utilizing nature or architectural backgrounds. It's not to say that sometimes a studio lit shot doesn't overlap between Business Portraits and Headshots, but usually Business Portraits are variety oriented with backgrounds versus headshots that are almost always a static background.
The time we allot for a shoot is based on the number of looks and locations we have to accomplish - in relation to how much of the shoot is going to be outdoors. Generally speaking the ideal time of day to shoot is going to be the last two hours of available light in the day.
When you’re changing outfits to the point where someone might be able to see your underpants, you’ve changed your look. You can add and subtract articles of clothing and accessories to a base layer to give some subtle changes to one look, but as soon as your underpants are exposed in a clothing change you’re moving into the next look. Essentially we love love love to photograph you in as many looks as possible, but each time you change looks we have a slow down in the photographic process - so it’s all about finding the balance of variety versus time for what you need. PS - you are not required to change your clothes in front of us, the reference to underpants is simply used to define what a look is.
Let’s plan it out. Obviously, we can only force the sun to stay up in the sky for a certain amount of time, but we have lots of different ways to get around lighting challenges. If you are looking for a lot of variations in your photos then we suggest the Deluxe portrait session or possibly even a brand story. Don't hesitate to contact us if you want more help choosing the right session.
We believe strongly in having a well planned out experience with specific intent. The goal is to create photos that help you get noticed and remembered by people who pay you to do what you do. If your business is based on more than one person, and/or you need photos of another employee or business partner we classify that as a type of Brand Story. Adding additional subjects to a shoot is very doable, but it usually means different considerations about lighting and extra retouching. If it’s essential that two or more people be photographed as part of your session we’ll build a custom package for you. Just fill out our contact form with all the details you have and we can start the planning process!
Yep. Our general rule is to treat your image like you had the best skin day ever. Meaning we’re going to enhance you to look your best, but you’re still going to look like you. Retouching is something we’ll discuss with you in detail - it’s our goal to hit your comfort levels with retouching without exceeding our own capabilities. However when it comes to photo retouching, generally anything can be done. So if we can’t make it happen, we can outsource it to a retoucher who can. On average we spend a minimum of 30 minutes (sometimes a lot more) carefully retouching each photo.
Yes. We deliver the highest resolution available for whatever camera we are using at the time of your shoot. Those images will be 20+ megapixels, guaranteed to be about 80% larger than you will ever need them to be. Most people are lead to believe by tricky camera manufacturers that megapixels are synonymous with images being mega awesome. Fact of the matter is it’s just one of many factors that lead to a great image.
Ultimately, it’s up to you, but we’ve been doing this a long time so most of our clients want our take on things. Once we know what you’ll be using the images for, we’ll give you customized location suggestions.
In order to bring you the sort of results you’ve seen on the site – it’s important that we photograph you when the light is at it’s best. With that in mind, outdoor sessions typically start two hours before sunset.
As a general rule, you want to avoid wearing intensely saturated colors and/or busy patterns. For more specific advice on styling or hair and makeup, we will connect you with professionals whose work we love. For our Standard and Deluxe portrait packages, we include a style consultation to help you choose looks that match your brand and professional image. This option is highly beneficial in helping you achieve a specific style or to pick the which outfits will be the most flattering. Style consults can be provided to any of our packages for an additional charge, but come included with our Standard and Deluxe packages.
It takes approximately 3 weeks to turn around fully retouched images, however we’ve been known to deliver faster whenever possible and can make special arrangements when discussed in advance of your session.
Just one sec while we look into our crystal ball...all signs point to yes. But the only way to know for sure would be to work with us. The second best way would be to see what our clients are saying. Read our Yelp reviews here.
Total world domination will be yours. Or at the very least, we’ll confirm the date and time of your session and ask you a few questions so we can get to know your brand. This will help us give you some ideas of where to hold your session and provide you with our best photographer-ly advice about what expect on the day of.