HEADSHOTS | BRAND PHOTOGRAPHY | BUSINESS PORTRAITS

Business Portraits

"A good first impression can work wonders.”

-J. K. ROWLING

 

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:

WEBSITES
PROFILE PHOTOS
ADVERTISING
SOCIAL MEDIA
SALES PAGES
PRINT COLLATERAL

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 platforms? A good portrait conveys approachability and trust, two big factors in establishing positive client relationships.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Business and personal portrait sessions begin with our $250 creative fee. This creative fee covers approximately one hour of on-location photography. From this starting point, you can be either pre-build a custom package by buying image packs, or purchase images a la carte after you see the results of the shoot. You're under no obligation to purchase any set number of images.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

  • Included within our creative fee is approximately one hour (sometimes more depending on the goals) of on-location photography from a photographer with over 10 years of full-time professional experience.
  • We have the cameras, lenses, and lighting tools needed to create quality images to tell the world who you are.
  • We sometimes tell jokes (additional joke charges may apply).

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  1. 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 (info@yourfaceisrad.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.
  2. Photo session day! We'll meet you at our pre-determined shoot location. Most of our business portraits are held outdoors where we roam around on foot for about an hour to capture portraits of you with a variety of different backgrounds. It's also possible to conduct your shoot within an indoor location, which we'll discuss the details beforehand to make sure we are prepared for whatever lighting situations we may face. With outdoor sessions it may not be realistic to be able to review images on a computer, but at any point we're happy to show you the back of the camera.
  3. You’ll select the photos on a proofing site that you want to be edited and retouched. If your shoot is time sensitive we can build in an on-site image review at the conclusion of the session. However since individual shoots generally create many more images to review versus our headshot services, it's typically much easier to do image review via an online proofing gallery.
  4. Once your images are chosen and we've completed the editing we’ll deliver the finished high-resolution digital images via downloadable online gallery.

PORTRAIT PRICING

$250 Creative Fee + Images = Total Session CostOnly buy the images you need!IMAGE PACKS (Purchased at Booking)
5 Images: $150 ($30 each)
10 Images: $250 ($25 each)
20 Images: $400 ($20 each)
40 Images: $600 ($15 each)
IMAGES A LA CARTE (Purchased after Booking)1-4 images: $50 each
5-9 images: $45 each
10-14 images: $40 each
15-19 images: $35 each
20+ images: $25 each

FAQs

Here are some crazy (and a few awkward) things we’ve been asked about portrait sessions over the years.

The primary difference between our business portrait and headshot services are that business portraits are usually intended for one individual (or occasionally two business partners). Our headshot services are also aimed more towards static backgrounds. While a static background is still an option for individual business portraits, we generally photograph you in front of multiple backgrounds since we are able to dedicate more time to your session.
Our creative fee is basically our base charge for coming out to whatever spot we agree upon and taking a bunch of photos of you. The fee is for our time and photographic expertise, images are purchased separately.
That's entirely up to you! You can either purchase photos from our à la carte pricing after your shoot, or if you have a rough idea on the number of images you need, you can purchase an image pack prior to the session for huge discounts off of the normal per image prices.
Generally, we spend about an hour on most shoots, but we will budget more time towards those who pre-purchase image packs. If your photo needs require multiple locations and/or multiple outfit changes, it's important to let us know prior to the scheduling of your session as to what your vision is so we know to plan accordingly for time.
We don't really care how many different outfit changes you decide to do. The main thing worth mentioning is each change slows down the process, and if we're outdoors it means we have to carry around the clothing and find places to change. It's normal to have 2-3 changes in a session. For those who wish to do more, we recommend consulting with us first so we can make sure enough time is allotted, and whether or not it will be feasible to change in the locations we've selected.
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 purchasing an image pack and taking advantage of our planning session that comes included with those packs.
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 do allow people to "share" sessions for an additional fee. Adding additional subjects to a shoot is very doable, but it usually means different considerations about lighting and extra retouching. Please tell us prior to booking if you need another person to be included in the shoot.
Yep. Retouching is the final stage of our editing process, and all of our final delivered images will be edited. We treat each image as if you were having a fantastic skin day. 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 (additional fees will apply). 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 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. The fact of the matter is it’s just one of many factors that lead to a great image.
We have a nifty online gallery and a great instruction page we’ll share with you when your images are ready for proofing.
Nope! The images we create are for your advertising, not ours. We always love shout outs and credits, but we’d rather that they come from the heart than a stamp on a photo.
Through the magic of the internet. We'll give you access to a private online gallery where you will be able to download your files instantly.
Image packs are quantities of images that can be purchased with the creative fee at any time BEFORE the actual shoot. These packs are priced at much lower per image prices than our standard a la carte image pricing. Image packs also include a pre-planning session (usually in the form of a phone call) where we can discuss and plan in depth the timing and execution of the shoot so that it meets all of your goals!
You are welcome to purchase one or more image packs before your photo session. Once the photos have been taken, any additional images fall under our à la carte pricing.
We double checked, and we're positive that à la carte is a French phrase that means you can order things off the menu separately. Some folks prefer to not have to be obligated to buy anything more than they need, or prefer to be able to see the results (unedited of course) before they decide to purchase. We guarantee that you will be able to purchase any number of images from your session at the à la carte rates that were listed at the time of your session for up to six months after the photos were taken. Beyond the six month mark, they become subject to our current rates. We do not archive photos beyond a year though!
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, we highly recommend consulting with our stylist (additional charge). Our stylist is highly beneficial in helping people achieve specific styles and picking the most flattering outfits in your current wardrobe.
Our stylist can be super fancy, but she's also very down to earth and can help you answer the age old question - "what should I wear to my photo shoot?" Of course, you don't necessarily need to have consulted with a stylist, but we are photographers and not fashion experts. You will get much better advice from experts, and she's an expert!
Our mobile studio is a multi-light configuration we've perfected for headshots that most commonly is paired with a solid color background. In order to provide this option for you, we need adequate space. We request open space dimensions of 12'x12' with an 8' or taller ceiling height. We’ll discuss the specifics in our consultation to make sure this is a viable option. If it is not feasible to set up our mobile studio we can explore other options.

Let's Chat

EMAIL: info@yourfaceisrad.com

PHONE: 619-363-4815

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