Shoot Preparation

START TIME 

  • Your time is valuable so make it count. You can arrive up to 15 minutes early for your session to go over wardrobe options.

  • Late Policy If you are more than 30 minutes behind your scheduled shoot time we may have to reschedule your session and you’ll lose your deposit :-(


STYLING

Headshots

  • Know your type. Headshots are becoming more character driven so your wardrobe will play a significant counterpart on how your look translates on camera. Consult with your agent/manager or with coaches and friends. 

  • Simplicity is always best, so when in doubt keep in mind that “less is more.”

  • Avoid patterns, stripes, logos, as they can be distracting.

  • Neutral colors such as beige, white, black, tan and grey often photograph the best. They complement your skin tones and don’t conflict with common background elements.

  • Wear clothing that fits properly. A proper fit that allows you to move and feel comfortable will help you look more confident in your portrait.

  • If you normally wear glasses, you should wear them for your session as you want you to look like you usually do. Don’t worry about shine or glare, as Sean knows how to work around it.

  • Wear minimal or no jewelry for your session. Jewelry that you wear on a daily basis is fine, but it's preferable not to have you accessorize and add extra jewelry that you usually wouldn’t wear. If anything, it should be kept simple to none, and its color should be neutral and non-distracting.

Models

  • A good reference is JCrew or Banana Republic. Consult with your agency to find if they are looking for anything specific (ie. beauty, suit, corporate, fitness, etc.).

  • Wardrobe for modeling can make or break your images. 

  • Steamer All clothes will be hanged and steamed at the studio.

  • Shoe styles should be simple and not distracting. Generally 2-4 pairs is more than enough.


HAIR AND MAKEUP (HM)

  • If you would like an artist for your shoot please ask. All HM supplies will be provided by our artist. Please arrive with washed/dried hair and clean skin. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to ask. Let us know if you have any allergies prior to arriving. 

  • Doing your own HM Please prepare your hair and makeup prior to arriving. You are welcome to make any necessary adjustments once you arrive. All necessary supplies should be provided by you. 

  • Outside artists are not permitted. See why HERE.

  • HM Payment If you have booked a hair/makeup artist please bring a cash payment for this service. All payments, including hair and makeup, will be given to Sean at the end of your shoot.


PAYMENT

  • The balance of your session is paid at the end of your session. You may pay by cash, credit, debit, check, or Venmo.

  • If paying by cash you will receive a 5% discount on the cost of your session excluding hair and makeup.

Please review the terms & conditions prior to your shoot.

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