Where do you shoot?
I mainly shoot in and around my apartment in Lower Queen Anne—but I'm always open to trying a new location.
What happens during a headshot session?
At the beginning of the session, we'll talk about what looks you want to capture and go through your wardrobe options.
When you're ready to go with your first look, we’ll start by shooting 20-30 shots to see what’s working and what’s not. Then we’ll shoot 20-30 more and repeat the process until you’re sure you have the shots you need. This way, you know exactly what you’re getting and we can tailor the shots to your taste.
Within 24 hours of your session, I'll post proofs of the "keepers" to a password protected online gallery that you can share with your friends, family, and agents to help you pick the best shots. After that, you can let me know if you want any retouching. Once all the shots are finalized, I'll upload the hi-res images to the online gallery so you can have prints made when, and wherever, you choose.
What should I wear?
Think about what looks you’re going for and then pack options to match: If you're going for a corporate style, bring button-up shirts and blazers—there is no way to capture that corporate feel if you’re wearing a tank top. A good strategy is to bring a few options for each look you'd like to capture. That way, we can pick and choose your best pieces.
In general, button-up shirts, v-necks, and tank tops are all good choices. Boat-neck and scoopy collars tend to look weird. In terms of color, solids usually work best. Textures and bright colors are fine, just avoid busy prints, patterns, and logos. The color should not match your skin tone—otherwise, you and the shirt will blend together in the shot. Contrast between your clothes and your skin will make your face and eyes pop.
Do I need make-up?
Makeup isn’t a requirement, but I strongly recommend it. It can make a big difference in your pictures. During the booking process, I can connect you with several great local make-up artists.