Sonoma County Professional
WHAT'S IN A HEADSHOT?
Headshots are all about presentation. First impressions are everything in the social and business world, whether you're looking for customers, employers, or team members. In an increasingly online world, we're seeing less face-to-face interactions. That means your chance to make a good first impression is now entirely online. That's where headshots come in: having a solid, professional headshot that represents your brand is an integral part of making a good online first impression.
ARE HEADSHOTS A GOOD
Having a multi-use portrait of yourself that plays to your strengths will give you an edge in online interactions, and make you stand out as more than just text on a screen. Individuals and companies alike benefit from having high-quality portraits, from college graduates updating their LinkedIn profiles to multi-employee companies and practices looking to put faces to their brand.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT
KIND OF HEADSHOTS ARE
RIGHT FOR ME?
I have four categories for headshots to help streamline the process of finding out what you need, listed below. Depending on what you plan to use the headshots for, what field you're in, and your personality, your headshot will evolve to fit you. Sometimes simple is better: folks in tech careers, or young professionals wanting to take their career media to the next level may want a flexible, catch-all headshot they can use for the next few years. Creatives, such as photographers, stylists, and business owners may want a portrait that shows more of their unique brand. Startup companies and medical or law practices may be looking for high-end, consistent headshots for a large team. Whatever your needs, we can find out what's right for you.
HOW CAN I MAKE MY
HEADSHOT STAND OUT?
Are you a personable team player type? Want to convey that to potential employers or customers? We can show that by making sure your headshot highlights your warm, inviting personality. Got more of a stoic, git'er'done approach? Your headshots can be tailored to show the world that you mean business, and get results. No matter your brand, we can find a way to capture it in your headshots so everybody knows who you are and what you're about.
INDOOR, OUTDOOR, OR ON-SITE?
Real estate and corporate headshots are often shot outdoors, so its good to keep in mind the style that's common for your career. Studio headshots can be more personalized, but outdoor headshots look more natural. My studio space offers plenty of options for both. In addition, I have a professional mobile studio setup, meaning I can bring my headshot studio to your home or office.
Career headshots are shot to be as useful as possible for professionals. These can be shot on-site to emphasize your specific career, such as corporate, dentistry, real estate, or law. Otherwise, they can have a variety of backdrops to suit your needs. These are excellent for established career folks or for college graduates putting together their portfolios and marketing themselves to potential employers. Career headshots are flexible, professional, unique, and excellent for young and established professionals alike!
Natural headshots have a livelier, more personable feel to them. Natural headshots are shot in-studio where I can control the light and produce a look that's unique for every individual, and where I can exercise the most creativity. Natural headshots allow for a wider selection in background color choices and I have plenty of textured or colored backdrops. Natural headshots are ideal for actors, creatives, and anyone looking for a more organic feel to their branding.
Commercial headshots are best for large orders or individuals looking to send their headshots to other media professionals for cutout and/or print, such as online advertisements, print advertisements, billboards, pamphlets, websites, graphics, catalogs, or directories. In order to make them as flexible and consistent as possible, they will usually be shot against a plain white or black background to make cutouts easy. Commercial headshots can be done individually or for discounted group rates, and can be shot in studio or on-site.
Team headshots are consistent headshots for a large group. These are best for client-forward companies that want to present a personable brand, such as tech startups and financial companies. If your customers interact with your business primarily online, having professional photos of your team adds a human touch to your online presence, and can be a key factor in converting website traffic to clientele. Team headshots are available at group rates and can be custom-tailored to your brand. Packages usually include individual headshots for each team member plus group shots.
Booking starts here! Headshot sessions start at $195, but pricing will depend on what you exactly need, so reach out and we'll get you set up!