FAQ

Headshots FAQ

 

What is a Headshot?

A headshot is a specific type of portrait that realistically demonstrates a person’s appearance for branding, business or casting.

Who should get a Headshot?

In today’s day and age with everything moving online, almost everyone needs a good headshot. First impressions matter!  From the CEO of a large corporation, to sales people, real estate agents, and business owners, everyone need a good headshot to promote themselves and their brand. This will assure that your Business Cards, Facebook & Linkedin accounts, Websites, Advertising materials and even Billboards all look professional.

Actors also need a good headshot to send to Casting Directors to assure they will stand out to get a Call Back. 

How often should I have my headshot taken?

Business Professionals and Actors should have their headshots done at least once every year or two, or every time your appearance changes.  A few examples are a new hairstyle, you lose or gain weight, you shave your beard off, etc.

For actors, when you send a headshot to a Casting Director, you need to look the exact same as when you show up for your audition. Same length of hair, same weight, same age.

What should I wear for my Headshots?

Business Professionals should wear clothes to impress, and that represents your career, branding, and message to your ideal client.  Richelle can help you determine this.

Actors should wear layers and a pop of colour.  Richelle will help you figure out your clothes for the different looks you need for casting.

How long is a Headshot session?

We know your time is valuable so we try and keep Business professionals in front of the camera for no more than 30 mins .

Actors need a bit more time to get different looks, so a session will usually take between 45 min to an hour.

How many edited photos do I get?

Business professionals get 5 edited images

Actors get 10 edited images

Can I buy all the images from the session?

Yes the entire session of images (around 100 images) are available for purchase at $200, which will include all images taken with a basic Edit. (No Skin retouching)  

What is an Actor Slate Shot?

A slate shot is a 7 second or less video clip of the actor stating his/her name (and sometimes the agency they are representing). This slate shot is sent with your Headshot to Casting directors. The Slate Shot is to bring the headshot to life and show a little bit of personality. Click HERE for an example of a Slate Shot.

Where do you do the headshots?

All headshots are taken at our Studio in Emeryville, Ontario (15min drive from Windsor, 10min from Tecumseh). We provide the studio space, all lighting gear, backdrops and a space to change into your outfits.

For Business headshots, if needed, we go on-location for businesses with 5 or more employees. The headshots would be done back to back. 

When can I have my headshots done?

Please note that your photo shoot date is not reserved unless a deposit has been made. We work on a first come, first serve business model.   Deposits are fifty percent of the desired chosen packages. The balance can be paid before or on the day of the session prior to shooting.

We are booking well in advance and only have a certain amount of time slots available per week.

When do I get my edited images?

We strive to get you the edited images within 2 to 4 days.

How do I get back my edited images?

We will send you your edited images digitally on an online gallery.  You simply download them from the gallery. If you are in need of a very high resolution image for a very large print or billboard, we will send you the image by email or drop box. Online galleries can be Password protected if you wish. All images on the online gallery are printable up to 8×10 and will not have watermarks.

Do you have a discount for returning customers?

Yes. We offer a 20% discount to anyone of our existing clients that have new headshots done within 1 year.

Do you have a client referral program?

We have a client referral program. If you refer 5 of your friends who book a headshot session with us, you get a headshot session for Free!

Do you travel?

Yes. We do travel outside of Windsor/Essex all the way up to Ottawa. Please call to get a travel quote.