WHAT IF I HATE HAVING MY PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN?
First of all, you are not alone. There are many people who don't enjoy having their picture taken. Not to worry. I will take the time to get to know you and calm any nerves before we begin shooting. I will direct and guide you to make this an enjoyable experience. I will also shoot directly to my laptop so you will be able to see in real time the great images you and I capture together.
DO YOU ALWAYS SHOOT HORIZONTAL?
90% of the time, you bet I do. Most apps online are cropped square and small in size. That means it’s important to get in as close as possible to tell your story. In my opinion, portrait shots are a bit outdated. However, I understand the need to have the portrait orientation shot. Please let me know ahead of time if you need a full portrait shot and I will be sure to accommodate.
HOW DO I CONTACT YOU TO BOOK A SHOOT?
You are almost there. You are on my site, so either call me at the number below or fill out the contact form, and we will get started booking your session.
DO YOU HOLD DATES?
Typically, I do not hold dates. However, if you need me to hold a date before confirmation of the shoot, I require a 50% non-refundable deposit. That deposit will be applied to the shoot and will be deducted from your total due on the day of the shoot.
IS THERE A DEPOSIT FOR THE SHOOT?
Once you have confirmed the date of the shoot, a 25% non-refundable deposit is due within 5 business days of confirmation. If deposit is not received, your shoot date may be released.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?
I accept most forms of payment except for marbles and trinkets. But seriously, most major credit cards, cash, Venmo and PayPal are a good choice. Checks are frowned upon unless you are a business.
CAN YOU SHOOT AT OUR OFFICE?
With almost 100% certainty, yes I can shoot at your office. I will require a trip to your location to ensure there is adequate space to set up my equipment.
DO YOU OFFER GROUP DISCOUNTS?
I can shoot your group. Pricing depends on the size of the group and if it’s at your location or mine. I offer a TEAM HEADSHOT PACKAGE, so be sure to contact me about that option.
DO YOU OFFER A NEW EMPLOYEE PACKAGE?
For companies that take advantage of the TEAM HEADSHOT PACKAGE, I do offer a new employee package. The new hire package is a great way to make sure your whole team has a uniform headshot at a discounted rate.
CAN I CREATE A CUSTOM PACKAGE?
Most of my options will work for most people. However, yes, we can sit down and work out a plan that best fits your needs.
DO YOU TAKE PROFESSIONAL INDUSTRY PHOTOS, LIKE LAWYERS, REALTORS, ETC.?
You’re darn right I do. Actors aren’t the only people who need a good headshot. We tend to judge a book by its cover, so everyone needs the best covered book on the shelf. Let me create that for you.
I AM IMPRESSED WITH YOUR WORK BUT I AM STILL ON THE FENCE, CAN YOU PROVIDE REFERENCES?
I have several testimonials on my site, however, I would be more than happy to provide you with satisfied customers who can tell you what a great time they had getting terrific shots!
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR THE PHOTO SHOOT?
With a good, stiff drink. NOT REALLY – I am joking. But seriously, the number one piece of advice I can give you is RELAX. We are going to have a good time and you will walk away with an amazing image. Once your session is booked, I will send you a comprehensive document outlining everything you need to make your shoot time successful.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME FOR THE PHOTO SHOOT?
Bring a positive attitude! Once your session is booked, I will send you a comprehensive document outlining everything you need to make your shoot time successful.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Keep it simple. Typically, the photo will be cropped above the chest, so focus on the shoulders and the neckline of the outfit. Take a look at my portfolio to see examples of what people wear. Feel free to bring several options, and we can decide when you get here. I will have a place for you to hang your clothes and change. Once your session is booked, I will send you a comprehensive document outlining everything you need to make your shoot time successful.
DO YOU OFFER HAIR AND MAKEUP SERVICES?
I am a great photographer, but you don’t want me touching your hair and make-up. While I don’t do it, I can offer several people you may contact to help with your hair and make-up. But remember, you want to look like you, not like some over teased, over coiffed and over made up version of you!
WILL YOU COACH/DIRECT ME DURING THE PHOTO SHOOT?
You are in good hands. Most people get nervous and don’t know what to do when they step in front of a camera. We will relax and posed you in a way that makes you shine! I have a knack for getting people in their best pose, on their best side, and in their best expression. Together, we are going to make it work!
WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE THE PHOTOS AS YOU ARE SHOOTING?
Part of relaxing you is allowing you to see what I see. If you see what isn’t working, we can work together to capture the perfect image to tell your story.
DO YOU ONLY TAKE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF PHOTOS?
When we start shooting, you are limited only by the time you’ve booked. We will shoot as many shots in that time as it takes to get the perfect shot!
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER OUR SHOOT IS OVER?
When you leave the session, you will have picked your favorite shots. I will then take those shots and work my magic and will give you the number of images based on your package. Turn-around time is usually two weeks. Should you need a rush job, please let me know when you book your session.
HOW MUCH RETOUCHING DO YOU PERFORM ON THE PHOTOS?
My dad and mentor has said “Shoot like Photoshop was never invented.” I believe that statement to be true. I will not airbrush you to the point you don’t resemble who you are, but I will take the time to remove blemishes and make you look fresh.
DO YOU OFFER PRINTS?
While I don’t offer print services, I will give you a high resolution digital file. I can also provide several reputable services where you may have your prints made.
Houston, TX 77002