Executive Headshots Photography
Your professional portrait represents both you and your area of expertise. Our job is to ensure that you convey a favourable image to your clients. To accomplish this, we ensure you are completely comfortable from the moment you walk into the studio. We use an easygoing approach to achieve the most natural results. Different professions require different techniques, and we use our expertise and creativity to create the right portrait for you. For example, an author may want a friendlier, approachable portrait, while a defense lawyer may need something more formal, also known as the “power shot.” Use of lighting and technique creates the desired effect. We can do a standard studio shoot or use your office for background atmosphere. Ultimately, we make sure you leave with a flattering and effective portrait.
(A1) Basic Executive Package
One great high res, printable image of your choice, with retouching included - up to 45 minutes in studio. Also includes all viewer proofs on a disc: these are images, large enough to view on your computer, from which you can choose your favourites.
(A2) Professional Executive Package
Two great high res, printable images of your choice, with retouching included - up to 1 hour in studio. Also includes all viewer proofs on a disc: these are images, large enough to view on your computer, from which you can choose your favourites.
(A3) Multiple Corporate Headshots (for multiple persons and/or groups)
If you require corporate headshots for multiple persons in your organization, we use an hourly rate, which includes two retouched, high-res images per hour. Additional high res, retouched images can be purchased if needed. Also includes all viewer proofs, from the shoot, on a disc: these are images, large enough to view on your computer, from which you can choose your favourites.
A la Carte
Additional high res, retouched images may be purchased if needed.
For a polished and professional portrait, we recommend that both our male and female clients hire a professional makeup artist. Modern digital camera technology paired with pro lenses pick up even minute flaws not visible to the naked eye. Retouching can be expensive, thus the cost of a makeup artist is worth every penny, and can be more economical in the long run. We have a professionally trained makeup artist, who has been working with us for close to 10 years. She always creates a flawless canvas, yet very natural result. Our clients are always pleased with their decision to hire her.
Modern digital technology picks up the appearance of skin (pores, lines, scars) with hyper-real precision. Our approach is to naturally retouch your favourite images, so that the skin appears as it would in person, in real-life, as opposed to under a microscope. We strive to maintain skin texture and typically erase “temporary” skin conditions such as blemishes, and only soften the looks of lines, scars, wrinkles, rather than completely erase these marks of character. In special cases, where applicable or by your request, heavy-handed retouching can be used; however, we discourage this, as in most cases it’s important to present an accurate representation of the subject. In any case, our preferred method is emphasizing your best features, whether it is your eyes, hair or smile. We typically naturally brighten teeth 1-2 shades, unless you request otherwise.