If you’re shooting for headshots, your goals may be different and require different background or looks (casual vs professional business attire).
In our consultation, we’ll discuss what “look” you’re after for the shoot and the goals for your shoot. This approach allows you to relax into the session and enjoy yourself while I create a wide variety of images. Depending on your goals for the session, a change or two may be in order, but the more changes you make, the less time we have to simply interact and have fun. The best photographs are created when you’re having a great time and not worrying about what’s happening next.
Once your session fees are received, I turn down any other sessions for that time/date. The session fee guarantees that your booked time is held exclusively for you. For this reason, if your photo session has to be cancelled, your session fee is non-refundable. If any other payments have been made above and beyond the deposit, those will be refunded to you.
In the event of inclement weather or emergency, I maintain the right to reschedule.
You will then receive a private proof gallery that will be up for a week. You will be able to see the pictures that were culled and edited from your session. There will be no ‘hard sell’ ~ I let the images and products sell themselves! You can order during this week with the incentive and there is a 10% OFF discount on the purchase of the CD of all edited photos, should you wish to place your order at this time. Please note that full payment is required for all digital and print purchases.
No matter how many images are created, I find that my clients consistently seem to have ten to twenty absolute “favourites” that they want to print and use frequently. Depending on the package you select, for most sessions I guarantee 50 images by contract, though many people end up with 70+ to choose from.
Low Resolution mean the image has a lower “dots per inch” (dpi). Because of space and time, most images on the web are at 72 dpi. Having a lower resolution means less download time for smaller photo/images. While high Resolution photos/images are LARGER, and takes a longer time to download.
The process of Retouching can be Basic or Extensive – it all depends on what the situation calls for. Basic retouching includes further adjusting exposure, removing blemishes, decreasing the severity/removing under-eye circles, or removing distracting elements from the background. Extensive Retouching can involve anything from adjusting misaligned tie, removing harsh shadows, removing fly away hair, “slimming”, etc. Retouching is offered as a FREE service to any digital file purchase. You also receive 3 Retouched Images of your choice as part of the full High-Res CD purchase. Additional images can be Retouched for a small fee. Please inquire for rates.
See example below for a better understanding.
See below for animation of the before/after.