Business Headshots and Executive Portraits

Make Your First Impression Your BEst Impression

The Wall Street Journal reports that “LinkedIn profiles that include a photograph are seven times more likely to be viewed than those that don’t, according to company stats. Without a photo, you’ll be more likely miss out on a job rather than land one.”
What impression do you want to leave with your customer or prospect? What do you need?

• An executive portrait for a social media profile or business cards?
• Business headshots for an office full of colleagues?
• Custom photographs or videography for your web site or marketing materials?

Professional Executive Portrait and Personal Branding Services

Whether you need just a single photograph or an entire portfolio of images, you can choose a package that precisely fits your needs.


Single

Need only one high-quality portrait for PR use, social media profiles (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter) and need it fast? Get a Single.

How it works:

  • One retouched look (head and shoulders) in color and black & white versions
  • One outfit, 30 minutes in studio
  • Pre-session questionnaire and personal consultation with Tim
  • Classic portrait lighting
  • In-studio image review and private online proof and download galleries
  • Image files delivered in square and either horizontal or vertical formats (as needed)
  • Image files prepared in full-resolution print-ready JPEG and small web-ready JPEG for online use 
  • License for print and all marketing/advertising use included
  • Photo and session mentioned on FFW blog (good for SEO)
  • Investment: $175


Three-up

More versatile than going Single, this package offers up to three different looks. Choose formal, business, or casual—or any combination of portraits that works best for you.

How it works:

  • Three retouched looks (head and shoulders) in color and black & white versions
  • Up to three outfits, one hour in studio
  • Pre-session questionnaire and personal consultation with Tim
  • Signature portrait lighting approach
  • In-studio image review and private online proof and download galleries
  • Image files delivered in square and either horizontal or vertical formats (as needed)
  • Image files prepared in full-resolution print-ready JPEG and small web-ready JPEG for online use
  • License for print and all marketing/advertising use included
  • Photo and session mentioned on FFW blog (good for SEO)
  • Investment: $350


Professional

When you have a website presence and multiple social media profiles—or when head shots are key to landing a gig—this is the perfect package for you. You’ll get some great looks that will help you build and grow your personal brand. And you’ll get images customized for your most-used social media sites.

How it works:

  • Six retouched looks (head and shoulders, torso, seated, full length if desired) in color and black & white versions
  • Multiple outfits, two hours in studio
  • BONUS: Hair stylist and makeup artist available as needed
  • Pre-session questionnaire and personal consultation with Tim
  • Signature portrait lighting approach
  • In-studio image review and private online proof and download galleries
  • Image files prepared in full-resolution print-ready JPEG and small web-ready JPEG for online use
  • BONUS: Choose TWO of the following social media profile image options:
    • Facebook cover photo—Your photo on the right side of the image for a good header. You look “into” the page, toward the left. Sized specifically for Facebook cover photo dimensions (851 x 315 pixels).
    • Twitter banner image—Your photo on the right side looking “into” the page, toward the left. Sized specifically for Twitter banner image dimensions (1500 by 500 pixels).
    • YouTube Channel header image—You looking straight into camera, and we pay special attention to image placement so it’s not hidden when the page is resized. Sized specifically for YouTube Channel header image dimensions (2560 x 1440 pixels).
    • Website banner images—Two header images for use on your blog or website. You look toward the viewer or into the page from either side. Sized specifically for website banners (1200 x 500 pixels or to your custom dimensions).
    • About.me image—Your photo presented for maximum impact. Sized specifically for About.me (1680 x 1050 pixels) and optimized as a PNG file for best resolution.
  • License for print and all marketing/advertising use included
  • Photos and session mentioned on FFW blog (good for SEO)
  • Investment: $650
  • Professional service (6 retouched looks), photos only: $550


Tips for a better Portrait

Business professionals understand that first impressions are often lasting impressions, and having a good business portrait can be important.  Getting a good portrait also requires more than just sitting in front of the camera–it’s a partnership between you and the photographer.

You can work with your photographer to get a great business headshot by following these guidelines.

  • For men, don’t get your hair cut the day before your session. Your hair will look more natural if you get it cut several days in advance.
  • On the other hand, women may want to have their hair styled the same day. I can have a stylist available at the studio for touch-ups to your hair if you like.
  • Get a good night’s sleep the day before your session, drink plenty of water, and avoid salty foods and alcohol.  This helps reduce dark circles under your eyes.
  • Mid- to late-morning are ideal times to schedule your session–you’ll feel more energized and typically have fewer things on your mind.
  • If your session is late in the day or in the evening, take time to freshen up your appearance.  Men should shave again to diminish the five-o’clock shadow.  Makeup for women should be simple and not overdone. Choose an approach that minimizes shine on your skin.
  • Wear clothing that fits well–not too tight and not too loose.  Bring clothes that are fresh and wrinkle-free.
  • Darker colors (blue, gray) and mid-tones look good on most people.  Avoid strong patterns, bold stripes, clothing with checks or herringbones, logos, and plain white clothing.  If possible, coordinate your clothing choices with the photographer before the session in order to select colors that will complement the environment or background.  For studio portraits, I tend to choose brown, gray, or white backgrounds since these work well with nearly any color clothing.
  • Long-sleeved clothing that creates a v-neckline (like a jacket with shirt underneath) looks flattering.  Turtlenecks should be avoided.
  • Keep your accessories simple. Neckties, scarves, and jewelry should not draw attention away from the face.
  • Unless you plan to update your headshot annually, stay away from trendy looks or anything that will appear dated in a few years.