YOUR POD SESSION
The Portrait On Demand standard headshot sessions are shot in my Danvers studio at 150R Andover st and my individual sessions are approx. 30 min in length. I shoot 1 look during the session with multiple poses and smiles. Shooting a range of poses allows me to get a variety of imagery for your use allowing you to have a mix of imagery for your personal branding purposes.
Part of my process is to discuss the pictures and edit the session with you as we go. We will inspect each shot one by one with you to determine it's viability for use in representing your personal needs. By shooting and editing in this manner we can adjust the focus of the shots during the session to account for anything we feel we may have missed along the way. You'll leave knowing exactly what we've captured and will walk away with only the images that have met your approval along the way.
At the end of the session you and I will go through all the images and together select the ones you love best. The selected shots will be made available on your own password protected proofing website. The images are usually posted before you leave the studio or shortly thereafter. You will be able to give the password to anyone who might help you choose the shots you decide to use. You will be given a Pin code to download your favorite shot in digital format. You will also get to chose one favorite before you leave the studio to have as a beautiful High gloss 5X7 print to take with you, as my way of saying thank you.
RETOUCHING AND PRINTING
Once you've chosen the shots you'd like to work with you can place an order for retouching with us. For quality control purposes we prefer to have all our work handled by our retouching team. We don't release high resolution images directly to our clients unless you elect to purchase a full buyout of your entire session for $300. Should you choose this option, you would still be able to work with our retouching team if you like or are free to take the images to your lab of choice.
Retouching services are $10 per option you would like to add. Options include:
-Eye color change
Additional Prints can be ordered and picked up right at our studio.
Feel free to wear what ever style of clothing you want. #1 rule for me is that you have to love it! If you don’t feel comfortable in it, you won’t shoot well while wearing it.
I suggest you bring a range of different colors and necklines. If you have any doubt about whether something will work or not just bring it along. Don't be seasonal; everything from t-shirts, tank tops to sweaters and light jackets can work. We love textures and layers as well and try to keep the jewelry to a minimum. Studs or small earrings work and simple necklaces, anything hanging or chunky will usually draw too much attention away from you in a headshot. Have some fun with this, if you feel your wardrobe is missing something then go shopping and we’ll keep the tags on it in case you’d like to return the items after the shoot. We have a steamer in the studio, so we'll be able to easily sort out any wrinkling for you.