I am so happy to be a part of helping you create new headshots for you or your business. Your images are often a potential clients first view or you and your business which makes them extremely important. I am here to make sure we capture just the right look for you and your business!
I have been doing this for over 24 years. So I know how to pose you to make you look your best. I will help guide you through posing and expressions. I know how to edit to make you look your best natural self. So all you need to do is to show up and have everyone ready to enjoy their session
It is very important that you take a few moments and go through this information. I have created it because it is important to a good and successful session.
WHAT TO EXPECT
BEFORE YOUR SESSION
As you begin to plan for your day and what you will wear, please refer to the what to wear and what not to wear portion of this guide. It is extremely important to wear the right clothing to help make sure your portraits are timeless and beautiful.
YOUR CLOTHING CHOICES WILL MAKE OR BREAK YOUR PHOTOS
Make sure all haircuts or color is done a week or two before your session to give it time to grow out a bit and settle in.
If you are planning on being in the sun and getting color. Be sure to watch for burns and tan lines. Fixing tan lines in photoshop is an extra fee. A little bit of color is great, but too tan might not look good in photos.
Make SURE all of your clothes are pressed and not wrinkled. Wrinkles will show and will not look good. If you have several options, please bring them on hangers with accessories.
Collect any branded props that will be needed for your images.
Feel free to start a Pinterest board for your personal branding photos with images that give the feel and style of your business. This is not as important with the basic headshot session but definitely helpful if you are doing the Image Builder session where you will be doing a more in depth session for your web presence. I would love if you could share the board with me at least a week before your session.
Please use lip balm generously a week before the session to avoid chapped lips.
Get a good night sleep before the session so you will look rested.
DURING YOUR SESSION
We will meet at the scheduled location at the scheduled time. We will take a few minutes to chat and take a look through your clothing options and make a plan. I will also answer any questions you may have.
Once we start shooting, I will help guide you through the entire session... no need to worry about what you are supposed to be doing. I don't expect you to know how to pose or what to do. I just want you to relax and enjoy your session. Since this session is for you... I want you to feel free to bring up any ideas you may have.
AFTER YOUR SESSION
Now you can relax...you DID it! The hard part is over. I will get started on editing and creating your private online gallery.
About a week after your session, I will create your gallery and send you an email with a link and password. Your gallery will be up and active for 2 months. Your digital file order will be due within that time.
CHECK OUT THESE LINKS FOR PUTTING YOUR OUTFITS TOGETHER...
Good question and I don't have a perfect answer... there are a lot of variables that will be a factor such as changing outfits, setting up shots & shooting. I don't work sessions by time, but by capturing the images we need. But here is an idea of what you should allow in your schedule for time.
BASIC HEADSOT SESSION - 40 minutes to 1 hour
IMAGE BUILDER SESSION - 1 hour to 2 hours
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY DIGITAL FILES?
A couple days after you place your digital order, I will edit your images and send them via "Hightail". You will receive a download link for your files. Your files will be large full resolution files and ready for your needs. Please let me know if you will be needing b&w images as I can convert those for you at no charge.
HOW ABOUT FILES FOR SOCIAL MEDIA AND WEB USE?
The files that you receive are large files and not ready for most web usage. They will have to be resized down to fit each platform. I do not resize them as there are so many different sizes and needs. If you need a couple resized...I am happy to do that for you.
CAN WE PURCHASE PRINTS AS WELL?
Yes, of course! There will be a product catalog included with your email when your galley is ready to view. Feel free to order any prints or products if you wish.
CAN I SHARE PHOTOS ON INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK?
Yes! I LOVE that you share your images!! Feel free to share images once you receive your digital files. I always appreciate a kind tag. On Instagram @annie.marie.photography and on Facebook at annie marie photography.