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How Will You Get Your Photos?
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Today we’re answering a question from one of our viewers. This one is from Patrick in Raleigh, North Carolina. Patrick, be on the lookout for a $25 gift card! Remember, if we choose your question to answer on our video blog, we send you a $25 gift card, so keep sending in your questions.

Patrick’s question was, “After my photoshoot, how do I get my photos?”

 

The pictures are very high resolution and come in two sizes and can be used online or in print.

 

If you are handling this and scheduled and paid for the session yourself, we will deal with you on a one-to-one basis. After we’ve selected the best photo, retouched it and reformatted it in typically an 8×7 or 5×10 high resolution file, we will email that photo directly to you at the email address you provided.

In that email, we will provide you with a link to your password-protected online gallery and from there you can download your images. The gallery may contain one image or multiple depending on the type of session you paid for. The pictures are very high resolution and come in two sizes and can be used online or in print.

If you are with a company, we will work directly with the photo coordinator or assistant who set up the photoshoot. That individual will receive those retouched photos in a similar email with a link to the gallery. That gallery will include the high resolution photos from the photoshoot and will also be password protected. That individual will then internally distribute those photos to your company.

If you have any other questions or would like to schedule a session with us, please don’t hesitate to call. I’d be happy to help!

What Happens During Your “Coached” Session?
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One of our viewers, Natasha, recently asked, “What is a ‘coached’ session?’”

First of all, thank you for your question, Natasha. Be on the lookout for a $25 gift card. Remember, anytime we answer your question in a video, you get a gift card, so go ahead and send your questions in.

All through life, we’ve had coaches. You didn’t just step on the field and start playing ball—someone coached you.

 

We want you to feel comfortable and look confident in your photo.

 

Now, during our coached sessions, we will help you from start to finish so that you take the best photo possible.

Right when you walk in the door, we will evaluate the best angles, colors, and lighting for your skin tone and hair color. Once you sit down in the studio, we will coach you from shot to shot so that you feel comfortable and look confident in your photo.

Some people come in with high, tense shoulders, while others may lean back too far in an effort to look relaxed. Whether you have a long neck or a short neck, long hair or short hair, we will work to accentuate your positive features and minimize things that you feel self-conscious about.

 

Our coached session ends when you are happy with the best picture that we shot that day.

 

Thanks again to Natasha. If you have any other questions about our process, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We would be happy to help you!
What To Wear When Taking a Corporate Headshot
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What should you wear when taking a corporate headshot?

 
Wear your “go to” outfit! The outfit you would wear to an interview or to meet a new boss is the best outfit for a corporate headshot. My “go to” outfit is a gray jacket, a solid blue shirt, and a blue and white tie. Your “go to” outfit could be any color. Don’t get stuck thinking you have to wear dark colors, but don’t go too crazy on the patterns, unless that’s your “go to.”

The most important thing is for you to love what you’re wearing.

 
The most important thing is for you to love what you’re wearing. Your “go to” is your lucky outfit. It’s the outfit you wore the last time you interviewed or closed a big deal. Make sure your outfit is clean and make sure it’s your “go to.”

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!

My Hands. What do I do with my Hands?

My Hands. What do I do with my Hands? 

We frequently get this question just before we shoot the first shot in a portrait session. If you’re doing a head & shoulder portrait, then you don’t have to concern yourself with the placement of your hands because they won’t be shown in the photograph.

However, if you’re shooting more of a portrait style image, then the hands MAY be shown. Even when that is the case, the hands are far from what will make or break your image.  The reality is that you are somewhat limited or restricted in hand placement, and that’s a good thing.

Take a look at the image below, and you’ll see most of the typical hand placement options. Every one of them might not work for you, but we’re confident that you’ll find something that feels comfortable and looks great. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of every hand placement.

 

Collage created using TurboCollage software from www.TurboCollage.com

 

People on the Move

We recently worked with Elizabeth Burkhart and her photos was featured in the Washington DC Business Journal’s “People on the Move”.

 

 

 

How to Crop Your Photo for Social Media: How Headroom Affects the Picture

Choosing your photo for social media is a crucial step in the process of further creating a consistent professional image. When you finally get a picture you like you may find that the picture is a bit odd when viewed on a smaller screen or not at full size, so choosing the correct photo and utilizing the space in your picture wisely can be a great way to promote a strong image of yourself.Read More