BOOKING HEADSHOT FAQ

How do I schedule my headshot session?

To schedule your headshot photography session fill out the form at Book Now, or contact by email ericajmitchell@gmail.com or phone at (831) 402-3895.

To secure a scheduled booking, a 50% deposit is required.

Payments accepted through Square and Paypal.

The remaining total will be due the day of your schedule headshot session.

How do I prepare for my headshot session?

First, it is highly suggested you get a good night sleep before your shoot. Drink water and allow for plenty of time to get ready. If you are not used to a makeup and hair routine, consider giving yourself a few minutes to apply foundation and a quick style. You’ll also want to pick out an outfit or two! Think comfort, and think layers.

Once we are on set I’ll take it from there, I’ll guide you through some simple poses, postures and techniques that can get us ready for your new headshot.

Visit How To Prepare For A Headshot Session for more details.

What are my location options for my headshot session?

For natural light indoor studio sessions, morning and early afternoon to an hour before sunset works best. Same rule apples for indoor on location sessions.

For outdoor sessions the best time to photograph is in the late afternoon when the sun is low in the sky, early mornings are an option also. With the time of year in mind, the best shooting time is 1-2 hours before sunset, depending on the length of your session. If large window light is available on location early booking times are possible.

Studio Rental Included

All of our group headshot sessions include the use of the Natural Light Studiolocated in northwest Portland, Oregon.

Large windows allow the south facing light to illuminate the space providing diffused light for a soft flattering glow. You can choose from a handful of background colors, style set ups and posing furniture as options for your portrait. The studio has a beauty station for touch ups or for your professional hair and makeup stylist. There is also a wardrobe space which is great for selecting outfits.

No charge for on-site or outdoor sessions. Some charges may apply.

What happens after the headshot session?

A proof gallery is emailed for you to review and choose your selections. Once selections are made they get professional retouching and then are prepared for delivery. This can take 3-7 business days depending on quantity and scheduling.

Each image ordered outside the images in the package are $55 each, retouching, formatting for print and web use and copyright included. 

What are the delivery details?

Each photograph selected from the proof gallery is retouched then formatted in two file formats for print and web.

Download delivery is provided through Dropbox for easy and quick use.

For more about what files sizes are commonly used, when to use the file sizes, and why clients use different file sizes view the Top 3 Digital File Sizes for Photos.

Crop, Image Size and Resolution

An example of multiple crop options for each selection made from the proof gallery. Most images are in an 8×10 vertical and square crop. The horizontal crop is usually by request.

Two file sizes included in delivery

  • Print 12in. long edge, 300dpi
  • Large Web 2,000 pixels long edge, 72 dpi
Studio Headshot

Pricing and Session Info

Headshot Session Pricing is based on
1. The amount of time used to photograph during your session. This determines how many images you’ll have to view in the proof gallery to make your selections.
2. The number of total image selections.

All session include
  Session time
  Studio rental
  Number of high resolution fully edited photos delivered to you in an easy online gallery
View Individual Headshot Gallery

Great for Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, Corporate Executives and Directors, Doctors, Residency Students, Lawyers, Therapists, Authors, Real Estate Agents/Realtors, Artists, and for those looking to updating your professional Linkedin profile photo.

Visit Company Headshot Pricing for more details about booking your corporate team.

three headshots in classic package

Add a Team Photo

While bringing your team together, add a team photo to share with your board members, share on your social media and on your website. Team photo add-on is an extra $55.00.

Other Notes

Hair and make up as a service is not included, however, it is highly recommended depending on the desired presentation. View How to Prepare for a Headshot Session in our FAQ.

In poor lighting conditions, studio strobe lighting may be used as a way to mimic the natural lighting or any other desired style upon request for an additional costs.

Learn more about the photographer’s style and story by visiting About Erica.

Have a question?
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