Guide to Professional Headshot Services for Individuals

Develop an image that projects confidence, intelligence, and approachability.

Our team photographs in studio, outdoor and on-site using natural light to create a soft environmental look for each of our clients.

These sessions are designed to provide professional headshots while using classic photographic techniques that utilize sunlight to enhance the light quality for each individual.

In cases with low light conditions strobe lights were brought in to mimic natural window light.

Reviewers and Participants

Business Professional Headshots

The goal of an individual business headshot session is to develop an image that projects confidence, intelligence, and approachability.

Our team photographs using natural light and strobe flash to create a soft environmental look for each of our clients.

These sessions are designed to provide professional headshots while using classic photographic techniques that utilizes or mimics sunlight to enhance the light quality for each individual.

Business Professionals using Headshots

We serve a wide range of individual business professionals new headshots across various industries (Client’s We’ve Worked With). Our experience ranges from work with CEO executives, lawyers, authors, doctors, speakers, architects, and start up companies to established firms looking to update their corporate headshot. Visit Specialty Headshots for our quick start guides.

A list of business professionals using our headshots:

  • Corporate Executives
  • Individual Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
  • Authors and Speakers
  • Artists and Actors
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Tech and Creative Freelancers
  • Health Practitioners, Doctors and Therapists
  • Residency Programs and Fellowships (ERAS option)

Individual Headshot Pricing

Get started by selecting from our 3 individual headshot sessions.

Our Basic, Classic, and Lifestyle sessions are custom made to provide the right amount of photography time and final image selections for your new Linkedin Profile and your website.

Headshot 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 final retouched photos

All pricing include
  Session time
  Studio rental
  Number of high resolution fully edited photos delivered to you in an easy online gallery in large web and print file formats

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.

How do I schedule my headshot session?

To schedule your headshot photography session fill out the form at Book Now, or contact us directly by email 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.

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Headshots for Interior Designers

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?

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

Other locations options are outdoor or on site at the client’s office.

At our studio the 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.

Best Times for Headshots

When using our 7ft umbrella and strobe flash, we can photograph during anytime of the day in almost any lighting condition.

The strobe flash set up can be used in the studio, outdoors and on site at the client’s office.

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.

Choosing the Right Individual Headshot Background

In our Natural Light Studio located in NW Portland, Oregon, we photograph with a white background for most of our headshots.

Depending on the client’s needs, we can desaturate the background, add a gradient, or change the color completely.

Studio backgrounds can provide a solid-color for your professional headshots. For business professional photos the most commonly used color are shades of gray. Shades of gray are clean, classic and suitable for most industries and work great with your website and social medial channels.

View our Studio Background Guide

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 by our team 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. 

View our Proof Gallery Guide

What are the delivery details?

Each photograph selected from the proof gallery is retouched then formatted in three 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.

View our Headshot Retouching Guide

Headshots in Studio

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.

Three file sizes included in delivery

  • Print 12 inch long, 300dpi 5 MB
  • Large Web 2,000 pixels long, 72 dpi 1.5 MB
  • Website Sized 1,080 pixels long, 72 dpi 100 KB

Other Session Details

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.

Visit our Headshot Guides for more information.

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