WILL YOU DIRECT ME?
Yes. You are in very good hands. I have excellent tips and tricks to make you look and feel your utmost best. My direction is very precise and before we even take the first picture we’ll be working some key tips. I also shoot every session into my laptop, so we can review the images together to ensure the direction I’m providing is indeed helping.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
Payment is due before or on the day of the session. If this isn't possible, let me know, we can discuss it. I'm flexible and understanding. So just reach out and let's talk.
- Cash - please bring exact change, don't forget the GST.
- Cheque - made out to Parker Studios Inc.
- E-Transfer - sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Credit/Debit - only debit tap payments under 100 dollars
Please ensure that all payments include G.S.T.
SHOULD I DO MY OWN MAKEUP AND HAIR? DO YOU HAVE TIPS?
For men, come as you are. I highly suggest men do not wear makeup. If you are concerned about darker circles under your eyes, blemishes or anything else… don’t worry. I treat my retouching like digital makeup, it’s much easier to clean it up in post. If you wear makeup, we will see it, so keep it off.
For women, If you choose to get your makeup done by a professional, I highly recommend going with one of the specialists I've teamed up with. Makeup with is $95.00, if you are booking more than one person, that fee will drop to $85.00 per person. If hair is needed (simple curling, smoothing etc), there would be an additional charge of $50.00 (vs. $85.00). If you're interested in setting up an appointment with them just prior to our session, please let me know. The makeup artist will meet you at my studio. If you plan on going elsewhere, or doing your makeup yourself, that is completely fine. I will send you more information and direction prior to the shoot. To be brief, keep it simple, makeup fads will date your headshot, a natural look is timeless.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Keep it simple. Bring as much clothing as you want, you might not wear every item but it's better to have options. I have a place you can hang it all up, and change. Remember, when you're picking out clothing options to bring consider how they look from the chest up. Typically the photo will be cropped above the chest, so focus on the shoulders and the neck line of the outfit. You want clothes that give a clean, defined look. Have a look at my portfolio to see the type of clothing that work. Once you book the session with me, I'll send you to a more detailed page with clothing information.
CAN YOU SHOOT AT OUR OFFICE?
Providing that your office has a suitable space for the setup of an on-location studio, then absolutely, YES. Contact me and inquire about the On-Location TEAM PORTFOLIO SESSION and we can start figuring it out.
DO YOU OFFER GROUP DISCOUNTS?
Absolutely. Pricing will vary depending on the size of the group, if you require in-studio or on-location and other variables. Contact and inquire about the TEAM PORTFOLIO SESSION, with a rough estimate of what size of group and if you’d prefer to come to me, or I came to you.
DO YOU OFFER A NEW HIRE PROGRAM?
Yes. For companies who book the TEAM PORTFOLIO SESSION, I offer a discounted new hire rate.
DO YOU OFFER HEADSHOT PRINTING
No, not directly. However, you are welcome to order prints through me as I get a business discount through a high quality printer. I highly suggest you print through me, or with Rocket Repro to ensure quality. The last thing you want is to print at London Drugs and find that there is a magenta hue in it from the poor quality of the printing. I've dealt with this on a plethora of occasions.