The hardest part of getting a good headshot is finding a way to be yourself in front of the camera. I think the key to taking a good shot in front of the camera is empathy behind the camera.
Look, taking headshots can feel gross. You feel like you're selling yourself in a fairly artificial way. I'm an actor; I've been there. Let me worry about the lighting, framing, and posing. During your session, my aim is to get to know you. That's it.
- 3-4 looks
- In Studio or Outdoors
- 1.5 Hours
- Online gallery of proofs
- 3 Hi-Resolution retouched digital images
- Additional Images $25 each
- Hair and Makeup Artist $175
- Ask about Curly Hair Split Sessions! (No extra cost!)
Family Portraits $450
Family Portrait sessions are fun and collaborative. My aim is to photograph your family as you are. To bring out your joy and love for each other. I will engage your children so that you can relax and take in the moment. I love to help you find a location that will suit your family, whether that be the beach, a park, or even a bookshop.
- Outdoors or On Location
- Up to 5 family members. Additional family members $50
- 1.5 hours
- Private Online Gallery
- 40+ Digital Hi-Resolution Images
Branding portrait sessions are a great way to build your visual identity. Let’s find the best way to capture your passion so that you can market yourself and find your ideal client. We can collaborate to find a style and setting that will suit you and your needs. We will discuss everything from colors, editing, and especially a necessary shot list. I have worked with chiropractors, wellness coaches, theater directors, massage therapists, fellow photographers, and more.
- Outdoors, In Studio, or On Location
- 1.5 hour sessions
- Private Online Gallery
- 50+ Digital Hi-Resolution Images per Session
Package One $450
A one-time branding photoshoot is perfect for building your website or starting your social media presence.
Package Two $600
Bi-Yearly brand photoshoot. This package is ideal for building your client base.
Package Three $1000
Quarterly Photoshoots. Year-round high-quality content. Perfect for those with a strong online presence.
Starting at $350
These are my dream sessions. Let's celebrate you!
We will sit down and design a session around you. Each empowerment session is unique.
- Outdoors, in the studio, or on location
- A customized session with the aim to celebrate everything you are
- Minimum 90 minute session
- 25+ Digital Hi-Resolution Images
Starting at $1200
For the day your partner becomes your family, I will be your eyes capturing every moment.
- Starting at 6 hours of coverage
- 6-week delivery of your full gallery, with a preview gallery within 48 hours.
- Serving the Chicagoland area, but always willing to travel.
What should I wear for my headshots?
I get a lot of questions regarding wardrobe, and here's what it all boils down to:
Color and texture are great! Patterns can be distracting, but I don't like to give a blanket no. The right pattern on the right person can bring personality to an image.
Feel free to bring options! We can decide together what works.
I hate thinking about what "type" your are. It feels icky. Instead, I like to focus on the facets of your personality you'd like to focus on. So when planning for your headshots, I recommend taking some time to distill aspects of yourself you'd like to highlight and what outfits suit those sides of yourself.
How should I do my hair and makeup?
How are you going to show up for an audition? THAT's the hair and makeup look that should be used for your headshots. Casting agents should recognize you from your image.
If you feel less confident doing your own hair and makeup I recommend utilizing one of the wonderful artists that I collaborate with.
Think of it this way. What can we do to put you at ease in front of the camera? If having a professional take that off your plate will give you ease, then let's make that happen!
Tell me about working with a hair and makeup artist!
I work with three of Chicago's best makeup artists. All of them focus primarily on makeup with light hair.
When you book with me, I will ask if you would like a makeup artist on the day. If you do, I will reach out to them and book one of them for your session.
I suggest arriving with your hair done and your face clean. We will take care of the rest!
Your makeup artist will stick around for your session, help you keep your hair set while we shoot, change up your makeup between looks, help you add some curls in your hair for a more glamorous look, etc.
Makeup Artists are an extra $175 paid directly to them the day of the session.
What is a curly hair split session?
For those with curly hair, it can be especially difficult to get headshots with two hairstyles on the same day.
Curly Hair Split Sessions book two 45-minute sessions on different dates so that you have time to re-style your hair. My aim is always for your headshots to reflect you, and I've found that these split sessions give those with curly hair the best opportunity to get images that reflect all of them.
There is no extra charge for these split sessions. Just let me know when you're booking.
I should note, if you would like to book a makeup artist for both dates, they would need to be paid twice.
When will we get our photos?
For headshots, family, and branding portraits your will receive your gallery within 2 weeks.
If you need your images faster than that, talk to me about expediting. I'd be happy to disucss it!
For weddings, I will send you a preview gallery with a minimum of 15 images within 48 hours, and your full gallery within 6 weeks.
How do you photograph weddings?
I love being by your side to help you before your wedding day. I'll send you a guide to help you organize your day, the best moments for the couple photos, the different lights... and it's really exciting for me to receive photos of your dress, shoes, invits...! On your wedding day, all I want to capture is the feelings, the mood, the emotions, the calm and crazy moments, and all the details that make your wedding unique. That's why I decided to focus on photographing non-traditional, laid-back, and intimate weddings.
What does retouching headshots mean?
When it comes to retouching, I want you to look like the best version of yourself. I will remove anything that is not permanent on your face; acne, redness, blemishes, and the like. I will never touch the aspects of your face that make you unique. So your freckles will always shine through!
To make sure your headshots are up to industry standards, I will also utilize some highlights and shadows to make your eyes pop, and give your smile that secret glint!
I know there are photographers with will clear away every wrinkle and pore, but that is just not me. I want you to look like yourself. You on your best day, as they say.