HEADSHOTS & BUSINESS BRANDING SESSION GUIDE
HOW TO PREPARE AND WHAT TO EXPECT
So your session can run as smoothly as possible, we have compiled a prep guide to help us get the most out of your session!
Whilst I appreciate that most legal restrictions surrounding Covid-19 have now been lifted, I would really appreciate my Client’s continued support in following my guidelines during their appointments with me, in order to protect all of my customers (including newborn babies and vulnerable adults) as much as possible.
I will continue to wear a face mask throughout indoor appointments and will thoroughly wash my hands before and after sessions and use hand sanitiser when necessary. Whilst I understand that face coverings are no longer a legal requirement, I would appreciate if Client’s continue to wear a face covering or mask during appointments with me (whilst not being photographed) for the time being. I regularly have contact with newborn babies and vulnerable adults and therefore I ask Clients to continue to wear face coverings in order to help me keep all Client’s safe as far as possible during their appointments with me. I appreciate your co-operation.
On Location Sessions; We ask you to ensure that your space is clean and tidy before your session with us and that adequate ventilation is provided. Your photographer will wear a face mask throughout your session, use hand sanitiser when necessary and we will try to maintain social distancing wherever possible. We may ask you to make adjustments to your own hair and clothing, although on some occasions we may need to step in to make these adjustments ourselves.
You can find out more information on the Covid-19 procedures we have put in place here.
Booking your session
You can book in for a Headshot or Business Branding session at any time of the year. Please get in touch with us at least 1 month in advance of any deadlines that you would like to meet, as we do get booked up in advance. If you would like to have your finished photographs ready for a particular date, please inform us of this upon booking.
How long will my session last?
Simple Headshot session last around 30 minutes and Full Headshot Sessions last around 1 hour.
Business Branding sessions last between 1 and 2 hours, depending on the package you select.
How should I prepare for the session?
Headshot Sessions; Please arrive to the studio ready to start your session! Remember to bring your clothing options with you and have hair and/or make up done before arrival (if desired).
Business Branding Sessions; Please ensure your space is clean and tidy, ready to start your session! Please open windows before our arrival to ventilate the area and gather anything you would like to include in your images together.
What should I wear?
Headshot Sessions; Please bring 2 or 3 clothing options with you as there will be time to change during your session. We would definitely recommend plain, non-patterned clothing for professional headshots and please avoid logos or branded clothing and trainers, as these will date and create unnecessary distractions. Instead, opt for 2 or three colour tones that compliment each other. If you are looking for headshots to express more of your personality, please feel free to bring some clothing along that reflects your personal style. My sessions are relaxed and comfortable, so please make sure you feel comfortable with the clothing you bring.
We usually start your session by having a chat about your clothing and discussing background choices, so we can create the perfect headshots for you.
Business Branding Sessions; We want to show your personality, so please pick out some clothing options that you feel express this best and that you are comfortable in. We suggest choosing 2 or 3 clothing options and having them to hand so we can take a look at these at the start of your session.
Below, we’ve put together a PDF to download, for some colour ideas and options for you to consider. These are only guidelines, but they may help to give you some colour inspiration for your session!
Download the PDF colour guide here; Headshot & Business Sessions.
How will you pose me?
We aim for a variety of poses and your photographer will help to guide you in posing for the most flattering images.
For Branding sessions we want to include items related to your work to show the ‘essence’ of what you do, so please have some ideas in mind for props that we can incorporate into your photographs.
Can I bring other family or friends to the session?
Only those participating in the session should attend, as having other’s there causes unnecessary distractions for those being photographed.
Our Sickness Policy
If you (or anyone in your party) have been feeling unwell in the days prior to your appointment, please contact me to rescedule your appointment. Where an illness is viral, contagious or involves sickness and/or diarrhoea, please observe the 48 hour free from symptoms rule.
Covid-19; Should you (or anyone in your party) develop Covid-19 symptoms or test positive for Covid-19 in the 7 days prior to your appointment, please contact me to reschedule your appointment (unless you have taken a lateral flow test to confirm a negative result).
When will I see my photographs?
Around 1-2 weeks after the date of your session you will be sent a link via email to view your proof images in an online gallery. Your gallery will be open for a period of 24 hours to allow you to select your favourtie images and purchase additional images, if you choose to. Payment for any additional images is due at the time of ordering. Once we have received your finalised order, we will fully retouch your chosen images before sending these to you in a digital download within 1-2 weeks. If you have any specific deadlines you would like to meet, please inform us of these upon booking.
Where is your studio?
You can find me at; First Floor, 29 Station Road, Steeton, West Yorkshire, BD20 6RL (above Imagine Hair & Beauty Salon).
Please enter via the front door and head up the stairs, where you will find my studio on your right. There is no on-site parking at the studio, but I will advise you of close-by on-street parking options before your session. Please try to arrive on time, but if you are running late, please message me on; 07956114916.
I’m looking forward to meeting you and as always, if you have any questions, please just ask!