Professional Portraits in just 20 minutes!
Is it time for a senior portrait? Need a new LinkedIn portrait? I've got you covered. The Quickie Headshots are designed to be a quick and pain-free experience for you. What I hear time and again is "I hate having my photo taken, so I thought this would be painful, but you made it really fun."
I shoot on location utilizing natural lighting as I fund this to be the most comfortable environment for my clients. My approach is simple; to bring out the best in people by connecting with them for a brief moment in their lives. My goal is to make you happy and relaxed so that in the end I may present to you images that reflect your true spirit and personality.
Quickie Portraits: $250
This sitting fee includes:
Exclusive client preparation guide
My time and talent at your photo session
Exclusive client preparation guide
20 minutes of shooting time at Lake Temescal, Oakland on a day/time of your choice
10+ final professionally edited high-resolution images (each presented in both black + white and color)
Private online gallery for downloading
All high-resolution digital images available to download + print release
Access to discounted "at cost" pricing on prints, cards, gifts and more
What can I expect during a Quickie Headshot Session?
You can expect a patient, playful, lighthearted approach to your shoot where my goal is to provide the most relaxed, comfortable fun experience possible. Even though our time will be short, my goal is to make you happy and relaxed so that in the end I may present to you images that reflect your true spirit and personality.goal is still to capture your family in their natural state interacting with each other and grab those tiny and big moments of connection.
How many people can be photographed during a Quickie Headshots Session?
This is designed for one person only, however if your partner, your child or your pet need a headshot too. I have an "add on" option for one more person.
What should I wear?
A few weeks before your session, I'll be sending you my "client preparation guide" which will give you examples of outfits, talk about haircuts, and make suggestions for how to make the most out of your session.
Can I bring my dog/cat/peacock/koala?
I love photographing pets but this is not the session for pets.
Should I bring outfit changes, accessories or props?
While there will be limited time for outfit changes, accessories are a great way to give yourself many different looks! Here are some ideas for great ad-ons: knit hats, favorite blankets, mittens, capes, beaded necklaces, tiaras, or anything else your child has that would enhance an image.
Where do the sessions take place?
On the north side of Lake Temescal (the side closer to Broadway/highway 24)! The park offers many bright, naturally lit spaces and backgrounds.
What if the weather is bad?
Luckily the weather in the fall here in the Bay Area tends to be pretty reliable, but if it's looking like the weather will be no good for photos (in cases of extreme wind, rain or smoke for example), I'll be in contact with you the night before to find a time to reschedule at no cost to you.
Can I cancel or reschedule my session?
Can you really get good photos of me in just 20 minutes?
You betcha! I honed my speed photo skills to perfection when I ran a school photography company (we did natural light portraiture for 40+ schools (over 20,000 kids!) all over the Bay Area. I'd have approximately 60 seconds with each kiddo in order to produce a lovely portrait.
What if I'm running late?
I know life happens, so I have a 5 minute grace period for Not So Mini Sessions. An time after 5 minutes will be deducted from your session's 20 minutes.