Individual Portraits and Head Shots

What first impression will you create?

Bryan HansenBryan HansenPresident and Chief Nuclear Officer, Exelon Nuclear    Michael VolpeMichael VolpeExecutive Director, School Association for Special Education (SASED)    Christy NolandChristy Noland

Rae Rupp-SrchRae Rupp-Srch    Theresa ForthoferTheresa Forthofer    Derek LadgenskiDerek LadgenskiPartner, Katten Muchin Roseman, LLP   Kelly MorelandKelly Moreland

Chad ChobanChad Choban       Cassandra SalinasCassandra Salinas

Your photo on LinkedIn and on your website could be the first impression you make for a client, customer, or potential employer. According to the Wall Street Journal, “LinkedIn profiles that include a photograph are seven times more likely to be viewed than those that don’t, according to company stats.  Without a photo, you’ll be more likely to miss out on a job rather than land one.”

You probably have a photograph on LinkedIn and possibly on About.me, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Is that photo the first impression you want to make with your customers, clients, colleagues, and potential employers? A quality executive portrait can display your confidence, trustworthiness, enthusiasm and more.  It builds your brand and promotes you.

I can help you make a great impression. Here are two photos taken in the same place with an iPhone 6 and with professional equipment and minimal retouching. Personally, I prefer the second shot compared to the one with the orange tinted big nose and dark shadows.

     

I try to create a friendly and easy-going atmosphere and get to know you as we go through this process. My goal is to give you a photograph that tells your story. I realize that your time is not necessarily your own and so I work efficiently without rushing you. I like to have a pre-shoot conference or call so I can find out what you are looking for and we can agree on how we are going to get it for you.  I have portable lighting and backdrops so we can make your photographs where it is convenient for you; in your home or office, an outdoor setting, a business venue, or my home-based studio. If you want to use an office or outdoor setting, I will scout it out ahead of time and have everything ready when you arrive. I like to shoot your photographs while we are having a conversation so we can keep everything casual and easy.  I will show the photographs to you as we shoot them so you can see how we are doing and avoid a reshoot.

Packages

Single Portrait           

     

Do you need a single high-quality portrait for social media profiles (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)?  Here is how a Single works:

  • One retouched head and shoulders look in both color and black & white versions
  • Up to 30 minute session in one outfit
  • Pre-session consultation with Rich
  • Classic portrait lighting
  • In-session image review and private online proof and download gallery
  • Final image files delivered in square and either horizontal or vertical formats that will be available for you to download from our online gallery or snail-mailed to you
  • Final image files prepared in high resolution print-ready JPEG and small web-ready JPEG 
  • License for print and marketing/advertising use
  • Bonus: Discounted rate on future Single sessions
  • Investment: $225

 

Triple Portrait

           

This package provides up to three different looks for a single person or photographs of three colleagues in a single session.  You can choose formal, business or casual or any combination that works for you. Here is what is included in the Triple:

  • Three retouched head and shoulders looks in both color and black & white versions
  • Up to one hour session for up to three people or for one person with up to three outfits
  • Pre-session consultation with Rich
  • Custom portrait lighting approach
  • In-session image review and private online proof and download gallery
  • Final image files delivered in square and either horizontal or vertical formats and available for you to download form our online gallery or snail-mailed to you
  • Final image files prepared in high resolution print-ready JPEG and small web-ready JPEG
  • License for print and marketing/advertising use
  • Bonus: Discounted rate on future Single or Triple sessions
  • Investment: $500 ($675 value, save $150)

 

Portrait Six Pack

Jennifer PriceJennifer Price      Erik JohnsonErik JohnsonVice President of Development     Sue Ann KimSue Ann Kim

Erin SkaggsErin Skaggs     Sharon PikeSharon Pike     Amanda NagleAmanda Nagle

Richard is a fantastic photographer who goes above and beyond to meet the needs of a client. He captures all the details of an event beautifully and does awesome business portraits of staff. We truly enjoy working with Rich.  

- Erin Skaggs, Easter Seals Marketing & Communications

Do you have more than three people in your group? Have you got a web presence and multiple social media profiles?  This may be the perfect package when you need several looks for a variety of contexts.

  • Up to two hour session with up to six people or one person with multiple outfits
  • Options:
    • Six retouched looks for an individual that can include head & shoulders, torso, and full length coverage or
    • Up to six retouched looks for different people
  • Pre-session consultation with Rich
  • Custom portrait lighting approach
  • In-session image review and private online proof and download gallery
  • Final image files prepared in a high resolution print-ready JPEG in both color and black & white versions and a small web-ready color JPEG and available for you to download from our online gallery
  • Bonus: Choose two of the following social media profile image options
    • Facebook cover photo sized specifically for Facebook cover photo dimensions (851 x315 pixels)
    • LinkedIn Profile photo sized specifically for either Non-premium dimensions (200 by 200 pixel) or Premium dimensions (240 by 240 pixels)
    • Twitter banner image sized specifically for Twitter banner image dimensions (1500 by 500 pixels)
    • Website banner images – two images for use on your blog or website.  You look toward the viewer or into the page from either side.  Sized specifically for website banners (1200 by 500 pixels or to your custom dimensions)
    • About.me image sized specifically for About.me dimensions (1680 by 1050 pixels) and optimized as a PNG file
  • License for print and marketing/advertising use
  • Optional: Additional people over 6, $90 per person
  • Bonus: Discounted rate on future Single, Triple, or Six-Pack sessions
  • Investment: $800 ($1,350 value, save $550)

Ready to go?

Contact me and set up a session.  Here are some tips to prepare for it.

  • For men, try to get your hair cut a week or two before your session. Your hair will look more natural if you get it cut several days in advance.
  • On the other hand, ladies, you may want to have your hair styled the same day.
  • Get a good night's sleep the day before your session, drink plenty of water, and avoid salty foods and alcohol.  This helps reduce dark circles under your eyes.
  • Mid- to late-morning are ideal times to schedule your session--you'll feel more energized and typically have fewer things on your mind.
  • If your session is late in the day or in the evening, take time to freshen up your appearance.  Men should consider shaving again to reduce any five-o'clock shadow.  A camera seems to exaggerate details so makeup should be simple and minimize shine on your skin from lights or the sun.
  • Wear clothing that fits well--not too tight and not too loose.  Bring clothes that are fresh and wrinkle-free.
  • Solids in darker colors (blue, gray) and mid-tones photograph well on most people.  For studio portraits, I use a gray background since it works well with nearly any color clothing.
  • Keep your accessories simple. Neckties, scarves, and jewelry should not draw attention away from your face. 
  • Long-sleeved clothing that creates a v-neckline (like a jacket with shirt underneath) looks flattering in pictures.  Turtlenecks should be avoided. 
  • Unless you plan to update your portrait annually, stay away from trendy looks or anything that will appear dated in a few years.