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
Your photo on social media is probably the first impression you make for a client, customer, or potential employer. A quality head shot will show your personality, confidence, trustworthiness, and enthusiasm. It builds your brand and promotes you. In fact, you may want a handful of head shots with different expressions or styles to use on social media profiles, customer presentations, print media, and personal use.
Here are two photos taken in the same place, one with an iPhone and the other with professional lighting and equipment. Personally, I prefer the right-hand shot compared to the one with the orange tinted big nose and dark shadows.
Just about any pro will get you a technically correct photo. My goal is to give you head shots that tell your story. I try to create a friendly and easy-going atmosphere and get to know you as we go through this process. I have portable lighting and backdrops so we can make your photographs where it is convenient for you; in your home, an outdoor setting, or a business venue. I like to shoot your photographs while we are having a conversation so we can keep everything casual and less "staged."
Do you need a single high-quality portrait for social media profiles (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)?
Are you in an office with others who would benefit from a professional head shot so we could make portraits for multiple people in a single session? Do you need multiple photos with different lighting for social media and formal publications?
I provide a range of services, from individual sessions with time to make multiple head shots in a variety of poses and lighting setups and outfit changes to hybrid arrangements with a couple of planned poses for a group to large numbers of people with efficient, relatively fast sittings for each person. I suspect you have lots of things in mind for your head shot and I want to tailor what I do to address as many of them as possible. I generally provide:
My pricing varies based on the amount of time I need to scout locations and prepare, the equipment I may use for lighting setups (e.g. crisp pure-white and dark/moody backgrounds), the time we spend for various poses and outfits, and my post-processing and retouching work. Contact me and we’ll figure out a price for just what you need.
Rich and Sue were very professional. Rich Howe Photography was on time. They set up at our location quickly. They made us feel very comfortable. The photo shoot was a lot of fun and the pictures turned out great. I'd recommend Rich and Sue to all of my clients.
- Aaron Rapier, Rapier Law Firm
Contact me and set up a session. Here are some tips to prepare for it. Regardless of what you read in the following suggestions, be comfortable.