Costa Mesa Headshots & Portraits
Acting Headshots | Business Headshots | Branding Portraits
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Costa Mesa Headshot Photography
If you’re like anyone in the photos above, you hate having your picture taken. It’s true. Most really don’t like it and rarely do we like how we look.
But did you know many studies have proven we make snap judgments of each other based on our headshot? Yup. Both Cornell and Princeton have published these findings. Technology and the internet has made headshots essential to making a great first impression.
Almost anyone can set up lights and take a photo in minutes, but that isn’t what a headshot is about. Your headshot is about building trust with your viewer and making a great first impression.
So, how do I accomplish that? Through your expression. Your expression needs to communicate both confidence and approachability within one-tenth of a second.
It’s my job to coach and guide you during your session. I’ve dedicated years perfecting not just taking a photo, but also coaching your expression and your pose to make you look naturally confident in your headshot.
The Headshot Experience
You will receive a preparation PDF upon booking. Sessions aren’t timed, but generally last 1 -2 hours.
Booking requires a deposit equal to 50% of your session fee, this is non-refundable and goes towards your session total.
Makeup and hair is highly recommended for women only and is very specific to the lighting we use. Makeup is $120 per session.
Clothing should be well fitted and dry cleaned. Bring everything you love and skip what you don’t. We will create a variety of looks with what you bring. If you don’t bring it, we can’t use it.
Retouching is handled by my dedicated editor. Each image you purchase from your proofing gallery is hand-retouched. In order to maintain the quality of my work, I request you do not apply your own retouching apps or filters.
Return clients & students receive 25% off.