At Headshots by Nicola Borland Photography our aim for your business headshots is to not just capture you as a business owner, but also your personality. We believe that first impressions are important, so we want to capture a friendly and welcoming face, no matter your business. We do this by taking you out into the world and away from a studio and grey backdrop.
We create “The Modern Alternative to the Studio Portrait” by taking you into natural light, with real expressions and a lot of fun. In your Pre-Consultation we go over all your exact needs, and advise you on what to wear, and what to bring. We highly recommend bringing several clothing options to your session. We can help you decide on the best outfit to represent your business in, along with the correct accessories. Hair and make-up is recommended for woman, and we can recommend an expert if you need. A haircut is recommended for men, but no less than a week before the session so as not to look too fresh.
Some quick tips to be prepared your headshot session:
- Please arrive promptly at your scheduled appointment time.
- Bring any necessary wardrobe changes, including extra options.
- Men – schedule a haircut about a week before your session.
- Women – schedule an appointment with your hair stylist immediately before your session, or use one of our recommended hair and makeup artists for your session.
- Get a good night’s sleep and arrive hydrated.
- Arrive with a calm and open disposition – rushing from one appointment to another is not recommended.
After your session we will edit your images to the best of the best and will perform basic color correction. Color correction is just us giving it back a little contract and “umph” that our professional cameras capture in Raw mode.
We will send you a web gallery of your final images to choose your favourites from. Included in each collection with your final images is what we call “Beauty Retouching”. This entails lightening under the eyes, some wrinkle reduction, eye color enhancement and teeth whitening. We ONLY make the subtlest of changes, and do not make you look like Botox is your best friend! Additional retouching can be added for $60 per image, if there is anything additional that you want us to correct. (The above examples have all received Beauty Retouching)
Once you have selected your final favorites and we have completed our Beauty Retouch we will upload your final images both sized for web and print (up to 8×12) to Dropbox for easy download, and add your final images to your included CD. Most session are completed in less than 2 weeks from session to final image delivery.
Rush orders can be taken for an additional $50 fee, if you need something in the next 2 days for example.
We know that for some people being in front of the camera is the last place that you want to be, so we make sure to keep you in the loop and relaxed as possible before, during and after your session. We look forward to capturing you new business headshots soon!