A standard headshot session with makeup and all included usually takes about two to three hours. You want to have enough time to get all the looks you are going for, and each look typically takes about thirty minutes to shoot.
Remember that to get a useable headshot, you want to get a great expression and a great deal of confidence showing in the photo. That takes about a half hour to achieve, especially if you haven't worked with the photographer before.
For this reason, I do offer the half-hour session for one look, because you are sure to get a good look and headshot in that amount of time.
No single look can be used for all submissions, but at the same time, a general theatrical or commercial headshot can really help you out immensely, so be willing to spend at least thirty minutes per look to get great headshots.
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