I remember my first headshot session ever (back in March, 2009).
I honestly didn't even know what a headshot was at the time but a friend of mine asked me to help him out, so we went into the park to do some pictures.
I remember how difficult I found the process. He kept asking how he looked, and I honestly didn't know what to say besides things like, "Looking good! Tilt your chin down and give me a bigger smile."
Luckily we got a few nice shots, but many of them looked awkward and weird, and many of his smiles looked fake.
At the end of the shoot, I asked if he had ever taken headshots before.
He told me he had, and that it was a similarly awkward experience.
"Was that shoot free too?" I asked.
"No, I think I paid like $400 or something... but I guess you get what you pay for."
What? A photographer charged him $400 for headshots and he wasn't happy???
I couldn't believe it.
And how much did good headshots cost if he thought $400 was cheap?
Well, that's what got me hooked.
It was then that I decided I wanted to create a headshot company that would be focused primarily on expression.
I wanted to make sure every single person I worked with was comfortable and relaxed so they would have fantastic expressions in their shots.
And so it began (the tagline says it all):
Besides focusing strongly on expression, I also didn't want to just take nice pictures and then tell my clients, "Good luck!"
I actually wanted to help people use their headshots effectively to get more work.
I'd love to help you with some great headshots next, !
If you're still debating whether to invest in a headshot session with us, here's some great info on how we work.
Our number one priority is that everyone we shoot with absolutely loves their headshot, or we don't charge them.