The most important function of any headshot has little to do with showing your appearance—it is instead much more about communicating to your audience who you are as a person, an actor or model, a prospective client, or a purveyor of business. As such, when seeking headshots you need someone who does more than simply capture your likeness—you need a headshot photographer who can coach you toward an image that communicates your individual personality in a manner that is confident, trustworthy, and approachable.
The intent of every headshot session is to create a set of images that present the best of you in a range of confident and approachable expressions. It may seem unnerving, but there is no absolutely need to worry about accomplishing this on your own. I coach and direct you through the entire process as we work toward fulfilling this aim.
Before stepping in front of the camera, we’ll go over all of the attire you have brought with you and figure out which items will best portray you in your headshots. I’ll provide you detailed information prior to your session to help guide you on the type of clothing to bring.
After the clothing is sorted out, we’ll move into the actual shooting. The only thing you need to understand about this part is that it’s a building process. We’ll get you to where you need to be in a step by step fashion. I have no expectations of you jumping in front of the camera and being an instant headshot superstar.
We can only improve ourselves through feedback, so an essential part of every session is the time we’ll take to review images and figure out what works best for you and what doesn’t. This allows us to adjust as we go, keeping only the good shots and quickly deleting everything that simply doesn’t work. It also provides you the opportunity (as well as responsibility) to let me know if there is anything you personally feel we missed or could be improved upon. This way, if there are any issues, we can be certain they are addressed and corrected in the course of the session.
Immediately following the shoot, we’ll do a last review of all your top images and make some final selections. The images selected will later receive a minor amount of retouching (skin and color corrections, stray hairs, etc.) to achieve a clean, yet natural and authentic look. In about a week’s time, you will be provided a link to download the chosen images.
My entire headshot process is not about speed. It is dedicated wholly toward crafting images that express the best of you. While the amount of time this takes to achieve for each person varies, you can expect the average individual session to require anywhere between one and two hours to complete.
Please note that all sessions are done on-location. This means each shoot requires setting up a mobile studio in your home, office, or nearly any other location that has the adequate space. If you don’t have a space available to you, it’s not a problem; however you’re going to have to let me know well ahead of time so that we can arrange a location. Understand that a separate location may require an additional rental fee.
It is also important to note that I regularly shoot images in a horizontal format and crop into the top of the head. If you require vertical images or images that are not cropped, please let me know prior to the start of your session.
My introductory price for individual headshot session starts at Rp. 1,000k, includes up to 90 minutes of shooting time, and 3 retouched digital images (jpeg, digitally delivered, high resolution with multiple cropping standards). The price also includes travel for on-location sessions within the Jakarta metropolitan area. (If you are outside of Jakarta, please get in touch for a travel quote to your area). If you are in need of more than 3 retouched images, you can purchase additional images for Rp. 150k each. Also, if we get to the end of the session and you feel that you could use more time to get more shots or looks, you may add an additional hour of time for Rp.200k . A non-refundable Rp.500k deposit is due to reserve your session. Full payment is due prior to the end of your session.
Group/corporate rates are also available. Contact for more information.
The truth of the matter is your headshots, regardless of how well done, aren’t going to last you forever. They’re eventually going to need to be updated. The good news is that if you have done a headshot session with me once before, then you will be able to take advantage of my returning client discount. All returning individual headshot clients can receive 30% off of the current headshot session price.