Headshot Info

The following information (for in-studio actor’s headshots and personal portraits) does not include pricing. For all other commissions or for headshot pricing, please contact us via email.


Your headshot is a key component to the ever increasing importance of online identity. For people who don’t know you, it’s your best chance to make a strong impression. For established relationships, it’s a powerful way to reconnect and stay current.


In addition to working with a seasoned photographer, your session will include an art director skilled in clothing/backdrop coordination.


We include a pre-session meeting, to discuss your objectives, as well as do test shots to see if clothing options etc. are working. This pre-session meeting is highly advised and can save an hour or more on the day of the main session. Over the years we have found that clothing will make or break the shot, so please put some thought into clothing before the pre-session and come prepared.


The main session includes 3 to 4 looks and requires approximately 1 hour per look. Additional looks are optional. At the end of the session, we will quickly go through the images and do a rough edit. Afterwards, further editing is done leaving you with only the most usable photos from which to choose.


Makeup fees for women: $175. Fees are paid directly to the makeup artist who will be on set for the duration of the session (up to 4 hours) additional hour $75. For men, grooming is generally around $150. (A lower rate is sometimes possible for last minute bookings). For women especially, we find that this is usually well worth the investment. Please allow a week in advance so that we can get the talent we trust for your session.


All photo sessions include an online proofing gallery usually available within a couple of days. Once you’ve made your selects, you will receive 3 retouched high resolution masterfiles, colour corrected and ready for printing. (note: retouching up to one hour per image) Any extra advanced retouching, will be billed at an hourly rate. You may keep all of the other (unretouched) images in your gallery as well, with no additional charge. Retouching fee for additional high resolution files: $50 ea. (up to 1 hour).

Note on Cropping: Sometimes a crop may appear tight, going into the hair etc. This is mainly to make an internet thumbnail image more readable, but also reflects limitations inherent in the standard 8×10 print format. We never do this type of crop in-camera, so the full image will always be available and delivered that way if requested. This allows for flexibility of any cropping decisions made later on in post-production.


There is no charge and no obligation to book after the pre-session meeting. A 50% deposit is required to confirm your session. The remaining balance is due the day of the shoot. Rescheduling is possible up to 48 hours before your booking without incurring the loss of your deposit. (In practise, no one to date has ever lost a deposit). We understand that things can happen, but please contact us early as we have reserved your studio time.  You can also email or call for more details.


You are free to use the images for all of your promotional, social media and personal needs. For any paid third party use that you approve, please have the publication etc. contact us directly and we will provide the image that they require. All other rights reserved. Hill Peppard Photography retains the copyright to the images.

IMPORTANT NOTICEWe do reply to all email inquiries, usually within a few hours. If you don’t hear back from us, check your junk/spam folder or give us a call. Thanks!