Headshot Info


The following information is for in-studio actors’ headshots and social media portraits. For all other commissions or for headshot pricing, please contact us via email.


STUDIO HEADSHOTS

The way you visually present yourself is a critical component of your 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.

TEAMWORK

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

PRE-SESSION

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

MAIN PHOTO SESSION

Option A):  No pre-session, 2 hour session, 2 retouched hires

Option B): 1 hr pre-session meeting, 2 hour session, 2 retouched hires

Option C): No pre-session meeting, 3 hour session, 3 retouched hires

Option D): 1 hr pre-session meeting, 3 hour session, 3 retouched hires

We also shoot directly to computer and usually go through the images and quickly rate them, making sure we have captured that look before moving on. All options are limited by time only, not by number of looks. After the session, within 2 days, we will deliver an on-line web gallery (via dropbox ) of all images rated as 1 or more stars

HAIR AND MAKEUP/GROOMING

Due to added expenses incurred by the MUA in order to comply with current safety regulations, rates have increased slightly. Makeup fees for women are generally $200.00. Fees are paid directly to the makeup artist who will be on set for the duration of the session.  You are also free to book a makeup artist of your choosing. For men, grooming can range from $150.00 to $175.00. 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.

DELIVERY

All photo sessions include an online proofing gallery usually available within 1 to 2 days. Once you’ve made your selects, we will send the retouched high resolution master files, colour corrected, and ready for online posting or 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.

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.

DEPOSIT

Options with a pre-session day: We require a $200.00 deposit (payable on the pre-session day) which is credited toward your session. Any remaining balance is due on the day of the session.

CANCELLATIONS

We understand that occasionally things can come up and it may be necessary to postpone. If so, please let us know asap and we will reschedule.

USAGE

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 within 24 hours, check your junk/spam folder. Thanks!