Pricing for headshots can vary widely in the Dallas area. It can be all-inclusive (like our studio) or a la carte. We recently visited several websites that appeared to have a really great $100 headshot, but after looking carefully we realized they were charging extra for some very important features. Things that we include in our package. Their service ended up being $150 more expensive than ours ($375 vs. $225).
Our standard business headshot session is 20 minutes long and for $225 includes two fully retouched digital images. This is important because when all the focus is on your face, you want skin issues and stray hairs to be addressed. We also offer 24 turnaround and an online gallery at no additional cost so you have the time to look through your proofs at your leisure before making a final decision. We found that most of the photographers we checked out did not have a brick and mortar studio. We can offer you a variety of background and lighting options and we review printed samples with you to assure the best result. Many charge extra for the second digital image, the photoshop retouching and add on fees for quick turnarounds — so compare apples to apples!
You should always choose a photographer based on the quality of their images, but then make sure you know what you’ll be spending.
What are the elements of a good business portrait? We are passionate about things that you may not really see at first -- like shoulder angle, neck and chin position and of course --shadows. Visit our headshot site for lots of examples. Look for a crisp image with even lighting –for online use you don’t want uneven shadows. Light in the eyes, and no clothing distractions like excessive wrinkly clothes is always important. Good skin tones (orange cast to the skin is a sign of underexposure), eye contact and a general overall attractive smile. A good headshot can work for you for years — but a bad one is just a waste of your time AND your money.