Faq

Why choose you ?

Short Answer – 11 years of full-time studio photography experience, thousands of people photographed, Chicago’s best headshots at a great price. Long Answer – I’ve been doing this photography thing for a long time, it’s all that I’ve ever done, it’s the only thing that I’m any good at and, luckily for me, it’s my favorite thing to do. Turning your hobby into a career is pretty great and I bring that enthusiasm to all of my sessions. My decade-plus experience has allowed me the opportunity to photograph business and corporate professionals, actors, archbishops, politicians, realtors, doctors, lawyers, magicians and even a gentleman who was described by his agent as “The Indiana Jones of the Home Shopping Network.” I’ve done it all and I’m committed to delivering photographs that my customers are excited to share with the world.

How many photos do you take?

I’ll keep taking photos until you’re both satisfied that we’ve got some great headshots to choose from. Throughout the session I will periodically show you the back of the camera so that you can get a feel for what we’re getting and so that so that we can see what adjustments we’d like to make.

What’s the process?

1. Take a look around the site 2. Click that obnoxious yellow “Book Now” button. 3. Choose your session type. 4. Show up. (Super Important!) 5. Walk up three flights of stairs (Don’t give up, you’re almost there!). 6. Catch your breath, fix your hair, floss your teeth, etc. 7. Take some kick-ass professional headshots. 8. Walk away feeling confident and ready to conquer the world.

How do I pay?

Credit/ Debit, Venmo, Paypal, cash, check and precious gem.

Why are you only open evenings and weekends?

I currently work full-time for a commercial photography studio and run my headshot and portrait business on the side. On the bright side, my hours allow for you to have your headshots taken without missing work, so that’s pretty cool.

Why does it take 5 business days to get my retouched photos?

Retouching, as with all good things, takes time.

Why Are Your Prices So Cheap?

Why are everyone else’s headshot prices so expensive?,” is a better question. I believe in charging a fair price and that everyone should be able to afford a great professional headshot. Pretty simple. After moving from a smaller market (Albuquerque) I was shocked to see the prices Chicago photographers get away with charging. Myth – More expensive means better. Go ahead and shop around, I’ll be right here when you return.

Is this an actual studio? Where do I park?

Free street parking! What more could you want? It’s a condo with a studio, half bath and an office devoted to creating Chiago’s best professional headshots. Retail rent isn’t cheap and I don’t need to tack $50 onto your headshots to keep the doors open. Bonus: If you really don’t like your photos, you know where I live…

Do you have a makeup artist?

Yes, I can arrange to have a makeup artist. However, they’re generally freelancers so I ask that you contact me prior to booking so I can make proper arrangements. The cost is between you and the artist (I’ll deliver their quote) with 100% of the fee going to them. Alternative route – bring along a friend, sister, crazy aunt, etc to act as your hair & makeup department. You’ll have more fun. Fellas – you’re good, I’ve got a bunch of those oil wipe things.

Will you coach me?

Absolutely! That’s my job. Being photographed can be an uncomfortable experience for a lot people. Fret not! I know all of the tricks and tips to make you look amazing. I’ve photographed thousands of people throughout my career and haven’t encountered a single person who didn’t loosen up a few minutes into their modeling debut. Like anything that kinda sucks, showing up is half the battle.

What if I’d like a reshoot?

I’ve seen it all over the years, the shirt looked better at home, hair dye looked better on the box – I get it. These things happen and I don’t take it personally. If you’re not 100% thrilled with your headshot session I’ll reshoot it for free. All that I ask is an honest explanation so that I can know what to look for the next time around. How’s that for service?

Are the photos retouched?

Yes, retouching is always included with your session fee. I don’t believe in ridiculous upcharges. What you see is what you get.

How do I view the photos?

You’ll receive a PDF proof sheet. Also, free!

Do You Do More than Headshots?

Yes! I spent every day from 2008-2017 photographing high school senior portraits, family portraits, children and newborn portraits. I absolutely love doing it. I currently take headshots out of my condo and it’s not quite big enough to fit families or get too creative with seniors. If you’re interested in booking a senior or family session please contact me and we can work out a location for your photo shoot.