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What to Expect From Your Headshot Session

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One Chance to Make a First Impression

Your decision to invest in professional headshots is an excellent one. Whether you will be using them for business or personal reasons, your headshot is an important marketing tool and often your first opportunity to make a great impression. Gustavo Fernandez Photography is here to help you make it an outstanding one.

Having your portrait taken is a fun and engaging experience and we will make every effort to help you feel welcomed and at ease.

Scheduling Your Session

Once you schedule your session, we will send you a confirmation email with important details such as what to wear, and how to prepare. Please review this info and reach out if you have any questions. If you would like to add a professional hair and makeup artist, now is the time to let us know.

Your company may specify background color or how they want the portraits lit, and we are able to accommodate most requests if we are given the requirements ahead of time.

Headshot Day

On the day of your session, plan to be on site a few minutes before your scheduled appointment. This allows some time to settle in and prepare for your shoot, so you don’t feel stressed or rushed, neither of which are conducive to portraits that portray you as relaxed, friendly, and approachable.

When you arrive we will choose the best outfits from what you brought, and decide on the backdrops that will work with your brand as well as what looks good with your hair and skin tone. You’ll have time to do any necessary hair or makeup touch ups, or you will sit down with our professional hair and makeup artist if you added that option. We highly recommend hiring a professional for these details as you will most likely be using these photos for multiple purposes for the next year or so.

Getting Comfortable in Front of the Camera

During your session, we will explore different poses and expressions to create a photo that reveals your best you. Gustavo will guide and coach you throughout your session and help you feel comfortable in front of the camera. It is not uncommon for adults to begin saying they “hate to have their photo taken” and half an hour later they have renewed confidence and great photos, exclaiming “that was super easy!”

Image Review and Selection

After we finish the photography part of the session, we will sit down together to review the images and select your favorites. We will note any cropping or retouching requests and within 3-5 business days you will have your new headshots in your inbox.

Together we will create photos that present you as a confident professional who is a pleasure to work with.

Still have questions? Read here for information on how to prepare for your session, what to wear, and FAQs. Contact GFP today to get on the schedule.

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