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Do you take professional photos of business professionals like realtors, lawyers, etc.?
Yes! We photograph business professionals for all needs, including professional headshot for their business, their company’s website, their LinkedIn profile, scholarship applications, resume, a publication or book jacket photos, etc. We’ll talk to you about the line of work you’re in and what you need the photo for, in order to create the best look that will properly represent you, your personality, and your industry.
What’s the process?
Contact us for pricing and availability. Once we determine a date, we will send a contract and an invoice for a retainer fee. Once the contract is signed and invoice paid, you have booked your session.
You should be dressed in your top outfit choice upon our arrival and we’ll review your other outfit choices for other looks. We’ll take the photos, coaching you into the best smiles and poses possible, and making sure we’ve got enough photos to choose from. Immediately after the session we’ll review the photos together and choose the best photos (quantity according to package) to be edited. The photos you choose will be sent as high-resolution .jpgs via an online gallery. Photos will store and be available in the gallery for ten years.
How many photos do you take?
We’ll keep taking photos until we both feel you have plenty of photos to choose from. We’ll look through them briefly during the session to make sure we both like the posing, smiles, and choose the ones to be edited before we leave.
How long does it take?
Since we keep taking photos until we’re both happy with the results, it can depend on how quickly that happens. For some clients it’s 10 minutes, for others about 30 minutes of actual shooting. Please allot two hours for a session to allow for set up and breakdown, and so that we will have enough time to chat, choose clothing and backdrops, and take the photos.
How long until I get the photos delivered to me?
Delivery of retouched photos averages at about 5-7 days. A rush fee of $75 applies for a 24-hour turnaround of 1-3 retouched photos.
How much is it? Can I create a custom package?
Our individual pricing is firm whether you choose studio or natural light. If you’re interested in booking headshots for your business please contact us so we can work on a quote for your specific needs!
Do I need a make-up/hair artist?
It’s totally up to you. Your headshot should look like your everyday self, so do your hair and makeup like you normally would. We especially recommend getting a makeup artist if you haven’t liked the way your self-applied makeup has looked in past photos, or if you tend to have a lot of redness or rosacea that you’d like to diminish in a photo. A light and natural look looks best in photos.
Do you use natural or studio light?
Both! We mostly use studio light and backdrops for better control, but there are beautiful locations local to us. If you prefer an outside photo with natural light, we’ll work together on deciding the best location! If you require that the photo be taken in a specific location (a realtor might want their photo taken at a listing, or an architect with their office/drafting table in the background, for example), then contact us so we can talk about it!
Do I get different poses and facial expressions? Will you coach me into different poses and facial expressions?
Yes and yes! You will be coached into several different poses and smiles from different angles to make sure we’ve got some great photos and lots of options. You’ll never be dropped in front of the camera and expected to “perform.” You will be given LOTS of helpful direction.
I would like my photo edited but I do not want to look airbrushed and unrealistic. How much is too much?
Our retouching is done to look natural. If someone can tell that you had your photo retouched, then it’s too much. Retouching a headshot should be done in a way that looks like you’re just naturally photogenic. When we retouch headshots, we first correct anything that’s temporary, such as redness, blemishes, stray hairs, etc. Then we’ll minimize anything that’s distracting in a photo but most people don’t notice in person: such as undereye circles and lines, whitening teeth, etc.
Do you have a studio?
We do not have a studio. We’re completely mobile! We come to you!
Do you sell prints?
We do have printing available. Every gallery is uploaded to an online Pass Gallery which has built in high-definition downloads and printing options.
McAnally Moments offers professional headshots for companies and organizations. We also serve actors, models, musicians and other creatives. We are located in Manteca, CA but will travel anywhere!