FAQ | INFORMATION
Studio location & directions
Headshot studio sessions are located at 236 Commercial Street, Boston MA 02109. It is easily accessible from north, south, and metro west via car or public transportation. You can download directions here. The studio is equipped with a full complement of backdrops, extensive lighting system, a separate green room and hair/makeup/wardrobe area.
Studio access to public transportation
The studio is easily accessible via the MBTA, including the Red, Green, Orange, and Blue Lines. Haymarket, Government Station, State Street, North Station, South Station, Chinatown, MGH, Bowdoin, and Aquarium are all a short distance (0.5m / 5-20 mins.) from the studio. You can download directions here.
The studio has plenty of parking options within 100 yards of my location.
Directly across the street is the Lewis Wharf parking lot (641 Lewis Wharf, Boston MA 02210) and the Sargents Wharf parking lot (269 Commercial Street, Boston MA 02109). On the same side of the the street there is small lot at 286 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109. Additionally, the Dock Square Garage (20 Clinton St, Boston, MA 02109) is a 15 minute walk and located by Faneuil Hall/Hard Rock Cafe.
Your session fee includes a pre-consultation call to answer any questions you have, as well as coordinate details to make your headshot session go as smoothly as possible. Preparation is everything. Remember, my goal is to make you look your best for the world to see - an authentic, confident, and genuine look that brings to life the real you.
Coaching and direction
Great headshots don't happen by accident. What I do is all about capturing your face & unique expressions, and with over three decades of experience capturing authentic and genuine photographs, I have a process and approach that is successful in doing that. Many people say they don't like having their photograph taken. I assure you that our time together will be smooth and easy as I provide you with simple direction and positive reinforcement. And of course, do not hesitate to contact the studio with any questions you may have about your headshot. See what my clients say about their headshot experience with me.
Hair and makeup
I can arrange for hair & makeup with one of my stylist partners or you can arrive camera-ready for your headshot (review my business/professional and actor/entertainer/social profile preparation guidelines). Rates vary according to services requested. Hair & makeup are billed separately and not included in the session fee pricing. Please contact the studio for details and options.
Clothing and wardrobe
Deciding what to wear in your picture can be difficult. I recommend bringing 2-3 options of your favorite outfits with you and together we will choose the one that compliments you best. In general, more plain tops with neutral colors or color that complement your eyes and skin tone are best. Please review my pre-session preparation guidelines for business/professional headshots. Do not hesitate to contact the studio with any questions you may have about your headshot.
I shoot exclusively with a white background & do have black or gray options as well. Obviously, for on-location sessions the location will determine the best background based on your location, outfit, time of day, etc.
My goal and my reputation are to deliver the best headshots and images possible. That is why I don't provide additional images beyond the 1 or 2 in a given package, nor did do I ever provide RAW or unedited files under any circumstances. I want you to be proud of the headshots I provide. And I want to ensure my reputation and standard of quality in all work that I do.
Rush retouching/Delivery Fee
Once you select your headshot from the options, it will be retouched to present your best image. This generally takes 48-72 hours for delivery of the final digital files. If you require a faster turnaround or delivery, there is a rush charge of $200.00.
Payment and cancellations
Full session payment is due, via credit card or corporate check, at the time of booking and will serve as your non-refundable deposit to reserve your session’s date and time. VISA, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.
Projects exceeding $5,000.00 in total value require a 50% deposit. No image(s) will be released until payment is received in full..
Cancellations 72+ hours prior to your session can be rescheduled within 3 days from the time of cancellation using your original session fee. After 3 days, a new additional session fee is required.
Cancellation less than 72 hours prior to your scheduled appointment forfeits the original session fee and requires a new additional session fee to reschedule. Cancellation of on-location and group sessions forfeits the original session fee and is assessed a $500.00 cancellation/rescheduling fee
If you are no-call/no-show for your scheduled appointment, you forfeit your session fee and will not be able to reschedule. Please notify the studio as soon as you know you may need to reschedule.
Veteran & Active Duty service member special pricing
As a Veteran owned business I am proud and privileged to provide to part of the Portraits for Patriots network providing portfolio-quality images for our transitioning military. I also offer specials session for active duty and Veterans. Please contact the studio to discuss options and details for your specific needs.
I take pride in returning your high-quality retouched images as quickly as possible. Due to differences in job sizes and scope, the turnaround times on your images may differ from others. I will lay out a plan with you upon booking, which will be reviewed at the end of our shoot.
Office Session space requirements
A minimum 12′ x 16′ space cleared of furniture is needed for office and other indoor location sessions. If you’re unsure about available space, please contact the studio so we can discuss alternatives within your office environment.
Office Session power needs
My lighting equipment and computer require access to AC power, preferably 2-4 outlets. Please ensure your office or other indoor location use have available power outlets for your headshot session.
Office Session pre-session scouting
In order to minimize stress prior to your office or other indoor location headshot session, it's often helpful if I look at the location ahead of time. This generally takes less 15 minutes and eliminates surprises on the day of your headshot session. We can discuss during your pre-consultation call.
Guidelines / Tips on Clothes, Color, Hair and Makeup
Download our guidelines for information on how to prepare for the best headshot photo you can have.
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