It has often been said, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” Professional Headshots and Portraits are many times your first impression for a potential client or a job interview; you have to make sure you come across just the way you want.
“Very comfortable experience, and that statement is coming from someone who absolutely does not like having a picture taken. I wanted a professional quality headshot that did not look like a staged professional headshot. That might not make a lot of sense to you, but Hagop understood what I meant,
and I was quite pleased with the results. Highly recommended!” Yelp Review
Whether you are searching for an employee, potential partner in your firm or a potential partner in your life, it is often highly likely that the search will be online. The one thing that everyone will see first will be your
picture. First impressions in real life are extremely important and your profile picture is that first impression in the digital world. A photograph of you conveys what you look like, which provides information for someone else to judge you. An unprofessional photograph may leave the viewer questioning your commitment.
What makes your profile picture great?
Lighting, composition, posing and creating the expression you need is part of what makes a good portrait great. A great professional portrait should reflects your personality in a natural way whether it is in studio or on location. Knowing how to work on the image after the shoot, choosing the right photo to reflects your needs, color correction, and subtle retouching to enhance your headshot.
We have taken professional portraits for Sleep Solutions, Burda, DLD Media, Stanford University, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Synergy Worldwide, Peninsula Girls Chorus, Friends of the Institute des Haute Etudes Scientifiques, Life Organizers, Berliner Cohen, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman among others in the Greater Bay Area.
On-Site Headshots for my company, will you come to us?
Yes, we are able to come to you company or firm, set up a studio with lighting and background. We will take headshots that will match what you currently have on your website or work with you to choose a new look for your company’s website photos. Contact Us for pricing information.
A Customer Review.
“I needed to have a professional headshot for my work. I was looking forward to it about as much as I look forward to going to the dentist!! Hagop made me feel so comfortable and at ease. He listened and also gave his opinion in a kind and professional way. My headshot turned out great! I would highly recommend Hagop!” Yelp Review
Professional Headshots and Portraits FAQs
Do you shoot headshots with natural light or in the studio?
Studio lighting is often most used for corporate headshots. Headshots also can be taken with natural light (indoors or outdoors) we can discuss what works for you.
Where should I use my Headshot?
You may use your portrait on your company website or on a professional network site like LinkedIn. Some clients will purchase more that one digital file to use on different sites depending on the nature of the site.
What is included in my headshot package?
All my portrait sessions are done with a digital camera. Your headshot package includes up to one hour of my time, I will take about 20 to 30 different photographs (may be more) and then display them on my computer screen for you to choose the pose you like. I will then retouch your
photograph while you are watching and will burn that file on a CD for you to take with you when you leave. In other words the session fee includes 1 digital high resolution jpg file retouched and burned on a CD.
Can I purchase additional files?
Yes, for an additional fee.
Can I get a B&W version of my portraits.
What is your availability?
Having photographed in the Silicon Valley for over 19 years, we learned to accommodate our clients to the best we can, give us a call we will try to get you within a couple of day. We also do last minute sessions for a small additional fee.
When can we do a consultation?
I’m happy to have a phone consultation at anytime that’s convenient for you.
Due to time constraints , there is a $50 charge per half hour, for in person meetings.
In the event that you decide to book a session, your $50 will apply towards the session.
What kind of clothing should I bring to my headshot session?
Bring as many of your favorite outfits as you would like. Stay away from big patterns that will take the focus away from of your headshot. When you arrive for you portrait session we can discuss what may work best for what you are trying to accomplish with your headshot. We can take portraits with different outfits and see what works for you.
Can you help me with my LinkedIn profile photo?
Yes, after you choose the portrait you like for your LinkedIn profile, I will retouch and crop it according to Linked In specifications. If you would like I will even upload it to your Linked In profile page.