Last week I received an email inquiry from Joel, who works for a software company in Peoria, IL. He needed a headshot for an upcoming speaking assignment at a conference and wanted to know if I could accommodate him for a session with a fast turnaround. I assured him we could get it done so he came by the studio in Lincoln last Thursday.
We spent an hour or so chatting and making pictures with a few different background and lighting set ups. After we finished shooting, we took a quick look at the images on the computer and he was pleased. I posted the proofs for Joel (and his wife) to review online. Two days later, he had his "select" chosen from the session--he liked the image at the top of the post. I sent it off to my retoucher and had it back in about 12 hours.
I prepared the final images in both rectangular and square crops (since many online sites use square crops for their profile photos) as well as in both color and black & white versions. The images were then posted to a private online gallery where Joel could download them and send his photo to the conference organizer.
Deadline met with days to spare.
When I emailed Joel with the link to his gallery, he responded:
Thanks Michael! That’s a pretty quick turnaround.
The pictures look great. I really appreciate it.
You’ll definitely get my recommendation!
If you're in central Illinois (Springfield, Bloomington/Normal, Decatur, Peoria, Champaign/Urbana) and interested in learning about how I approach business portraits (AKA, headshots) in the studio, you'll find descriptions, videos, and testimonials on the Business Portraits page.