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 to 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 headshots,, you'll find descriptions, videos, and testimonials on the Business Headshots page.