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FAQ for Your Upcoming Headshot Session

What can I expect from my headshot session?

Your session time is based on the size of the session you booked. (Summary listed below.) If you don’t remember what type of session you booked, you can refer back to your proposal anytime, or email our Studio Administrator for assistance at rgermyn@hughesfioretti.com

Executive Session: Your session includes a short, 10-minute studio session and 1 retouched image.

Basic Session: A 30 minute, studio session and gallery of images. All looks will be done in the studio. You will get up to two different looks and minimum of 20 high-resolution images.

Standard Session: Session includes a 60 minute, studio session and gallery of images. You will get up to 4 different looks with a minimum of 50 high-resolution images.

Plus Session: Includes a 90 minute, studio session and gallery of images.  You will get up to 6 different looks with a minimum of 80 high-resolution images.

All sessions are done in the studio unless you choose to add-on the on-location option. After the shoot, your gallery of images will be delivered via an online gallery (Pixieset) in about 2-3 business days. You will receive an email with the instructions on how to download your photos.

 

You can order retouched image anytime, but don’t forget, you get a discount on retouching if you pre-purchase them before your session! You can choose to download a high-resolution version to use for printing reproductions and/or a low-resolution version to use on websites, Facebook, Linkedin, 800 casting, model mayhem etc. These low-res files are ‘internet ready’ and are best resolution and sharpness for the Internet and quick uploading.

 

What happens if I need to reschedule or cancel?

 

If you need to cancel, know that your payment can go towards a future session, but there are no refunds. You may receive 1 complimentary reschedule at no cost. After that, you forfeit your payment of the session if you reschedule a second time.

 

What about hair and makeup?

 

Hair and makeup are not included in the session fee. We suggest having your hair and makeup done for your shoot. Our cameras capture everything. It’s most important that your headshots look like you on your best day. Having the right hair and makeup is key. Men- we recommend a light foundation (especially males with darker complexion) to help take out any shine. For women, we always recommend professional makeup. A professional makeup artist knows how to make you look your best for the camera.

Sessions are scheduled back to back come to your session with hair and makeup ready to go so you can get the most out of your session.

*Please note, if you decide to do your own makeup, please avoid any makeup with SPF in it. 

 

Who do you recommend for Hair and Makeup?

 

If you don’t have a hair and makeup artist who you use, here are a few artists that we work with regularly and highly recommend. You can contact them directly to set up your appointment and work out payments.

 

Yolanda Winters of Que Pasa Productions: 321-278-6088

Hair and Makeup by Regina Chaney: 407-376-4953

Beauty by Carrie – Carrie Brown: 407-929-4414

 

What should I wear for my headshots?

 

You should bring plenty of options to the shoot, we will go over it beforehand but here are some pointers for you:

– Always bring clothes that match your style and personality.

– Stay away from clothes with busy patterns. Solid colors are best. No logos.

– Try to stay away from black and white.

– Any color is great for tops, but remember that bright colors can draw away from your face so pick something muted.

-Bring an undershirt or camisole. It saves time to be able to change comfortably in the studio. This way you get as many different looks as possible during your session. Or if you prefer, there will be restroom for changing needs.

– Blue Jeans always look great on camera, unless they are dingy and torn. For headshots, your lower half won’t make it into most of the pictures, but don’t neglect to pick out some good pants for the shoot.

– Make sure to dress comfortable but classy, v-neck and u-neck sweaters and shirts are great. Collared button down shirts are great, a solid color with a crisp-clean white shirt underneath for the men and a stylish solid color for women. For women tank-tops are always good, stay away from clothes that are too tight or uncomfortable.

– Make sure any clothes that you bring are clean and neatly pressed. This goes double for collared shirts and suits.

– Don’t bring any jewelry or props; the shoot is all about you, not accessories.

-Bring unique articles of clothing. Jackets and scarves are great to add some color and character to your headshots.

 

What else should I do to prepare for my headshot session?

 

– If you plan to get your hair cut or colored, make sure to do it 3-5 days before your session.

– We recommend getting a facial about 4 days before your session. Your face is everything (these are headshots) take care of your face and it will take care of you.

– Be rested and drink plenty of water the day before your shoot, it is amazing for your skin.

 

How long does it take to get my images back?

 

Please give us 2-3 business days to send your gallery and three days to receive your retouched images once we receive your selections. We will upload your retouched images to a separate folder in your gallery and send you an email letting you know they are completed. Please then download and save your images to your computer. We also recommend saving them in a second location as a backup.

 

Retouched images will be available to download as a high-resolution file that you can use for all your printing and reproductions needs.

 

How much retouching do you do?

 

We do the minimal amount of retouching to our images. Color correction, sharpness, and cropping. We do remove some blemishes and draw attention to certain parts of the image by lightening and darkening. Other than that, it is important for you to look your best by getting plenty of rest before the shoot, getting a haircut about a week ahead of time, and we highly recommend a facial for both men and women. Getting a facial several days to a week before the shoot can ensure that your skin will look its best. It is important for you to look natural, and too much retouching can give you an artificial look.

For more information please see our retouching blog post: Click here for more on Retouched images.

 

How do I get my images? What is Pixieset?

 

Pixieset is a web-based, online gallery we use to send you your images because they are large files and we do not want to clutter up your email box or have it bounce back. The email will say from: Hughes Fioretti Photography; subject: Photos for [Your Name] are Ready. Once you receive the email from us, download your images, and it’s not a bad idea to back them up as well. Retouched image will be uploaded to a separate folder within your same gallery available to download. We will send you an email when your images are ready. Galleries will be available for 2 weeks for download. Please download and back up your images during this time. If you need to reactivate your gallery after the 2 weeks, there will be a $40 reactivation fee. 

 

How do I order retouched images?

 

You can email us anytime with your retouched image request. If you know you want retouched images, we recommend ordering them with your session so we know to follow up with you about them.

 

Each additional retouched image is only $39, or you can get 3 images for $100 or 10 images for $300.

 

I’m just getting into the acting/modeling industry. I got my headshots, now what?

Since we’ve been working in this industry, we’ve worked with people who we highly recommend and also know people who you need to run away from as fast as you can! Just email us and we’ll send you information on how to get started and plugged into the industry here in Orlando or you can see our list of actor and model resources HERE.

 

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