CHICAGO HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER
IS YOUR HEADSHOT HOLDING YOU BACK?
Your confidence is going to come from your eyes. You want to avoid that deer in the headlights look to drive home the fact that you’re an expert in your field.
Approachability is a combination of the body language and the smile. Not all smiles are created equal therefore, if it looks fake, you can forget about looking approachable.
What are you trying to convey with your headshot? Does your current head shot get the job done, or is it costing you opportunities? Is your personal branding positioning you properly to get the work you’re looking for?
A great professional headshot is no longer an option, it’s a requirement. Your LinkedIn profile is working for you 24 hours a day 7 days a week whether you want it to or not. Have you ever googled yourself? People who insist upon the best, choose 312 Elements. It’s not a coincidence that I’m continually voted the best Chicago portrait photographer, but don’t take my word for it. I have tons of testimonials all over the internet. Let's work together and craft the narrative around your personal branding.
5 STAR RATED
“You don't get a second chance to make a first impression. It takes most people less than 7 seconds to form an opinion about you. Your personal branding is more important now than it's ever been before . Take control of your personal branding and you take control of your first impression with an amazing professional headshot.”
YOU NEED A HEADSHOT BUT YOU HATE BEING PHOTOGRAPHED
Sound familiar? Fear not. I get this ALL the time from my corporate headshot clients. Anyone can click the shutter on camera, but it takes an expert like myself to coach you from behind the camera. There's a learning curve to being photographed. If you walk through the door with a the ability to follow instructions, I can take care of the rest. This is one of those scenarios in life where you absolutely get out what you put in. Creating an convincing professional headshot is a team effort.
WOULD YOU CALL YOURSELF
If you answered yes to that question, you’re definitely in the minority. My business exploded in 2012 when we discovered the secret to helping people look their best in their corporate headshot photos. Not only will you be coached throughout the process by one of the best headshot photographers in the country, but you’ll also be able to review the images in real-time to put your mind at ease.
Let us come to you. We'll set up a small version of our studio in your office. We can match the style of your existing headshots or provide you with a unique look, using your office as that backdrop. Last year I photographed over 3000 people on location. Nobody in Chicago has more experience working in corporate environments and law firms than I do.
You're in luck. You found the best Chicago headshot photographer. As trends continue to push people online, your personal branding is more important than ever. A professional headshot is a great way to build a lasting impression online. Let me help you stand out in crowd. Call and schedule an appointment today.
Are you a Chicago actor in need of a headshot? Your 8x10 headshot is your calling card; your only tangible marketing tool. we work with all of the major agencies in town and we're happy to answer any questions you might have. We have a great deal of experience working with actors, and we look forward to making sure youland that next big role!
NOT JUST A PHOTOSHOOT AN EXPERIENCE
Located in the popular Fulton Market district, we're not only easy to find, but we're also where the action is. Here's a professional headshot tip. Make a day of it. Have your makeup done at the studio, grab a bite in the west loop, then head out for a night on the town.
CRAFT THE NARRATIVE AROUND YOUR PERSONAL BRAND
I INCLUDE RETOUCHING IN ALL OF MY SESSIONS BECAUSE WE COULD ALL USE A LITTLE BIT OF PHOTOSHOP
WHAT MY HEADSHOTS DO FOR YOU
- MARKET YOURSELF
- SELF EMPOWERMENT
- POSITION YOU AS AN EXPERT IN YOUR FIELD
- CONTROL YOUR PERSONAL BRAND
- GET THAT JOB
- CLOSE THAT DEAL
- STAND OUT IN THE CROWD
- TAKE BACK CONTROL OF YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION
HOW MUCH DOES A HEADSHOT COST?
DISCOUNTED GROUP RATES
- 30 MINUTE SESSION
- 1 RETOUCHED IMAGE
- 1 LOOK
- HEADSHOT ONLY
CORPORATE | ACTORS | ENTERTAINERS
- 45 MINUTE SESSION
- 1 RETOUCHED IMAGE
- UNLIMITED LOOKS
- CHOICE OF HEADSHOT OR ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAIT
PERSONAL BRANDING MAKEOVER
- 2 HOUR SESSION
- 2 RETOUCHED IMAGES
- UNLIMITED LOOKS
- INCLUDES BOTH A HEADSHOT AND AN ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAIT
- SAME DAY EDITS AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL $99
- YOUR RETOUCHED IMAGE WILL BE DELIVERED WITHIN 5 BUSINESS DAYS
- ADDITIONAL RETOUCHED IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE FOR $99 EACH
- MAKEUP IS AN OPTIONAL ADD-ON FOR $140 (ESSENTIAL) & $200 (MAKEOVER)
- GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE FOR PARTIES OF 3 OR MORE
- A LOOK IS A CHANGE OF CLOTHING
It's my job to make sure that you get an amazing headshot. The timeframes listed with the packages are merely guidelines. Sometimes we need more time, sometimes we get it done faster. Every session is as unique as the individuals who walk through my door. My promise to you is that I'll spend as much time as you need to make sure that you get what you paid for. Please don't walk out the door until you're sure you've got something that makes you happy.
SCHEDULE YOUR HEADSHOT SESSION TODAY
I'm a husband, a father of two beautiful girls, and very fortunate to be able to call what I do a career. If there's someone out there that has more fun going to work than I do, I'd love to have a beer with them.
STAND OUT IN THE CROWD TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR BRANDING
WE ARE NO LONGER AFFORDED THE LUXURY OF BLENDING IN
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
Will You Shoot On Location?
We will come to your office. Our prices for location headshots start at $1000. Please contact us for a quote.
Is the makeup artist worth it?
I think our makeup artist team is worth every penny. It's an optional service, but strongly recommended for women. In general I prefer that men not wear makeup for headshots.
Do you offer discounts?
The thing about being the best, is that I stay very busy. For that reason, I only offer discounts for groups of 3 or more.
Are you the only photographer?
YES! You're hiring me! I have friends that I'll bring on large location jobs, but otherwise you'll be working directly with me. I truly believe that nobody could repeat what I do. Don't be fooled into shooting with assistants or associate photographers.
What Should I wear for my headshot?
Fit: An ill fitting garment is a deal breaker. You'll look thinner in something more fitted as opposed to something boxy.
Formality: Think meeting or audition
Colors: Avoid the combination of black and white. Black is fine, white is fine, just don't wear them together. Avoid the color red. Otherwise go with what you like. I personally like shades of grey and jewel tones.
Jewelry: Think studs and pearls
Patterns: Leave them at home
Final thought: Bring extra stuff. Better to have and not need than to need and not have.
What about hair?
My makeup artist will fix your hair, but you're going to want to come in with your hair styled so that she knows how you like it to look. Don't ever let a stranger do your hair.