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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Headshots & Portraits

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Basics

How many photos do you take in a session?

I usually shoot multiple headshots and portraits for each person in a single session so that you can select the headshot or portrait that you like, so that you have a choice. However that depends on how much time you can spare for the shoot.

What do you do with the photos I don't select/choose to buy?

I delete those photos anytime after you select the photos you want to pay for.

Can I have some headshots and some portraits in a single session?

Yes, you can.

Is there a limit on number of poses or outfits?

No, there's none, however it depends on the total number of photos you need.

Do you retouch all the portraits?

Yes, I retouch all the photos you choose to buy. Once I send you the edited and retouched photos, you can ask for changes if any though 99% people are happy with the photos they see at this stage. However, once the changes you ask (if any) are done and given to you, retouching is finished - no more changes will be possible after that.

Do I have to pay for all the photos you take in a session?

No! You only pay for the photos you select. I will show you all the photos, you can select what you like and pay for them. I will edit the photos you selected and give them to you.

Can you give me the photos I didn't select for free? (you are anyway going to delete them)

I CANNOT give away photos for free. 

 

I delete them BECAUSE you are not buying them meaning that you don't need them. If you want them you are welcome  to pay and have all of them.

Is there a limit on the duration of the shoot?

No, there's none, however it depends on the total number of photos you need.

Can I change my photo selection?

No, once you make a selection for the first time, the rest of the photos you didn't select will be deleted hence it is not possible to change your selection.

I need photos for LinkedIn and Facebook. Can I have them in the required format and size?

Yes, you can!

Is there a limit to the number of poses?

There is not a limit on poses. I want you to have ample options when you pick out which images to print and use on your business profile or social media.  

Is there a time limit for the session?

There's no time limit for the session however please let me know how long you can give for the session so that I can plan accordingly.

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Editing & Backdrops

Can I have one photo in different backdrops?

Yes, you can! Each additional variant of a photo will be counted as additional photo for billing/charging purpose. In other words you pay for additional variants of a photo.

Can I have any backdrop color I like?

Yes, you can!

How are outdoor headshots different? 

Outdoor headshots are shot without a solid color backdrop, with natural, ambient background of outdoors.

Can I ask for changes to editing?

Yes, you can! When I share an edited version as draft (1st iteration), you can ask for changes after doing the same in one iteration (2nd iteration). After the second iteration the photos is considered final. I would encourage you to ask for any changes in one go and let me know the changes you need. Any more editing requests after the 2nd iteration will be chargeable.

Can you give more than 1 version of a photo?

Each photo will be finalized in 1 version - multiple versions of a photo is not my thing. However if you want more than one version of each photo (other than black and white version) with different backdrops or different style of editing in any manner that will be considered an additional photo and charged accordingly. 

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Location of the Shoot

Will you come to our office to take photos?

Yes of course! I will come to your office or home or outdoors to shoot your photos.

My office (or home) is very small. Can we still do the photo shoot?

Yes, once I am at your office or home, based on space available and lighting, we can select the best location therein. If it is not deemed suitable, we can head outdoors for the shoot. Many of the photos in this gallery were shot in tight spaces, small offices, conference rooms or small apartments. 

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Being Photogenic / Camera Shy

I don't know what to wear for the shoot. Can you help me with that?

Yes, I will work with you to make the shoot a successful one. I put together a detailed guide to grooming for both men and women - click here to see that. If you still have any questions you can always get in touch with me.

I hate having my photo taken. How will you make me look good?

There is no such thing as photogenic! There are bad poses, unflattering angles, and tense faces. I can and will help with all of that and more. I will guide you through the posing of every shot I take.

I am camera shy. Will you help me in posing?

Yes, of course! I will guide you in bringing out your best for a headshot or a portrait. None of my customers are models - please check this gallery - all these are people just like you.

I don’t look like a model. In fact, I strongly dislike my ________(nose/chin/any thing else) and am worried it will ruin my pictures. Is there a way around this?

You absolutely do not need to look like a model, and none of the people in the photos in the gallery are models. We can work around anything about your appearance that you’re uncomfortable with. If you have something specific that you’re self conscious about, (as well as anything about your body that you love and want to focus on!) let’s chat about it before your session gets started so I can be aware of it as I shoot.

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