Laura Kesler Photography LLC | Laura Kesler Photography Headshots & Business Portraits

BUSINESS PORTRAITS - SESSION INFORMATION & FAQ

 

Laura Kesler Photography LLC offers three business portrait collections, which are detailed below.  For a custom quote for a group, or for additional options, contact Laura at (360) 972-4498.

Environmental Portrait / Personal Branding Collection -  $350

I come to you!  This session is designed for those wanting one or more formal headshots, candid photos in their work environment, and optional detail shots of their craft/work/products and the tools of their craft (ie, for use on blog entries, social media, website pages, etc.)

Collection includes travel, a 1-1/2 hour session (including optional outfit changes and optional product photos) at your location*, culling and basic editing, full-resolution images, a commercial print-and-share release, and a private online gallery.

On-Location Headshot Session -  $100

I come to you!  You will receive a headshot for use on your business cards, social media, blog/website, and similar purposes.

Collection includes travel, a 10 minute session at your location*, culling and basic editing, 1 full-resolution image, a commercial print-and-share release, and 24-hour turn around time.

Studio Headshot Session  -  $50

Quick & easy session at my studio in Lakewood, Washington!  You will receive a headshot for use on your business cards, social media, a blog/website, and similar purposes.

Collection includes a 10-minute session,  culling and basic editing, 1 full-resolution image, a commercial print-and-share release, and 24-hour turn around time. 

   

FAQ

WHERE ARE THESE SESSIONS CONDUCTED?

Studio sessions are conducted in Laura Kesler Photography's studio in Lakewood, Washington.

* On-location headshots are done at your location in DuPont, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Lacey, Lakewood, Olympia, Puyallup, or Tacoma.   (I am available at more distant locations for an additional travel fee.)

* Environmental portrait and personal branding sessions are done at your location in DuPont, Gig Harbor, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Lacey, Lakewood, Olympia, Puyallup, Tacoma, or Yelm.  (I am available at more distant locations for an additional travel fee.)

 

DO YOU OFFER SAME-DAY/WALK-IN HEADSHOT SESSIONS?

All sessions require an appointment.  Call Laura at (360) 972-4498 (or email her at laura@laurakeslerphotography.com) to schedule your session or to check same-day availability. 

 

WHAT EXACTLY ARE ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAIT/PERSONAL BRANDING SESSIONS?

These are extended business portrait sessions designed to provide you not only with headshots but also with candid portraits of you in your work environment and/or creative space.  They provide more time for optional outfit changes and for photos of things related to your profession.  I will work with you before the session to create a session plan that will help you walk away with a variety of images for use on your website, social media, blog, business cards, advertising, and marketing materials.  

 

WILL I RECEIVE ALL THE IMAGES YOU TAKE DURING AN ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAIT OR PERSONAL BRANDING SESSION?

During your session, I will be taking LOTS of photos - more than will be delivered.  This is in large part because some of them will capture closed eyes, unexpected movement or motion blur, unexpected changes in light, an unflattering angle or pose, duplicate poses/scenes, etc.  These types of images are commonly referred to as "outtakes," and are not included in client galleries or delivered images.  All others are deemed to be usable and are delivered.

 

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE WITH A HEADSHOT SESSION?

Studio and On-Location Headshot Collections include one headshot, which you will choose on the spot at the end of the session.  Additional headshots from the same session can be purchased for $15 each.  After your session, I will edit your image(s) and make delivery within 24 hours of your headshot selection.

 

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE WITH AN ENVIRONMENTAL PORTRAIT OR PERSONAL BRANDING SESSION?

I will work with you before your session to determine your goals and the photos that are going to be most important to you.  The number of images I ultimately deliver will depend, in large part, on your session goals.  Generally speaking, most clients receive at least approximately 30 images per hour of portrait coverage - but again, the final number of images you will receive will depend on your particular session and your session goals.  

Within 24 hours of your session, I will have backed up all of your images and begun culling and editing them.  Your gallery and images will be culled, edited, and delivered to you within four weeks of your session, and delivered via a private, password-protected gallery.  You are free to share this gallery with others, or to keep it private.  Anyone you give gallery access to will be able to view and download your images, and to order prints and products from within your gallery.  You will have 30 days in which to download your images from your gallery.  Your images are provided as full-resolution non-watermarked JPEG files.

 

CAN I PURCHASE THE COPYRIGHT TO MY IMAGES?

I do not normally sell or transfer my copyright or ownership of the images that I create.  All headshot and business portrait clients, however, receive a commercial print-and-share release, authorizing you to print and and share your session images not only for personal use but also for use on your business cards, website, social media, ads, and marketing materials.

 

CAN I PURCHASE THE RAW FILES OF MY IMAGES, RATHER THAN JPEGs?

Laura Kesler Photography strives to deliver only beautifully finished images and products, and therefore provides only finished JPEG files and printed products to clients.

RAW files that come straight out of the camera without any post processing are similar in some ways to the negatives that come of out film cameras and still require developing.  Laura Kesler Photography processes (or "develops") our RAW files, ensuring that they are properly calibrated for our cameras and lenses, processed for beautiful exposure and color, and have been individually assessed for possible noise reduction, straightening, cropping, and other post-processing techniques that lend the final prints and images a polished and finished appearance.  Once this has been done, the images are exported as full-resolution JPEG files in order to fully merge the post-processing effects into the final images and prepare them for delivery.

Just as most authors don't sell their initial book drafts, and other professionals don't submit their initial project work to clients as their final product, Laura Kesler Photography does not, under any circumstances, provide RAW files as part of our services, collections, or delivered products.

 

WILL STROBE/FLASH/ARTIFICIAL LIGHT BE USED?

For studio sessions, definitely.  For all other sessions, probably - especially in darker rooms and/or on dark and overcast days.  Please note that strobe/flash photography can trigger seizures in those with epilepsy and other conditions.  It is imperative that you let me know beforehand if you and/or any other persons present may have any sensitivities to the use of strobe or flash light.  (In such cases, we can arrange to do a natural light headshot session instead.)

 

I LIKE WHAT I'M HEARING!  HOW DO I BOOK YOU?

Let's do this!!!! 

The booking process starts with a phone consultation.  Click here to access my calendar and to schedule a call at a time and date most convenient for you!  

After we have talked and decide we definitely want to work with each other, I will email you a booking proposal.  Your booking proposal will contain everything needed to complete your booking. 

Please note that payment in full is required at the time of booking.  Your payment is fully refundable in case of cancellation by either party.   

Looking forward to hearing from you!!

 

This page was last updated on February 28, 2018