THE BASICS:

Thanks for considering The Selfie Upgrade for your professional photo needs! I specialize in providing professional business portraits & corporate headshot photos for LinkedIn profiles, websites, resumes, social media profiles and marketing material. Portraits can be taken in different styles according to your needs (corporate, start-up, casual styles, etc.)

Rates: Mini-Session rates begin at $125. Please see the packages page for available options. Your session package includes your session retainer, high resolution web photos that are professionally retouched, a digital release for web sharing as well as free posing tips you can use for the future. Custom sessions to meet your specific needs are available upon inquiry. Digital Print files are available a la carte. Call 323-325-1495 for more info on promos/group pricing and to schedule your professional portrait shoot.

Locations: Biz Portrait mini-session locations are based in the LA/ North OC areas. Please see the contact page for current mini session locations.

BEFORE YOUR SHOOT:

Reserving your slot: Full payment of your session is required to reserve your appointment. After you get in touch and confirm a time slot, an invoice will be sent to you and payment will secure your slot. Because there are limited sessions available, when you reserve your slot it is set aside for you and no other. Therefore, sessions are fully non-refundable. Once your time slot has been secured, your Shoot Agreement & Release will be emailed to you for easy online signing through your phone, tablet or computer.

Changes of Schedule Policy: All clients should contact me asap if you have any issues with your appointment time. If you’re running late, please text or call ASAP to let me know. If there’s no client scheduled after you we’ll do our best to accommodate but please note that arriving after your slot time may result in a reschedule. In the event of a late arrival/missed/cancelled appointment, your payment may be credited in full toward one rescheduled session with an additional $25 reschedule fee.

Wardrobe: For Biz portraits, only what you wear from the waist up will show. Neutrals, pastels and natural colors look best for the most professional look. If you are a creative, wear what represents your creative vibe. A good rule of thumb is to wear what you would to an interview or whatever best expresses your personal branding. For those doing a 2+ Tops/Looks session, I suggest you arrive wearing two layers of your choice, one layer of which you can remove half way thru your session for a 2nd look. ex) for guys: a dress shirt, tie and suit jacket if you want a formal look, or a t-shirt and button down shirt/casual jacket over it for a more casual look. For gals: a blouse and dress suit jacket or casual shirt with a cardigan or casual jacket.

Hair & Makeup: It’s best to arrive how you usually would to an interview or important meeting. Be natural, look like ‘you’ or how you want to present yourself to the world. All your photos will be professionally retouched with a natural look for basic retouching of fly-aways and simple blemishes.

Tips: Try on your chosen wardrobe a few days before your shoot and have clothing laid out the night before. Haircuts should be done a few days before your appointment, not a day or two before the shoot unless you’re very confident in the stylist. Keep your water intake up the day before and day of, making sure to keep your facial skin and lips well moisturized to prevent flaking skin and chapped lips. (If you tend to get chapped lips, make sure to use and have lip balm on you- this goes for guys and gals!) #1: Get a good nights sleep so you look as fresh and healthy as you can for your session! 🙂

DAY OF YOUR SHOOT:

Arrival: VERY IMPORTANT! Aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled slot. This will allow you to park, find the shoot location and settle in. You’ve invested your money, time and energy to get a great professional portrait. It’d be a shame if you arrived out of breath, running late, harried, and have that show in your photos. You should be ‘CAMERA READY’ with clothing, hair and any makeup all set, at the time of your appointment. Mini-Sessions run exactly on time, so thank you in advance for arriving well before your scheduled appointment.

AFTER YOUR SHOOT:

All sessions include your best photos, chosen by me, in high resolution digital files for the web with a license for web-sharing only unless your package includes digital print files. Your photos will be retouched for a natural, professional look. Clients receive their photos via email or via a private online gallery with download links. Turn around to get your files is about 3-4 business days. Rush processing is available upon request. Additional print-resolution digital images (for business cards, postcards, flyers, posters etc.) are available a la carte.

Call 323-325-1495 if you have any further questions and to schedule your professional portrait mini-session today.