What Are Your Headhot Options and How Do We Compare?
Occasionally we have clients who inquire with us who have not done much research into the headshot photography industry and have never worked with a professional photographer.
If you do your own detailed research, we believe you will recognize the value we provide and why we are the best choice.
To help you save time, we have complied a short list of general options that are available to you on the market today and quickly discuss the differences and possible drawbacks to each.
Glamour Headshot Session
Offered by many local high-end portrait photographers
Time: 3-4 Hours Minimum
Styling : Full Hair and Makeup Provided and a Style Consultation
Retouching: Advanced retouching by hand
East Bay Headshots
Cost: Starting at $335
Time: Up to 60 Minutes - Appoints set at a time convenient for you.
Quality: High - Choice of backgrounds. Preview images for connection and genuine smile.
Style & Beauty Consultation
Retouching: Advanced retouching done by hand, by the photographer.
Hi-Volume Cattle-Call Group Sessions
Cost: Approx. $99
Time: 10 -20 Minutes - Usually sessions only offered one day a month.
Quality: Poor - Most subjects have a "glazed over look" with no engagement and a "fake" smile.
Backgrounds: Limited to One Choice
Retouching: Limited to obvious blemishes and quick all over action applied. Often outsourced to another country and your input is not considered.
Discount Mall Store - Photo Studio
Cost: Approx. $75 +
Time: 10 Minutes - They offer appointments but chronically run behind. Read online reviews before booking.
Quality: Poor - 10-15 photos taken total and you choose your best image regardless if you like one or not. In most images you'll find the subject has a "glazed over look" with no engagement.
No Beauty/Style advice available or provided.
Backgrounds: Limited to One Choice / Dated Colors
Retouching: Not offered for any price
Bathroom Mirror Selfie
Quality: You might get fired!
Retouching: Whatever handy filter you might have on your phone!