How Much do Professional Headshots Cost?
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SUMMARY: We provide HIGH QUALITY images for LESS than other local studios.
We also do TONS more retouching/post production work than most. They either UPSELL you for it or simply don't offer it.
Professional Headshots Costs
In the San Francisco Bay Area, a quality headshot session costs approx. $279 -$700 per session. Final Image Quality and the type of experience, dictate the price point. Is this a cattle call group session with long waits or a boutique session at a private studio?
While you may think a headshot is just a few quick snapshots, a quality professional looking image is the result of many factors and takes time to create.
$300-$700? Why so expensive? It seems everything is expensive these days and if you have ever run a business, you know that running a business is not an inexpensive endeavor. First you must consider the time and experience of the photographer. Other common costs include the rental of the studio space, professional liability insurance, lighting gear, pro grade cameras, editing computer, SASS software subscription costs, and not to mention the behind the scenes labor/time working on the images from the session. It all adds up and is still less expensive than buying all the items yourself and trying to replicate the same results.
Working Lifespan of Your Headshot
In reality, you will be able to use this image for 5-7 years and can amortize the cost over it's lifetime. In addition, if this image helps you to land that new job, a promotion, or take on several new clients it's a small price to pay!
I want a Cheaper Option
We offer top-quality work for the best price in the area.
That being said, we know most people have "an idea" of what they want to pay for a headshot session before any research or comparisons and can easily be fooled with a cheap price. These folks typically get a less than satisfactory experience. How do we know? Because these customers come to us after their bad experiences and tell us (and just read Yelp!) They end up paying more in the long run.
Learn more about Cheap Headshot Studios and quick Cattle Call sessions before you buy. Hopefully, you will save yourself some time and frustration.