Should I bring my fans to my headshot session?
This is the short answer to a somewhat longer explanation
You're in the studio with us for your headshots because you want the best headshots you've ever had - it's an investment, so you want to look the best and of course you concentrate on looking good
...and that's just not easy with friends, family, kids etc. around you
The first 30 minutes of a session are always somewhat tense as you are concentrated on looking the best and doing your best to comply with my directions on how to make you look most awesome
When your fans are around, your attention is taken away from the session and the images produced are less great which is frustrating for you - and for me
In effect, this means that we spend much more time 'getting to know each other' and feeling relaxed together - we'll still get you the best images ever, but the road to get there is longer and more bumpy - which it need not be
If you do want your fans to be around, ask them to come later into the session - it's my experience that we need at least 30 minutes of shooting (after makeup is done for the ladies) before it's a good idea to invite others to the studio
When we're relaxed together, all is just plain fun; take a look at the videos to prove that here: Behind the scenes with redHORN photography
'So', you're thinking, 'what about the 'couples sessions' where the lady is in makeup while I shoot the guy?' Good point
Thing is, when husband and wife are in the studio together having both their headshots taken, the vibe and overall mood is set for this - there's no onlookers as such as both are in it together, which makes it perfectly fine
Sometimes I have other team members around, but they're so used to being there with the people we shoot as they kind of blend in and does not disturb the session - if they do, they leave the studio...
Give me call if you'd like to know more about how we roll