What Can I Expect at My Headshot Session?


1. Handshakes & Hellos

When you arrive, I’ll shake your hand, grab you a coffee (or a water, if you prefer) and we’ll start going through your wardrobe options. I ask you to bring 5 – 10 different looks (just tops for headshots) so we can get a variety of options.

2. Hair & Makeup (Optional)

For those ladies who want their makeup done professionally, my in-house hair and makeup artist will get to work giving you a photo-ready makeover that accentuates all your best features. 

We don’t typically recommend makeup service for the fellas. We have our own tips and tricks to combat any concerns you may have that would spark your interest in makeup application.

Regardless if you choose to bring in our HMUA or not, we’ll make sure you’re camera-ready!

3. Ready, Aim, Shoot!

Once you’re feeling comfortable and settled in, we start snapping photos.

I’ll coach you through experimenting with different angles and expressions. As we are on the hunt for the perfect shot, you’ll forget the camera is even there.

As we go through your session, we’ll stop periodically to review the shots we’ve taken. We will determine what’s working and change what isn’t. I’ll need you to speak up and tell me what you’re loving and hating – so don’t pull any punches. I can take it, and this is all about you.

You can learn more about what makes Upstate Headshots unique and how we get your best headshot here.

4. The Edit

When we’re all finished with your session, we’ll review the images that have made it to our final cuts, select the ones we love and discard the ones we don’t. You’ll purchase only the images you need.

5. Retouching

After you’ve chosen your images, they will be professionally retouched. Each image is hand retouched by the best in the business. You won’t look like you’ve been through some crazy phone app. You’ll have a beautiful final product you’ll be happy to share with the world.

6. Delivery

Your retouched images will be delivered to you via digital download within 10 business days.