My Photography Process With Clients


After booking a photography client I like to do a few things before we meet.  One is figuring out their needs.  Are they looking for a business headshot to use on their company website or LinkedIn or are they looking for a commercial or theatrical headshot for acting or do they have an event they want me to take photos of.

After figuring out their photography needs I like to send the client a one-sheet.  The one-sheet includes the price and what I deliver, plus ideas on what to wear.   I find that when I lay out everything before the shoot there is no confusion in the end.

Then I will send out an email with the one-sheet, the time and date of our photoshoot, the address and a suggestion on where to park.

The Photoshoot:

When clients come to meet me at the office I see what outfits they brought.  We decide on the right outfit and go outside the office to shoot.  Some great places I’ve found to shoot is in the garage right across the street from the office, plus there are a bunch of walls around Downtown Santa Monica that make for great places to shoot.

One of the things I like to focus on is lighting during the photoshoot.  First of all I want to highlight your eyes, then I want to make sure there are no weird shadows on you or your clothing.

Post Photoshoot

After taking the photos we come back to the office and load them onto my computer.  We go through all of the photos in Adobe Lightroom giving a one star to the photos we like.  Then we go through all of the one star photos and put 2 stars on the photos that we like even better.  The star system goes on until we find the 2 photos we absolutely love.

I then take the 2 photos and color correct them and take out any blemishes in Photoshop.  Oftentimes If I’m only taking photos of one person in a day, I’m able to email the photos back to clients that day.

That’s the process!  Please reach out to me if you have any other questions on how things work.

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