PORTRAIT EXCELLENCE FOR PROFESSIONAL, CORPORATE, BUSINESS, AND CREATIVE CLIENTS.
Exemplary portraits for people who want to look their best.
Portraits have always stood as an important representation of a person’s stature, character, and accomplishments. Exemplary portraits are essential in all areas of business, professional, social, and creative activities.
Peter Billard understands what it takes to create meaningful and compelling portraits for clients who know the importance of looking their best.
A solid understanding of lighting techniques, good people skills, years of experience, and a love of the craft enables him to achieve results beyond what’s normally available elsewhere.
Please continue to explore what it takes to get a great looking professional headshot.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
STEP 1FIRST WE TALK ABOUT YOUR AIMS, NEEDS, FLAVOR, STYLE, OUTFIT, ACCESSORIES, DEADLINE, & COMPLEXITY TO MAKE A PLAN
A plan or direction for the shooting session can be simple & straightforward, more complex and involved, or something else, depending on your needs for the photo. We collaborate to get good results.
STEP 2THE STUDIO IS SET UP BEFORE YOU ARRIVE, DO A QUICK CHECK IN THE MIRROR, SHOOT TEST SHOTS, MAKE ADJUSTMENTS: ALL READY!
When you’re ready, I’m ready. Our session is neither rushed nor stretched out unnecessarily. I describe how we aim for the goal, and keep a sharp eye on lighting, background, and wardrobe as we shoot. I coach and guide as we go. It’s my job to make you look good.
STEP 3SHOOT, REVIEW IMAGES TOGETHER ON THE CAMERA, TWEAK, MAKE ADJUSTMENTS, SHOOT ADDITIONAL BATCHES UNTIL SATISFIED WE HAVE ENOUGH
The preliminary edit on the back of the camera is an essential step. Some shots and expressions inevitably look better than others. Keep the good ones, delete the not-so-good ones. We shoot until we’re both satisfied we have good shots from which to choose.
STEP 4CALL IT A WRAP WHEN WE HAVE A GOOD SELECTION, PROOFS & FINAL PREPPED JPEGS EMAILED TO YOU 1 TO 2 DAYS LATER
Viewing the proofs on your computer or device will give a truer indication of how they’ll look when used online, in profiles, and on websites and social media. You also have more time to look them over, plus share with anyone else if you care to do so.
WHAT’S IT COST?
PAYMENT IS ACCEPTED AT END OF SHOOTING SESSION
6.35% CT STATE SALES TAX ADDED TO ALL TOTALS – UNLESS TAX EXEMPT, OUT OF STATE, OR RESALE
HOW LONG DOES A PORTRAIT SESSION TAKE?
The essential studio headshot roughly takes between 15 and 30 minutes. I don’t rush you, nor do I dawdle, instead I keep things moving along. We shoot batches of shots, and review them on the back of the camera. We can continue to shoot additional batches and review them until we’re satisfied we have enough good shots from which to choose. Call it a wrap when we’ve done enough. More elaborate, custom, and multiple outfits/backgrounds/settings would extend the time spent. Creative exploration sessions might take longer as we follow our ideas. I can provide a time range estimate for such projects.
WHAT DOES A HEADSHOT COST?
Studio headshot ………… $279.00
The essential single headshot arrangement, includes proofs, one selected shot from the session, plus prepped and emailed final version.
Location headshot ………… $309.00
Similar to above, location to be determined beforehand by mutual agreement.
Additional shots from the proof sheet, if desired either now or in the future, are $69.00 to prep, size, and process.
Additional poses, set ups, or arrangements, when requested and added at the same time to the above, are $129.00 per extra concept.
See more info on Pricing page.
CT State Sales Tax 6.35% added to all totals unless exempt, out of state, or resale.
WHEN DO I RECEIVE PORTRAIT PROOFS AND PHOTOS?
The proof sheet(s) are emailed to you 1 day later. After you select the one you want to go with, send me ID number beneath that shot. I’ll do the prep work and send to you the final jpegs 1 or 2 days after I get your selection. If you have special rush circumstances, let me know, and I’ll accommodate them as best as I can.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN A HEADSHOT PORTRAIT?
• the shooting session
• coaching, directing, and expert eye
• review shots on the back of the camera
• tweaking and adjustments as needed
• proof sheet(s) emailed to you 1 or 2 days later
• prep work on the one you select
• six jpeg files, different sizes or resolutions, both color and B&W
• images sent to you via email and/or placed in a Dropbox folder and link provided
• generous copyright usage granted
• all images labelled and archived
• prompt resending within 2 years (at no cost) of the prepped image files if they go missing
CAN WE CHAT TOGETHER BEFORE DECIDING TO GO AHEAD?
Absolutely––good idea! If you have concerns, questions, or uncertainty, a talk together beforehand would be a good thing to do. I can help steer you through the process and determine if I’m a good fit for what you’d like to accomplish. If previous encounters with the camera disappointed you, let’s talk about what we can do to make this a good experience, not a repeat of before.
LOCATION AND STUDIO HEADSHOTS
Our Core Values
Every person, whether for business, personal, or professional purposes, deserves to have a better looking portrait of themself than what is commonly found elsewhere.
Professional techniques, lighting, and workflow
Savvy aesthetics and creative solutions
Better people skills, awareness, and understanding
Higher standards than found elsewhere
Exemplary service and superior results