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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW LONG FOR MY HEADSHOT?

1 hour for make up service (Lady). Man will be around 30mins for make up.
1 hour for photo shooting
1 hour for choosing your favorite photo

IS MAKEUP MANDATORY?

Using our professional makeup artist is strongly encouraged for women as makeup for photography is materially different than makeup for general, daily us different from. We want you looking your absolute best and having someone make the necessary hair, and makeup adjustments as we are shooting improves the final results markedly.

HOW MANY OUTFIT?

I recommend at least 2-3 outfit options.

WHAT TO WEAR FOR PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT (WOMEN)?

Choose a professional suit or business-oriented outfit that has a classic look: you shouldn’t be able to tell what decade it is in the photo. Don’t choose anything with bold, distracting patterns or colors, unless you can layer a plain blazer or sweater over it so not much of the pattern is showing and you get just a pop of color.

Clothing with tight grids or a small herringbone pattern can have a moiré pattern effect on camera, so stay away from grid-like patterns. Thin stripes are okay.

Try not to wear stark white unless it’s under something, such as a suit jacket, cardigan, or sweater. V-necks accentuate the neckline and generally look best on women. Just don’t choose something with too low of a neckline: no cleavage. And no turtlenecks: they tend to make people look like they have no neck at all in photos.

Try to stay away from short sleeves or tank tops: executive headshots tend to look better without bare arms, but if you'd like to try showing arms in a sleeveless blouse or shift dress, we could make it work. Just bring a blazer or sweater to put over it as an additional option.
For jewelry, go for something small, classic, and not very reflective or flashy. Earrings shouldn’t dangle more than an inch from your earlobe. Simpler is always better, so if we notice your jewelry before we notice your face, we may ask you to remove any excess jewelry.

WHAT TO WEAR FOR PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT (MEN)?

When choosing clothing for your professional headshot: think classic. Pick your favorite suit that fits you well and is preferably a classic dark color like navy blue or gray. Choose a suit that doesn't bunch up when you button it or if you sit down, and a shirt and tie that match each other and the suit.

Try to stay away from anything with bold, distracting patterns or colors. Clothing with really tight grids or a small herringbone pattern can have a moiré pattern effect on camera, so stay away from tight grid-like patterns. Thin stripes that are a little further apart are okay. Ties look best when their tone lands between the suit and the shirt-- so a light shirt, a dark suit, and a tie in a shade somewhere between them. Some ties are too shiny-- try to stay away from really reflective, shiny, silk ties.

If you don't wear a tie, choose a non-white shirt if possible: white shirts without a jacket and tie to break them up can lose detail in the color and folds. And if you wear a button-down shirt, it's best to wear a jacket or sweater of some kind to layer the look. If not, choose a darker color shirt or something with pockets or details to avoid it looking like a head floating on a blank, boxy shirt, and unbutton a button or two. And make sure we can't see your undershirt beneath the button-down shirt: wear a v-neck or no undershirt at all.

WE NEED PAY DEPOSIT?

HK$500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your date and time with our studio. And we need arrange the best make up artists. If you need to change the date or time of your shoot, we ask that you provide us 7 days notice or your deposit will forfeited.

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT ARE ACCEPTED?

We accept CASH and EPS. Please note: We do not accept checks. The balance of your sessions is due on the day of our shoot.

ARRIVAL AT THE STUDIO

The studio is booked for your session for up to an hour. If you arrive late that means we will have less time for your session, as there may be others booked right after you. Please give me a call if you are stuck in traffic so we can reschedule if needed.

TIPS FOR GREAT HEADSHOTS

Get sleep the night before. Don't stay out drinking. Please. I am a great photographer, but I can't make up for you being hung over.
Treat your body well the week before. Its just one week. You can go back to abusing it after you take your headshot.
Just for guys; if you shave regularly, do it at least 3 hours beforehand. Most men get bumps after shaving. Use a good blade, or it will be the day that you accidentally cut yourself.
Music that you like on a CD, or an ipod.