business & Executive
All executive studio and environmental style portrait sessions are tethered to a monitor,
showing each and every image taken in real-time.
This allows adjustments to be made during the session. You leave confident with your portrait selections.
Final image selections are professionally retouched to look natural and not retouched.
Eyes & teeth are brightened, facial lines softened, blemishes, stray hairs and facial redness removed.
You'll receive a variety of crops, as well as web & print sized files,
maximized for print media and online imagery.
WE offer both studio and environmental
Studio portraits offer a more intimate and controlled environment with limited distractions.
Lighting can be dialed in without the worry of weather elements.
Environmental portraits can have a more casual feel to them
and show more of your surroundings, whether it's your office, home or any location of interest
that helps showcase more about you, your company, or your brand.
1. The Initial Inquiry
Once your inquiry has been received, we schedule a call to discuss your needs,
answer your questions, and go over details: reference images, how to prepare, what to wear, hair and makeup, etc.
2. 50% Non-Refundable Retainer Fee Required At Time Of Booking
Payment Policy - 50% down as a non-refundable retainer fee to reserve your time slot,
with the remaining balance due at the time of your photo session.
Payments are accepted via PayPal. Time slots cannot be reserved without the 50% retainer fee.
Clients can pay in full right away if you choose as well.
Why a deposit? This ensures you, the client has secured me,
the photographer’s services at the specific time and place.
Upon acceptance of this deposit, I forego scheduling any other client at the specified date and time.
As a small business owner, the time I set aside for one client is time that I cannot set aside for anyone else.
If the client is a no-show, I have potentially lost out on other business as well as precious time with family.
3. Your Session
The goal of your session is to create an authentic portrait.
At the start of your session, we look over your wardrobe and efficiently photograph each look with
a couple of pre-selected backgrounds to determine which will best compliment you.
Next, I ease you into shooting and direct and guide you.
I shoot tethered to a monitor, allowing us to view the images as they are being taken.
Adjustments are made throughout the session and clients sort through the yes's & no's.
You leave knowing we have a collection of great images to make your final selections from.
4. After Your Session
After the session, you will receive a proofing gallery within 2 to 3 days.
Client's have 7 days to place their orders. Final proofing of the
retouched images are ready 7 days or less after final selections are made
and require final approval before final images are available for download.
5. Image Delivery
Final images are delivered to you via Dropbox. Your files will include print and web sized files in a variety of crops.
FAQ - Do I Get All Of The Unedited Images?
Short answer no. Editing is part of my process, my product, and my style. It’s part of why you hired me.
Raw unedited files are not a finished product that I’m proud to put my name on until I’m done the editing.
What our clients say
"Rachel is a rock star! I am beyond excited and impressed
with her work. She is super professional, friendly and
makes you feel comfortable. I really enjoyed working with her.
She listened and followed through with what I was looking for.
She is very creative, experienced and brilliant and full of ideas.
I highly recommend her to anyone.
And also Robert, the makeup artists whom she works with.
If you need makeup, ask for Robert!
Even if you don't think you need one, ask for Robert!
You won't be disappointed."
"I can't say enough about Rachel and how great it has been to work with her!
She has fantastic photographic skills and a ton of experience but most importantly,
she is an absolute pleasure to work with from beginning to end.
Her warm and engaging personal style brings out natural smiles
and real expressions that capture the essence of her clients.
I've had several dozen corporate headshots and profiles pictures taken
over the years and I've never enjoyed the process or have been as satisfied
with the outcome as I have been working with Rachel"
- John Sage, Managing Director, Pivotal Ventures I
A Melinda Gates Company
" I found Rachel by doing a web search, I really liked her website
because the pricing was straight forward and the samples of
her work were excellent. I was apprehensive about having my picture taken
because I've never considered myself to be photogenic.
We first talked on the phone about what I was looking for and how the process worked - right away I felt good about working with Rachel.
On picture day, Rachel put me at ease while we took some practice / test photos. Throughout the session, we paused and looked at the photos together, and I was able to say, "delete that one or that's a good one". At the end of the session, she had taken some great pictures of me! I am absolutely delighted with the finished product.
I recommend Rachel 100% to anyone looking for a photographer - be it for a headshot or portrait. She is professional and she knows what she is doing, so you can relax and enjoy the process and feel confident that the results are going to be amazing! "
- Deborah M
"The firm I work for recently hired Rachel Alves Photography to update the professional staff photos we have on our website. It was a terrific experience! Rachel and her team were very responsive, professional, easy to work with and the results were wonderful!
Rachel was able to create a relaxing and fun environment that waalowed her to digitally capture our staff's personalities.
The photos are more genuine and the backgrounds more creative than we have hired in the past. I highly recommend Rachel and her team and will use her services again in the future!"
- Paula H
"We had Rachel shoot corporate headshots for our entire leadership team.
She came very prepared including doing some homework to understand the
personalities and roles on our team. She was generous with her time,
suggestions, and most of all our headshots came out excellent.
We wanted our photos to be consistent ut also be unique for each person
I would definitely use Rachel again!"
- Karen J. Huh, Bulletproof
"Rachel is fantastic to work with. I needed a variety of headshots for my professional profile and other work-related matters. I am that unfortunate client, however, who does not feel comfortable at all in front of the camera.
Rachel was so professional and personable, however, that I soon relaxed and
ended up with a great set of photographs. She was super fast at getting proofs to me and turning them around. I will be going back to her when I need more photos and recommending her without hesitancy."
- Stacey K
" This was an easy and natural way to get a
personal branding / public speaking headshot done.
Rachel is fun to work with, makes everything feel natural,
and takes great photos."
- Alec S