All Studio Sessions Include:
Sessions tethered to a monitor, showing each and every image taken in real-time.
This allows adjustments to be made during the session, leaving you confident with your portrait selections.
Online password protected proofing gallery
Professionally retouched final selections that are made to look natural.
Eyes & teeth are brightened, facial lines softened, blemishes, stray hairs and facial redness removed.
High resolution digital files, as well as a premium color corrected,
museum quality matted 8x10 print ready for framing. (Excludes budget Thursdays)
Add on - professional Hair & Makeup artist
$150 -$250 Paid directly to stylist
How to book & The process:
1. The Initial Inquiry
Once your inquiry has been received, we schedule a time to connect on the phone to answer your questions,
discuss your needs, & go over details: 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 headshot.
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 and final proofing of the
retouched images are ready 7 days or less from the time the order is placed.
Final approval is required before final imagery is delivered.
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.
"I had a great time working with Rachel! It was my first time taking headshots and I was sure I would have hated the experience. But Rachel really knows how to make her clients feel comfortable and capture beautiful photos! I would definitely recommend her to anyone who's is in the market for a new headshot!"
"I had a great experience with Rachel. The final product of our shoot was exactly what I was looking for. Thank you Rachel! I highly recommend her professional photography service."
"Rachel was great to work with and I'm thrilled with the photos. She met
my tight timeline for new business photos, had great input, and it was like
spending the afternoon with a friend. I would recommend her in a minute!"
"Rachel was amazing to work with! I enjoyed the entire experience and she helped me feel 100% comfortable. She shared pictures throughout the shoot and took the time to explain exactly what makes for a quality head shot. She is prompt, professional and an extremely talented photographer. The final photos exceeded all expectations. I would highly recommend Rachel’s services to anyone looking for professional photos."
" I can't recommend Rachel enough. She captured me in unexpected ways that were still authentic to my personality. She put me right at ease and made a potentially stressful experience actually fun. She exceeded my expectations from the moment I first reached out to her to the finished product."
" This was my first experience getting a professional headshot, and Rachel did an outstanding job. Not only did she capture top-notch
photos, but she was very collaborative and informative throughout the process. And to top it off, she managed to edit and deliver
the final product the same day!"
- Bryan H
" I'd seen Rachel's work around the city from various contacts within my network and had wanted to use her for some headshots for a long time. But I'm one of those people who hates being in front of the camera. Knowing that she excels in making her studio sessions comfortable and enjoyable, I went ahead and made my appointment. I just had the headshots done this past weekend and WOW; I was so not disappointed. I pointed to some examples she had on the wall - some high-profile model photos - and she totally incorporated those looks in our shoot. I started out feeling super awkward and inhibited. But by the time we were finished, I actually loved some of the shots she got, even before editing. And I honestly enjoyed the shoot.
Her work speaks for itself. She is cutting edge and impeccable. She is kind and engaging. She possesses that gift that artists have to get the key moment and amplify it beautifully. I am so very glad I took the time and investment to get these photos done and plan to return for some family photos soon. In my opinion, she's too good and too cheap for the quality and type of work she produces. I highly recommend using her now. She won't be undiscovered for very much longer."
" Rachel did an AMAZING job! I don't really care to have my photo taken.
I went to Rachel to get professional photos and she helped me feel comfortable
and confident, which clearly came through in my photos. All of my photos
came out beautifully and I had many photos to choose from.
Rachel recommended that I get my makeup done professionally, and
I am VERY glad I did. I scheduled a "Custom Makeover" at Sephora for professional photo makeup which was free with a $50 purchase. I brought different clothing options and Rachel helped me choose outfits that photographed wonderfully. She truly has much creative vision and talent.
I highly recommend Rachel for your photography needs.
She is kind, genuine and wonderful to work with.
I'm looking forward to working with her again in the future!"
" Rachel was wonderful. She went above and beyond to make sure
my shoot was what I wanted. I am pleased with the photos
and her dedication to quality. !"
- Jeffrey O
"I put off having my picture taken for my website as long as I could.
It seems so silly now after spending a fun morning with Rachel Alves!
Not having done this before, I didn't know what to expect. Rachel
immediately put me at ease. Guiding me through the experience, our
time flew by. The photos are natural, relaxed and reflect my personality.