Seattle Headshots 

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Why Risk Looking Like Everyone Else?

The Process

1. The Quick Details

Individual Headshot Session Are $550; Images Are Purchased Separately. Sessions include up to 2 hours of studio time & an online proofing gallery. Each selected image costs $50 plus tax and includes the following retouching - raw image adjustments, color correction, removal of skin blemishes, softening of facial lines, brightening of eyes and teeth, as well as minor hair and makeup adjustments. Advanced retouching consists of body contouring, advanced compositing, color changes to hair or backgrounds, excessive wrinkles to garments, head swaps, removal or addition of objects, etc...Advanced retouching can be requested for an additional fee of $50 per image. A non-refundable retainer fee of $275 is required to reserve your time slot, with the remaining balance due at the time of your photo session. Payments are accepted via PayPal. Sessions are coached by me, and tethered to a monitor, allowing us to view and make adjustments throughout the session. You leave the studio confident, you will have a challenging time narrowing down your selections. Images are delivered via a downloadable link and resized for both print and web in a variety of crops. Makeup & light hair is optional, but highly recommended for women. We work with freelance makeup artists and payment is made to them directly, on the day of the shoot. Once your inquiry has been received, we schedule a time to connect over the phone to discuss your needs, go over details (how to prepare, what to wear, hair and makeup, etc.), and find a date for your session.

2. Pay $275 Non Refundable Retainer Fee To Reserve Time Slot

Payment Policy - $275 paid 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 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.

3. The 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 The Session

After the session, you have several options. You can make your final image selections on the spot or if you prefer, you will receive a proofing gallery within 1 to 3 days. Client's have 48 hours to choose their final image selections and place their orders. Final proofing of the retouched images are ready in 3 to 5 business days or less from the time the order is placed. Once final approval is received, your images are delivered via a Dropbox link.

Client Experiences


"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.

Thanks Rachel!"

- Jody

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"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!"

- Khin

"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."

- Chris

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"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!"

- Cathy

"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."

- Jason

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" 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."

- Tiffany

" 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

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" 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."

- Victoria

" 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!"

- Kayla 

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" 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

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