Rock Hill, SC | Charlotte, NC

phone: +1 (646) 575-0349

email: photography@jhaggerty.net

PORTRAITS CLASSIC

Prepare to wow the world with moody and surreal portraiture where your closest friends might not recognize your fierceness. Take one of the many props or costumes in the studio, bring your own, or let the power of the minimalist attitude bring it all to your posing and expression. I’ll be there to highlight your best side and guide you to perfection.

Note: These packages are for personal use. For celebrity portrait, beauty, agency, lifestyle, music, publicity or for advertising, editorial, or other type of clientele, please email me.

Package #1
1-2 looks
1 Hour
Personal Password-Protected Web Gallery for color-corrected image selections
$350

Package #2
2-3 looks
2 Hours
Personal Password-Protected Web Gallery for color-corrected image selections
$450

Package #3
4 looks
3 Hours
Personal Password-Protected Web Gallery for color-corrected image selections
$550

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
*Additional looks $50 per.
*Retouching Available at $50 per image.
*Artist Rendering Available at $150 per image.
*Prints a la carte and packages are available for purchase.
*Social media non-commercial sharing license available for purchase.
*Refer a friend and receive a 25% discount on your shoot!
*Forms of Payment Accepted: Cash, Credit Card (3% fee via Paypal or Square), PayPal
*There is a $100 deposit required to schedule an appointment which will be applied to your session.

PORTRAITS EXPRESS for the professional

Are you looking to freshen your portfolio? Need to update your CV and headshots? Portraits Express will have your book looking new in little time. Book your package and come to the studio ready to get to work.

Note: These packages are for individuals seeking to  freshen portfolios, CV and headshot updates. For signed models, agencies and/or agents, directors, managers, businesses, or other type of clientele, please email me.

Package #1
1 look
1/2 Hour
$75
Personal Password-Protected Web Gallery for image selections

Package #2
1-2 looks
1 Hour
$120
Personal Password-Protected Web Gallery for image selections

Package #3
2-3 looks
1.5 Hours
$170
Personal Password-Protected Web Gallery for image selections

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
*Retouching Available at $50 per image.
*Artist Rendering Available at $150 per image.
*Prints a la carte and packages are available for purchase.
*High resolution files for non-commercial portfolio use available for purchase.
*Social media non-commercial sharing license available for purchase.
*Refer a friend and receive a 25% discount on your shoot!
*Forms of Payment Accepted: Cash, Credit Card (3% fee via Paypal or Square), PayPal
*There is a $50 deposit required to schedule an appointment which will be applied to your session.

Hair and makeup is optional, though HIGHLY suggested.

You are welcome to provide your own hair and makeup artist or one can be provided for you at a rate of $150 for the first look and $25 for each additional look.

Know how you want to market yourself..
Taking Headshots isn’t just about taking a pretty picture. It’s about creating a tool that will help you display the best representation of yourself, when you can’t be present to do so. Figuring out the marketing value of your headshots is what will set you apart from other models, actors, profiles that may have a similar look as you.

If you are working with an agency, contact your agency to find out exactly what they want from your headshots.

Where do you see yourself in the industry? Glamour, Fine Art, Video, Editorial, Catalog, High Fashion, Avant Garde? Think about the various types of roles out there and pinpoint where you might fit in. The easier you make it for casting, the more likely you’ll be called in. If you don’t have an agent, you might want to ask your coach or some other industry professional. The point is that you want to have a clear and realistic idea of what you will be called in for. This will also allow you to plan your wardrobe accordingly.

Plan Wardrobe Accordingly
Now that you have a clear idea of how you are marketing yourself, make sure that what you are wearing is backing that up. You can never bring too many clothes to a shoot. If you are having a hard time choosing, I can give you some ideas beforehand and then help you coordinate the day of the shoot.

Stay away from clothes that are too bright, flashy or that may distract from you as the subject. jewel tones, earth tones or subtle primary colors work. The key point in a photograph should be the eyes; no logos or distracting patterns that take the attention away from you. No white clothing. It doesn’t usually photograph very well in head shots. Choose colors that are good for your skin tone. If you have a unique eye color, bring something that will draw attention to them.

Have your clothes ironed and without lint. If you don’t iron, then send your clothes to the dry cleaners. Come with your clothes ready to shoot… Please do not come with your clothes crumpled up in a plastic bag.

Comfort in Front of the Camera
I understand that posing in front of a camera can be a very intimidating appearance. I will work with you to connect with the lens and I have some tips:

It is best if you don’t look too posed in front of the camera. Look through magazines like Vanity Fair or your favorite magazine and see which pictures look too posed and which ones look natural. Notice the connection that you feel in the eyes (or if you don’t feel one.). You can practice some of the poses but not so much that you become cemented in them. You just really want to get a sense of what works and what doesn’t work. I even like people to bring in shots that they like. The more natural you look in your head shot, the more a Casting Director will want to call you in.

Being that a successful shot is all about the eyes AND being that the eyes are the windows to the soul, think of things that make you feel inviting. One of these would not be your ex who you just saw with a new person. You don’t want the casting director to feel as if you are throwing daggers at them through your eyes. (Unless you are going for that tortured angry look.) It all reads in the lens. Taking care of your “well being” is essential.

It is just a camera. The most important connection is between you and the photographer. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, make suggestions, etc.. Each person is unique and we should capitalize on your individuality. The more I know about what you are looking for in your images, the more I can deliver.

You may cancel prior to 48 hours before your appointment to receive a full refund of your deposit. Please note: Cancellations 48 hours or less before your appointment forfeits the deposit.

The balance and a signed model release are required on the day of the shoot, prior to the session.

Email me at photography@jhaggerty.net to book your session.