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Los Angeles Headshots | Fall Rates from $100

Among the Industry’s Lowest Rates + Award-Winning Photography = Great Value!

Studio Session Rates

$100 Session

  • 1 Look & 1 Selected Photo for Retouch
  • Around a 20 Min. Shoot, 40 Min. Total Time
  • At Least 20 Extra Photos Provided Without Retouch

$125 Session (Most Popular)

  • 2 Looks & 2 Selected Photos for Retouch
  • Around a 30 Min. Shoot, 45 Min. Total Time
  • At Least 35 Extra Photos Provided Without Retouch

$150 Session

  • 3 Looks & 3 Selected Photos for Retouch
  • Around a 45 Min. Shoot, 60 Min. Total Time
  • At Least 50 Extra Photos Provided Without Retouch

$175 Session

  • 4 Looks & 4 Selected Photos for Retouch
  • Around a 75 Min. Shoot, 90 Min. Total Time
  • At Least 75 Extra Photos Provided Without Retouch

Natural Light / Outdoor Session Rates (Around the Arts District)

$100 Session

  • 1 Look & 1 Selected Photo for Retouch
  • Around 30 Minutes Total Session Time
  • At Least 20 Extra Photos Provided Without Retouch

$125 Session

  • 2 Looks & 2 Selected Photos for Retouch
  • Around 45 Minutes Total Session Time
  • At Least 35 Extra Photos Provided Without Retouch

$150 Session

  • 3 Looks & 3 Selected Photos for Retouch
  • Around 60 Minutes Total Session Time
  • At Least 50 Extra Photos Provided Without Retouch

$175 Session

  • 4 Looks & 4 Selected Photos for Retouch
  • Around 75 Minutes Total Session Time
  • At Least 75 Extra Photos Provided Without Retouch

Natural Light / Outdoor Session Rates (Garden Setting)

$125 Session

  • 1 Looks & 1 Selected Photo for Retouch
  • Around 30 Minutes Total Session Time
  • At Least 20 Extra Photos Provided Without Retouch

$150 Session

  • 2 Looks & 2 Selected Photos for Retouch
  • Around 45 Minutes Total Session Time
  • At Least 35 Extra Photos Provided Without Retouch

$175 Session

  • 3 Looks & 3 Selected Photos for Retouch
  • Around 60 Minutes Total Session Time
  • At Least 50 Extra Photos Provided Without Retouch

$200 Session

  • 4 Looks & 4 Selected Photos for Retouch
  • Around 75 Minutes Total Session Time
  • At Least 75 Extra Photos Provided Without Retouch

What’s Included?

– Sessions are priced by the number of retouches desired
– Online gallery is provided for your convenience in selecting the photo(s) for retouching
– Each retouched photo provided as a print-quality and web-optimized digital photo file
– Other usable photos from the session provided as web-optimized digital photos with no retouching
– Additional retouching requests are $25 per photo / occurrence

Your Questions Answered (FAQ)

I believe most people prefer to use a HMUA that they find on their own or trust. But, I do maintain a short-list of artists that previous clients have used and were happy with. Feel free to ask about it. For headshot sessions, they are setup to keep costs low and time efficient for you. Thus, most people come hair and makeup-ready. If you want to bring a HMUA with you to the session, please inform me ahead of time as there is a set time per session. To be fair about time used for the studio, there is a $50 fee per 30 minutes of added time for the studio use by a HMUA on-site. So, if you want to bring an HMUA and save any additional studio time fees, it's recommended you come hair and makeup-ready and then your HMUA can tend to minor adjustments during the shoot, keeping time spent to a minimum.
This is an approximate time - usually give or take 10 minutes - of how long you can expect for the headshot appointment to take, counting from the time your appointment is to start. It does not count the additional time spent after you leave, where retouch work and delivery of the photos is setup and conducted.
There are many options. Classic colors include black, white and various shades of gray. And, there are various colors: red, green, blue, etc. There are spotlight and gradient colors too: orange, yellow, green, blue, red, etc. There are also some lifestyle options, such as brick or wood.
If you're coming in for a one-look session, this means just the outfit you come in with. Otherwise, looks are basically a change of a shirt, outfit, etc. that essentially alters how you "look" in a photo. For example, actors commonly want multiple looks to capture the essence of how they might look in a commercial or comedy, then other outfits to help capture how they might appear in a theatrical or cinematic role. Corporate executives might want to try a different blouse or sports coat, tie, etc. So, a "look" is essentially any outfit change you can do in under five minutes. Please note that for lifestyle sessions, the ability to change outfits in a changing room-like area may be limited.
Depending on the session you choose, we will take a number of photos and from all the usable photos we take, you will select a certain number for retouches. Retouching allows several fixes to further make you look good. It's common to have some dark shadows under your eyes - retouching will minimize or remove this. Same thing for red eye, acne, some stray hair, heavy lint on a shirt, etc. What is usually not retouched are things that are your essence (unless requested), such as a mole, scar, etc. Retouching also includes cropping to standard 8x10 inch for headshots. These retouched photos are then provided as a PNG file (8x10 inch print-quality, 3,000 ppi in size - long edge) and JPEG file (small files optimized for online posting, approximately 1,600 ppi in size, long edge). So, the other photos not chosen for retouching are provided too but, they are not retouched. Some basic cropping or color correction might be applied, and they are also provided as online-optimized JPEG files.
Some photos may turn out to be not usable and may be deleted, at the photographer's discretion. Such photos may include if your eyes were accidentally closed, strobe lighting misfires, etc. So, we'll end up with a number of usable shots you can then select from for your retouch option and to also have without retouching.
It is common practice and expected that payment in full is due at the end of a headshot session. The rates listed are the cost to you for the headshot session you select. Accepted forms of payment include cash, Venmo, major credit cards (American Express, MasterCard, Visa), or PayPal. Sorry, no personal checks, Bitcoin, etc.
For the arts district, we will meet at the studio and then walk north up Mateo Street, to around 4th street and circle back to the studio. Along the way, there are plenty of backdrops to stop and shoot at - various tones of brick walls, seating areas, and more. For a garden setting, we will meet at a garden that has plenty of different nature looks - flowers, trees, etc. of various types.

On-Site Printing

  • NOTE: Only Offered to Headshots Made by Headshots by The Light Committee
  • $20 Print Setup Fee – Optionally Includes Adding Your Name to a Photo
  • $3 Per 8×10″ Print on Luster or Glossy Fine Print Paper
  • $1 Per 4×6″ Print on Luster or Glossy Fine Print Paper
  • Order Pickup When Ready. Can Be Mailed for An Additional Fee to Cover Mail Costs
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