HEADSHOT AND PORTRAIT INFORMATION
For his headshot clientele, Damion offers either a mini session for those that want to get the job done in about a 30 minute time period or a standard headshot session that includes 90 minutes of session time. Should you require a variety of looks and outfits in order to promote your personal brand then we recommend choosing the standard session to allow for multiple changes. We highly recommend the standard headshot session for any pageant contestants who may need dress changes with the addition of sash and crown photos, just because of the time it takes to change dresses and jewelry and possibly even hair and makeup changes.
For Damion's portrait clients, he not only likes to shoot a wide variety of looks and outfits, but also varies the lighting as well, These sessions generally last around 3 hours.
There is a 50% non-refundable deposit required to book a session and the balance is due on the day of the photo shoot.
Some sessions comes with a set amount of digital art files included and you may choose to keep more, the price for additional keeps can be viewed here. The images you wish to keep will be chosen from and online gallery. Headshot and portrait photo shoots are for an individual person only.
Each image you would like to keep will have professional retouching. I DO NOT release non edited images.
HEADSHOTS or PORTRAITS
Damion definitely made his name photographing portraits and has won many awards for his portrait work, but with his modern style of headshot photography he quickly became one of the most sought after photographers for headshots. First of all in the Baton Rouge area but now throughout the entire south of the US. He genuinely loves to shoot both headshot and portrait photography.
During a headshot session Damion keeps the camera up close and personal. All the images are captured from the chest up while he concentrates on coaching and directing you toward your best expression. That is something that Damion is extremely good at, he will coach you through the entire process to not only capture superb photos but to help you understand what looks good in camera. Backgrounds can and will be changed to add different looks and we welcome multiple clothing options too.
Portrait sessions allow Damion to get a little more creative to give a broader and more varied range of looks.You will get portraits and headshot styled images in this shoot but Damion will vary the lighting and locations and backdrops to give you everything you might need for your own marketing and branding purposes.
ABOUT THE SESSION
Damion photographs his in-studio headshot sessions out of a Baton Rouge studio near Sherwood Blvd close to the I-12. He likes his clientele to bring a variety of clothing options and generally shoot a handful of different looks throughout each session.
Damion will be shooting tethered to his laptop so that we can discuss the images as they are captured. The ability for us to look at the shots as we go helps us make any adjustments and redirect the focus of the session to account for anything we feel you could additionally benefit from along the way.
Damion understands the excitement and sometimes the need to have your headshot photos quickly, he also has complete confidence in his work straight out of camera. So with this in mind your online gallery will be available for you to view on the next business day after your shoot, this gallery will be straight out of camera.
You can then look through your gallery and share your gallery with others if you wish to choose the images you would like to keep. Once you have chosen your images, they will be sent to our professional retouchers who will polish them up and get them back to us usually in 3 business days for business images or 5-7 business days for pageant images..
You will then be able to download the retouched images from your online gallery. So in just 73 hours you could have your photo shoot, see all your images, have the keepers retouched and have them downloaded to your computer.
Feel free to bring a range of different options for clothing. The go to rule is that if you don't love it, you probably won't like the photos of you wearing it. For corporate clients we suggest the men bring a variety of jacket/shirt/tie combos and the women bring some options of blouses/dress/jacket combinations. Try to keep accessories to a minimum, studs and small earrings work with simple necklaces. Anything too bulky or shiny can draw attention away from the most important part of the photo, which is obviously YOU.
For Pageant clients bring a selection of colors and necklines. Jewel colors work fantastic on camera, think of Ruby reds, Emerald greens, Sapphire blues, Amethyst purples. Also think of any colors that make your eyes pop and compliment your hair color most. Jewelry for pageants needs some bling, just try to avoid large flat earrings as they act as big mirrors with photography lights.
We will have a steamer in the studio to help with any wrinkling.
What is the difference between a "Look" and an "Outfit"?
A look is usually something that can be changed quickly with little effort, it could be the removal of a tie or a change of earrings, maybe the addition of a jacket or even a quick change of a shirt or blouse. An outfit is usually more involved and involves changing of many elements at one time.
We do have a bluetooth speaker at the studio and encourage you to bring any playlists that you enjoy listening to. Music can help you relax. Obviously we will not have the music crazy loud so we can communicate but background music can certainly help you be yourself during the shoot.
SCHEDULING & PAYMENTS
Damion usually shoots headshot and portrait sessions on Mondays, Thursdays and some Sundays with multiple time slots available through the day and evening to accommodate clients with work schedules.
A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to book a spot on Damion's calendar. The fee is due at the time of booking and no dates/times are secured until the deposit is paid. Check availability and book online here.
The remaining balance is due 48 hours before the shoot.
We like our clients to be 100% informed, so thanks for taking the time to read all of this pertinent information. If you still have questions feel free to ask us. We look forward to hearing from you.