Here are some answers to some questions we often receive. If you have a question and don’t see the answer, please contact us!
What should I wear for a Personal Branding Portrait?
When you sign up for our Personal Branding sessions, a professional wardrobe stylist will assist you with this decision. Our stylist will either meet with you in the comfort of your home, or your appointment can include a personal shopping experience, to help you select five head to toe outfits. Our stylists take into consideration any special needs including brand colors or products that you want to include in your photo session. They also know what styles photograph the best to enhance your individual beauty. Prior to your session, your stylist will send some quick shots to Kim to ensure she can better prepare for capturing you at your best.
What should I wear for a Headshot Party?
We recommend that you follow “What Photographs the Best” guideline. We suggest bold colors, V-necks, and/or strong collars. Bring a couple selections with you, and our wardrobe stylist is on hand during our head shot parties to assist you in choosing the best option from what you’ve brought to the session.
What should I do if I don’t feel confident that my portrait will come out with me looking good?
We all have our insecurities, but there’s no need to worry with Kim Brundage and her team on your side. Kim has expertise in utilizing angles and lighting to achieve the most flattering photographs. If it’s your weight that concerns you, you don’t need to worry. Kim has the right techniques and actually knows how to take 10 pounds off! Do you feel Asymmetrical or have a feature that you want to down play or play up? In addition to her photography techniques, Kim’s Photoshop skills can also help achieve your desired outcome. Whatever your concern or need, just share it with us so we can make all efforts to help you feel your most attractive and secure. We like to ensure any clients that feel they are not photogenic leave our session realizing and believing they take “good pictures.”
How often should I update my Headshot?
We recommend updating your headshot every 1-3 years. We all morph a little and/or our hairstyles change. Clothes come in and out of fashion. It is important to have your headshot be consistent with your current look.
How should I use my images?
In your pre-branding consult, Kim will discuss your image needs as well as make suggestions for other usage opportunities. Many clients love having their photos designed with a “blank space” option so they can add customized text. Images are designed to be multi-use. These portraits are your first impressions and personal brand; therefore, we want to help you get the most from your investment. To assist with your ongoing use, Kim provides a tip sheet after you receive your images. For more ideas, check out my post on 9 ways to use your headshots!
How much time can I expect my Personal Branding or Headshot Party session to last?
Our Personal Branded Portraits are designed for the busy professional. We take care of every detail including your wardrobe, hair style, and camera-ready makeup. A typical session lasts from 3 to 3 1/2 hours. We usually start in the morning at 8:30, and you are done by 11:30, just in time to look amazing for a lunch date.
Our head shot parties last approximately 1 ½ hours.