headshots for Individuals
headshots for Individuals
A great headshot is the workhorse of the photography world. It must communicate your trustworthiness, competence, professionalism, and success. An effective headshot needs to reflect you at your best. It shouldn’t be too glamorous, unless you are in the beauty or fashion industry.
In 2022 I photographed more than 500 headshots, from “headshot happy hour” events to day-long sessions, from quick, basic studio photos to extended professional branding sessions. Whew! That’s a lot of photography but it’s also lots of fun. I have a special niche with authors and writers who need headshots for book covers and promotions. My studio’s proximity to Johns Hopkins University means I’m super convenient for professors and academics. And well-known celebrities like mystery writer Laura Lippman have been known to stop by for updated photos.
When you come to my studio, we’ll talk about the background of your shoot and your objectives. I’ve prepared several short videos on how to prepare for your headshot that will help you feel more confident and relaxed.
Sometimes we get the perfect picture in just a few takes. Other times we experiment with different poses, expressions and wardrobe, until we get it right. Your images are transferred immediately to my iPad, where we review them throughout the shoot. This gives you the chance to make adjustments to your pose, hair or attire, and makes you a true collaborator in the headshot session.
" Vickie Gray is a rare talent, a photographer extraordinaire who has mastered her craft. She’s warm, personable and friendly, you’ll have a wonderful experience. In her state of the art studio, time stops, she explained the process, listened closely as I shared thoughts and we selected the perfect backdrop. She’ll get you warmed up to the camera then voila! Your presence, personality, poise, smile and most photogenic side are captured. You review a series of impressive photos…of YOURSELF! You think, this is just perfect! Looking good, feeling great, I’m going places! "
· Head and shoulders
· Two wardrobe changes
· One backdrop option
· One lighting setup
This is the quintessential headshot session. Great for social media, publicity photos, proposals and professional biographies. This 45 minute session can take place in the studio, or on location. Make your selections onsite immediately. Final photos are delivered via online gallery.
Session fee: $325.
Final retouched images: $25 each
· Head and shoulders + ¾ shots
· Three wardrobe changes
· Two backdrop options
· Two lighting setups
The Premier session (also known as a Professional Branding session) is what you want if you’re looking for more variety in your poses and wardrobe. Perfect for business and professional people who need images for their website as well as for social media and marketing. This session is conducted in the studio as well as in a more casual location within the Mill Centre complex. We will review the proofs in a Zoom consultation, and you will receive the final photos via online gallery.
Session fee: $600, includes professional makeup
Final retouched images: $50 each
Are you tired of looking at the same old selfie you uploaded three years ago to your LinkedIn profile? Need a quick headshot for a press release or new announcement?
Here’s your chance to get a new headshot at a great price. My monthly Saturday Sessions offer a chance to come in for a half-hour session.
Session fee: $250
Includes one free retouched image
Headshot Events for Corporations and Associations
Planning a sales meeting, company retreat, alumni reunion or holiday party? Why not offer your employees a professional headshot? We conduct these sessions at hotels, convention centers or your office. The shoots are fast and fun!