HEADSHOT PRICING

  • SILVER
  • $200

  • 2 LOOKS
  • 2 RETOUCHED PHOTOS
  • 1 HOUR
  • LOCATION OR STUDIO
  • GOLD
  • $300

  • 3 LOOKS
  • 3 RETOUCHED PHOTOS
  • 1-2 HOURS
  • LOCATION OR STUDIO

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions on our headshot packages below including booking, prep, shoot day, proofing, retouching, and more. Don’t see your question answered below? No problem – just send it via our contact form.

BOOKING & PAYMENT


HOW DO I BOOK A SHOOT?

Just fill out the booking form at the bottom of this page, or go to our Contact page.

DO YOU REQUIRE A DEPOSIT?

Yes. A shoot is considered confirmed only after the deposit is received. I accept PayPal, and deposits are refundable up to 48 hrs prior to shoot date. 

WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept cash, PayPal and major credit cards. No checks please. Please be advised that PayPal/credit card transactions will incur an additional 3% fee. 

PREPARATION


What do I need to prepare for the shoot?

Talk to your agent/manager/representative and decide what kind of look(s) you are going for. Commercial? Dramatic? Character? Are you looking for a traditional head shot, head and shoulders, 3/4 or full body? Feel free to email or text me inspiration images with the style you are going for.

do you provide a location?

I do not keep a full time studio here in Los Angeles, and prefer to shoot on location. Most of my headshots are done with natural light. If you prefer a studio I can book one for an additional fee.

WHO DOES MY HAIR AND MAKE-UP?

Even if you are yourself a makeup artist, I suggest you have a professional hair/makeup artist work with you. Makeup for professional photography is much different than makeup for everyday life. It is best to arrive at the shoot with your hair and makeup already professionally done. We have several different artists we work with at several different price points. Please contact us for more details. 

WHAT DO I DO ABOUT WARDROBE?

Bring SEVERAL outfits to help create the look you are after, and make sure they are cleaned and pressed. Avoid clothes that are too busy or flashy – you are selling your face, not your shirt. Please avoid tight stripes as they can cause moire problems in the final image.

SHOOT DAY


WHO IS PRESENT AT THE SHOOT? CAN I BRING SOMEONE?

I try to keep my crew small. Shoots are typically myself and a hair/MUA if you have requested one. Occasionally I use one additional assistant. I recommend you come alone for the best experience, as the best photos come from the one-on-one interaction between you and the photographer. If you do a bring a friend I will be happy to meet them, but request that they wait in another room during the shoot.

HOW LONG DOES THE SHOOT LAST? CAN I ARRIVE LATE?

Please refer to the pricing packages for shoot length. Please strive to be on time and arrive prepared. Late arrivals that cause our shoot time to be extended shall be charged an additional $100/hr. 

SELECTING YOUR IMAGES


WHO WILL SEE MY IMAGES?

Your images are kept private and shared with only you via a private sharing system.

HOW DO I SELECT THE IMAGES FOR RETOUCHING?

The day after our shoot, I will send you a link to a private, secure, online proofing system. You select the images you want retouched as per your package. I will let you know my favorites as well, but the choice is up to you.

CAN I GET ALL THE RAW IMAGES FROM MY SHOOT?

It is my policy never to release the raw images of a shoot as I have no control over the retouching process. No exceptions. Additional retouched photos can be purchased however (see below).

I LIKE MY SHOTS SO MUCH I WANT TO GET MORE RETOUCHED? CAN I DO THAT?

Absolutely. Additional images can be retouched for $25/ea.

WHEN DO I GET MY PHOTOS?

Typical turn-around time for retouched images is 7-10 business days from the time I receive your final selections. If you need your images sooner, please contact me regarding rush fees.

RETOUCHING


WHAT DOES RETOUCHING INCLUDE?

  • Cropping
  • Skin smoothing / blemish correction
  • Color/exposure correction
  • Light figure correction
  • Black and white version

Please note that the retouching service included with the shoot packages is a basic retouch service. Should you require additional work please see the FAQ’s below.

I NEED MY TATTOO REMOVED. I WANT EXTENSIVE FIGURE CORRECTION. I WANT A HIGH LEVEL COSMETIC BEAUTY RETOUCH OF MY FACE. CAN YOU DO THAT?

Of course! We can provide extra extensive retouching for $25/image.

HOW ARE MY IMAGES DELIVERED? CAN I GET PRINTS?

Your final images will be delivered digitally as high-resolution TIFF files suitable for large prints. We do not offer prints ourselves at this time.

CONTACT FORM

JAMES C HUGHES PHOTOGRAPHY

Fashion, editorial, boudoir and glamour photography based in Los Angeles, CA

FIND US AT

215 W. 6th St. #1102
Los Angeles, CA 90014

CONTACT

213-935-8235
info@jchphoto.com