A full session includes both video and stills and will take about two hours, depending on the number of looks you want to include. You can have up to three looks and additional looks can be added, but I recommend keeping things simple, with 2-3. I believe it's more effective to keep the flow going at the shoot than to disrupt it for a different look. That's part of the difference with shooting video; there is more of a flow to it. The more comfortable you are, the more natural the result, so I focus more on emotion and ease than on a controlled "look".
Logistically, I'll recommend a location, based on the kind of setting you would like, and the variety of backgrounds I need. I prefer morning and late afternoon outdoor light for the video, but am happy to include a studio feel to some of your coverage for a diversity of looks. I do a bit of directing when I shoot video, so that I can get a variety of emotions, reactions, and looks - and we'll take whatever time you need to get there. No pressure, no stress. We just have a FUN and enjoyable experience collaborating together as we showcase who YOU are, beyond a single image.
Your fully downloadable gallery of stills will include a minimum of 100 images (color correction and basic retouching) within one week of your session. At the risk of overwhelming you with options, I don't know the exact look you'll want to see in your headshot, so I do a pretty loose edit. You have full rights to the images, but I do ask for online credit if posted or shared. Your 6-month gallery will make it easy to download, share, email and order prints of your images, and each gallery comes with its own APP so you can instantly share your images from your phone. And as a personal touch, This Is Me will include a link at the end of your video so the viewer can go directly to your agent, manager or website.
Your This Is Me session also includes the RAW snippets of video as Instagram teasers, so that you can keep your profile updated and intriguing, as you lead up to your video feature, or to use as separate favorite clips.
Your This Is Me video will be ready in 2-4 weeks and will be delivered as an online link that can be used as a signature, a direct email link, or an embedded video on your website or social network site. It is included in your gallery as well as on a separate Vimeo app, so you can share it and show it at your convenience and ease. You are free to download the video so you can use it in whatever way you choose.
Full sessions are booked on a first request basis and with a deposit to hold the date. The balance is due in full at the session. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have leading up to your session, or as you are considering investing in a session with This Is Me. I consider each video to be a collaboration of our talents - and I look forward to seeing the unique portrait of You that we can create together!
This Is Me accepts payments as needed. We're all in this together ...
This Is Me Video Session Only: $300
This is a video-only option, in case you just got some amazing headshots done recently but would like to try a new approach to marketing yourself - though I strongly recommend adding the gallery of still images and the "teaser" video clips.
A video session includes 2-3 looks and takes about an hour. (I'm generalizing on time - I shoot until I feel I've done a great job for you.) You'll receive the finished video as an HD MP4 file that you can download directly to your computer and use as you wish. The video takes 2-3 weeks and will be emailed to you as a link.
Headshot Session Only: $400
I wanted to include a headshot-only option, though I strongly recommend investing in the whole package for just a bit more. It's the best use of your investment, and your session, including how this technique can be used for social networking. Your gallery of headshots will be available as a fully downloadable link within one week of the session. You are free to download, share and print the images - and you'll find it easy to do with the personalized APP that comes with your six month gallery.
A headshot session includes 2-3 looks and takes about an hour. All images are high resolution, color corrected and ready for download directly through the APP.
If you would like a stylist on your shoot, please let me know and I will include someone who begins the prep with you before your shoot, and then follows you through the shoot to make sure your hair, make-up and wardrobe are the best they can be. I recommend adding a stylist to your session because at times I will be more focused on aligning the video with stills, and it's always helpful to have someone who is ONLY focused on how you look.
Additional Looks: $150 per look
I recommend limiting your looks to three, as your video will look more natural the less we disrupt the flow. Keep in mind that your This Is Me video will be under one minute, so I recommend keeping things simple so the focus is more on your personality than on your diversity of looks.