Headshot Packages - Studio & OnSite



Max Session 40 Minutes

Studio Only / Headshot Crop Only

2 Digital Images

Basic Retouching

Prints for An Additional Fee

Travel: NA



Max Session 75 Minutes

Studio Only / Includes 3/4 Length

5 Digital Images

Basic Retouching

Prints for An Additional Fee

Travel : NA


Call for Pricing

Based Upon # of Subjects

Location Setup Fees

Digital Images

Basic Retouching

Prints Option

Travel Fees May Apply

Pro Package

Our professional headshot package is designed for corporate professionals, lawyers, doctors, realtors, and others in the business and non-profit communities looking for a more formal image that exhibits your confidence and approachable nature. Typically we shoot against a stone grey background but you can request white, black, studio blue, mist blue, purple, almond, and charcoal. Lighting for males is soft in a lighting style to ensure highlights and shadows are present to give depth to the face. Lighting for females is soft in a fashion / beauty lighting style to ensure even light across the face. The framing is a crop traditional of corporate headshots.

Creative Package

Our creative headshot package is designed for actors, models, entertainers, TV personalities, artists, and others in the creative community looking to build a comp card. We typically shoot against a white background but we have other color options including stone grey, almond, and black. The lighting will be based upon your requirements. The framing is a crop focused on highlighting the creative’s face, however we can crop waist up and 3/4 length. The session time is designed for two looks / outfit changes.

With advance notice we can normally special order the backdrop color of your choice from Savage Universal. Additional charges will apply. We’’ll be happy to provide you a quote and estimated time to secure. To view color options visit Savage Universal at the following link:

Savage Seamless Backdrop Paper

Your Session

Prior to you session we’ll meet with you over the phone, to discuss the shoot. Except for the OnSite package the shoot will be at our San Mateo studio. The session time for your package will determine how many looks (outfit changes) we can reasonably fit within that session and still assure enough posing time to produce quality images.

During the session we review images with you as we go. We can adjust the focus of the shots to account for anything we feel we may have missed along the way. You’ll leave the session knowing what was captured. Within one week of the shoot you will be presented unedited images via our proofing gallery site for your review and selection. Final selection can be difficult so you will be able to provide the link to anyone you’d like to help you choose the final images. You’ll select your final images through the proofing site. We’ll be notified of your selection and it is at that point we’ll move forward with retouching

Retouching and Image Delivery

Upon your selection, within 1 week you’ll receive your retouched digital images for final review. We offer basic retouching including white balance, color adjustment, crop, and fixing of minor blemishes. If no further adjustments are required, we’ll move on to the next step, ordering prints. You will select the size and type of prints through our proofing site, the same site where your gallery will be hosted. Typically the print will take 5 business days in most cases.

Clothing - Creative

Feel free to bring a range of different options for clothing. The #1 rule is you have to love it! If you don’t feel comfortable in it, you won’t shoot well wearing it.

We recommend bringing a range of different colors and necklines. Solid colors work best. White can be a challenge so we should discuss in our session preparation call. If you have any doubt about whether something will work or not just bring it along. Don’t be seasonal; everything from t-shirts, tank tops to sweaters and light jackets can work. Keep jewelry to a minimum. Studs or small earrings work, as do simple necklaces. Anything hanging or clunky typically draws too much attention away from your headshot.

Clothing - Pro

Feel free to bring a couple of clothing options. Like Creative, the #1 rule is you have to love it! If you don’t feel comfortable in it, you won’t shoot well wearing it.

Scheduling and Payments

We are available by appointment only. We do adjust the times depending on schedule for each particular day, so we do ask people to be a bit flexible. We do ask that you don’t have anything else scheduled close to the end of your session in case we feel we need a bit more time with you.

A $35 scheduling fee is required to book a spot on our calendar. The fee is due at your convenience after you’ve chosen a session date and time. However, if we have not received it at least one week prior to your scheduled session, the session may be granted to someone on our waiting list, so please get it to us as soon as you can.

We accept cash, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. We also accept payment via PayPal. The remaining balance is due on the day of the session.

Bill Poplawski Photography LLC © 2019 Tel: 650-619-7270