Why Your Delivered Images Come In Different Sizes

After your shoot with us, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your edited images. You’ll notice that the photos will be cropped and sized differently and you may wonder why. The answer: we do this to make your life easier (I know, can you believe it?!). Different social media platforms request varying dimensions for photos so we work to make sure you have what you need. We shoot our headshot and portrait photos landscape style because this ensures the subject will be completely in the photo and won’t have cut-off shoulders. From there, we deliver the landscape version along with a cropped vertical version and a square. Depending on which platform you’re using your photo on, we can resize it accordingly. You’ll be given three versions of each photo. We can also do custom sizing if you know the dimensions. If you would like us to extract you from your photo and edit you onto another photo, we can do this for an additional fee. Realtors like extracting themselves from their headshot and being placed in front of a house. Take a look at Rick Tabor’s headshots below to see what we’re talking about!

Rick’s original landscape headshot, no crop.

The vertical crop of Rick’s headshot.

The square crop version.

This one was cropped and sized for LinkedIn.

What To Expect For Your Headshot Session

When preparing for your headshot session, here are some things to keep in mind:

Most importantly, this session is all about you and your needs. The session will be as long or as short as you need to be satisfied with your experience. Although, the majority of sessions are under thirty minutes. You have the option to come to our studio or we can meet you on location for an additional fee.

We recommend getting to the studio ten to fifteen minutes early in case you need to change into your outfit, touch up your make-up, fix your hair, or anything else to make yourself camera ready. We have a changing area and mirrors for your convenience. If you bring multiple outfits, you’ll be able to comfortably change here.

We recommend bringing more than one outfit so you have more options to choose from. Neutrals and darker tones look best and most professional. Steer away from distracting patterns, heavy make-up, and gaudy jewelry.

We will start the session by taking some shots in each of your outfits. Then we will upload them to the computer right then and there, and take a look. You’ll be able to hand pick your favorite photo to be retouched. You also have the option of purchasing additional images – sometimes one just isn’t enough!

Our studio has a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Your only job is to sit up straight and smile! We’ll take care of the rest.

Plymouth, Michigan Headshot Photographer

Integrity Naturals Display – Product Photography – Plymouth, MI

We worked with Integrity Naturals to photograph a display shelf of their line of skincare products. Integrity Naturals offers online ordering to anyone, but they also sell directly to other businesses. Portraying what a display shelf would look like is a fantastic idea to show current and prospective business customers what your products would look like on display in their own store. This was actually shot in the owner’s living room because of the challenge of transporting a glass shelf. So, the shot came with some challenges, but we think it turned out pretty well!

The all-natural skincare line on display.

Spark Headphones – Glow vs. Non-Glow – Product Photography

We worked with Spark Headphones to photograph their Smart Glow Headphones in non-glow mode. Although the selling feature of this product is the glowing, it’s important to have photos of the product when it’s not on so customers know what it looks like. If you have a product that changes from it’s original form, it’s beneficial to have photos of your product in all of it’s forms. This allows the customer to know what to expect when purchasing the product, and can even help decide whether they order or not.

What the headphones look like in non-glow mode.

Glow vs. non-glow

The Chair-iot – Commercial Photography – Canton, MI

The Chair-iot is a company that created a more efficient way of lugging around folding chairs. Whether you’re going to a sporting event, an outdoor concert venue, or other fun outdoor activities, The Chair-iot makes everything easier. The carrier is on wheels, making it much easier to transport on grass, dirt, gravel – you name it! The vinyl on the carrier is weather resistant to protect everything inside. There are also two drink holders for your convenience, and a small storage pocket for your valuables. We took some shots of the carrier, chair, and the many items that can fit inside! Take a look at how much this carrier can hold…and don’t forget about the wheels!

The Chair-iot and all it can hold.

Sharer Design Group – Commercial Photography – Plymouth, MI

We stopped by a home in Plymouth to capture a newly renovated kitchen by Sharer Design Group. It’s a simple kitchen with white as the main color, covering most surfaces, and wooden floors, clear light fixtures, a blue oven, and two blue cabinets with overhead lights. It has a retro feel and we’re excited to share the final product with you. Be sure to check out all the little details in the photos below!

We love the contrast of the blue oven with the white walls, cabinetry, and tiled back splash.

On the other side of the kitchen is a cute nook for the microwave, which makes for more counter space – the dream! Also, notice the blue cabinets showcasing clear glasses.

A look at the kitchen from a different angle. Check out the paneled white ceiling and the retro, modern light!

A look at the entire kitchen, featuring a large cabinet for extra storage.

We really love this sink with built-in drying racks and a convenient hole for the colander!

The top rack can be switched out with a panel (left part of sink), which makes for even more counter space and added convenience.

DCSnowpocalypse

Well, the second snowfall of the year has been a little overwhelming to the state of Virginia. Deucehartley jokingly coined the hashtag “#dcsnowpocalypse” on Twitter to describe the snow storm as it approached our area. It started snowing around 9 p.m. here in Alexandria on Friday, and it’s still snowing. Some parts of the DC area are reporting as much as twenty inches of snow! Compare this picture that I took this afternoon around 4 p.m. with the one from my previous blog entry.

Everything has been covered in this fluffy white snow.

The poor owner of this car.

Cash for Clunkers – Jim Koons Automotive – Virginia

For those of you who don’t know, I work full-time as the webmaster for Jim Koons Automotive. For the past couple months the government has been running the “Cash for Clunkers” program where dealers take old cars with poor gas mileage as a trade-in and customers get money from the government for their trade. As part of the program, the dealer agrees to destroy the clunker. Well, last week I got to see the clunkers get destroyed. Here are a few photos of the vehicles getting smashed!

Before this clunker was smashed.

And there it goes…

Smashed!

Some of the clunkers.

Not much was left behind.