What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
After their initial contact by email, text or telephone, we discuss needs and the way images will be used (audition, casting, job, brochure, web, album or book cover, etc). Nonrefundable deposit is made. Next we set an appointment, do the shoot, review and select images. After this images are processed and then delivered in full resolution electronically. A commercial use license is provided which also authorizes printing rights. Finally, an online gallery is created at GindhartPhoto.com to host their headshots.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have an extensive education in photography from more than a dozen internationally renowned teachers.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Session package rates start at $175.00 for a 40 minute session (15 images), $225 for 1 hour (25 edited images), $275 for 2 hours (50 edited images).
Mini-session: $100 for a 20 minute mini session (5 edited images). Rates are at my location in Broad Ripple.When I shoot at other locations the rates may be slightly higher.
Onsite, individual headshots: Executive/professional headshots scheduled successively at your location: $295 for the first 8 persons and $20 per person thereafter up to 50 persons; $18.50 per person thereafter up to 75 persons; and $17.50 per person thereafter for 100 or more individuals. I would need to come in to your location 45 minutes to an hour before the headshot session begins to set up the studio lighting and gray, professional backdrop. If the session runs 2 days, the lighting and backdrop would remain in place so there would be no setup the 2nd day.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Headshot clients are typically executives or business people, lawyers, actors, actresses, entertainers, writers, lecturers, performers and dancers. Anyone who needs photographs of themselves that are of excellent quality, and are pleasing, interesting and appealing to the eye.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Look at photographer's samples for photographs that you personally like. What types of locations and backgrounds are you interested in? In a studio against a photographic backdrop? On location? Where? In nature, village, contemporary, grunge looks? See if the people in the pictures look relaxed or if they are having an enjoyable experience with the session and photographer. Notice how you feel when you talk with the photographer and whether you feel comfortable.