Headshots & Business Portraits
Business, Corporate, Editorial, Publication, Team & Lifestyle Photography
Brian is trusted by numerous publishers, marketing managers and publicists to deliver authentic images that convey the true essence of their clients and teams. (Ask about about rates for multiple subjects & loyalty discounts for marketing & web professionals.
Great Headshots Matter
You get what you pay for, or as I learned on a shoot in Kenya, "Cheap is expensive!"
What most of us will never know, is how many potential clients we've lost because of a bad photo. Sure, it may look professionally lit, composed and serve as accurate ID, but does it tell who you are?
Be you a stern litigator, trustworthy financial advisor, competent engineer or an investment-worthy entrepreneur, your headshot can make or break the deal. "Hmm, impressive credentials, but he looks like a very tense person, can we really trust them on this project?.."
If you think that's wild, consider that your brain's two million year-old wiring is designed to make instant decisions to keep you alive. This fight-or-flight response will judge a photo before you ever bother with reading a bio.
Today's clients want to know who their working with. They need to know that you can be trusted, and your authentic headshot is the perfect tool to seal the deal, in qualifying for their trust.
My award-winning aptitude, combined with two decades of business & merchandising acumen has become the "secret sauce" to what happens behind the camera, allowing me to stay focused on directing you to your perfect image(s) in front of the camera.
What is your next client worth?..
The samples below will help you to determine which style of headshots will best meet your needs.
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Still not sure which one is best?.. Just give us a ring: (503)246-3056
(We are often on-location shooting, so please leave the best call-back times and we'll respond promptly)
SAME-DAY SELECTION on our 55" monitor. (except Tues.)
A great option for that clean, simple, professional look, our camera room, studio and surroundings provide a great number of options. (nearby outdoor options may be available at no charge, on all days except Tuesday)
Your selected favorites will be retouched and delivered within 48 hours.
Ask about our options of bringing our studio gear to you.
This allows you a second image-file for FREE! - SAVE $149
In case you're interested...
I was working with a business consultant recently, who had me "analyzing my competition". Something I prefer not to do, but found some enlightenment and validation from it.
My takeaway, "I truly believe that my greatest competition is Public Perception". The unwitting belief that the camera (rather than photographer) creates the picture. That opinion can prove very costly in proving that Cheap is Expensive.
The public is not entirely to blame for this, since there are countless "photographers" (by the crude definition of "shutterbugs with a DSLR & a web page) that, as I once did, believed that my ability to take a great landscape photo, qualified me to say yes to doing someones headshots or wedding.
One such unwitting site, listed studio headshots as "old school studio photography". (Laughing to the bank on that one) We serve so many, (depending on professions) that we dedicated an entire day for studio headshots (check out our Two-look Tuesday DEAL.)
If you're shopping by price, we may very well be your final destination. Not because we are less, but because we've been the last stop for professionals seeking quality photography, who paid more by going cheap before discovering us... I do wish there was an easier way to sell the unseen, than to compare your bad experience to what we will create for you. But satisfaction is guaranteed - we shoot until you're happy!
YES! WE GO ANYWHERE For headshots
Destination Headshots are great for thematic, creative and modern-style headshots. Modeling, acting, and business clients that want a more thematic look to match their style.
A few live examples of how these are used may be seen on the sites of our clients at Buckley Law. (Details and inclusions when you click the BOOK button)
In case you're interested...
After years in school darkrooms, I found an AMAZING mentor that rarely left his studio. Eventually, he made me this over-the-top offer of trust.
"I want you to have (inherit) my business, with one condition, that you stay in Pendleton". I declined, saying "I'll have to pass, because I could never be 'stuck in the studio - I'm an outside shooter.'"
He persisted - "You can do it differently than me, and hire someone to stay in the studio while you go out."
Stubbornly, I couldn't agree, and declined. He was 70, I was 21, so I knew everything, right?..
WRONG!.. Look at where I am and look at what I am doing. He saw my award-winning future long before I did. I had to build it all from trust, but it was made so much easier by his guidance and daily, one-on-one training. "You'll learn." He would say every other time I screwed up. His gentle alternative to an "I told you so" or grumbling. And those two words I heard CLEARLY in my head when those errors impacted my checkbook instead of his.
He has since passed, but I think of him every time I'm locking my studio door en route to a destination shoot. (and yes, I do the studio sessions as well). Yes, my dear mentor - I learned!
Team (group) Portraits
Before you click the red buttons below... "Team Headshots" are at our studio. "Destination Team Headshots" are at an agreed-upon location. (your office, a park or other options in the Portland Metro - globally for a price : ^)
If you want "Studio" backgrounds & lighting brought to you, book Destination and we'll add the $100 fee on arrival. (this is only added when we bring our studio background, studio lighting and other gear necessary to transform your office into a camera room)
Choose Studio or Location button below. Location option includes travel and set-up time.
Great for executive teams, entire staff or other groupings to put a face on your growing operations. Ask about our volume pricing on individual headshots, in-studio or on location. (many samples to come)
OPT: We allow time to also pose individuals for an extra per-subject price. This add-on will include one perfected image file per subject.
Brian has been hired and shipped-to-shoot this combined service to numerous destinations including Minneapolis MN, USA, Kobe Japan (nearly 800 in one group photo) where he also photographed HRH Masako, Crown Princess of Japan. Toronto Canada, Anaheim Calif. USA, Nassau The Bahamas, Baltimore MD, USA, Brisbane Australia, New Zealand and aboard a cruise ship to from Vancouver BC to Alaska.
Great for Modeling Comp-cards or outdoor thematic, business-style headshots. Looking to personalize every page with a new version of you?.. See examples in-use by our client Leslie Ruminski.
Bring as many outfits as you think you can change into within an hour. More time may be added, but we can do a great deal in 90 minutes.
- 90 minute location session.
- One location/background is recommended to maximize your options.
- Clothing options are unlimited, but we average about 15-20 min shooting each one.
- View 5-10 of your best options per outfit.
- Select online or same day (as available).
- Includes a full set of unedited, branded digital previews of your session
- Includes four edited “Level 10” digital image files with license for use.
- Purchased files delivered electronically in both print and web media formats.
- Travel and set-up anywhere in the Portland Metro.
$599 - MODELS CHOICE - Great way to update your comp cards with several looks. (Details by consultation)
Campaign and Editorial Sessions
ELECTION PHOTOGRAPHY - Portrait, Lifestyle & EDITORIAL all in one
Successful election by your fellow citizens takes a great deal more than the trust of those who know you. Trust requires an image (by all sense of the word) that will speak to those you have yet to meet.
Reading your impressive credentials in a voter pamphlet or marketing materials can all be checked away if your image is unpolished. To many voters, seeing a version of you that was simply nervous before the camera can unfortunately work against your financial supporters.
Brian is a master at coaching you to the most comfortable, authentic and trustworthy version of yourself. The one that gets elected!*
• We'll consult with you and/or your campaign manager to arrange for the best series of images
• If you are working with a stylist, we collaborate well to carry out the vision you seek.
• Two hours of photography at multiple destinations. (more may be added if deemed necessary during consultation. Includes image culling, color-correction and printable, unbranded digital files and usage license. ($800 value for two hours)
• Choose up to three of your favorite "Headshot" images to be retouched by our artist. (incidentals only - we want you to be seen as real, yet at your best). These can be three unique clothing options to allow you varied uses. ($497 value)
• Half off our Studio Headshot session for your voter pamphlet image if a studio session is required. (Reg. $199 - Saves $99.50)
• Model release forms available for subjects invited into your images. (n/c)
• Advance payment is required (Saturday's available for this service - add $100)
$899 total - includes license to use all images for print and/or web
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