Y O U T H H E A D S H O T S

In a world of bland-background, unexciting headshots, I’m happy to say these don’t blend in!!!


DID YOU KNOW???

A “headshot” is perhaps the biggest tool an aspiring model, actor, or actress has to get noticed and find work on stage or on screen. Agencies and casting directors have to thumb through hundreds (dare I say thousands?) of headshots sent to them by hopeful prospects looking for work under the spotlight. Since these gatekeepers can’t possibly interview every potential prospect, they instead rely heavily on this first impression (a headshot) to decide who gets contacted for a potential opportunity. It is therefore vitally important for an aspiring (or established) talent’s headshot to be professional and stand out, and help them get noticed amidst the larger pile of eager candidates.


"We can't say enough about our experience with Michael!"  

-Michelle F.


 
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THAT “MOVIE MAGIC” LOOK

This being the case, for my youth headshot sessions, I’ve chosen to employ a special combination of professional (and portable) studio lighting and in-camera tricks to create a striking “movie magic” look that gives greater context to your young stars, and adds extra weight to what they can look like on screen or on stage. Little is left to imagination. These images POP!

As an added bonus, because of how I create this look in-camera (with nothing but minor adjustments left to the computer afterwards), you’ll be able to see what their headshots will look like right as we shoot them! It is anything but boring. And in a world filled with bland-background headshots, I’m happy to say that these don’t blend in!

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"Mike is the KID WHISPERER!"  

-Stephanie M.


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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION…

Of course it’s worth mentioning that no amount of camera tricks or special effects will make up for any lackluster facial expressions. So, once my lights are set and camera ready to go, it’s all about the action and interaction as I help guide your child/teen through a wide variety of moods and looks. Some will be fun, other images serious, and still others more of a blend meant to bring out the complexities of your unique child and what they bring to the table.

Also, for what it’s worth, it’s pretty much standard affair when working with me that there will be some super goofy outtakes! However, I’m unfortunately sworn to secrecy not to share any of those here. Soooo sorry…you really have no idea what you’re missing:)

All in all, in the end, whether silly, serious, or anything in between, all our efforts will be in search of those one or two standout images that really rise to the top and ooze with extra personality and power. This is what it’s all about. We’ll get plenty of other worthy keepers and outtakes, but these are the ones you want for their main headshot.

Sound appealing? Read on for the finer details….

 
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EARLY BIRD DETAILS

Each individual photographed will receive…

  • up to 30 minutes of shooting time (or longer…until I’m happy we’ve got something great!)

  • Online gallery uploaded 24-48 hours after the session

  • All the best images from the session delivered to you with basic adjustments (30-40 max)

  • One fully retouched image of your choice (aka the main headshot all spruced up)

  • All images delivered digitally in high resolution (with print release)

  • Delivered images are ready-to-go, cropped to the industry standard 8x10 format, with a few fun “panoramic crops” included to spice things up (makes for a great Facebook cover!)

  • 20% off their next headshot session with me (no matter what my current rates at the time)

EARLY BIRD INVESTMENT:  

One Individual:  $95

Two Sibling/Friend Special:  $150 total*

Each additional sibling/friend: $75/each*

Each additional retouched image: $25/each

*Sibling/friend sessions must take place back-to-back at the same location, within 20 miles of downtown Franklin, TN to receive special pricing.

This special, portfolio-building pricing available for a limited time, on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED basis…

 
 
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