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All below sessions include receiving an online proof gallery to make retouch selections. Then receive all photos, including the extra ones not retouched, via a download link. Complete details for each session are provided once you opt to schedule a session. If you need to meet technical requirements, like ERAS medical residency application headshots, please inform the studio when you arrive for your session.
1 Look, 1 Retouch
30 Minute Session
3 Looks, 3 Retouches
1 Hour Session
3 Looks, 3 Retouches, 1 Video
2 Hour Session
Have the studio come to your offices for the convenience of creating headshots for a few to many team members with little work interruption. There is an additional cost for locations 25+ miles from the TLC studio address.
Each session below includes: 5-10 minute mini-sessions per person, around 20-30 photos created per person, online proof gallery to select retouches, one retouched photo per person, all extra photos also provided as JPEG files. Turnaround time for proof gallery is 2-5 business days. Turnaround time for retouched photo is 2-3 business days after selection is received per person.
1-2 Team Members
1.5 hours for setup, sessions, & tear down
3-4 Team Members
2 hours for setup, sessions, & tear down
5-6 Team Members
2.5 hours for setup, sessions, & tear down
7-8 Team Members
2.5 hours for setup, sessions, & tear down
9-10 Team Members
3 hours for setup, sessions, & tear down
11-12 Team Members
4 hours for setup, sessions, & tear down
13-14 Team Members
4.5 hours for setup, sessions, & tear down
15-16 Team Members
5.5 hours for setup, sessions, & tear down
17-20 Team Members
6.5 hours for setup, sessions, & tear down
First, there is online booking available from this page for corporate headshots. These sessions are ideal for any business professional, from accountants and doctors to creative directors and real estate agents, and so on.
Simply select the BOOK NOW button at the top or bottom of the page’s photos. On the booking site, you can see full details about what is included in a session, how long the process is – from how long a session is to how long until you get the photos – and so on.
There is a deposit required to hold a spot on the calendar, refundable if you adhere to the cancellation policy that you will get a chance to review. Once you are booked, you will receive confirmations via email and / or text along with additional instructions and details about your session.
The Light Committee is located at 2266 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA, 91020. Most people are not familiar with Montrose. It is part of the Glendale area, which is roughly 12 miles north of downtown Los Angeles and 14 miles east of North Hollywood. The studio serves the greater Los Angeles area.
To simplify the process, there are two business headshots session options. Basically, one has fewer looks and retouches than the other one. The one with fewer looks is ideal for people that just want the basics, a couple of headshots to use on LinkedIn or the company website. The one with unlimited looks is for professionals looking to user their headshots for varied marketing purposes. That session also allows for shots like full body, half body, studio or outdoors, and so on.
There are two other sessions that include other services people sometimes want. One is to add hair and makeup service for headshots. The other one adds video. It can be to produce a marketing video, for example to get across your business details, unique selling proposition, and so on.
Once your session is complete, you will receive an online proof gallery to review the photos you want to have retouched. Retouching is another important part of the process, to making your photos truly pop. Once you make your selections and submit them, they will be worked on.
Finally, you will receive another email with all the photos – including the extra ones not retouched – made available to download via a link.
At the bottom of this page, there are several blog posts that you can review to dive deeper into things that will make your headshot session, and results, go better. But here is a summary of the essentials.
Before your session, get a good night’s sleep so you appear as fresh as possible. Drink extra water the few days leading up to your session, so your skin appears more naturally hydrated and a tad bit clearer. As for posing, consider practicing a bit the night before. A bathroom mirror is a good place to do this. This way you can get a sense for what might appear to be too much or too little of one thing or another, such as smiling.
We will also go over this in the studio and collaborate on what steps we should take to make you look your best. Executive headshots do not always mean wear a full suit. One popular bit of advice to follow is, dress how you would if you were meeting an important client. If that means a full suit or just a shirt depends on you and your industry’s best-practices.
Depending on the session you opted for, you might want outside headshots or studio headshots. This is a matter of preference, but The Light Committee generally recommends studio shots over natural light shots. This is not to say do not do natural light – just consider it as a secondary option.
There are a few reasons why. In a studio, a photographer that knows what they are doing is in full control of the environment. They can position lights where they want, adjust levels, and modify them as needed.
Outdoors, the photographer has much less control. The sun is where it will be and that changes by the hour. It might be too bright or too dark at appointment time. It might be windy, rainy, and more. Some outdoor background scenes can look really good but some not so good. There can be distractions like traffic, other people, and so on. Again, natural light is a strong candidate for corporate headshots – there is a look to natural light photos that is appealing too. But for the above reasons and more, studio-lit headshots are recommended first.
The Light Committee does a lot of headshots that require meeting technical specifications. For example, this includes headshots for ERAS medical residency applications that have specification requirements like, sizing at 2.5 x 3.5 inches, a JPEG file less than 100 KB and maximum resolution of 150 DPI. Some corporations require a specific background color or that employees wear a specific item.
As a result, it is recommended you bring any specifications with you and inform the photographer in advance. This is just in case the composition of the headshot needs to be reconsidered as a result of needing to meet any requirements.
Also, if you are working with a web designer and are planning to use your business headshots on the website, find out if the designer has any specifications to meet. Often times there are certain crops they will want, such as for a hero shot.
To this end, you might need to consider a lifestyle photo shoot session in addition or instead of a headshot session. Lifestyle photos are another type of photo and you can see examples and learn about lifestyle photo shoots here.