To book, a deposit is required, which you can pay for with your credit or debit card. For the balance due at the end of your session, you can pay with a major credit card, cash, Venmo or PayPal. For cash, exact amounts are preferred. Sorry, no personal checks or cryptocurrency. Corporations with a tax ID can pay with a corporate check.
After the session is complete, and usually within 1-3 business days, an online proof gallery will be provided via email to review the photos and select your retouches. Once you have made your selection(s) and submit it, light retouching will be done to those selection(s). Around another 1-3 business days after you have submitted them, you will be emailed a download link where all the photos can be downloaded.
If you normally wear glasses – to meet clients, during your workday, for castings, etc. – it is recommended you wear your glasses. It is a good idea to look as close to how you would look on a typical day. However, sunglasses are almost never recommended. If you have anti-reflective glasses, those are usually more helpful to prevent glare from lighting.
In almost all cases a smile is preferred. Exceptions include actor theatrical headshots, some lifestyle shots, etc. How much to smile can depend on the profession or your personal comfort level. It is standard to look into the camera for headshots (not always for lifestyle shoots). Looking into the cameras is what helps create your image as confident, trustworthy, approachable, and so on.
There are parking lots with 3 hours free parking just North and South of Honolulu Ave. It is then just a 2-4 minute walk to Honolulu Ave from either lot. Your confirmation email will have a photo of the parking details. There is also metered (coins only) parking on Honolulu Ave.