Overall Process for a Mobile Photographer
You likely have an idea as to how many people you will need headshots for. Pricing for teams up to 20 is listed on the main page for business headshots – just jump down to the “mobile” section. Next, you’ll want to verify schedules with everyone and that includes with The Light Committee.
Once pricing and a date and time are verified, it is ideal to create a schedule for the day. This way, each person has a dedicated slot they can plan for – say, Jennifer at 10 to 10:10 AM, Jim at 10:10 to 10:20 AM, and so on. Providing an end-time makes people aware they are only needed for a few minutes.
What to Expect from the Mobile Photographer
There is no standard for how photographers conduct mobile sessions. So, the following is applicable only to The Light Committee.
If sessions are to start at, say 10 AM, The Light Committee will likely arrive around 9 AM. This allows time to scout the location and make sure it is ideal and allows time to setup all the gear too. An ideal spot to conduct sessions will consist of the following, though sessions can be accommodated without meeting all these requirements:
- A room or space of at least 12 ft. b 12 ft. and 10 ft. ceilings or more
- Minimal windows and glass, and other large objects like conference tables
- Good air conditioning so people are not sweating after rushing to their session
- Dedicated room for privacy of individuals for their sessions
For Los Angeles-area businesses, The Light Committee brings a studio light setup to mimic what an in-studio session would be like. A gray background is common to use, which can be made lighter or darker. Other backgrounds are possible, and requests can be made for such. The farther the travel request, the less that can be packed, and so light setups may become minimal, particularly if a flight via an airport is required.
Once all the gear is setup and sessions begin, in most cases each person will have the opportunity to review the photos as we go, to ensure there are some looks that they like. Sessions are designed for one look and around a dozen shots per person to minimize a person’s required time while ensuring enough shots to find one photo that is likeable. But custom sessions are possible, such as to accommodate more looks (outfit changes), to have hair and makeup styling in place, etc.