Yes, our photos have been stolen. Often.

Raise your hand if you’ve ever done a Google image search, then copied and pasted one of the images into your presentation, or website, or… anywhere.  Guess what!  You just committed a federal crime.  If you copy a photo from a Google search, Pinterest, Instagram, or anywhere online you didn’t get permission from the photographer/copyright […]

Should you tip the makeup artist?

Should you tip the makeup artist? After a headshot shoot, when the makeup artist is just out of earshot, we’ve often had clients frantically whisper to us, “psst!  Do I tip the makeup artist?!”  Whether or not to tip your makeup artist is a complicated question.  And it should start with what kind of makeup […]

Q&A with Susie Grant, SPHR: Human Resources Pro Breaks Down the Polished Profile

So many folks swing by our studio for professional headshots to update their LinkedIn profile, so we chatted with our friend Susie to get some job search tips. Susie Grant is a Human Resources Business Partner. With an extensive background in human resources and recruiting, Grant has experience in HR advisory, employee relations, developing sourcing […]

When to add a makeup artist to your session

“I see that I can add a hair and makeup artist to my session… I’m not sure.  Should I?”  This is a question we hear all the time.  And our answer is always, “it’s up to you.”  Everyone is different, so it’s up to you to decide what would help you look your most photogenic. […]

How to ask your photographer for a discount

Today is the day I’m finally tackling the controversial issue of pricing in photography.  Specifically, discounts.  As a small business owner and service provider I’ve been asked for a discount more times than I can count.  I believe we’re living in what I like to lovingly call the “Groupon Era,” where no one pays full […]