WELCOME Actors, Dancers, Models and Professionals!

My superpower as a photographer is in the art of making a connection with you -- in making you feel at ease even if you don't like having photos taken, making the process easy and fun for you, and bringing out your personality in your photographs.

I specialize in creating EXTRAORDINARY, NATURAL LIGHT HEADSHOTS photographed differently for each genre's specific needs. I'll keep the focus on your eyes through creative, vibrant, environmental (outdoor) or studio headshots for Actors, Models and Dancers, as well as Professionals. I am comfortable working with Men, Women, Teens and Children.

Headshot packages (see below) are designed for those who need high resolution digital files for 8x10 printed head shots to promote and/or enhance your professional image and/or brand. Actors, I've worked with casting directors to know how to capture what they are looking for in your actor headshot. Let me help get you CAST!

NOTE: If you're looking for a photo session experience with the end goal of archival PRINTS and/or ARTWORK for your home (prints, albums, canvas, products, etc.) please see our modern portrait, senior or family portrait pages!

sessions | package options

 

PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT, EXPRESS | $295 (30 min session + 2 finished files)

INCLUDES:

  • 30 minute session, natural light (1-2 looks are recommended)
  • approx 15 proofs hosted in private proofing gallery for 1 week for your selection process
  • final retouching on your (2) favorite photos (extra retouched photos available for $95/file)
  • file(s) delivered electronically as high resolution jpg files, suitable for printing up to 8x10
  • accompanying print + digital release for final photos
  • group rates are available for offices (I work with a lot of Denver attorneys, real estate agents, etc.)

ACTOR HEADSHOTS | $345 (60 min session + 2 finished files + all low res digital proofs)

INCLUDES:

  • pre-session phone consultation to discuss session goals, location, timing & styling
  • 60 minute session, on location -or- in my natural light studio
  • unlimited outfits* or looks (2-3 looks are recommended -- helps if you're a fast changer!)
  • approx 30 preview image proofs hosted in private proofing gallery for 2 weeks for your selection process (you may share this gallery with your agent)
  • final retouching on your favorite (2) photos
  • download access to unedited, lower res session proofs is included as a record of your session
  • finished files delivered electronically as high resolution jpg files, suitable for printing up to 8x10; proofs suitable for web and social media
  • accompanying print + digital release for final photos

ACTOR HEADSHOTS, EXTENDED LOOKS SESSION | $545 (90 min session + 5 finished files)

INCLUDES:

  • pre-session phone consultation to discuss session goals, location, timing & styling
  • 90 minute session, on location -or- in my natural light studio
  • unlimited outfits* or looks (5-6 looks are recommended -- helps if you're a fast changer!)
  • approx 50 preview image proofs hosted in private proofing gallery for 3 weeks for your selection process (you may share this gallery with your agent)
  • final retouching on your favorite (5) photos
  • download access to unedited, lower res session proofs is included as a record of your session
  • finished files delivered electronically as high resolution jpg files, suitable for printing up to 8x10; proofs suitable for web and social media
  • accompanying print + digital release for final photos

PROFESSIONAL CUSTOM PERSONAL BRANDING / FULL MODEL PORTFOLIO BUILD | $875 (design consult + 2 hour session + 8 finished files)

INCLUDES:

  • consultation to design your custom portrait session (style and location) to fully complement your personal brand
  • up to 2 hour session, on location -and/or- in one of my natural light studios
  • can photograph headshots AND have time for more full body creative portraiture
  • unlimited outfits* or looks (we will plan this during your consultation)
  • approx 45 preview images hosted in private proofing gallery for 2 weeks for your selection process
  • final retouching on your favorite (8) photos
  • finished files delivered electronically as high resolution jpg files, suitable for printing up to 8x10
  • accompanying print + digital release for final photos

   
ADD ON OPTIONS
(with any package) :

  • PROFESSIONAL HAIR & MAKEUP artist : fees range between $75-$140 per person
  • EXTRA PHOTOS as finished high resolution files : $95/file (printable to 8x10)
  • book back-to-back professional or actor headshot sessions with a friend: each save $25
  • group rates ARE available


on the blog | select actor, headshot + personal branding sessions :

photo session | timing | what to expect

SESSION RETAINER + BOOKING :

Your non-refundable session retainer of $150 guarantees your session booking details (including date, time, location specific studio fees and makeup artist if applicable).  Remaining session fee will be due at your photo session. Credit cards are accepted (on-line or in person), as well as check or cash.

CANCELLATIONS / RESCHEDULING:  Everyone's time is valuable, and scheduling often involves multiple people's schedules (hair & makeup artists, photo assistants, etc.), as well as dated photography permits or payments to book time in studios, etc. If we need to reschedule due to sickness or inclement weather, your booking retainer/deposit IS transferable. For all other rescheduling requests, please note that with 72 hours notice, your session retainer may be transferred once to a new session booking time/date. After the first rescheduling, or if you'd like to reschedule within 72 hours of your session, please note that there is a $150 RESCHEDULING FEE to book a different session date/time.

CONSULTATION / PLANNING (via phone and/or email for headshots, in person for Personal Branding Sessions):

After you have booked your photo session, we will discuss your desired location and styling for the session. I have a natural light studio available, but I also love photographing on location wherever light is flattering. Once I know a bit more about your plans for photos and what you do, we can come up with the best location for your shoot. I will then send you a list of things to bring to your session and tips to prepare.

THE PHOTO SESSION :

Be sure to leave extra time to arrive by your start time -- there may be someone booked after your session time (AND you’ll look more relaxed in photos if you’re not stressed out!) When you arrive, we'll spend a few minutes going over your wardrobe... and then comes the fun part: your session! (Note to the nervous: I LOVE doing this and I have lots of ways to help you feel comfortable -- I promise this will be a good experience for you!)

PROOFING GALLERY :

After your shoot I will select a collection of best photos, which I then pre-edit (color balance, crop, exposure) for your proofing gallery. Approximately 3-5 days after your session for headshots (let me know if you have a deadline and I'll do my best to accomodate), or 1-2 weeks for full personal branding sessions, you'll receive an email with a link to an on-line proofing gallery with your proofs for you to make your final selections per your package (yes, you can share this gallery with colleagues / agents / etc.).

RETOUCHING :

Once you have made your final selections per your package details, these final photos are then queued for hand-retouching. My goal is for you to look like YOU, so I don’t do heavy handed editing unless it is specifically requested by you. This is especially important for ACTORS, as your headshots should look as you would look when you walk into an audition. General rule of thumb is that if something will be gone in two weeks (blemishes, scratches, etc.), it will be gone in your photo!

FINAL PHOTOS :

Your final photos will then be delivered within 2-3 days (for headshots), or 1-2 weeks for full personal branding sessions. Photo files will be delivered electronically, along with a digital and print release... and your awesome new image(s) will be ready to go!

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

Here's an extensive list I prepared with tips on HOW TO PREPARE FOR HEADSHOTS. Also, check out our FAQ page, or feel free to contact me for more info!

READY TO BOOK?

Sessions tend to book 2-4 weeks in advance so if you're considering a session, contact me to discuss NOW!

I'd love to work with you!

Cheers!

Jennifer M Koskinen | Photographer
Merritt Design Photo | Denver
970 708 2065

ACTORS :

SPECIAL NOTES FOR ACTORS:

Your headshot should be a reflection of your personality and your brand. Arrive at your headshot session as you would for an audition with regards to clothing and how you would wear your hair. If you’re getting professional hair & makeup, come in with a clean face, and with your hair as you would for an audition and we’ll get you “photo ready.” Nothing too flashy or distracting -- we want your photos to be about YOU. Your agent may have likes/dislikes regarding clothing/jewelry so it’s always good to ask if they have preferences beforehand!

FOR MORE INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO ACTORS, PLEASE HAVE A LOOK AT THIS INTERVIEW where I sat down with Denver CASTING DIRECTOR Sylvia Gregory to find out more about what she looks for in headshots!

 

 

* NOTE: prices subject to change; price quoted in print at the time of your booking will be honored for 6 months from date of quote.

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