ABOUTSmart Pop Media specializes in helping individuals and small businesses establish a professional presence on the web.
Thanks for considering Smart Pop Media for your professional photo needs. I specialize in providing professional business portraits & corporate headshot photos for LinkedIn profiles, websites, resumes, marketing material and social media profiles. Portraits can be taken in different styles according to your needs (corporate, start-up, casual styles, etc.)
Rates: Mini-Session rates begin at $125 for 1 top/look ($150 for 2 tops/looks) and are by appointment. Your session package includes your 20-Minute Professional Portrait Session retainer, ten (10) high resolution web photos that are professionally retouched, a digital release for web sharing as well as free posing tips you can use for the future. Longer sessions with more photos are available upon inquiry. Digital Print files are also available a la carte. Call 323-325-1495 for more info on promos/group pricing or to schedule your professional portrait shoot.
To be best prepared for your session, please take the time to carefully read the information below.
Reserving your slot: Full payment of your session is required to reserve your appointment. After you get in touch and confirm a time slot, an invoice will be sent to you thru which you can easily secure your slot. Because there are limited sessions available, when you reserve your slot it is set aside for you and no other. Therefore, session are fully non-refundable. Once your time slot has been secured, your Shoot Agreement & Release will be emailed to you for easy online signing through your phone, tablet or computer.
Changes of Schedule Policy: All clients should contact me asap if you have any issues with your appointment time. If you’re running late, please text or call me ASAP to let me know. If there’s no client scheduled after you we’ll do our best to accommodate but please note that arriving after your slot time may result in a reschedule. In the event of a late arrival or missed/cancelled appointment, your session retainer may be credited in full toward one rescheduled session with an additional $25 reschedule fee.
Wardrobe: For Biz portraits, only what you wear from the waist up will show. Neutrals, pastels and natural colors look best for the most professional look. If you are a creative, wear what represents your creative vibe. A good rule of thumb is to wear what you would to an interview or whatever best expresses your personal branding. For those doing a 2-Tops/Looks session, I suggest you arrive wearing two layers of your choice, one layer of which you can remove half way thru your session for a 2nd look. ex) for guys: a dress shirt, tie and suit jacket if you want a formal look, or a t-shirt and button down shirt/casual jacket over it for a more casual look. For gals: a blouse and dress suit jacket or casual shirt with a cardigan or casual jacket.
Hair & Makeup: It’s best to arrive how you usually would arrive to an interview or important meeting. Be natural, look like ‘you’ or how you want to present yourself to the world. All your photos will be professionally retouched with a natural look for basic retouching of fly-aways, simple blemishes, etc.
Tips: Try on your chosen wardrobe a few days before your shoot and have clothing laid out the night before. Haircuts should also be done a few days before your appointment, not a day or two before the shoot unless you’re very confident in the stylist. Keep your water intake up the day before and day of, making sure to keep your facial skin and lips well moisturized to prevent flaking skin and chapped lips. (If you tend to get chapped lips, make sure to use and have lip balm on you- this goes for guys and gals!) #1: Get a good nights sleep so you look as fresh and healthy as you can for your session! 🙂
Arrival: VERY IMPORTANT! Aim to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled slot. This will allow you to park, find the shoot location and settle in. You’ve invested your money, time and energy to get a great professional portrait. It’d be a shame if you arrived out of breath, running late, harried and have that show in your photos. You should be ‘CAMERA READY’ with clothing, hair and any makeup all set, at the time of your appointment. Mini-Sessions run exactly on time, so thank you in advance for arriving well before your scheduled appointment!
All sessions include your best photos, chosen by me, in high resolution digital files for the web with a license for web-sharing only. Your photos will be retouched for a natural, professional look. Clients receive their photos via email or via a private online gallery with download links. Turn around to get your files is about 3-4 business days. Rush processing is available upon request. Additional print-resolution digital images (for business cards, postcards, flyers, posters etc.) are available a la carte.
Call 323-325-1495 if you have any further questions and to schedule your professional portrait mini-session today.