The Headshot Experience

The Headshot Experience!

  • We work together to get the look you need…approachable, confident, funny, serious.
  • No rush. No fear. No uncertainty.
  • Typical sessions are 20-30 minutes, but plan to be at my studio for about 60 minutes.
  • At the end of the session we’ll pick your favorite photos together.
  • Only pay for the photographs you love.

What You Need to Know

  • Scheduling Your Photo Shoot
    Select a day and time, accept the photo session agreement, and provide a deposit or pay the $250 session fee in full.
  • What’s Included
    The headshot session fee includes pre-session planning, a “no fear” experience, and complete direction on facial expression and body positioning,
  • Retouched Images
    $50/image. Each photo you select comes with high-end digital retouching. A web-ready copy is also provided with each selected photo at no additional charge.
  • Deposit
    A non-refundable 50% deposit is due at the time of scheduling and is paid online. The deposit applies toward your session fee.
  • Payment in Full
    Payment in full is due before the session begins. This is paid online.
  • Rescheduling
    Life happens, so if you need to reschedule that’s OK. Out of courtesy, please provide as much advance notice as possible. A one-time rescheduling waiver is included in your non-refundable deposit.
  • Make-up & Hair
    If you want your make-up and hair, plan for it before you arrive.
  • Location
    We meet at my studio in Murrieta (moving in November 2019 to Menifee). You’ll enter into a relaxed lobby and then walk right into my studio. Plenty of parking is available.
  • Selecting Your Photos
    You’ll see each photo as we go through the experience. We’ll review the photos together at the end. You’ll only pay for the ones you select at the end of the session.
  • Photo Delivery
    Your favorites will be delivered online in less than a week, often within 24-48 hours. Photos delivered in print, CD, or flash drive are subject to sales tax.
  • Payment Method
    Credit cards and PayPal.

How To Prepare

  • Several Days Before
    Drink lots of water. Focus on eating healthy. Arrange for make-up, if desired.
  • The Night Before
    Select a variety of solid color clothing options. Get a good night’s rest.
  • The Day Of
    Show up ready for fun, laughs, and a good time. I’ll coach you the entire time to draw out honest reactions. Order and pay online for all of your favorites.
  • What About Jewelry?
    While jewelry is fun to wear, jewelry actually can diminish the impact of the headshot. We recommend no jewelry during the headshot session.

What If You Have P.A.S.

  • Are you terrified of being in front of a camera?
  • You probably have Picture Avoidance Syndrome (P.A.S.).
  • Don’t worry. We’ll work through it. I know what to do.

Brenda Boyd Photography Is Different

As a people photographer, Brenda creates a fun experience for her clients so the magic of their natural expressions and honest reactions get noticed.

“I understand what my clients need in a headshot. I also understand that being in front of a camera can be terrifying. My vision is that everyone who walks into my studio, walks out feeling good about themselves because they like the way they see themselves through my camera. I want my clients to be confident about their appearance. I want them to enjoy the headshot experience that I provide them.” – Brenda Boyd, Photographer

Learn more about Brenda

Everyone Deserves a Great Headshot

I’m aiming for that everyday moment when the walls come down,
and the magic in natural expressions and honest reactions come through. I believe in that magic!  — Brenda Boyd

Why should you choose Brenda Boyd as your professional headshot photographer?

  • You won’t have to worry about a thing.
  • You’ll be coached to natural expressions that capture the magic of the real you.
  • You’ll like the way you look.

Why do I shoot headshots the way I do?

This headshot is all about you, so the cropping is tight, the background is uncluttered, and the lighting is smooth and attractive. I use solid backgrounds and don’t recommend jewelry, so nothing gets in the way of you getting noticed. Because your face is what this photo is about, tight horizontal framing positively accentuates you as the center of attention.


Are you ready?
To connect with me today, call 909-583-3033!

 The Headshot Experience Agreement