Frequently Asked Questions
Do you just take business headshots? Definitely not. As a personal branding & lifestyle photographer, I can create custom photos for your blog, website or LinkedIn profile. Some of my clients even use their new photos for online dating websites! Need a call to action photo or something specific like an extended background with room for headers and sales copy? Just request it and consider it done. And because of the overwhelming request by my clients I’m now offering gorgeous branded websites for your small business.
How far in advance should I book you? I always recommend that you book me at least 1-2 months in advance of when you think you’ll need your branded photos, just to avoid disappointment. Of course, if you’ve got a rush deadline, please feel free to email me so I can see if there’s a way to shimmy you into my schedule.
What do I need to bring to my photo shoot? All you really need to bring is your outfits, accessories, and of course, your lovely self! While we generally recommend you bring 5 outfits to your photo shoot, the more choices you have, the better! However, don’t worry! We’ll discuss all of this in detail before your shoot.
How long will my photo shoot take? It all depends on what package you choose. I offer short two hour headshot photography sessions, as well as half day and full day personal branding & lifestyle sessions. That being said, I keep working until I get the shots I want and you’re feeling confident that we’ve captured what you’re looking for.
Do I bring my own outfits to the shoot? Yes, you’re responsible for bringing your own outfits to your photo shoot. But don’t worry! I’m here to offer all the feedback, guidance and support you need, because I know just how stressful it can be to figure out what to wear (and what not to wear).
Do you cover makeup and hairstyling? Of course! I have an incredible team of go-to makeup artists and hairstylists that will take total care of you the day of your photo shoot. All of my packages (both my headshot sessions and personal branding packages) include full hair, makeup and help with wardrobe styling. There is no extra charge for this.
How many “looks” or wardrobe changes do I get? You’re guaranteed three looks during your headshot session, more if you book an all day personal branding shoot. These numbers are “estimates” as I don’t put a limit on the number of outfit changes you are allowed. I do my best to give you as much variety as possible during your shoot.
Can I have my pictures taken outdoors? Of course! I’m happy to discuss alternative locations for your shoot during the planning stage. Whether you’re interested in having your photos taken downtown, at a local coffee shop, in your kitchen or at the beach, my goal is always to give you portraits that represent your brand authentically.
How many images do I get? For the studio business headshot package, you get three. For the full day personal branding photo package, you get twenty. Of course, sometimes it’s hard to choose when you get your photos back and you love so many of them! When that’s the case, I offer a $40/photo add-on fee for additional photos purchased. We do NOT provide unedited images!
What’s your cancellation policy? I take a non-refundable deposit in advance and am happy to reschedule photo shoots if I have at least 48-hour notice.
Can I get a refund if I don’t like my pictures? Because I work with an in-demand makeup artist and hairstylist who I have to schedule well in advance and compensate for their time, unfortunately, I can’t offer refunds. The good news is: I’ve never been asked for a refund, because I’m absolutely committed to getting you the photographs you want during our time together.
How do I pay for my photo session? You pay a deposit to book your spot and pay the remaining fee prior to your photo session. I accept cash, cheques, e-transfers or Paypal payments.
How soon after the shoot do I get my online proofs? Approximately two weeks.
How soon after the shoot do I get my final, retouched proofs? One to two weeks.
Will you travel? Absolutely! As a world explorer and avid globetrotter, I absolutely love to travel for shoots! If you’re interested in working together in another city shoot me a message and we can discuss the endless possibilities!
Want to learn more? Just send me a personal message.
@ Paul Cobo Branding Photography