Headshots are not just about getting a good picture, they are about feeling good about yourself.
Are you or do you know someone in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s? Dare I say 90’s? It’s time to celebrate amazing photos for you! If you know a survivor, entrepreneur, self-employed, hard-worker, caregiver, dreamer, go-getter, or empty-nester, let’s photo them. They are regular people just like you and me. We all deserve to be photographed, celebrated and made to feel beautiful. We don’t have many occasions to be photographed in these stages of life, so let’s change that! I call it headshots, but you know it’s so much more than that. It’s an opportunity to celebrate your beautiful age. And exist in photos.
Would you like to be a part of this celebration?
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All The Details
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
I am running special promotion package for just $99.
WHAT DOES IT INCLUDE?
As one of the wonderful participants in this special promotion you will receive the following:
- Styling and wardrobe consultation ahead of your photoshoot to discuss how you dream of being photographed, how you want your hair styled, & wardrobe options. You can use this opportunity to pick out a professional outfit and a gorgeous dress for a glamorous look.
- Fully guided photoshoot in my home studio. I will pose you down to the last finger. Don’t worry, I’ve got you! No one is born knowing how to pose.
- Professional hair and makeup the day of your photoshoot (you will want to plan a night out afterwards because you will look amazing!)
- A FREE 5×7 acrylic block, with purchase
- Immediately pick out your favorite images the day of your session. No waiting for an ordering appointment weeks later. You will see all your images and choose your complimentary acrylic block with purchase. Order as many images as you wish (trust me, you’re going to want to!)
- Each digital image is $250, and the price goes down the more images you buy.
Sessions will fill up fast
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MORE ABOUT HOW WE DO HEADSHOTS
- There has never been a better time to be photographed and show off who you really are.
- Use these images for social media and your website, but they will be spectacular enough to hang them as wall portraits (and don’t say I didn’t warn you!).
- Let’s celebrate that beauty doesn’t diminish with age.
- Use this as an opportunity to be photographed with your partner. (Life or business, it doesn’t matter to us!) You can each get individual shots and shots together.
- Celebrate your uniqueness, beauty and appreciate every scar, every line and every grey (or purple!) hair.
This is your chance to be photographed the way you are.
We dislike it when people say “I need to lose pounds first” or I just don’t like the way I look in photos. You need images of how you are right now because in 10 years you will regret that you have no pictures at all of this stage of your life. Don’t miss out because you are waiting for something. There will always be something. There will always be a reason to wait. Silence that voice and do it now!
Who can take part in this experience?
Anyone who is 20+ and wants to be feel and look beautiful! So often as women we are taking care of others and neglecting time for us. We each have a unique vision and look, so show it off. Let’s come out of the shadows, ladies. And even if you are a business owner who is front and center, you are multifaceted and much more than just a worker bee. Let’s show the world how women over 50 are a force to be seen and heard.
Of course men are welcome too. Men might find they need this experience for the same reason, or some completely different reason. Men shouldn’t feel embarrassed or shy about wanting to look and feel good. If their masculinity is ashamed of the word “beautiful” (toxic, ew) then we can use another word that they feel better about. The point is, exist in pictures right here and now.
“Anyone who has already had a photoshoot with me will tell you how empowering it is. I will make you feel comfortable every step of the way.”
I love of ALL kinds of people: different ethnicities, sizes, shapes, backgrounds, and cultures. Let’s create multicultural and diverse images.
When I was younger, I would dress up my figurines (I can’t say Barbies, because there were He-Man characters in there too) and I would pose them all together in family portraits. I wasted so many rolls of film that my mom hid the camera so I would stop taking pictures of my figurines. I guess you can say from a young age I was obsessed with pictures. When I started this career I have created millions of images, but I wasn’t in many of those images.
When I was around 30 I told myself I needed to change that. I wanted to feel comfortable in pictures. I wanted to be in pictures. All of those reasons for not being in pictures before (like losing weight or needing to have a better hairstyle) melted away. I wrinkle my nose when I have a big smile. I didn’t like that in pictures before, but now I love that charatericstic. I don’t shy away from being in pictures and I welcome being in front of the camera.
To everyone, I say, BE IN PICTURES.
Take another look at everything included:
A styling and wardrobe consultation ahead of your photoshoot to discuss how you dream of being photographed, how you want your hair styled, & wardrobe options. I will personally help you put together looks that will present beautifully on camera. I usually recommend 1 business, 1 casual and 1 va-va voom.
Professional hair and makeup the day of your photoshoot (you will want to plan a night out afterwards because you will look amazing!) This is optional for those who already have a hairstyle. I highly, highly recommend makeup even if your desired look is “no makeup.” The professional stylist will make your face look camera ready in a way you simply can not. Everyone can take benefit from the magic camera ready makeup that will even out your skin tone, make your skin less oily or dry, and covering blemishes that might be exaggerated on camera.
CELEBRITY STYLE PHOTOSHOOT:
A fully guided photoshoot in my home studio. This sounds funny, but I will sculpt your body. Since I have been a photographer so long, I know how to position bodies to look good on camera. I will pose you down to the last finger. When people say they don’t like how they look in photographs, I say “you haven’t been photographed by a good photographer yet!”
IMMEDIATELY CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITES:
Instead of waiting 2 weeks, or longer, to see you images, you will see all of your images immediately after you session and choose your favorites. We narrow down (the hardest part of the day) to just your absolute favorite images. You leave knowing you LOVE your images. Most people love their images so much that they have a hard time cutting them down. You wouldn’t think that headshots result in wall portraits, but they certainly do!. I will edit those images to perfection and you will receive them as soon as they are ready!
CAN I SHARE THIS EXPERIENCE WITH MY FAMILY?
Yes, of course! For family members who require hair and makeup (kids under 7 and men are complimentary) there is an additional charge of $120. Sometimes sharing the session with a loved-one can make the experience even more fun.
WHAT IF I’M NOT PHOTOGENIC?
Ok, let’s get this out of the way right here. First of all, you are beautiful. How do I know? Because beauty comes from within. It’s the light that’s already glowing inside you. I’m going to bring that light to the surface and let everyone see it. Secondly, being “photogenic” is a myth. It’s all about using the best light, proper posing, and genuine expressions. I specialize in beautiful portraits and I can give that to you too.
WHAT IF I NEED TO LOSE WEIGHT BEFORE I SIGN UP?
When have you last seen a picture of yourself that you love? Really love. Has it been 10 years? Back on your wedding day? A quick candid someone took at a get together? Listen to me: your weight is the least interesting thing about you. I can take 10 lbs off you just with posing alone! (no kidding). Trust me, let’s focus on making you feel and look amazing. You deserve these portraits. And your family doesn’t care what size you are. They love you just the way you are.
I’M NERVOUS ABOUT HAVING SOMEONE DO MY MAKEUP? WHAT IF I DON’T LIKE IT?
I work with a professional makeup artist, Sarah, and she’s the best at listening to exactly what you want. We even have visual guides here at the studio to show you, so you and Sarah are on the same page. She specializes in camera ready makeup. She knows exactly the right application to help you look great on camera – including turning up the volume on your eye makeup and adding beautiful definition to your eyes with lash extensions. She also knows what NOT to do. For example, she would never use the day-to-day products that would make you look shiny or shimmery, because on camera that would read as greasy. Instead she uses pro products that make your skin appear flawless on camera. If you’ve seen the images on my website, 100% of these women have benefited from using the services of our pro makeup artist. Sarah is excellent at changing anything you need before we start photographing you.
WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING TO WEAR FOR A PHOTOSHOOT?
Before your shoot, we will have a consultation to discuss how you dream of being photographed. Dressy? Casual? Sexy? But the point is, you’ll be able to bring different looks. I will guide you so you choose clothing that looks fabulous on you and photographs well. Most women have items in their closet that would work just fine. You can even rent some amazing gowns and looks from Nuuly. Have a great hat you’d love to wear? Bring it! Glasses are great props too!
No matter what you bring we will have such a fun time!
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Valerie Ott Photography, Kalamazoo Michigan