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FAQ for Chicago Headshot Photographer


What is headshot photography, and why is it important?

Headshot photography is a specialized type of portrait photography that focuses on capturing an individual's face and upper body. It is an important tool for professionals such as actors, models, and businesspeople who need high-quality photos for their online presence, business cards, and other marketing materials.


What should I wear for my headshot photo shoot?

Choosing the right outfit for your headshot photo shoot is important to create the right impression. It is best to wear solid colors and avoid busy patterns or logos, as they can be distracting and cause image distortion. In addition, clothing should be clean, pressed, and fit well.


What makes Marie Miller Photography's headshot services stand out?

Marie Miller Photography's headshot services stand out because they emphasize technical excellence, creativity, and engagement. Marie provides exceptional images that accurately convey each individual's unique brand and identity, making a memorable impression.


How long does a headshot photo shoot typically last?

The length of a headshot session can vary depending on the photographer and the package you choose. Some photographers offer quick 30-minute sessions, while others may provide longer sessions that last a few hours. Choosing a package that meets your needs is important and allows enough time for the photographer to capture quality shots.


What should I expect during my headshot photo shoot?

During your headshot shoot, your photographer will guide you through different poses and expressions to capture the best shot. The photographer will also set up lighting and the background to create a professional look.


How can I book a headshot photography session? 

Interested individuals can book their headshots by filling out the contact form on the website, by email, or by phone.


How long does it take to receive my headshot photos after the shoot?

The turnaround time for headshot editing depends on the circumstance. For example, individual headshots are completed faster than corporate groups with several individuals. Typically, receiving your final edited headshot photos can take anywhere from 1 week to 3 weeks.


What is included with the digital gallery access? 

The digital gallery access includes full-size image downloads for the high-resolution images captured during the headshot session. In addition, photos selected for retouching are also available for download in the gallery.

Is there an option for group headshots? 

Yes! We offer on-location group headshots, a great way to update corporate team web bios, have a uniform company LinkedIn presence, and capture group pictures.


How much does a Chicago headshot session typically cost? 

The price of a headshot session in Chicago can vary depending on the photographer, the length of the session, and the number of edited photos provided. On average, you can expect to pay between $150 and $500 for a professional headshot session in Chicago. Our in-studio headshot sessions are $175 for individuals and follow a sliding scale for larger groups.


Are there any additional fees to consider? 

Some photographers may charge additional fees for retouching, image licensing, or rush processing. Be sure to ask about any potential additional costs before booking your headshot session to avoid surprises. Our standard headshot includes retouching for 3 photos. 


How should I prepare for my professional headshot?

Preparing for a professional headshot can help ensure you look your best in your photos. Here are some tips to follow:

  1. Get plenty of rest the night before your headshot session.

  2. Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your session to ensure your skin looks hydrated and healthy.

  3. Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and salty foods in the days leading up to your session to reduce bloating and puffiness.

  4. Consider getting a professional haircut or trim a few days before your session.

  5. Practice your facial expressions in the mirror to find poses and angles you like.


FAQ for Chicago Wedding Photographer and Videographer


Can Marie Miller Photography provide both photography and videography services?

Yes! Marie Miller Photography can provide photography and videography services for weddings and other events.

How can I book a wedding consultation with Marie?

Please message us via the contact form, email, or call the studio. We will respond with options for studio or zoom consultation dates and answer any questions you may have. 


How many wedding photos and videos can I expect to receive?

The number of photos and videos you can expect to receive depends on the package you choose and the length of your wedding day. Generally, you can expect to receive 50-100 edited photos per hour of photography, a highlight video, and a full-feature ceremony video from your wedding day.


How do I prepare for my wedding day photography and videography?

To prepare for your wedding photography and videography, discussing your vision for your wedding day with your photographer and videographer is essential. In addition, creating a shot list of the crucial moments and family groupings you want to photograph is also important.


When should I book my wedding photographer and videographer?

It's best to book your wedding photographer and videographer as early as possible, ideally 6-12 months before your wedding date. Allowing that time ensures availability and enough time for planning and preparation.


How long does it take to receive my wedding photos and videos?

Generally, it takes 2-4 weeks to receive your final edited photos and 4-8 weeks to receive your edited videos.


Can I order prints or albums of my photos? 

Yes! We offer a range of print and album options, including canvas prints, fine art prints, and custom-designed albums. Although some wedding packages already include these items, we can custom-tailor one right for you.


Do you offer engagement or pre-wedding photography sessions? 

Yes, we offer engagement and pre-wedding photography sessions. It is an excellent opportunity for us to get to know each other better and for you to get comfortable in front of the camera before your big day.


Do you offer engagement photos as part of your wedding packages? 

We have wedding packages with and without engagement photography sessions so you can decide what's best for your needs. 


How Much do Chicago Wedding Photographers Cost?

Bride Box reported the average cost for Chicago Wedding Photographers was $3,500 in 2022. Prices vary depending on several factors, including the length of coverage, the number of photographers or videographers, the level of experience of the professionals, and the type of services and packages included. Our wedding services start at $1,600 for the Basic package, with plenty of photo and video options for various price points.  

Do you travel for weddings? 

Absolutely! We love to travel and are available for weddings worldwide. However, additional travel fees may apply.

Can we customize our wedding photography package? 

Yes. We can customize your wedding photography package to suit your needs and preferences. Just let us know what you are looking for, and we can work with you to create a package that meets your requirements.


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