Everything you need to know
What to expect
Once we've confirmed your appointment and received your deposit, you'll get all the necessary info and wardrobe suggestions within a few days. If you want some outfit advice, just shoot me an email with your choices at least 72 hours before your session. Make sure to check out my wardrobe guidelines first.
The session duration varies depending on your package, typically running from 30 minutes up to a max of 2 hours. If you've booked a hair and makeup artist, plan for an extra 30 minutes for them to get you ready. When you add a pro hair and makeup artist to your booking, the system will handle the timing, so no need to show up early.
Hair and make -up
For the best outcome, it's highly recommended to opt for a professional makeup artist for your photoshoot, especially for kids dealing with acne, skin discoloration, or teenagers. My makeup artists have the expertise to achieve a natural "no makeup" look while enhancing your child's features. They can also assist with hairstyling and creating various looks throughout the session.
If you decide not to book a makeup artist, please ensure you come already prepared for the camera with your hair and makeup done. Thank you for considering this option. Feel free to reach out via email if you'd like to include a makeup artist. Here are the rates (which may vary):
Girls aged 6-11: $150
Girls aged 12-17: $175
Women aged 17 and above: $200
Boys aged 6-16: $135
Men aged 17 and above: $150
Wardrobe plays a big role in creating awesome headshots. To get the best results, it's a good idea to follow these wardrobe tips below. If needed, it's a good practice to get your agency's approval before finalizing your wardrobe choices.
For both kids and adults, vibrant jewel tones are a great pick to make your photos stand out. It's best to steer clear of grey, pastels, neon colors, busy patterns, or large logos. Patterns are okay, as long as they're small and not too distracting. Layering your clothing with jackets, vests, or cardigans can add depth to your photos. Clothes that fit well and are nicely tailored tend to work best in pictures.
For older kids and adults, nailing specific character looks with your wardrobe is important, especially if you're going for 3 or more looks. Think about styles like preppy, sporty, professional, girl-next-door, business attire, or any looks that match your casting preferences. It's essential that these character outfits look authentic and not like costumes or cosplay. It's a good idea to chat with your agent or manager about your wardrobe choices in advance.
We're more than happy to offer wardrobe advice and suggestions based on your clothing options. If you want some feedback, please email us pictures of your outfits at least 72 hours before the session, and if possible, with the child wearing them so we can check the fit.
I'm excited to introduce VIRTUAL WARDROBE STYLING, where I'll send you links to specific outfits from various stores to help you find the perfect looks for your session. If you're interested, just drop me an email, and we can add this to your session!
Dress right for the season!
Please ensure that when you schedule an outdoor photoshoot with me during the winter months, you pick outfits that are suitable for the season, keeping your child warm and comfortable. Even though we're in California, mornings can be quite chilly, and shivering kids don't make for great photos! Consider options like layers, jackets, vests, tights, and well-fitted sweaters – they'll keep your child cozy and still look incredibly cute in the pictures. You can find some examples attached below.
It's equally important to consider weather-appropriate clothing choices during the summer months, especially to keep your child comfortable in the heat. High temperatures can impact their comfort and how they perform during the photoshoot. Be sure to choose outfits that allow for breathability and comfort while still looking great in photos. Light, breathable fabrics, dresses and shorts, are excellent additions to your summer photoshoot wardrobe.
When shopping for clothing, I recommend checking out stores like Old Navy, Target, GAP, H&M, Macy's, Gymboree, Janie and Jack, and Crewcuts for solid jewel-toned items. Just remember, no graphics or distracting patterns!
After your session
You can expect to receive the lightly processed, unretouched proofs of your session within 7-10 business days, unless you've requested rush delivery, in which case you'll receive the proofs within 48 hours. These proofs will be accessible through a password-protected online Pixieset gallery, which allows you to download both print and web size versions and mark your favorites. It's important to note that it's recommended that you consult with your agent or manager, as they typically select the favorites for retouching. However, if they prefer, you can also create a narrowed-down list in our Pixieset gallery to share with them, to make the selection process easier.
Retouching generally takes about a day or two from the time we receive your selects or payment if there is a balance. Once the retouches are ready, they will be added to your gallery under the "Edits" tab. Your package includes a complimentary two-month hosting of the web gallery of your proofs online, after which it will be archived. To avoid a $50 fee for image resend, it's important that you download and save all images for future use.
Are you ready to book your next headshot session?
To schedule an appointment, kindly visit my booking page by clicking HERE and choose your desired package. You'll see a calendar displaying my available dates, and you can secure your session and submit your deposit right there.
Kindly take note that weekend sessions are subject to an additional $25 surcharge per child. Furthermore, our agency rates are exclusively available to clients who are under the representation of qualifying agents/managers. Clients who are not affiliated with agencies are still welcome to book, but there will be an additional fee of $50.
During the school year, weekend slots tend to fill up several weeks in advance. If you require a session sooner, it's recommended that you consider a weekday appointment. To allow for flexibility, I generally schedule appointments within a 3-month timeframe and avoid scheduling too far in advance.
A $150 non-refundable holding fee is necessary to reserve your appointment, so please ensure you double-check your availability for the selected date.
The remaining balance can be conveniently paid online via credit card before the session or in cash on the day of your session.
Should you have any questions or require further assistance, please feel free to reach out via email at email@example.com. Email is the quickest and most efficient way to get in touch.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Policies and Procedures
By booking a session with Tamara Tihanyi Photography you agree to all of the policies/procedures listed below so please read carefully.
To reserve your appointment with our photography service, a holding fee of $150 is required. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable, but will be applied towards the balance due on the day of your shoot. Once your deposit is received, we will reserve the agreed-upon date and time and will not accept any other clients or reservations for that time slot.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, please give us at least 72 hours (3 business days) notice prior to your scheduled session. Failure to do so will result in the retention of the holding fee paid as a cancellation fee to offset our loss of business.
We understand that unexpected circumstances may arise, so we strive to accommodate our clients' needs. However, in order to reschedule your shoot and keep your deposit, we require a minimum of 72 hours (3 days) notice before the scheduled shoot date, including being sick. Please note that this can only be done once, and if another rescheduling is necessary, a new deposit will need to be made. We kindly ask that you book out the entire day when scheduling your shoot date to ensure that we won't have any last-minute booking conflicts.
The safety and well-being of our clients are of utmost importance to us. Due to the nature of our work, we work in close proximity to our clients, especially children. Therefore, we strictly adhere to our sick policy, and clients are expected to cancel or reschedule their session if they or their child exhibit any symptoms associated with COVID-19 within 14 days of their scheduled shoot. If the client or their immediate family member has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 30 days, a negative test is required to proceed with the appointment.
Additionally, we require all clients to follow the current CDC and local guidelines regarding Coronavirus safety during their session.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment for any reason, please notify us at least 72 hours prior to your scheduled session. Failure to do so will result in a rescheduling fee of $150 to offset our loss of business.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation during these challenging times.
Late arrivals may result in a reduced amount of shoot time and fewer images or looks, as subsequent clients may be scheduled after you. Please be aware that arriving over 20 minutes late will be considered a cancellation, and your deposit will be forfeited.
TIMELINE AND SESSION REVIEW
The client will receive a gallery of all proofs within a period of seven to fourteen days after the photography session date. Rush delivery of images can be arranged for an extra charge. The gallery will remain accessible for two months from the session date. After this time, all images will be archived. In case the client needs to access the gallery again after it has been closed, a fee of $50.00 will be charged for resending it.
The Photographer will provide the Client with a certain number of complimentary retouches as part of the package. However, if the Client fails to select the retouches within one month from the session date, they will forfeit the complimentary retouches included in the package.
RE-SHOOT & REFUND
In order to ensure high quality work and client satisfaction, The Photographer will offer a free re-shoot or refund only in cases of technical difficulties on her part. Technical issues may include lighting problems, equipment malfunction, or any other issue that may impact the final images' quality.
Please note that free re-shoots will not be offered for reasons such as the client's clothing choice, dissatisfaction with hair or makeup, client's facial expressions, or uncooperative subjects. The client understands that children can be unpredictable and the photographer will make every effort to work with the child to capture the best possible images. However, the photographer cannot guarantee that every desired image will be captured.
The client is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the shoot meet their satisfaction during the session. If the client has any concerns or requests during the session, they must inform the photographer immediately. The photographer will make every effort to accommodate the client's requests within the agreed-upon session timeframe. Additionally, any issues beyond the photographer's control, such as inclement weather or unexpected events, are not eligible for a free re-shoot or refund.
AGE AND OTHER LIMITIATIONS
Sessions are available for children aged 4 years and above. The child must be able to follow directions well during the session.
For clients under 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian must be present during the session.
We do not offer sessions to children of other headshot or kids photographers.
The use of professional cameras or videography during the session is strictly prohibited.