Portraits for the Panhandle
Let’s make a Portrait and support the Panhandle!
You may have seen some folks around Tallahassee posting portraits of themselves wearing Never Forgotten Coast shirts. As people have shared these portraits, I have received asks about capturing regular headshots for company websites/LinkedIn/social media/etc. So… I have an idea!
On Wednesday October 9th, starting at 7:00am and continuing throughout the day, I am going to host an event called Portraits for the Panhandle at Happy Motoring. For $99, you will receive a headshot AND a ticket for a slushee at the One North Florida Kick Off Event that evening. Proceeds will benefit One North Florida.
I’d love to take your portrait. So who’s in? Click on the calendar below to get started!
WHERE DO THE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
Portraits for the Panhandle sessions will take place at Happy Motoring in Tallahassee, FL. The address is 1215 S Adams St.
IS THIS THE ONLY DAY YOU’LL BE OFFERING THESE PORTRAITS?
Right now the only date for Portraits for the Panhandle sessions will be on October 9th. This coincides with the One North Florida kick off event that evening at Happy Motoring and October 10th is the one year anniversary of Hurricane Michael. If I schedule another date, I will announce it on The Workmans and my personal social media.
DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT OR ARE WALK-INS WELCOME?
Walk-ins are welcome, however priority will go to those who have scheduled appointments. To be sure you won’t have to wait a long time and you will definitely get your portrait taken, I recommend you schedule an appointment.
WHAT TO EXPECT
When you arrive, just come on in with your email confirmation in hand (showing it digitally on your phone is fine). Because time is limited, we will get started right away. No need to stress. Photoshoots are fun and this is meant to be fun. If you feel nervous or awkward, that makes you normal.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
I know everyone is busy. I want to create in the most efficient time possible. The window you’ll be at Happy Motoring is 15 min. (Please arrive 5 min before your scheduled time. We will be capturing portraits for 10 minutes).
WILL THE BAR BE OPEN WHILE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
No. While that might calm some nerves, drinking wine slushees at an 8am timeslot is probably not the most effective strategy for a productive day. However, you will receive a ticket to redeem a slushee at a more appropriate hour, later that evening for the One North Florida kick-off event.
DO YOU PROVIDE HAIR/MAKEUP?
No, please arrive camera ready. There are bathrooms available if you need to touch up before we start.
WHAT AGES ARE THESE SHOOTS FOR? CAN YOU PHOTOGRAPH MY CHILDREN?
While these portraits are intended to be used as professional headshots, there is no limit on whose portrait I will take. However, every person being photographed must have their own time slot because I am only taking individual headshots.
CAN I STILL BRING MY CHILD? CAN I BRING MY FAMILY?
In order to make these portraits as accessible as possible, it’s ok if you really need to bring someone with you. However, I can only photograph one person at a time for that 10-minute block of time. If you also want another person photographed, you’ll have to buy an additional block of time for each person. This setup is just very specific and tight and is only meant to frame one person at a time. If you are bringing a child/children, please be sure they have whatever they need to keep occupied for your 10 minute time slot.
CAN I BRING MY ENTIRE STAFF FOR NEW HEADSHOTS?
Of course! If you have a group of 4 or more, please email me firstname.lastname@example.org so we can talk about the best way to capture everyone’s individual headshots in the most time efficient manner. I will not be able to capture group/team photos at these sessions, but I’d love to talk about another time to make that happen.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
You can wear whatever you want to wear, because this is your portrait to have for forever. But generally speaking, it’s good to keep it simple and timeless. Be authentic to the person that folks run into grabbing a cup of coffee before work. Please try to avoid white (white shirt under a colored jacket/sweater is fine) because the background will be white and I don’t want you to be a floating head.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
$99 for the window of shooting and digital delivery of your headshot.
WHAT GEAR WILL YOU USE?
I will be shooting with the Canon EOS R, which is a full frame mirrorless camera. For lighting, I will be using a lights and diffusers from Profoto. All Portraits for the Panhandle sessions will be captured along a white seamless backdrop.
HOW WILL I GET MY PORTRAITS AND HOW MANY DO I GET?
You will receive one image (sent in 2 files; a small, web resolution that’s great for social media, emailing, texting, etc. and a large, high resolution that is typically used as your main copy and best for printing) that will be sent to you an email with a dropbox link to download it within a week after the shoot.
DO I NEED TO WEAR MY #NEVERFORGOTTENCOAST SHIRT?
These portraits are intended for you to use as a professional headshot. If you would like to throw a Never Forgotten Coast shirt on, I’d love to take an additional portrait at no extra charge.