Please Note
 

Due to demand, Portrait / Headshot Sessions are currently being scheduling approximately eight weeks in advance.

Portrait & Headshot Options...

Portraits, headshots.... what's the difference?

  • Portraiture -  ...is primarily about capturing the essence of the subject, often exploring the elements of background, lighting and personality to result in a uniquely personal statement. The result should be a photograph that demands attention and serves as a window to the soul of the subject.
     
  • Commercial Headshots / Portraits -  Generally found in company websites, business cards, and social media the desired result is an accurate capture of the subject flavored with a feel that helps communicate their professional personality. Having a great commercial headshot can help elevate you beyond your competition.
     
  • Actor / Model Headshots - Working professionals, or those aspiring to become one, know that a top quality headshot can make or break an opportunity. Often, you only have a few moments in front of a casting director to make an impression. Your headshot, the one thing left behind after an audition, has to "pop" in order to cut through the hundreds of others sitting on the director's desk. As a Peter Hurly protégé, you will get top notch theatrical and/or commercial headshots that will make casting directors and agents take notice!
     
  • Dancer Portraits and Audition Photos - Audition photos require a very special touch and, like actor / model headshots, can serve to reinforce the impression you make to the Artistic Director. Ballet companies require a headshot and one photo in first arabesque as part of the audition portfolio. We can meet the specific needs of other companies as requested. Additionally, we do HD video auditions should the need arise in your case.

    For ballet we strongly recommend that a ballet master be present to assist in position and posing. We can arrange if desired.
Type Hours Cost

Individual Portraits

1.5

3

$350
 

$600
 

One and a half hours is perfect if you are looking for several outfit changes and a variety of poses. We will use different backgrounds including light, dark and pattern depending on your look, colour palate of your outfits and intended usage. You will receive between approximately 12-15 lightly retouched images electronically in web friendly format.

Three hours is great when you want a wide variety of looks and/or want to combine a studio shoot with one or more location shoots for the ultimate in variety. You will receive approximately 20-30 lightly retouched images electronically in high resolution  format.

High quality prints and other products are available as well as high resolution digital files for additional charge. Additional retouching services are available should you wish.

This option is a great one also if you are looking for a combination headshot / portrait session.

For females, we highly recommend the use of makeup and hair artist. We have relationship with excellent artists in the area and can arrange for them to join us for the session (additional fees apply).

NOTE: It is possible to combine portrait / headshot and dance audition sessions. The resulting images will result in a unique collection of images reflecting your combination of goals and requirements of each. Usually, a combined session for be done in about 2 - 3 hours and result in 20 - 30 images. Pricing for combined sessions vary depending on requirements and complexity of the session.

Family

2 $450
 

This two hours option will allow for outfit changes and a variety of poses in different combinations. We will use different backgrounds including light, dark and pattern depending on your look, colour palate of your outfits and intended usage. You will receive between approximately 10-20 lightly retouched images electronically in web friendly format.

Individual portrait sessions are available for an additional $45 per sitting if done at the same time as the family. Please plan for approximately 20 minutes extra per individual. One outfit and a maximum of two poses.

High quality prints and other products are available as well as high resolution digital files for additional charge. Additional retouching services are available.

This option is a great one also if you are looking for a combination headshot / portrait session.

For females, we highly recommend the use of a makeup and hair artist. We have relationship with excellent artists in the area and can arrange for them to join us for the session (additional fees apply).

Headshots

Dance Audition

1 hour

1.5 hour

$250
 

$350
 

Commercial, actor and model headshots provide for two poses intended for headshot use, Commercial and Theatrical, usually done against a white background. The session will result in no more than 16 proofs of the photographer's selection from which you will choose no more than 8 images which will be post processed (retouched) and delivered as high resolution images electronically. Headshot pricing reflect the simpler nature both of the session and the minimal post processing needed.

Dance audition sessions provide for two outfits if desired and are usually done against a white background. The session will result in no more than 30 proofs of the photographer's selection from which you will choose no more 15 images which will be retouched and delivered as high resolution images electronically.

High quality prints and other products are available for additional charge.

For females, we highly recommend the use of a makeup and hair artist. We can suggest some excellent artists in the area and are happy to have them join us for the session or you can arrange to meet them prior to coming to the studio or location.

NOTE: It is possible to combine portrait / headshot and dance audition sessions. The resulting images will result in a unique collection of images reflecting your combination of goals and requirements of each. Usually, a combined session for be done in about 2 - 3 hours and result in 20 - 30 images. Pricing for combined sessions vary depending on requirements and complexity of the session.

 

 

  • All pricing above is for sessions at our studio. On location is available and will be quoted individually because of the wide variety of requirements. Outdoor sessions are also available and may require services of an photographer's assistant for additional charge. 
  • All sessions require a $100 deposit at time of booking. No images will be released unless the entire booking fee has been paid in full.
  • Travel outside of Chittenden County (up to 100 miles) is 80 cents/mile as measured from our studio.
  • Extra time beyond schedule sessions (if available) will be billed at $65 per each 15 minutes.
  • Spotlight Discount - Spotlight Vermont students and families enjoy a 10% discount on all services and products. We do our best to automatically add the discount to session fees but when ordering products from your gallery you will need to enter in your coupon code at checkout to get the discount. Please check with the studio manager for your code if you do not know what it is.
 

Cash, Check, Visa, Mastercard,  accepted. Prices subject to change.