We have a studio in downtown San Francisco and over 15 pre-screened outdoor locations across SF. If you prefer to have your session taken at another location, contact us and we’ll make it happen!
Posing for business portraits is easy! Unless you’re looking for a specific style, most people should stick to three basic poses: 1) Standing straight up, looking at camera 2) Sitting forward on a chair or couch, leaning forward while keeping your back straight or 3) Slightly leaning sideways on a high table or wall. Each pose can convey a different personality.
In general, you should “Dress for the job you want. Not the job you have.” Check out our blog for more info.
Absolutley! To get your final product in black-and-white, just request a B&W copy in your edit request form. (Sent to you after your session.)
Unfortunately, we can’t print your HeadShots for you. However, Fedex Print-and-Ship centers are a great low-cost option.
Yes! We retouch all final photos before sending them to clients. One retouched photo is included with your session, additional are $25/each. For a list of all things we edit, please see this blog post on HeadShots editing. A clean, recent, and professional social media profile photo is critical to your career! Here are some stats:
We send you your final photos in “LinkedIn Optimized Format” which is the maximum file size allowed to upload to LinkedIn.
- 94% of recruiters (who use social-media) regularly use LinkedIn to vet candidates (SHRM Survey Report)
- 19% of recruiters will ONLY look at your profile picture and nothing else on your LinkedIn profile. (HSN Beauty Survey)
- By just having a profile photos, your profile 14x more likely to be seen by recruiters, customers, and investors. (LinkedIn Report)
Dating HeadShots are coming soon! We plan to offer Rose & HeadShots mixers at local bars. Sign up for the newsletter to find out when we launch.
We would be happy to offer professional photos for any model or actor. You are more than welcome to use your photos however you please, but we aren’t trained to help you get a “creative” or “artsy” vibe in your photos.
Not right now, but we’re working on finding a high-quality makeup artist and hair stylist for our studio sessions. If your hair is typically frizzy/difficult to manage, we highly recommend a hair appointment the day before.
You can find a ton of good tips out there for taking great headshots, but our number one tip is to relax and trust your photographer. We’ll guide you through every aspect of your session, from posing to placement, and we’ll offer suggestions on how to improve your portraits as we take them.
Yes. We offer business headshots for men and women. Our photographers are trained in a variety of different poses and styles to accommodate your unique style, personality, and interest.
You can take a headshot with your iPhone, but we wouldn’t recommend using it in a professional setting! Smartphones are incredible devices, but the sensors inside the phones are small and your portrait won’t be as detailed or as sharp as they will with our professional equipment. On top of that, great images are just as much about light as they are about equipment. Our photographers understand how light works and how to use light in a way that makes you look great.
Typically, a headshot photo is a photo of a person’s face and shoulders. You can capture a headshot from a variety of different angles — and we do! You can expect a wide selection of professional business headshots from your session with us.