Headshots / Rates
I love taking headshots. Too often in Los Angeles actors are overcharged and rushed through a headshot process that is more transaction than interaction. Shoot with me and you have no limit on looks inside the two hours. You get the entire session (everything that’s in focus) color touched plus two retouches of your choice. The resulting images will be the kind of beautiful and accurate representation of yourself that gets meetings.
RATES & INFO
Fees for work are non-refundable, barring technical issues during capture or post.
Hair and makeup can be arranged through several third parties (or your preference) and paid directly. I’m happy to recommend talented people that I work with often.
All work booked outside of Los Angeles is considered Location Work. The full shoot rate must be paid at the time of booking and is not refundable but may be transferred to another booking.
STANDARD SESSION $399USD: 2 hours, includes 2 retouches, with no look limit.
This is the most popular of sessions. This process is very easy; it gives time for hair and makeup and for us to relax around each other.
QUICK SESSION $239USD: 45 minutes with no look limit.
Sometimes you just need a quick update. Many people get a lot of looks out of this session -it’s an excellent option if you update your shots often. This is also my recommendation if you’re booking a session for a young actor or if you’re a professional that just needs one great shot (and we all do). It’s best if you arrive hair and makeup ready so we can make the most of the opportunity. Retouching is not included but available at $40 per image.
EDITORIAL SESSION $649USD: no set shooting time, no look limit, includes 2 retouches.
There is no set time limit and I only schedule one session in a full day – sessions last from two to three hours. This way of shooting is about attaining images that will surprise yourself and your representation. We’ll shoot not only headshots, but thoughtful and experimental images that will give your team new tools for getting meetings. My success rate with this has been fantastic – both from re-branding and rekindling an actor’s image with photographs that are aesthetically atypical and targeted at your originality. Generally I prefer to shoot the majority of these images in black-and-white, but color is no problem (just let me know ahead of time). This idea came from a hero of mine, and an old Hollywood legend, George Hurrell – whose images began to replace screen tests in the old studio system. A great many of the images you see on this site are from Editorial Sessions.
EMPOWERMENT PORTRAITURE $1199USD: available publicly for the first time – details HERE
DEPOSIT & CANCELLATION POLICY
A deposit of $100 is required to complete your reservation. The deposit is not refundable, but may be transferred to a new booking if you re-book no later than 72 hours (three days) before your shoot.
Changes or cancellations must be made no later than 72 hours (three days) before your scheduled appointment or your deposit will be forfeited.
FORMAT & DELIVERY
Images are captured digitally and delivered via private download link within five days of our shoot. Subsequently, any retouches will be also be delivered via individual download links. Links will remain valid for a period of 10 days.
I shoot in my home in Pasadena and in outdoor spaces nearby. Editorial sessions are done almost entirely in my kitchen! I’ve long abandoned the model of stacking appointments in a studio space for it’s lack of warmth. It’s always a funny bit of conversation – but its a comfortable place to be still, where I can shape the light, and we will make beautiful images.
Steven John Ward
Your satisfaction with our work together is important to me. With all artistic assertions there are meters of taste and preference. If you’ve engaged me as a photographer then it is my responsibility to give you my expression, mine solely. Should you find yourself at odds with our work – we will discuss shooting again. As stated above, fees for work are non-refundable (in whole or in part), barring technical issues during capture or post.