ORLANDO HEADSHOTS

How's your Headshot?

Now more than ever, everyone needs a Great Headshot. But you know this – that’s why you’re here.

These days, everyone needs a Great Headshot – from those just starting their Professional Careers to Executives in the C-Suite. Entrepreneurs, Real Estate Pros, Physicians, or anyone Client-Facing. Authors, Actors, Dancers – you get it. Whatever your field, your Headshot should show the world that you’re Professional and you care about what you do. Like it or not, science says first impressions are formed in just a few seconds (or less!) – this is why a current, Professional Headshot – that you love – is vital to your online presence. 

That’s where I come in. I’m going to help the rest of the world see the real you – smart, self-assured, and accessible. I make the process simple, convenient, and efficient. You’ll get a Headshot you love (or a few!), and might even have a little fun in the process!

Great Headshots help open doors.

And bad ones can shut them… Right or wrong, books are judged by their covers – and people are too! Not for beauty, per se… we want to know if you’re serious about presenting your best self. We want to know you care. Someone that uses a bad Headshot is like that guy wearing shorts and a tank top to a Wedding. You’re not inviting THAT guy!

 

 

 

Headshots Near You!

Orlando Headshots is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, just off Orange Ave on Pine St.  Easy access from anywhere, with plenty of convenient parking – and I validate!

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Orlando Headshots

As you might suspect from the name, I shoot Headshots.

I don’t do Weddings, or Still Life, or Architecture, or Wildlife Photography. Just Headshots. Although I’ve been focusing (yes, I went there) on Headshots for more than a decade, I’ve been fortunate to earn my living in Photography for longer that I like to admit. As a former Cruise Ship Photographer, I have taken (literally!) more than 2 million  photos and know how to be efficient with your  time.

But, but, but...

“I don’t like having my picture taken”

I hear this all the time. A lot of people think getting their photo taken is only 2 steps better than going to the Dentist (sorry, Dentists!). I promise that working with me for your Headshot is not only painless, but maybe even a little fun! You’ll be comfortable and involved in the process – we’ll work together to find your best look. Don’t take my word for it, though… from a recent client: “BTW…Maddie cried when we left your shoot because she was so happy with the pictures.  THANKS!!!!”. Read my Google reviews here

“I don’t have time”

You’re busy, I get it. I’m pretty quick without sacrificing quality. If you come prepared, there’s no reason that having your Headshot taken should take a long time. Plus, my studio is conveniently located in downtown Orlando, but if that’s not close enough, or you just can’t break away, I can come to your location to minimize the disruption to your day.

“It’s too expensive”

Sometimes it seems that way, but please don’t confuse Cost  with Value. Consider what your Headshot actually does for you – it’s usually the first impression you’ll make with potential employers, clients, casting directors, and even prospective romantic partners! A professionally photographed Headshot can open doors, and and conversely, a bad Headshot can keep them shut. These days, our online profiles are scrutinized more than ever, and the care and professionalism you put into your your Headshots says a lot about you. Fair or not, we’re judged by our Headshots. Whether you need a Headshot for your own personal branding, or your company wants to maintain a quality, consistent look for all staff, hiring a Professional Photographer is the smart move. Choosing Orlando Headshots is the smarter move.

business Headshots

‘Your Business Headshot is usually the first impression a potential client may have of you. Whether it’s in LinkedIn profile, your Company’s staff page, or even your email signature,  it’s out there. ​You can’t afford to have bad or outdated headshots – you need Professional Business Headshots that promote confidence and credibility. This is an essential investment in your ‘brand.

I promise that creating your new Headshot will be pain-free, and your smiles will be real. Don’t be that person with a department store headshot – or worse, a selfie! You deserve better. Set your personal or corporate branding apart with a Professional Business Headshot!

There are no confusing packages. Get what YOU want! Simple.

If you just need a Headshot with no whistles and bells, no problem. If you think you’ll want more looks for your branding, no problem. We’ll shoot in one outfit, or in whatever outfits you bring, with different backgrounds, or different lighting. Serious or Smiling; Formal or Casual; Tight crops or 3/4 crops – you get it… Then you’ll select  the ones you like. Get just one, or a few different looks! You only pay for what you want.

The finished Headshots include basic retouching, and are delivered in both high & low resolution.  I can usually even match your Company’s existing Headshots for continuity!

If you need something a little different, or customized to your business, reach out to me so we can make sure you get what you need!

Your Session At my Studio

$195

15-45 minutes of shooting time in my convenient downtown Studio, or in natural light just outside in the heart of Orlando. Includes your favorite Headshot – extras files are purchased separately.

Additional Headshots

$65 each

The files you select are cleaned up and expertly retouched so you look your best.  Your finished files are delivered in High Resolution for printing, and at a Lower Resolution for web use and profile photos. 

Set of all images, high-res

$500

You can add a set of all the shots we take during your shoot, in high resolution – around  2800 x 4200 pixels. They’re not retouched, but optimized for color & exposure.

Set of all images, low-res

$100

You can add a set of all the shots we take, in smaller resolution – around  1000 x 1500 pixels. They’re not retouched, but optimized for color & exposure.

We can customize your Session to fit YOUR needs.

Want more time?  Can-do!

Need more looks and finished Headshots?  Sure thing!

Can I come to your office?  Yes I can!

Can you bring another person?  Of course!

These options carry an extra charge, so call or email for a quote to fit what YOU need.

Conference Headshots or Headshot Lounge

If you’re taking part in an Expo or Conference in Orlando, I offer Headshot services in your booth or for your staff. Contact me for details! 

entertainer’s Headshots

Whether you’re an Actor, Singer, Dancer or any other type of Artist, having great Entertainers Headshots will make casting directors notice you. I work with people in all different phases of their career – from kids and theater students to seasoned performers and top agencies. Actors, Dancers, Comedians and more need compelling Headshots. Additionally, I also work with models of all ages to create images for comp cards or portfolios. Let me help you get noticed.

HIGH-RES headshot files with RETOUCHING

$65 each

With any Session – add as many retouched images in high-resolution (4,000 pixels) as you want!

90-minute Headshot Session

$350

We’ll shoot for up to 90 minutes, either with natural light or in-studio. You can have as many looks as you like – we’re only limited by time! After shooting, we’ll go through the shots together and select all the ones you like. You’ll receive all the hand-picked proof images, delivered via download within 24 hours. They’re unretouched but optimized for color & exposure and saved as low-res jpeg files. After reviewing your proofs, you’ll decide which ones you’d like in high resolution with professional retouching included.  Allow about 2 hours for pre-shoot planning, the shoot, and image review

45-MINUTE Headshot Session

$200

We’ll shoot for up to 45 minutes, either with natural light or in-studio. You can have as many looks as you like – we’re only limited by time! After shooting, we’ll go through the shots together and select all the ones you like. You’ll receive all the hand-picked proof images, delivered via download within 24 hours. They’re unretouched but optimized for color & exposure and saved as low-res jpeg files. After reviewing your proofs, you’ll decide which ones you’d like in high resolution with professional retouching included. Allow about 90 minutes for pre-shoot planning, the shoot, and image review

Personal Branding session

$700

Perfect for creating all the photos you need, and enough to keep your IG feed stocked with content for ages! We’ll work together for up to 4 hours, either with natural light or in-studio. Again, you can have as many looks as you like – we’re only limited by time! After shooting, we’ll go through the shots together and select all the ones you like. You’ll receive all the hand-picked images, delivered via download within 24 hours. They’re optimized for color & exposure and saved as low-res jpeg files. 

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Who am I?

I’m Scot Lerner, and I bring more than 30 years of photographing people, both locally and internationally.   I’m originally from Canada, but have called Florida my home for a long time. I started my Photography career working on Cruise Ships where I learned to be efficient (have you ever been photographed on a cruise?). I’ve been in the Photo Industry for a while now, but I’ve specialized in Headshots in Orlando, Central Florida, and beyond(!) for more nearly 20 years.

Why should I be the one to shoot your Headshots?

There are many photographers in Central Florida, and it seems like there are more and more every day. Some are good at what they do, and a lot are just enthusiastic hobbyists with smart cameras. Shooting Headshots is a unique niche that is different from other types of Portrait photography, and one that needs a Photographer experienced in photographing Headshots. It’s about really seeing  you – not just having a nice camera.

So how do you know who is right to shoot your photos?

First, look at the samples (BTW, you can always see my  newest Headshots on my Instagram). If you don’t like the work, you should stop right there and move on. What’s the style? For my Business Headshots, we need to decide how you want to be perceived , both within your industry and to potential clients. For my Entertainers Headshots, I want a natural & comfortable feel. I don’t chase that perfect, beauty-pageant, every-hair-in-place appearance. You have to look like you.

Next, I listen.   Your Headshot session is a collaboration between you and I. It’s my job to check all the photographic boxes – lighting, focus, composition – and to try to put you in a position to be comfortable and let the natural you come out.  Only you can say if the finished product truly represents who you are. It needs to show your  Personality, your  Experience, & your  Goals. You need to feel confident that the Headshot you present is a true portrayal of who you are – after all, it’s the first impression you’ll make in most situations. We shoot until we have shots you love – not until I get to a prescribed number of shots.

Last, I’ll caution you to not choose your Photographer just based on price. Aside from your own talent, your Headshot may be the most important investment you’ll make in your career. At the end of the day, I believe you get what you pay for. Take a look at my prices – I’m not cheap, but I’m not over-priced either. I’ve had Entertainer clients come from New York City because they can get a quality Headshot for a reasonable price compared to NYC prices. Reasonable is a good  word.

I work with new clients all the time, but I take particular pride when my clients come back to work with me when they need new Headshots because their appearance has changed, or when I receive referrals from people I’ve already worked with. Just check out my reviews.

I could tell you about the equipment I use, but really, it’s about your Headshots – not my tools. Does the newest, coolest hammer make the carpenter better?

Of course, the main reason you should consider working with me is the quality of my work.

Business Headshot FAQs
Why Orlando Headshots?
I have more than 25 years experience photographing people. Before narrowing my focus (pun intended) to Headshots, I worked for many years as a Cruise Ship Photographer, and have also been involved in Management of various Photography businesses, working in the Tourism & Sports industries. This has given me a unique insight into the needs of Business Professionals – I know that time is money, and I won’t waste either of yours.
How do I make an appointment?

There are a couple of ways – you can email me or call – check my contact page for the details. You can even book your appointment online – my calendar updates in real-time, so you can easily find the best time for you! It’s always best to set up your shoot as much advance notice as possible.

Where are you located?
I’m right downtown, on Pine Street, near Orange Ave, There’s a great parking garage across the street, and I validate! I can also come to your office if it’s more convenient.
What are your hours?
You are busy, and I understand that having a Headshot done may be an interruption to your productivity, so in addition to the tradional M-F, 9-5 options, I offer off-hours appointments as well – before and after ‘normal’ business hours
Do you shoot indoors or outdoors?
The vast majority of my Business Headshots are done in-studio (mine or at your location), but natural light is also an option in many cases.
How much time does the shoot take?

Your time is valuable, so we’ll work quickly, without sacrificing quality, and make sure we get what you want. Once we start shooting, it’s usually 15 minutes or less, and if there are lots of staff to work with, it can be as quick as 2 minutes (or less) per person. At an international company conference, I recently shot 200 sales reps in about 2 hours.

How many photos do we take?
There’s no set amount – usually with Business Headshots anywhere from 6-50 may be the right amount. We’ll take plenty of photos for you to choose from. Your time is valuable, so we’ll work quickly, without sacrificing quality, and make sure we get what you want.
What should I wear?
Remember when selecting your wardrobe, that your apparel should project professionalism. Think about what you do, who you want to be in the photos, and what impression you want to create. Formal or more relaxed, it’s not going to hurt having wardrobe options, so bring any clothes that you might want to wear. It’s better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it!
Do I need Makeup?
Generally, no.

Having said that, if you want to have your hair & makeup done, be my guest. It’s also a good idea to bring your own brush or comb.

How long does it take to get my Photos?

Once we’ve agreed that you have plenty of good images to choose from, it’s up to you to make the final choice. If you’re decisive, you can pick your image right after shooting – and the retouched file is emailed immediately! If you need some time to make your choices, I can create an online gallery for you.  Once you’ve decided on an image, I generally ask for a few days to deliver the final images.

How do I pay you?
With Business Headshots, I accept payment on the day of the shoot, or I can invoice the company. If invoiced, I can accept checks by mail, or credit card payments online. With the latter, there may be a niminal processing fee.
How many photos are retouched?

Typically, you get one per person photographed, but you can always add more. Formal, casual, studio, or natural light – there are lots of options and you may need different looks.

What if my question isn't answered here?
Email, or better yet, call me!
Entertainers Headshot FAQs
How do I make an appointment?

There are a couple of ways – you can email me or call – check my contact page for the details. You can even book your appointment online – my calendar updates in real-time, so you can easily find the best time for you! It’s always best to set up your shoot as much advance notice as possible.

Where are you located?
I’m right downtown, on Pine Street, near Orange Ave, There’s a great parking garage across the street, and I validate!
What are your hours?
I work by appointment, so don’t expect to just drop in wink. Since a lot of Entertainer’s Headshots are done with natural light, we’re limited to daylight hours, and early or later work the best, when the sun is a bit lower. Having said that, I have a studio, so we can always shoot indoors as well. I am available many weekends, but only in the morning. I like spending time with my family…
How much time does the shoot take?

Generally, you should expect to spend around 1.5 – 2 hours with your shoot. Consultation, Shooting, Image Review, and more.

Do you shoot indoors or outdoors?
We can shoot either way. The vast majority of my Entertainer’s Headshots are done with natural light, outside within a block or two of the studio.
What should I wear?
Think about what looks good (colors & necklines) on you, and what is comfortable. The headshots we take should be a true representation of who you are, or who you want to be.

  • Don’t be too dressy or too casual, Casting Pros should be able to imagine you in a number of roles – If you wear a suit, it may be hard to imagine you as a surfer.
  • Bring age-appropriate clothes.
  • Solid colors usually work best since they won’t distract. Remember, the photo is about you, and not your clothes. Personally, I think everybody looks great in a black t-shirt, but kids may be best served in brighter colors.

At the end of the day, If you think you might want it, bring it – I believe that it’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

Do I need Makeup?

I don’t provide those services, so if you think you need it, plan ahead. However – hopefully, you’ve chosen me for your Headshots because you like my style, which I consider to be pretty natural, meaning nominal makeup, and non-shellacked hair. I’ll be able to retouch your blemishes and other things that makeup traditionally cures, so no need to go overboard. You should look like you. Having said that, if you want to have your hair & makeup done, be my guest – but please just keep it simple and natural looking. It’s also a good idea to bring your own brush or comb.

How long does it take to get my Photos?

In most cases, all your ‘proof’ resolution shots are available to you just a few hours after we shoot! Any High-Res retouched files are delivered within about  week of your selection.

How many photos do we take?

We’re only limited by time, so there’s no set amount. It could be 150 shots or it could be 450 or more!

How do I pay you?
Payment is due on the day of the shoot, and all major kinds are accepted – cash, checks, and credit cards. Sorry, I’m not up to speed on bitcoin yet!
How many photos are retouched?

The ‘proof’ images you receive are color corrected, but not retouched. After you’ve looked at them, just the ones you choose for Professional use are  High-Res, retouched Headshots are $65 each. Remember though, you keep all the images we shoot in ‘proof’ resolution. There’s no obligation to buy the high-res retouched versions- you can get as many or few as you like!

What if my question isn't answered here?
Email, or better yet, call me!

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