What do Headshot sessions include?
Keeping everything as laid-back, relaxing, comfortable and easy as possible! This is YOUR session and I’m here to help make it the best ever.
Details, details, details…
To assure the most fun, stress-free, low pressure and all around awesome session (resulting in highly effective, equally awesome headshots), upon scheduling, you’ll receive a ‘preparations email’ chock full of easy tips and detailed un-boring information on everything you’d ever need to know to help you get the most out of your headshot shoot including:
• how best to prepare mentally and physically
• what to wear/what to bring
• how not to stress
Then after the session, you’ll receive step by step information (aka “what now?!?”) on how and where and what to do to turn your finalized images into to sheer headshot perfection. In a word, I’m with you throughout the entire process. But not in a creepy way. Coz that would be weird.
Also? No questions are dumb questions. Nor can you ask too many. Really.
I’ve worked as a professional photographer for over 15 years. Also, being a working actor (since, oh, college) I know precisely what it’s like to be in your shoes whether you’re starting out or have been in the business for years. I also know how important it is to get the right ‘fit’ with a photographer and what a gigantic difference having fantastic shots you love and that actually look like you makes. Huge.
In addition to actors, I also photograph people (not that actors aren’t people, but you know what I mean.) This includes kids (clearly), business owners, corporate folk, writers, chefs, life coaches, veterinarians, artists, directors, musicians, architects etc., … you name the profession, I’ve probably shot it.
MZ Headshot Philosophy 101
While many headshot photographers present a “one size/one background fits all” cookie cutter formula, I believe there’s no single technique that works for everyone. Everybody is unique, everyone has their own ‘thing’ and I strive to capture all those subtle nooks and crannies that make you you. Beautifully. Easily. And while having a rather truly enjoyable time. Which is kinda great.
Knowing full well you’re at your best when completely comfortable, out of your head and ‘in your skin,’ I focus on YOU. As an actor I COMPLETELY understand the often ridiculous pressure getting one’s headshots (or just being photographed) can involve (and evoke) and I work WITH you to create a fun, engaging, carefree, low pressure, easy environment that allows your natural personality to emerge without trying to force something inorganic, staged or just plain weird.
And I also have a dog. Which instantly humanizes everything. And he’s amazing. And hilarious. And does tricks.
And, I’m always open to your thoughts, ideas and dreams (except the reeeeeeally bizarre ones as those really should remain private. Or in your diary. Or blog.)
So give me a call, or an email or send a pigeon. I’m already looking forward to meeting you
“I honestly can’t think of any reason not to recommend Meredith. the whole experience is totally comfortable, friendly, funny … it’s like a great afternoon hangout that somehow beautiful pictures come out of.”–E.D.
“Meredith, these are so great!!! They’re perfect- definitely the best photos I’ve ever seen of myself. Thank you so much. You are a gifted photographer and I’m so happy I found you. Millions of times- thank you!” –M.M.
“Meredith these are awesome. GREAT headshots thank you so much. Truly, fantastic job. Thank you again and again.”–G.B.
Scheduling your Session
To schedule a session, email me or give me a call at 646.580.2558.