A Quickie is up to 10-15 minutes of modern daylight portrait photography followed by your selection of three downloadable print-resolution JPG files to be retouched and delivered to you in about three business days. Sessions are held on 3 pre-determined weekdays per month in my International District studio. You are welcome to add more images, a hair/skin/makeup touchup, or even a custom bio to go with your new look.
• Additional images: $50 each
• Additional retouching: $25 per image
• 15min hair/skin/makeup touchup: $75
• Custom bio: $175
We're at 802 6th Ave S #3 Seattle, WA 98134, on the corner of 6th Ave South and South Dearborn St in the brick Wan Hua Foods building. It is kitty-corner to Uwajimaya supermarket between the Seattle neighborhoods of Sodo and the International District. Free 2-hour parking is available around the block as well as paid 2-hour parking north of S Dearborn (install the Pay by Phone parking app to keep an eye on time). For longer-term parking, there is a paid lot just south on 6th Ave S. When you get to the gray door on 6th Ave S, call or text 206.484.2912 and I'll let you in. I am not in the callbox.
Try to avoid wearing all white unless it's layered with something else. Mid-tones tend to photograph well. Large and busy patterns can be distracting if you'd rather the focus be on your face. That said, a great pattern can also add personality. Despite these suggestions, I ultimately want you to wear something you feel fantastic in and feel like YOU, so if you only wear white, then wear white. Bring a handful of clothing and accessory options to play around with. If you're going for a head and shoulders image, make sure your neckline is high enough so that it's obvious you're wearing clothes (or don't - you do you!). Please iron & de-lint prior to arrival. I have a clothing rack in the studio for hanging your items on. Don't forget to clean the lenses of your glasses, and leave your transition or light-adaptive lenses at home.
Most sessions are completed within 60 minutes. Directly after we take your portrait, we'll review the images together and narrow them down to your favorite 3. Choices are made on-site, so if you tend to be indecisive and there is someone whose opinion you require or admire, please bring them with you. If you've added a hair & makeup touchup or application, your session may be longer.
The standard backdrop is white. Please let me know in advance if you need something specific. I keep a few other background colors in stock and may be able to order a custom color for you if needed.
I offer basic retouching photoshop, softening some areas of skin, and removing stress breakouts that aren't an everyday part of your look. For optimum skin, I recommend exfoliating every other day the week before your appointment, but not the day-of. A face scrub will shed the dead cells from your face, remove blackheads around your nose and help tame oily shine. If you require more advanced retouching beyond what is provided, rates begin at $25 per image.
Take it a step further and add-on a 15-minute hair/skin/ make-up revival for $75. My hair & makeup artists will even out ruddy complexions, fix those early morning bags under the eyes, and bring out your best features while making sure you still look like yourself. Sure, retouching can help, but it's best to have a great base to begin with for the most natural results. Please let me know if you'd like to add hair & makeup when you schedule your appointment so I can confirm availability. You'll want to arrive with your hair as you would normally style and your typical daily makeup application. Full applications (approximately 45-60 minutes) are available for longer portrait sessions.
Accepted forms of payment are by check made out to Jenny Jimenez or via the mobile app Venmo to @ jennifer-jimenez-1. Credit card payments are subject to a 4% transaction fee. Payment is due at the end of your session. Washington state residents are subject to sales tax, currently 10.25% for King County. Can't decide on just 3? You are welcome to add additional images to your final gallery for a cost of $50 each. Payment for hair & makeup will be due directly to the makeup artist.
Are you looking to breathe new life into your brand in 2020? You can now add a professional bio to your Quickie! Drew Zandonella-Stannard is a writer who helps ambitious people with big ideas articulate what makes them tick. After filling out a simple questionnaire and chatting about your needs, you’ll walk away with both long-form and short-form bios to pair perfectly with your new headshot. While a picture may be worth a thousand words, you still need actual words to promote that website, land that job, or close that deal. She can help. This service starts at $150 and can be added to any Quickie session.
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