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Get all of the images from the shoot without watermarks, but un-retouched in medium resolution. This is a great option for people who need the images for online use.

Get all of the images from the shoot without watermarks, but un-retouched in high resolution. This is a great option for people who need the images printed.

Professionally retouched by hand to make you look your best!

Professionally retouched by hand to make you look your best!

Professionally retouched by hand to make you look your best!

100 Model Composite Cards: $299
250 Model Composite Cards: $399
500 Model Composite Cards: $499

On-site Make-up Artist One Look: $225
On-site Hair Stylist One Look: $225
Hair and Make-up Together One Look: $275
Hair and or Make-up Together Two Hours: $350
Hair and or Make-up Together Three Hours: $475
Hair and or Make-up Together Five Hours: $700

Pricing covers one person only and this service must be booked in advance so we can have a service provider on site. If you only wish to have make up for one look, they will preform the service at the beginning and then as the photography begins they will leave. If you are doing multiple looks and would like them to be on set the whole time, then its best to book them for the time needed. Regardless of the length of your session, the initial hair and or make-up service will not count against your session time. Please contact us for a quote for shoots with multiple individuals. And finally, in the event a provider is not available we will re-book the session.

About Us:
Models, actors and everyday people choose Rian Williams Photography to shoot great headshots, build their professional portfolios or celebrate one of life’s milestones. With years of experience in lifestyle and fashion photography, I bring a creative approach to head shots that will set your LinkedIn apart, or get casting directors & agents to notice you!  You can shoot in my studio or on location indoors or outdoors.

Our pricing and packages are designed to give you the flexibility to get exactly what you need, without having to pay for options you don’t want. Whether you are looking for a single finished image for your LinkedIn, or 20 images for your Instagram, you can get exactly what you need. All sessions include at least 1 retouched image with additional images available for purchase.

After the shoot I will send a link to a web gallery with all of the photos, minus the terrible ones, with a watermark on top. Then you will go through them and pick the images you would liked retouched. Once you send us the file names, we will retouch them, taking in to account any notes you have. Then, we will upload high resolution versions of the retouched images without watermarks for you to download.  Of course I will talk with you throughout the process to make sure we are creating exactly what you desire.

Cash, Credit Cards, Zelle, Venmo and Paypal are accepted.

A $150 non-refundable Deposit is due at the time of booking. After receipt of this fee, we will reserve the date and time agreed upon and will not make other reservations for that date and time. For this reason, this fee is non-refundable, even if the date is changed or the appointment is canceled for any reason. The deposit goes towards your final total. If you request hair and make-up and we can not schedule someone to attend your shoot, we will refund your deposit if we can’t find a time that works for everyone. A higher deposit may be required if youre shoot requires two or more of the following: hair, make-up and styling. The balance will be due at the studio at the end of the shoot.

You can reschedule your shoot for any reason 48 hours or more before the shoot.

We specialize in natural retouching that makes you look like you. Well rested, healthy, put together, blemish free, and maybe a few years younger but not lighter. We will do up to three rounds of retouching per image, but rarely is more than one round needed. If you request additional changes, you will be charged $10-30 each additional round of retouching, dependent upon the complexity. We will do our best to make any changes you request, however there is a chance your requests may exceed what is possible for us. Most location shots are done at real locations and we do not deal in overly complex composite and/or heavily altered images. However, you are more than welcome to take the images we create to a company who specializes in that type of retouching.

Questions Answered

What types of jobs can you get modeling?
Modeling isn’t just something you do on a runway in Paris or in a photo spread that appears in Italian Vogue. Just like there are many different types of people, there are many different types of models. In San Diego and Los Angeles, there is a lot of work modeling for lifestyle ads, which showcase everyday life and sell a product or service. Often times lifestyle models are good looking, everyday people who can come in every shape, size and age. An insurance company may need a distinguished senior citizen and a beer brand may need a sexy 25 year old fit male with facial hair, who looks like he drinks beer. I’ve done several shoots where the client requested a good looking soccer mom and kids ranging from newborns to teenagers. A lot of fashion modeling in the Midwest is catalog shoots for stores like Sears, K-Mart and Kohl’s. Some might scoff at doing these types of shoots, but they pay really well. Of course some of the people I have photographed have gone on to make it big modeling everywhere across the globe.

What types of jobs can you get Acting?
Acting in Sand Diego and LA is similar to modeling. You can work at all levels, from comunity theatre to touring broadway shows. Of course Hollywood is the mecca for acting and an abundance of opportunity. Plus, actors can be cast for commercials and lifestyle photoshoots.

What is a Look?
A look is a set of pictures taken in a single scene, wearing a single outfit. Some photographers limit the number of pictures they will take per look, but I always shoot until we get the shot, and I try to shoot as many looks as possible during the timed session you have booked.

What is a Compcard?
A compcard is short for composite card and is a collection of up to five images printed on 8.5″ x 5.5″ card stock. Four vertical images, all of the models stats and contact info typically appears on the reverse. While the front is usually covered with one image that is traditionally a head shot. The purpose of a compcard is to give potential customers an idea of what the model will look like up close, full body, smiling and not smiling. The images can come from five different looks or as few as three.

What do you mean by Retouched images?
Images that have been color corrected with the contrast and brightness optimally adjusted to showcase the subject. Blemishes, stray hairs and other distracting elements are removed to help the model look their best. Retouching, like make-up, shouldn’t be heavy handed, because no one will hire a model or an actor if they look unnatural in their photos. Retouching an image properly can take anywhere from 30 minutes to hours, and that’s why photographers limit the number of retouched images and charge extra for additional images. We are a natural style retouching company and strive to have you look your best.

Print’s are not included in any of our packages, however we offer prints for an additional price. Images will be cropped to accommodate the proportions of the print size.  We use an exceptional, US based laboratory and stand behind all of our print products.

What exactly are Headshots?
Headshots can refer to head and shoulder image or the word can refer to a variety of image framing types showcasing a model or actor.

How many images do I need?
Actors often need one or two images, but can use different images for different roles. Aspiring models may wish to just add a few images to their portfolio or they may want to have five images for a compcard. A portfolio can be composed of as many images as you like, but keep in mind less is more and you only want to show your best. A model will also want to have at least one image that shows his or her full body

What should I wear?
I think its best for people to bring twice as many looks to the studio as they would like to shoot. The looks should span a variety of styles but its important that everyone have a t-shirt and jeans look in addition to clothing that isn’t covered in logos. Lifestyle models should have clothing that is classic, solid colors are preferred and the fit and style shouldn’t be too sexy. Actors often look great in Bright solids and neutrals as well.

What should I be doing in the images?
Potential clients may want to hire a model or cast an actor based on how they look in an edgy pose, but others may want to know how the model or actor looks when they’re smiling. Remember, I will guide you every step of the way to help you bring out your best looks. There are no wrong answers and it’s ok to miss the mark, we will get you the shots you desire.

Do you really need a make-up artist or hair stylist?
If it were me being photographed, I’d want a make-up artist on set. A lot of guys think they don’t need make-up and a lot of girls think they can do it themselves, but we all can look our best with the help of a professional. But an actor may be well skilled at doing their own make up. No one is blemish free and proper makeup is the foundation for proper retouching. It really improves the finial product because some challenges that makeup can fix cannot be properly addressed in post-production. Hair styling may not be necessary for shorter haired male models, but changing a hair style and make-up between looks is highly recommended for female models.

But I hate being in front of the camera!
Everyone does! I think most people would rather pay taxes than to have their photo taken. I feel for them. I’ve got a face made for radio myself!  But here’s the deal, you look amazing already, I’m just going to make sure I use the right lighting, pose, backgrounds, and technique to show that to the world!

Look Your Best