713-957-2777 sg@sylvestergarza.com

Houston Corporate Headshot Photographer

The Headshots and Portraits I create . . .  are designed to be the best you can get for any purpose from social media to personal branding to acting.

To accomplish this, I like to photograph a range of looks and expressions. I shoot tethered to a computer. This also allows us to collaborate on elements including body language, hair, smile, ( or not)  that can influence facial expression.   

Along the way we minimize any phobias that the subject may have regarding being photographed, I provide Sephora blotting paper to control any shine from the Houston heat & humidity.

We review images in between rounds of shooting . . . which allows us to see what we are getting and to target the images we are both happy with.  I want to capture the essence of who you are… without all the distractions.

After your session is over, The selected image or images are then individually edited to remove minor blemishes, brighten eyes, whiten teeth and remove flyaway hairs.  I then crop to suit your company specifications or your individual needs.   I provide a complimentary web optimized crop for LinkedIn.

Whether its’ a single headshot or a day shoot at your location for multiple subjects . . . I’d like to be a resource for you.

Phone: 713.957.2777 (office)

Headshot FAQs

Are all Headshots the same?

No….many corporate headshots are captured using one light source. an umbrella or a
medium soft box. While this is satisfactory for some uses… i.e. security card or institutional
applications…it leaves a lot to be desired in defining a persons’ features. wardrobe and hair.
• The Three light system is a time honored classic Method to portray a subject.
• That’s the lighting…. The next component is
• Body language, smile or not and coaching the subject to engage the camera and lens.
• Shooting tethered creates a collaborative environment wherein the subject is not merely
being passively photographed…but works with the photographer directing the subject to
show subtle changes in body angle, head tilt and facial expressions. That helps the
photographer create images that favorably represent the subject, that capture the essence of
the subject and are believable and professional.

What is your Headshot fee?

Individual headshot at my location:
$175.00-One Look On A White Or Grey Background
Minor Retouching; This Includes Minimizing Blemishes & Dark Circles Under The Eyes
$250.00 – Two Looks; Formal On A Grey Background, Relaxed On White
Detailed Retouching; This Includes Whitening Teeth, Brightening Eyes, Minimizing Blemishes and Dark Circles Under The Eyes, Removing Fly-Away Hairs, And Whatever Else It Takes To Make You Look Amazing!
$325.00 – Three Looks; Formal Look On A Grey Background, Relaxed Look On White, And Half Body On White
Detailed Retouching; This Includes Whitening Teeth, Brightening Eyes, Minimizing Blemishes and Dark Circles Under The Eyes, Removing Fly-Away Hairs, And Whatever Else It Takes To Make You Look Amazing!

A High resolution JPEG is emailed along with a complimentary web
optimized crop for LinkedIn. By Appointment Only

Do you travel to local Business Venue’s?

Yes. We routinely transport our equipment to your venue and set up in a conference room or
common area, use studio lighting and shoot tethered so that each headshot is a collaborative
session.

What is your fee if you travel to our location?

Location Fee for headshot sessions begins at $1195.00 for up to 8 subjects.  That includes editing each selected image along with unlimited electronic and publication use. I provide location lighting, grip, and background. If you’d like me to contact you for projects with more moving parts, please click here
to request a quotation

Do I get the digital files and copyright?

You will receive digital files of your project and a license agreement for unlimited electronic and
publication use- Display Print Rights Reserved.

Do you accept Credit Cards?

Yes, we accept all major Credit cards, business checks, and cash.

Do you carry Business Liability Insurance?

Yes. The additionally insured certificate provided upon request.

Do you guarantee your work?

Yes. without question.

Do you also shoot weddings and family portraits?

No, for over 25 years, we’ve been exclusively dedicated to providing High Quality
Still Images & HD Video Services, to support Fortune 500, Fortune 100 and other
companies with support for Investor Relations, Human Resources Departments
as well as Marketing Communications support for Internal & External
Communication Departments, Advertising and Public Relations.

What to Wear

Helpful tips for all:

  • Wear clothes that are comfortable, that make you feel confident and look your best.
  • Make sure your clothing fits you well. Clothing that is too big or too tight will be obvious in the photos.
  • Simple and classic clothing styles are recommended.
  • Clothes should be clean, neatly pressed and should look new or like new.
  • Solid colors always work well. Avoid busy patterns—stripes, plaids, and floral patterns.
  • Do not try a new hairstyle before your session. Hair highlights, color and or cuts should be done two weeks before your session. You may want to let it grow-in a bit or get used to styling a new cut first.
  • Do not try/use any new product on your hair, face or body the day before or a few days before your shoot, just in case you have a bad reaction to the product.
  • Tans and sunburns will show in photographs. If you are planning to be outdoors before your session, keep this in mind when initially scheduling your session.

What to wear – Women:

  • Try your outfits on at home first.  If you’re not sure ….select an alternate to bring with you. Select and wear clothes that you are comfortable wearing and that fit you well.
  • Avoid big prints and busy patterns.
  • A white or cream colored blouse by themselves is not recommended.
  • Sleeveless blouses or tops by themselves are not recommended.
  • For a no-jacket casual look, bring various colored blouses – ideally darker than your skin tone.
  • Wear colors that compliment your features.
  • Darker colors project a more business-like image.
  • Makeup- wear a little darker than you normally would. Avoid shimmers or products with lots of sparkle
    or shine.
  • Keep jewelry simple.
  • Avoid jewelry that would distract from your face or that looks dated.
  • Bring a few accessories with you if you are unsure

What to wear – Men:

  • The corporate look is a suit jacket, dress shirt, and tie.
  • A casual business look is often a jacket and open dress shirt, or dress shirt on its own.
  • For a no-jacket casual look, bring several colored shirts – ideally darker than your skin tone.
  • For photography purposes, a white dress shirt by itself is not recommended. However, you can wear a white shirt underneath a jacket.
  • If you are not sure, feel free to bring a few different jackets, shirt colors and ties so I can assist you with selections.
  • If you tend to have a 5 o’clock shadow in the afternoon, either schedule your session for a morning time slot, or plan on shaving before your session if it is in the afternoon.

Please call 713-957-2777 to discuss your project.

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I will return your query the same business day if possible.