Los Angeles Area Business Portraits
Ed Carreon provides crafted corporate headshots and nuanced corpororate potraits with attention paid to authenticity, emotional resonance ,and the branding and marketing needs of the client. Los Angeles businesses seeking to distinguish themselves often want portraits that reflect their corporate branding statements and fall within corporate conventions. Also, marketing and communications directors often want business photography that is consistent with the company's core values which connect with an audience, so we have a authorial approach to photography.
Our clients often include:
- Law Firms
- Medical Offices
- Fortune 500 Firms
- Aerospace Industry
- Entertainment Companies
- Financial Services firms
- Pharmaceutical Corporations
For those with simple needs, corporate headshots can be simplified to produce a "portraits of record” where the setup is simple and driven by the need to make several clean, well lighted images of many business people. Consequently, we can shoot up to 100 on-location corporate headshots in day and deliver final images within three or four days after final selections are made. For greater amounts of people we can make a referral to another photographer.
Included with most our corporate headshots assignments:
- Electronic Delivery
- Light makeup service
- Seamless backgrounds
- On-site review of portraits
- $2,000,000 liability insurance
- One Web gallery for review of all images
- Multiple Web galleryies for review are optional
- Retouching: up to 20 minutes per image for branded portraiture.
- Retouching is optional for portraits of record and large groups.
- Delivery within 7 working days of final selections in most cases.
We provide our clients with state-of-the-art photography, skills and resources to deliver individualized business portraiture for small leadership groups, and we collaborate with art directors and communications professionals who want more crafted portraiture for their design projects and branding concepts. We also create portraits of record for large groups where there is a need for efficiency in a short time frame.
Since the Orange County and Los Angeles business community are so diverse, and style is so important in distinguishing the corporate image, collaboration with a cultured photographer can help achieve that goal. For instance, an entertainment company or design firm may want editorial look rather than standard corporate head shots (portraits of record) and a law firm or financial institution might want to distinguish their leadership while observing corporate conventions. This is what we do and you can read more about your options on our blog.
For groups under 25 people we do not have a limit on how many images we shoot, since we want our subjects to look and feel comfortable. We find that around 20 minutes per person works works well for corporate headshots and portraits and that translates into 24 people in an 8-hour window. We recommend that folks not wear plaids, tweeds herringbone or tight pinstripes since it can creat moire patterns. Reading glasses can present a problem if they do not have an anti-reflective coating. If necessary, we can optionally remove the reflection in post production.
We can also swap out backgrounds at scale from protraits shot on seamless backgrounds. The backgrounds for compposited corporate headshots are usually shot on site or we can provide business backgrounds from our library. We can also shoot composited business portraits to scale and have photographed as many at 100 headshots in a day. and then replaced the backgrounds. Companies choose this option to extend the usefulness of an image.
Our rates are based on a the quantity of people we photograph and the level of production that goes into to business portraits or head shots. However, with large groups we can provide a day rate. We are competitive with photographers of equal merit in the Los Angeles corporate headshot market, and if you would like to see more examples of our work, we can put up a larger photo gallery for review.
For corporate headshots and business portraits of just a single individual, clients can send their staff to our studio which is located 10 minutes outside of downtown Los Angeles. It is a compfortable low pressure environment free from distractions where clients can view their portraits on a lart screen.
On signing an estimate/work agreement we require a deposit 50 percent retainer to secure our commitment, the remainder of which is due within 30 days of completion of the work.