Sarah Tew Photography


I love capturing people at their best.  Headshots for actors, models, and performers of all kinds are always a thrill for me– I love collaborating with the creatives I meet and giving them an outstanding portrait that will serve them well as they pursue their careers.  The neighborhood around my studio is an exceptional area for headshot shooting as there are lots of colors and textured walls and posing environments to use and hardly anyone walking around to distract you or make you feel watched while we’re shooting.  For a more dramatic look, you may prefer a studio-lit headshot indoors.

You will arrive at my studio with some clothing options, etc, and once we decide what to start with you’ll have the ability to change in private, do your hair/makeup (or pay an additional fee for a professional MUA/hair artist to prep you– see below) and when you’re ready we’ll go outside and making pictures.  When you’d like to change clothes we can return inside and do touchups/clothing changes as you wish.  My studio is a 400sf corner space with 12 ft ceilings, a wide selection of backdrops and lighting options, as well as 2 walls of glass-block windows– excellent for diffusing natural light.  This gives me the option of shooting you with natural light indoors when it may be too cold or rainy to comfortably shoot you outdoors.  It’s a wonderful location, and I have a fridge and water machine to offer my subjects water, tea, soda, etc to keep everyone fresh and perky.  The only limit on your number of looks is the shoot time itself– my basic shoot is 1 hour, and extended shoots are 2 hours.  I find that even the most brilliant actors cannot sustain a natural/relaxed looking smile and focus for more than 2 hours of shooting– it’s best we stop before burnout sets in!

Many actors are on a budget, so I offer a more bare bones one-final-image-is-the-goal short session if needed or you can opt for a package with more trimmings…  I can take credit cards in person or over the phone as well as cash, checks, or paypal.  My goal is to get you the shot you need at a price you can deal with.   I can also accomodate any special requests (location shoots, MUA/hair, etc)– see below.

Includes phone or email consultation for what to wear and bring to your session. 1-3 Day turnaround for your images to go up online for viewing with password,  1 day retouching turnaround once image(s) are selected.

$350 Basic Headshot Shoot (studio or natural light):  1 Hour of shooting, no limit on # of looks we shoot, includes 1 selected image as high resolution retouched TIFF files.  Headshots only.

$500 Full Shoot (up to 2 hrs, both studio and natural light), no limit on #looks, full body portraits included if desired. Includes 2 selected images as high resolution retouched TIFF files.

A la Carte (add-ons):

$250 disc of edited images with document of rights to use any you like for personal or promotional purposes (you can take them to Reproductions for retouching as you see fit).

$50 per additional retouched (print-ready) headshot of your choice as 8×10″ TIFF with name and border, along with web-sized JPEG of same headshot, suitable for emailing.

Makeup Artist available upon request for an extra $100 (1hr)/$150 (2hr)– stays for touchups.
Makeup AND Hair Artist (dual-skilled) available upon request at $150 (1 hr)/$200 (2 hr)– stays for touchups.

I require a $150 deposit towards your total at the time of  booking your session, which is non-refundable.  I find that unless I have a booking fee actors are *much* more likely to call and postpone their sessions and I can’t run my business effectively this way.  Please be careful to book a time you know you can arrive on time and prepared, and come with your clothing options ironed as necessary!

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