We have collaborated with designer and photographer Adam Senatori. We operate independent creative studios in Madison, Wisconsin, and host the Collaborate Forever podcast. In addition, we've joined forces on particular projects like producing quality portraits and headshots.
Together we're able to work efficiently, on-location, saving you and your team valuable time.
We offer professional headshots, portraits, and environmental portraits of professionals, owners, founders, work teams, and employee groups in the Madison, Wisconsin area, including Middleton, Hilldale, Monroe Street, UW-Madison, State Street, Capital Square, Willy Street, Sun Prairie, Verona, and Fitchburg.
Each session is tailored to match your needs. Everyone has different goals and objectives. Some may need a straightforward headshot to update or refresh their professional look. Others may be looking for a custom look to complement their personal website or better showcase their creative side.
Our approach is to charge by half hour. Experience has shown this is the most cost-effective and efficient way to meet your goals. We know on average, it's possible to get 3-5 images in 30 minutes, 4-6 in an hour with a wardrobe change, and up to 12 images in 90 minutes with a couple of wardrobes and lighting changes. Regardless, we maximize each session and get as many looks as possible within the allotted time.
Take some time and read through the case study below. I break down a 90-minute session with Taylor DiRenzio and provide insight into our workflow, what to expect and what's possible within various timeframes.
Session length: 30 minutes
Final selects: 3-5
Headshots on a plain white or neutral gray background are the gold standard, perfect for corporate websites, about us and staff website pages, or professional online spaces such as Indeed, Monster, Glassdoor, Linkedin, etc.
For teams or employee groups of five or greater, we offer graduated discounts and will quote you accordingly.
Scott and I can assemble our setup in small spaces like empty offices, conference or break rooms even hallways. By connecting the camera to a Macbook, we can instantaneously review our progress, make subtle changes on the fly and receive input from you.
We start a few steps back from Taylor with 1/2 length (waist-up) shots, step forward for 1/4 length (chest-up), and end with head and shoulders. In just 10 minutes, we had 3-5 similar-looking but distinctly different images. Again, Taylor was a pro and made subtle adjustments to his posture and poses in-between strobe flashes.
Our base setup is one key light, above and to the right, one accent strobe behind and left, and a simple neutral background. With this minimal setup, we're able to tackle large groups of employees and teams quickly efficiently with minimal downtime and consistent-looking images across your site.
Session length: 30 - 60 minutes
Final selects: 5-7
We'll break for a few moments, take some breaths, shake things out, loosen the tie, and switch to something business casual.
We have time for about two additional looks, meaning a couple of simple wardrobe changes or one involved change. We'll also swap backgrounds from white to gray bring in an apple crate to sit on. Try some new relaxed postures.
Taylor changed looks into a blue suit coat and patterned dress shirt, going business casual. We also had him seated on a stool, tried a few other subtle pose changes, and swapped backgrounds to neutral gray.
Session length: 60 - 90 minutes
Final selects: 9-12
This session is geared to those looking for a custom look. In 60 - 90 minutes, we have time for wardrobe changes, additional hair, make-up, lighting, and backdrop changes.
We flow and create organically, moving quickly, trying unusual poses, cracking jokes, and acting on vibes. Our objective is to let things happen.
Taylor made another wardrobe change, this time into a plain white t-shirt and winter coat. In this session, we just had fun, tried different lighting configurations, and really tried to keep things loose rather than adhering to formal and conventional poses.