by Whiskey Media June 04, 2022 3 min read

 Are you considering booking a photo shoot for headshots?

Don’t make the mistake of going with the cheapest options available. Photography is one of those services you don’t skimp on, and with good reason. While saving a penny may seem like a good idea now, cheap headshots may actually cost you more money in the long run.

You don’t want to be unhappy with your photos or have to pay for a reshoot, costing you more time and money. Instead, find a photographer with a portfolio you like.

Headshots are an investment and when spending money on them you want to feel confident that they will accurately represent you for years to come. Taking the time to save up for a professional ensures you’ll have an experience that’s guided with expertise, care, and competence while providing results that you can be proud of.


Common Issues With Cheap Headshots

Cheap headshot photographers tend to be inexperienced and lack a proper understanding of all the elements of photography to give their clientele the best results. From an experienced eye, there are many common issues that could hurt your professional image, including:

  • Poor lighting
  • Glare in eyeglasses
  • Poor editing

Common Complaints by Customers

All too often we hear complaints from customers when they tell us they previously went with an option for cheap headshots, including:

  • The photographers didn't know their angles.
  • They didn't notice or fix hair that was out of place.
  • They didn't help touch up the client’s skin in post-production editing.
  • They didn't consult on wardrobe selection.
  • All the poses were unflattering.
  • The photographers made them feel uncomfortable.
  • The photos took too long to deliver.
  • They didn't listen to the client’s requests.
  • They don't understand how to shoot for different skin tones.
  • The client’s eyes look dead in the photos.

What You’ll Get With Whiskey Media

We know that the details matter when conveying your personal image. It takes a keen eye that’s been developed through years of experience to give you the best quality headshots.

During your photo shoot, you can expect an exceptional experience to help you get the photos you really want.

  • We have a wardrobe consult at the beginning of every session to pick out the outfits that will help represent you and meet your goals best.
  • We consult on hair and makeup. If anything needs a light touch-up, we have tools on-site for all skin tones and hair types.
  • We always make sure there is a "catch light," which is a light in the eyes to ensure they look lively.
  • We’re experienced with lighting for all skin tones and complexions.
  • Our lead photographer is a former competitive bodybuilder. You might not be aware, but 25% of competitive bodybuilding is posing on stage. With extensive education on posing for photography and competition, she’s trained our entire team on how to guide anyone through the motions to achieve a perfect pose for their headshot. 
  • We provide quality retouching/editing services to our clients’headshots so there are no blemishes, wrinkles, yellow teeth, stray hairs, or minute distractions that take away from the professional image you want to convey.


Post-production headshots skin touch ups editing

Curious AboutProfessional Headshots?

If you’re curious about booking a photo shoot for headshots, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions.

Our team is happy to help provide any information so you can take the next step in your career with professional headshots that accurately represent you. Check out our Headshots Packages.

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