About Professional Headshots in Toronto
Professional Headshots are all about your visual Brand identity. A great headshot is no longer an option as your Brand needs to standout from the increasingly crowded world of digital marketing. Let me help you define your Brand strategy by providing you with professional headshots that will get you noticed. Our photography leans towards clarity with minimal distraction to ensure your personality is prominent. Colours are true and the lighting is clean. Many background options to support your brand. Our studio is located at the historic Distillery District, a few minutes from the downtown core. Green P parking is adjacent to the building. We endeavor to provide you with a comfortable experience that can be short and sweet or leisurely and relaxed.
Check out the quick list below as to why you should select David Chang Photography for your Professional Headshots.
12 Reasons to book my Professional Headshots With David Chang Photography
Easy online booking with no penalties for cancellation or rescheduling. BOOK HERE
No compromise COVID-19 protocols for your safety throughout the studio session. DETAILS HERE
Downtown Toronto studio located at the Distillery District with Green P parking right next to the building.
Instant review of your professional headshots throughout the session on a large computer monitor.
Same day Proofs (no Watermarks) of your professional headshots online with Google Drive galleries to finalize your selects for retouching.
Unique backgrounds for Corporate, Business and Executive Headshots.
Expert Retouching of your Professional Headshots. RETOUCHING SAMPLES
Extensive guidance and expert coaching of poses and expressions throughout the portrait session.
Wardrobe styling assistance (your own clothes) to match your Brand.
In studio makeup (+ $150.00) and/or hair option (+ $75.00)
Open 7 days per week from 9 AM to 6 PM.
Just let me know what you need for your use of the professional headshots or portraits and I will do my best to accommodate.
FAQ and TIPS for Professional Headshots and Business Photography
Your Professional Headshot needs to represent your Brand. Brand is who you are, who you want to be, and who people perceive you to be. Your professional headshot session needs to take the following into consideration:
- Wardrobe selection(s)
- Expression – amount of smile or not?
- Posing – standing, angle/leaning or perhaps sitting?
- Portrait crop or aspect ratio – square for LinkedIn or wide for website? Perhaps specific print or resolution requirement.
- The background for the headshot – photographer provided in studio or digitally composited?
I will assist with all of the above.
Why choose David Chang Photography for your Professional Headshot Photographer in Toronto?
For many busy working professionals getting professional headshots done is a pain but necessary for your Branding. I am here to make the process as easy as possible. The studio is close to the downtown core with parking right next to the building. My experience can provide for quick sessions with great results. With my process, you know what you are getting and will receive all of your photos without watermarks via Google Drive download. Expert retouching eliminates any concerns with skin or minor wardrobe issues. I am ready to BOOK ONLINE now.
What is your experience level?
For the past 15 years, I have shot thousands of Professional headshots, business portraits, actor headshots and model portfolios in the Toronto market. I have shot for many of the top Brands in Toronto including Mercedes Benz, TD Bank and Quadreal, just to name a few. I am a commercial headshot photographer committed to providing the best value and quality for my clients. My experience provides for a relaxed environment and a high level of professionalism to ensure the best experience throughout the shoot.
Do you have your own studio and where is it located?
My studio is located at the Artscape building in The Distillery District – Front Street East / Lakeshore Road and Parliament Street downtown Toronto). Green P parking is located right beside the building. You are the sole client during the shoot. We are in a very rustic brick and wood beam environment with many restaurants should you care to chill after the shoot. A change room with a makeup area and space for your extra wardrobe is provided for your comfort and privacy.
How do I book with you?
The preferable method to book Online through the Square booking system. You are free to cancel or reschedule without penalty. Please be courteous and provide me with as much notice as possible if you do cancel. Of course, you can also text or email me, [email protected] 647-833-7870
How much do Professional Headshots cost?
The range in the pricing of professional headshots is quite diverse in the Toronto – GTA area. You can get a cheap headshot starting at $65 and as high as $750 and up for commercial Branding packages. The difference is primarily in the experience of the photographer and the studio environment. A photographer likely needs to charge a higher rate to support a dedicated studio and higher end equipment. At David Chang Photography our rates are more or less in the value range. With a dedicated commercial photography studio located at the Distillery District, our rates are not low, but you will get a comfortable professional environment with the latest equipment to ensure a best in class experience.
A detailed breakdown of my rates and pricing is provided at my Rates and Pricing page.
I price my sessions based on a Look. A Look is a setup for the session and includes a wardrobe change, background change or lighting. A retouched photo is provided for each Look. Although my rate is obviously not the lowest in Toronto, I try to offer the best value. Please read on to see what I mean by Value.
How long is a Professional or Branding Headshot Session and how many shots do I get?
I do not count time or shots. I take as many as we need and you are free to have them all. The time depends on you, if you have a killer smile with great clothes and posture your session can be just few shots in as many minutes. As we shoot your photos are reviewed on a 27 inch monitor. You never leave wondering whether we got the shot.
Generally, a Professional Headshot session is approximately a half hour to an hour for One Look and approximately 1.5 to 2 hour for multiple Looks.
If you have specific requirements let me know and I will work with you to achieve your goals.
What is Retouching?
Please check out my Retouching Page to see what is possible. Retouching for perfect model faces is pretty easy, but retouching everyday faces in the more mature age range requires experience to make you look your best naturally.
Is makeup and hairstyling available?
Yes, but limited by what the government allows for during the pandemic. Contact me for the latest.
What is your delivery time and format for my Headshots?
Typically, next day for proofs online via Google Drive and 3 days or less for the retouch from time of order. Same day available on request.
What should I wear? What should I bring?
Difficult to provide you with specific recommendations, but here is some guidance. Generally, darker shades shoot better. A jacket or blazer provides your shoulders with structure to support your head. Busy patterns distract from you, but can also give you a unique style. For headshots, bottoms do not usually matter unless you specifically want a 3/4 shot. However, the more body you include in your photo, the smaller your face and ability to show personality as a headshot. If you are not sure, the best advice is to bring extra to change. We can test your wardrobe to see what works best for you. I can shoot ties on and off as well as glasses on and off at no extra charge.
What background options are available?
For each selected photo for editing, the background can include the original light to medium grey, all white background and/or transparent background in PNG format. I also have many options for environmental backgrounds, such as an office environment, window views of Bay Street and many more. The crop of the photo and resolution is your choice, best to consult your web guy.
What precautions are you taking for COVID-19
A mask will be worn by us all time, except during the actual shoot – for you. My mask will be a disposable medical type that is Rated ASTM level 3 and/or KN 95. Extra disposable masks are available complimentary. I will spray the shoot area with Vital Oxide using a commercial fogger between each session. Vital Oxide is a hospital grade disinfectant that is rated as food safe. Two windows are open during the shoot. A high velocity fan is used to provide fresh air with a good flow rate for air circulation. And, of course, careful distancing at all times.