FAQ

Sydney Professional branding and corporate headshots in studio and outdoor settings

How does it work?

The most important part of getting a business profile photograph is understanding the requirements. The first step is to get in touch so that we can explore what it is that you and your business is offering to the world. What makes you different from the rest? What can you offer that nobody else can? Where will these photographs be seen? Can they pop out without being overwhelming?

What makes us different is that we don’t take everyone and put them through the cookie cutter. We only take you on as a client after we’ve fully understood you and your market, and can come up with a plan to create something amazing for you.

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Let’s create your brand!

Are you AIPP Accredited?

Valent Lau Photography is a fully AIPP Accredited Professional Photographer with a comprehensively equipped studio capable of producing a wide range of looks to show off your brand.

What kind of professional branding do you do?

Personal branding is how you market yourself to the world. Whether you are after a standard headshot to use on business websites or professional profiles, or you are after something more dynamic to leave a mark, your photograph must convey the who and why to your potential clients.

In the age of information, trust is king. Your clients buy you as much as your offerings. Does your brand say you are capable and trustworthy? Contact us to discover how your portrait can be used to make you stand out from the crowd.

How often should I update my profile photograph?

A good head and shoulders headshot can last for years. You may wish to update your headshot yearly to keep your brand fresh and dynamic.

Personal branding photographs, however, also paint a picture of your work style and direction. Whenever your direction changes, it is important to update your branding photographs to maintain a consistent message shown to your clients.

Individuals in more agile industries such as service and creative industries need to update more often to show they are always moving forwards.

Should I get hair and makeup done for the headshot?

Absolutely. This makes a big difference to your final photographs. Our clients usually have professional hair and makeup done. We can give you recommendations for mobile hair and makeup artists who can give you professional results in the comfort of your own home.

Where can I get my photographs done?

Depending on the type of headshot or profile image you are after, we shoot at our studio in South Coogee, at your place of business, or in an outdoors location. Call us to discuss your needs.

Sydney Professional branding and corporate headshots in studio and outdoor settings

Do you offer retouching?

We provide basic skin retouching on each photograph delivered. Small blemishes are removed, and a subtle skin smoothing is performed to make you look your best.

More extensive retouching such as face sculpting, compositing photographs, are available at extra cost.

What should I do to prepare for my photographic session?

We will discuss with you the style of photographs you want, and how to prepare for it. We will also send you a detailed guide on selecting your clothing and preparing for the session.

How long does it take to do Staff Headshots?

After the initial set up time, each staff member is shot in the same setting and takes approx 10min.

How long does it take to do a Studio Profile?

The photographic session in the studio take approx 30-45min to complete. Depending on your needs it may take longer or shorter.

How long does it take to do a Premium Profile?

Premium headshots include a planning meeting in order to customise the session to create the image you wish to portray. Each setup at the shoot may take 30-45min to complete.

How long does it take to do an Executive Portrait?

Executive Portraits include a planning meeting in order to customise the photograph to the show your unique character and position. Professional hair and makeup is provided. Each setup at the shoot may take 30-45min to complete.

Professional branding and profile shots in studio and outdoor settings around Sydney

Do I get my photographs in color or black & white?

We show you color photographs for selection. Once you have purchased your photographs, we will prepare both color and black & white final photographs. The black & white are individually handcrafted according to the important tones and are of excellent quality.

For staff headshots all photographs will be either color or black & white.

What happens after my photographic session?

Together we will go through the photographs and select your favorites to purchase. Once selected, we will retouch those photographs and deliver them online within 3-5 business days.

What if I need my photographs urgently?

A rush service may be available depending on other workload. Ask us for more information.

What resolution are the photographs I receive?

Standard packages include images in high resolution for printing up to 8×10″, and also in profile size ready for social media and business websites.

Image files for printing in larger sizes available at extra cost.

How may I use the photographs?

Standard packages include a licence for self-promotional uses such as on websites, flyers, and within business premises. They may also be used by third parties in an editorial context where no fee has been paid to guarantee publication.

A separate licence may be negotiated for uses including but not limited to product packaging, book covers and paid-for advertising use.

Where are you based?

Valent Lau Photography is based in South Coogee in the Eastern Suburbs, and serves the Sydney region.

We have clients from many areas in the Eastern Suburbs including Coogee, Maroubra, Malabar, Randwick, Clovelly, Bronte, Waverly, Bondi, Point Piper, Potts Point, Rushcutters Bay, Elizabeth Bay, Double Bay, Bellevue Hill, Rose Bay, Dover Heights, Vaucluse, Watsons Bay, Woollahra, Kensington, Kingsford, Centennial Park, Paddington, Darlinghurst, Moore Park, Tamarama.

We also service the North Shore, Northern Beaches, Forest District, Northern Suburbs, Inner West, and other areas.

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Create my brand!
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