All photos © Paul Grupp/Brenda Rose. All rights reserved.
For bookings please call (518) 526-9970
Studio: 169 River Street, 2nd FL
Troy, NY 12180
Have you noticed how over the last couple of years, business portraits (“headshots”) have become far more important than they used to be? On company web sites and social networking services like Linked-In, Facebook, Twitter and all the rest, clients have come to expect to see fresh, recent photographs of the professionals they work with. Seeing a picture is a vital step in building an enduring relationship, whether a client or customer is considering a first time meeting, or maintaining a long-term relationship with you.
Over the years, Paul and Brenda of Upstate Photographers have developed a reputation in the Capital Region of NY for being the “go-to” photographers for creative business portraits that clearly communicate confidence, friendliness, professionalism, trustworthiness, integrity, accessibility, intelligence — whatever the specific qualities and personality traits you need to project in your headshots.
We have an established track record creating effective business headshots and related imaging for a wide range of professionals at both the local and national level, including:
We Can Work For You, Or For Your Management Team
While much of our work is commissioned by the subjects of our photos, we also work directly for corporations and organizations. We have worked side by side with doctors on the clinic floor, flown with CEOs in their corporate jets, worked within the halls of state and local government, and prepared countless headshots and other imaging for press kits announcing corporate mergers, grand openings and facility moves, political appointments, bill signings, product launches, and staff promotions. We can interface professionally with anyone, maintain absolute discretion and total confidentiality when necessary, and get our job done with speed, relentless attention to detail, and a minimum of turbulence and interruption to your busy schedule.
It can be very tempting to whip out your iPhone and have someone snap your picture standing in front of an office wall. Another mistake is to try to use a photo from a family portrait studio for professional purposes. Either approach typically produces grossly inappropriate results, and can be a surprisingly expensive decision in terms of lost business credibility and missed opportunities. It’s so easy and inexpensive to have a proper, professional business headshot created by Paul and Brenda, there is simply no excuse for using anything less!
Typically, a headshot session can be completed in our studio in 15 minutes to half an hour. Add another 45 minutes if you are planning to have an on-set makeup artist. We also can shoot on location or on your business premises. This can be especially helpful when you want to create headshots of several members of your staff or team, without requiring them to take time out of their busy day to travel to our studio. For the most time-constrained subjects, with proper preparation we can successfully complete a session in less than five minutes.
To make an appointment, call us at 518-526-9970, or email paul [at] upstatephotographers [dot] com
Pricing and Options (revised 8/12/2014)
We understand that every business has unique needs. Whether it’s a classically conservative portrait, an edgy business headshot or something in between, we’ll craft your headshot to precisely match your messaging and positioning requirements. One of the options below should fit your needs, but if you or your company need something not listed here, give us a call at 518-526-9970.
In-studio Professional Headshot Session $99 to $199*
Our business headshot sessions are quick and painless, and you can make your selections and have your images the same day**:
Makeup and Hair
Makeup and hair styling is not included. For business headshots, especially for men, makeup is not always necessary. For our clients who choose to have their makeup done, we suggest an in-studio makeup artist who is familiar with the important differences between makeup for a headshot and salon-type glamour or bridal makeup. The typical cost is $75 for one application in the studio. If you want a makeup artist at your session, please let us know when you make your appointment so we can make the necessary arrangements.
On-location or In-Studio Business and Professional Headshots $199 for first person, $25 for each additional person
Don’t have time to come to our studio? Have a group of employees or associates you’d like to photograph at your business or meeting location? Whether on location or at our studio, if you have several headshots to get done, this is the perfect package for you!
*8% NY State Sales Tax is added to all purchases which include delivery of a tangible item (prints, USB drive, etc.). We are not required to collect NYS sales tax if the sole method of delivery is via online gallery.
** Unretouched digital images uploaded to your gallery. Retouching, delivery USB thumb drive, and print orders require additional postproduction and shipping time.
Important Notices: Turnaround and delivery times are conservative estimates, but are only estimates unless explicitly guaranteed to you personally in writing. Actual delivery time depends on workload and other factors. All offers are limited and subject to availability.
We keep our fees extremely low by forgoing the costly overhead of an invoicing and accounts receivable system. So without exception, payment in full is due on the day of your session, before any delivery of images. We accept cash, check, PayPal, and most debit and credit cards. Prices and offers are subject to change without notice or obligation.
Upstate Photographers is a service. Therefore, once the service is rendered, there are no refunds. In the case where you are not happy with your performance in front of the camera (this means that there are no photos which are acceptable to you), in-studio reshoots are available at the discretion of Upstate Photographers for $25 per look. No other costs or services (such as travel time, hair or makeup) are included in the reshoot price.