Professional Business Headshots

The session is quick and easy, and you’ll look ten years younger.*
Of course, if you’re ten years old, that could be a problem.

Business Headshots

A Good Business Headshot Helps You Sell Yourself

Having a professional business headshot tells a lot about you and your company. It says you care about the details and that you are an expert in your field.  The old saying “you never get a second chance to make a good first impression” is as essential today as when the phrase was first coined back in 1966 as a Madison Avenue advertising slogan for Botany Suits.

In today’s world, prospective clients’ attention span is sometimes not more than a few seconds. They will click on the next guy’s site if they don’t see something that impresses them on your website. If they see your photo taken with your phone in the backyard, that’s not impressive. They’re off to your competition. But when they see your professional portrait, they’re more likely to stay and browse. It’s subtle, but it’s real.

Here at Roy Dressel Photography, professional business headshots are not just an afterthought but a big part of our business. Business portraits are something we love to do. So if you’re looking to improve your first impression, scroll down the page and book your session right here, right now.

The Session is Quick and Easy

Here at Roy Dressel Photography, taking your business headshot is quick and straightforward. When you arrive we’ll be set up and ready to go, and we have a dressing room for last-minute touch-ups.  After taking a series of photos, we’ll review them to see if we have something you like, comparing images to find the best look for you. If you find a great shot, that’s it. If not, we’ll go back and take more until we have that just right image.

Quick tips for a great portrait

Women: Think about having your hair and makeup done before the session
(tips for your makeups for photos)

Men: w/o beards set the session early in the day if you have a five o’clock shadow.
Get a hair cut a few days before the session if its time.

The Making of a great business portrait blog post

Fast Turn-Around Times 

Delivery is quick; your image, in the form of a digital file, is ready the same or next business day, sent to you by email. In addition, we keep your picture on file should you need it at a later date. Things happen; like your hard drive dies, you can’t find the image, you accidentally deleted the file. Just call or email and we’ll send it to you again, at no charge.

Check out our blog post for some tips on taking a great business headshot


Business Headshot Pricing

#1  Basic Sitting In The Studio, one pose  $35  

Add an additional pose for $10 (with and without a coat, with glasses and w/o etc.)
Same pose, different background: Add $10
Additional person in the photo $10
Add a B&W digital file of the same image $5.00

#2  Add a Print Plus Package  $50

One Pose, in the studio, color and B&W digital file plus
your choice of 1-8×10 print, or 2-5×7 prints or 4-4×6 prints. 

All Prices are plus tax and include retouching and the digital file emailed to you
Payment is due when we take the photo unless other arrangements have been made in advance.
Companies who will be working with us on a regular basis can arrange for open accounts.

Taking The Studio On Location

There is a minimum charge of $105.00 (three people) for location setups. If you’re out of the Visalia area or find it hard for people to come to the studio, we can come to you. We will set up the studio lights and background at your location where people can come in and get their photos taken with little interruption. The space we need for the set up can usually be a good size board or education room. 

Travel fee: $37.50 per hour for locations outside Fresno, Visalia or Tulare. No charge for travel for most locations between Visalia and Fresno as long as times can be arranged to do the photography on Roy’s way to or from work. (he lives in Fresno)

Business Headshot Retouching: 

All business headshots are retouched so that you look your best. This is sometimes subtle but important. All of us need a little polish, and as I like to say, you’ll look ten years younger, but you’ll still be you, it’s not overdone. We have all seen those celebrity portraits that have been retouched so much they look like plastic dolls. That’s not what you’ll look like.  You’ll just look your best. Blemishes and stray hairs along with smoothing the lines under the eyes.


Outdoor Business Headshots

Sometimes the formal studio background is not the look you are after. An outdoor location, with a background of your office, production facility or your field is what is needed to show your clients what you do in your environment. $55.00 for the first person, regular price of $35 apply for additional people Includes locations in the Visalia and Fresno area, a $37.50 per hour travel fee applies for out of the area locations.

Book your business headshot right here, right now, online.

No need to call or email us to figure out a time.  You get a follow-up email confirming the appointment,
a reminder email the day before the appointment and the ability to cancel or change the appointment, any time of the day or night.


Select the date and time that works for you 

Order prints from your business headshot

Once you have taken your business portrait, it’s time to get prints.
Set of 4 wallets…$7.50    4×6 print….$5.00    5×7 enlargement…..$7.50    8×10 enlargement….$15.00 


We accept all major credit cards

Plus, we even accept cash (that’s the green stuff that you sometimes see in your wallet), checks, and debit cards.

Just a note of what this is not

This is quick and simple. We do take the time to get just what you want, and we will work until we do, but this is not a full-blown portrait sitting with various backgrounds and props. We do not take a whole variety of poses with different outfits. If you want to bring several outfits, we can give you our opinion on what will look the best. 

Extended Business Portraits Session $175.00

One hour of studio time, clothing changes, up to six retouched digital files. 

Want more?  Then our extended session is for you.
Bring in more than one change of clothes and plan on spending about an hour taking a whole variety of images. We’ll post the “proofs” to the cloud the same or next business day,
allowing you to select the ones you like the best. The package includes up to six retouched final digital images. 

Some of our popular backgrounds for studio business portraits. 

soft black background

Background: Soft Black

Background #OM-5

Background: Dark Gray

Background: Drapes and Glass-2

Background: Studio Blue

Background: Smoke and Flag

Background # OM-6

Background: Standard Flag

Green Screen Background Replacement

     Green screen technology allows us to offer hundreds of backgrounds with just a click of the mouse. With a green screen, we can take any photo and us it a background of your portrait.  So, you may come into the studio and see a bright green background hanging in the back of you as we take the photo. With special software, we can add the background you, or your employer has chosen to use. Its incredible technology that has been used is almost every movie for the last fifteen years; you don’t know its there because it’s so transparent. It’s used on the nightly news all the time: think of the weather person standing in front of those maps.

There are limitations 

     Green screen doesn’t work for all backgrounds,  and we have learned those over several years of working with it.  Showing peoples feet on green screen makes them look like they are floating, and using just any photo as a background can look fake. The best green screen goes without being noticed.


Exclusive Backgrounds for Your Companys Business Headshots

     Want a background that is unique to your organization. A consistent look that is used nowhere else can help you stand out. We can develop a background that is yours alone, using your logo, a photo of your building or some local landmark. We work with you and then used that background nowhere else. The cost will depend on the work involved, give us a call or email us and we’ll arrange a time to discuss the project. In this example, the city of Coalinga uses their city’s seal in the background of each of their councilpersons photos.

* Legal Disclaimer: Of course, you will only look ten years younger in the final photo. In real life, that is not possible. If I could really do that in real life, I would be able to charge whatever I wanted for these sessions and eventually be able to rule the world, or, in the words of the great Thurston Howell III (Gilligans Island fame)  at least be able to buy the world and hire someone to rule it for me.

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