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  1. Achieving that Polished Professional Look

    Having hair and make-up done can make all the difference in looking subtly polished as a professional executive photo or for a high school senior portrait.  It’s easiest to schedule it built into the photo session.  It adds an hour to an hour and a half to the total shoot.…

  2. Studio Tour

    Welcome to Cap Gun Studios located in the West Bottoms Kansas City warehouse district.  I share this space with several artists and photographers.  I chose this space for the beautiful old factory windows.  

  3. To Light or Not to Light

    Natural Lighting with a reflector Artificial lighting in combination with natural Natural Light Portrait- Window Light Artificial Light Portrait- Two lights If you are hiring a photographer to shoot one portrait or several for a corporate website or personal use, it is important to think about what you expect from…

  4. What to Wear and How to Prepare for a Photoshoot

    Recommendations For Corporate Portraits   These are recommendations for formal professional headshots and can be slightly modified for a more casual portrait session. EVERYONE -Avoid sun exposure for 1-2 days prior to headshot session.  -Hair should be clean and dry.  -Make sure all clothing is pressed and lint free.  -Simple is…

  5. How Much Should You Pay for a Photographer?

    How Much Should a Portrait Shoot Cost? Google says that portraits range from  $150-300.  They can also go up depending on the complexity and needs of the image. A photographer will need to charge a minimum of $400 per day to cover the cost of living when they are keeping…

  6. Trust Your Photographer

    How to Insure a successful photoshoot: The most important thing you can do to help insure a successful photo session is TRUST YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER.  Trusting that your photographer can make a good image of you if you follow their lead is important for the photographer to bring their skill and…

  7. How to Find the Right Photographer For You

    How to Find a Photographer Who is Right For You: Identify what TYPE of photographer you are looking for- see more detail belowSpend some time to LOOK AT THEIR WEBSITE and instagram -see if their work reflects the experience you need.  Does it show the type of photography you want-…

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