What about masks or shields?

  • Due to the nature of business, we cannot wear masks or shields without the risk of injury on set, and it prohibits us from doing our job.

  • PLEASE DO NOT wear a mask or shield to the studio. We will not be retouching lines and marks from wearing them.

  • If you have a fever or feel sick, please let us know ahead of time to reschedule.

We understand that this can be a higher risk factor for some; please inform us ASAP to discuss further options or refund if you prefer.

Where is the studio?

  • All Mini Sessions take place in our studio. Cool bottles of water and air conditioning will make sure that you look your best.

  • The studio is located on W. Desert Inn Rd. between Valley View Blvd. and Wynn Rd.

  • This google link will bring you to our front door:

  • 📌 Google Maps to the studio

  • 🟨⬛🟨⬛ Look for the yellow and black checkered flags!

  • 🟨⬛🟨⬛ Flags will be on Kat's SUV.

  • 🟨⬛🟨⬛ A 15ft flag will be in front of our door.

What if I'm late or have to reschedule?

  • Tardiness will result in lost shoot time.

  • If you are late for your time slot, whether or not we can photograph you will be based on availability.

  • Mini Session slots are non-refundable.

  • However, if, for some reason, you are unable to attend your selected time slot and you have given us 24 hours' notice, you can use the amount as a credit towards another session.

  • You must rebook your session within 90 days.

Can someone be in the shot with me?

  • Appointments can not be shared.

  • However, if you need back-to-back appointments for your team members, please let us know, and we will try to accommodate you.

What comes with my session? HEADSHOT MINI

  • Included in your small but mighty session is a ten-minute, one-look photo shoot.

  • Headshot Mini Sessions are perfect for getting one targeted look to add to your portfolio.

  • Whether you want to get something more dramatic, more commercial, or energetic, have a specific idea of what you need before you come in, and you will get the most out of it.

  • After the session, you will immediately see and select your favorite image for retouching.

  • At that time, you will also have the opportunity to purchase additional images for retouching at a discounted rate.

  • With the Headshot Mini, we do not offer online galleries, so be ready to choose your image on the day of your session.

  • The client is responsible for their own hair, makeup, costume, wardrobe, and props. Therefore, no reshoots or refunds will be available based on those factors.

  • 🏁 The final product includes: 🏁

  • ➖✅FOR A LIMITED TIME, you receive ALL Un-edited Images INCLUDED AT NO COST!

  • ➖✅1 High-Resolution Digital Image with Basic Retouching.

  • ➖✅Delivered via DropBox:

  • Un-edited Next-Day/Retouched within 7-10 days.

  • SAVE ON BULK!

  • 🆓FOR A LIMITED TIME,

  • ALL Un-edited Images INCLUDED AT NO COST!

  • 10 Images...🆓 (Was $100)

  • 15 Images...🆓 (Was $125)

  • 20 Images...🆓 (Was $150)

  • Basic Retouched Images:

  • One Basic Retouch...INCLUDED

  • Additional...$10 each (Was $29 each)

  • BEAUTY Retouched Images:

  • Upgrade your one Basic to a Beauty Retouch...$10

  • Additional...$20 (Was $45 each)

What comes with my session? FULL BODY MINI

  • Included in your small but mighty session is a twenty-minute, one-look photo shoot (two looks if time allows.)

  • Full-Bod Mini Sessions are great for dancers, athletes, school photos, cosmetologist portfolios, barber portfolios, makeup artist portfolios, fashion designer portfolios, influencers, entrepreneurs, and just for fun!

  • Full-Bod Mini Sessions are perfect for getting one targeted look with various poses to add to your portfolio.

  • Whether you want to get something more dramatic, more commercial, or energetic, have a specific idea of what you need before you come in, and you will get the most out of it.

  • After the session, you will immediately see and select your favorite image for retouching.

  • At that time, you will also have the opportunity to purchase additional images for retouching at a discounted rate.

  • With the Full-Body Mini, we do not offer online galleries, so be ready to choose your image or images on the day of your session.

  • The client is responsible for their own hair, makeup, costume, wardrobe, and props. Therefore, no reshoots or refunds will be available based on those factors.

  • 🏁 The final product includes: 🏁

  • ➖✅FOR A LIMITED TIME, you receive ALL Un-edited Images INCLUDED AT NO COST!

  • ➖✅1 High-Resolution Digital Image with Basic Retouching.

  • ➖✅Delivered via DropBox:

  • Un-edited Next-Day/Retouched within 7-10 days.

  • SAVE ON BULK!

  • 🆓FOR A LIMITED TIME,

  • ALL Un-edited Images INCLUDED AT NO COST!

  • 10 Images...🆓 (Was $100)

  • 15 Images...🆓 (Was $125)

  • 20 Images...🆓 (Was $150)

  • Basic Retouched Images:

  • One Basic Retouch...INCLUDED

  • Additional...$10 each (Was $29 each)

  • BEAUTY Retouched Images:

  • Upgrade your one Basic to a Beauty Retouch...$10

  • Additional...$20 (Was $45 each)

Can I purchase additional images? Yep!

You will choose your 1 included image
for Basic Retouching
at the time of the session.

Additional Image Pricing

  • 🏁 The final product includes: 🏁

  • FOR A LIMITED TIME, you receive ALL Un-edited Images INCLUDED AT NO COST!

  • ✅1 High-Resolution Digital Image with Basic Retouching.

  • ✅Delivered via DropBox:

  • Un-edited Next-Day/Retouched within 7-10 days.

  • ________________________

  • SAVE ON BULK!

  • 🆓FOR A LIMITED TIME,

  • ALL Un-edited Images INCLUDED AT NO COST!

  • 10 Images...🆓 (Was $100)

  • 15 Images...🆓 (Was $125)

  • 20 Images...🆓 (Was $150)

  • Basic Retouched Images:

  • One Basic Retouch...INCLUDED

  • Additional...$10 each (Was $29 each)

  • BEAUTY Retouched Images:

  • Upgrade your one Basic to a Beauty Retouch...$10

  • Additional...$20 (Was $45 each)

Here's the best part! It's a Win-Win!

Mini Sessions are beneficial for both the studio and for you! We have dramatically cut down on labor hours by offering back-to-back sessions.

That means that we can pass the savings on to you!
Additional images are available for unheard-of pricing during your session!

Yes, during your session.

Online Galleries are not offered with Mini Sessions. The labor hours to process the images for the event adds up to many, many, many hours.

The process: Export images to smaller jpg files, set up an online gallery with client info, upload to each gallery, link online galleries to each client within the invoicing system, send out additional emails with recommendations, (usually a few emails back and forth), then invoice the ordered images, process them for retouching, send out more emails on the delivery on the final images...it's exceptionally tedious!

We'd rather that you get images much faster!
(and Kat would rather be doing what she loves, shooting!)

Our Retouching Sample:

Download Includes: (This) Pricing · Retouching Sample · Backdrop Samples · Checklist

(This is the same download that is on the main page)

What about hair and makeup?

We always recommend that you consider professional hair and makeup for any session, no matter how short the session.

2 Options:

  • Make sure to have your hair and makeup completely done when you arrive.

  • Or you can arrange for our recommended artists to do your hair and makeup in our Hair & Makeup Loft before your session.

Keep in mind that due to the back-to-back nature of the Mini Session event, Kat will not be able to be personable with clients outside of their session time. However, Kat will have signs up with instructions on how to access the loft, and you will be able to have full communication with the artists.

Perfect Hair & Makeup
Michelle...….…(702) 461-8372
Website:.........perfecthairandmakeup.com
Instagram:.....@perfecthairandmakeuplv

It's my first time; what kind of acting or modeling headshots do I need?

As an actor, the type of shots you need is determined by a few factors: your market (where you live and work), your type (what you look and act like), what you want to audition for, and more. Here are a couple of things to consider.

  • You should always consult your agent on what you need. They have experience in the industry, and more importantly, they know what you need to book more jobs.

  • If you don't have an agent yet, then by default, you want to get a clean, simple headshot with an option of a couple of different expressions. Mainly actors need a Film and Television headshot and a commercial headshot. The main difference between these two types of headshots is the expression. The commercial is strong, upbeat, and either a soft or full smile. Film and Television headshots are typically more serious with no smile, neutral expression, and great eye-to-camera connection.

  • Remember that most casting for film and television, at least in the early stages, is done online. Casting directors look at an array of small thumbnails to determine the initial round of auditions, so it's important that your headshot is impactful and close up. A small thumbnail of your whole body from head to toe will make your face a lot less visible at that size.

  • Don't worry too much about specific character shots unless directed by your agent. Your two essential looks will be commercial (upbeat and happy) and film and television (more dramatic).

What do I wear?

This part is totally up to you, but we have some recommendations:

  • Steer clear of white tops. The eye is always drawn to the brightest part of the image. For your headshot, we want that to be your face.

  • Choose colors that complement your natural coloring. Muted, solid colors are best; leave the neon clothes at home.

  • Avoid anything with busy patterns or shiny materials. It's all about your face, your expression, not the clothes. (Teeny-tiny stripes and patterns look psychedelic on camera)

  • Above all, pay attention to the fit of the clothes. It should enhance your figure, not morph it. Always choose a bigger size over a snug size. We can always use a clamp to pull in the waist during the shoot.

  • Smoothing garments are a GREAT way to take your look to the next level. Even if you are a fitness buff, some garments have elastic lines that draw attention. Ross and TJ Max have affordable options.

  • Bring something extra to grab a quick second look. A trendy jacket, a vest, a scarf, or something you can throw on real quick and add a little zing to your shot.

  • Remove or hide all tags. Check the bottom of your shoes for stickers, clean off the dirt, and polish if needed.

  • Make sure you come wearing the clothes you will be photographed in. There won't be time to sort through loads of selections. Bring one backup top if you are having trouble deciding.

  • For headshots: Your bottom half will not be in the photo, so wear whatever is comfortable for you. Heads and shoulders only.

  • Jewelry is not recommended. If you have simple studs in your ears or a very simple necklace, that's fine, but leave the funky and chunky pieces at home.

  • If you are going for a specific character (doctor, bad guy, cop), be ready to go with that look when you walk in. Have music playing in your car and in your earbuds to help you get in the zone.

  • Make sure your clothes are clean, pressed, and lint rolled with no branded logos. We don't remove logos and wrinkles.

  • Don't forget to oil or lotion your hands or body. It's a desert out here, and oil lasts a bit longer than lotion. Kat recommends Jojoba oil for daily moisture on the face and body. For fitness or a wet seductive look, use coconut oil on the body.

  • Sessions are back-to-back, and if you run late or long because you planned wardrobe changes, you will be taking time from someone else.

  • If you are unsure, text us a photo of you in what you plan to wear to 702-517-5002, we will be happy to give you some guidance.

Download Includes: Pricing · Retouching Sample · Backdrop Samples · Checklist

(This is the same download that is on the main page)

What are my backdrop options?

We offer a lot of diversity in background choices in our studio.

Below are samples of the backgrounds available for you to choose from for your mini session.

Choose the right backdrop based on your natural coloring and wardrobe.

Creating excellent color harmony will make your headshot stand out even more.

You can just let us know what background you like when you arrive, or we can pick the best one for you based on your wardrobe choices.

Download Includes: Pricing · Retouching Sample · Backdrop Samples · Checklist

(This is the same download that is on the main page)

Can I bring my kids? or my bestie for emotional support?

Guests

  • We strongly urge you not to bring guests. This is for your benefit; trust us on this one!

  • Does your friend always have a strong opinion? Do they take over conversations? This shoot is NOT ABOUT THEM! We want the REAL YOU!

  • Don't tell them that you're doing the shoot until afterward and save yourself the headache lol!

  • Or feel free to tell your friend that guests are not allowed to come due to COVID so that they don't keep bugging you! 😉

Kiddos

  • 💛 We absolutely adore well-behaved kids & teens! 💛

  • A well-behaved child around the age of 10 and older that can sit quietly for the entire process may attend with you.

  • 🚫 We apologize; younger children cannot attend these sessions.

  • 🚫 Unruly behavior will result in a canceled shoot without a refund.

  • 🚫 Children cannot be left alone anywhere in the building.

  • 🚫 PLEASE NO FOOD 🥨 OR DRINKS 🥤 for them in the studio. We understand that accidents can happen, lids can come off, and things slip. However, we will not have time for accidents during these back-to-back shoots, but they can step outside while you look at your photos.

Fur-babies

  • Oh yes, and as much as we love the fur-babies, please leave them at home.

Download Includes: Pricing · Retouching Sample · Backdrop Samples · Checklist

How to Download

Final Notes

If you have gone through all these FAQs, you should be pretty much ready to go. However, here are a few last-minute things to remember before your session:

  • Plan to arrive ten minutes early. If you are late, you will probably lose your spot. There are no refunds and no rescheduling if you are late. Be on time, be prepared, and it will be awesome.

  • If you are wearing makeup, make sure to bring your powder and lip gloss with you when you come. The camera and lights often require a little more foundation than you might be used to wearing, and it only takes a second to cut the shine down.

  • Don't make any drastic changes to your appearance right before the session. You are going to be setting yourself up for disappointment. Your headshot should look like you plan to show up for auditions, so don't go overboard.

  • Get a good night's rest before the session and avoid drinking alcohol or eating salty foods 24-48 hours ahead of time. Being tired, hungover, and full of fried food can make you look puffy and blotchy. Rest, drink lots of water, and come ready to knock it out of the park.

  • If you have any questions about your session or need any advice or help leading up to the date, contact Kat with any questions. We are here for you!

Text: 702-517-5002
Email: Click here


CHECKLISTS


PREP:

  • 🔖Add this FAQ to your home screen (Click the 3 dots, Add to Home Screen)

  • 👶Find a sitter

  • 🗣️Tell your friend that you got this and they can stay home 😉

  • 🎼Make a playlist for the car ride, be in the zone!

  • 🛒Review pricing, be prepared to wrap up that day: PRICING

  • 💄Book hair & makeup if needed: REFERRAL

  • 🎬Aspiring Models/Actors: Check with your Agent

  • 🧣Easy-on Easy-off accessories: Vest, Coat, Blazer, Scarf, Waist-Cincher Belt, etc

  • 🏷️Remove or hide all tags

  • 🧺Clothes: clean, pressed, and lint rolled with no branded logos

  • 👠FULL-BOD SESSIONS: Check the top & bottom of your shoes

  • 🧴Get oil or lotion for your hands or body

  • 📱Save our number: 702-517-5002 Text or Phone

  • 📌Add the studio to your Google maps by clicking this link and clicking the BOOKMARK 🔖 Google Maps to the studio

  • 🚦Plan on extra traffic! It's been super bust lately

Outfit Do's & Don'ts:

  • 🚫No White Tops

  • 🚫No Neon

  • 🚫Busy & teeny-tiny patterns or tight stripes

  • 🚫No Shiny materials

  • 🚫No Oversized Blazers and suit pants

  • 🚫No Flowy tops for headshots: We won't see the flowy part

  • 🚫No Jewelry (✅Simple studs & Necklace)

  • 🚫Don't drink or party the night before

  • ✅Get good sleep the night before

  • ✅Muted natural colors

  • FULL-BOD MINI SESSIONS ONLY:

  • ✅Fitted clothes

  • ✅Clothes that enhance curves for women or V-shape for men

  • a Black Waist-Cincher Belt over your clothing is FAB!

  • ✅Smoothing bodysuit for bra lines, underwear lines, and muffin tops

WHAT TO BRING:

  • 💄Powder and lip gloss

  • 🧴Oil or lotion

  • 👕1 extra shirt for backup

  • 🧣Easy-on Easy-off accessories

  • 🧍Wear the clothes you will be photographed in

  • 🎬 Agent shoot list

  • 🚫NO MASK😷🚫

ON THE WAY:

  • 📌Google maps ready to go Map to the studio

  • 🚫Don't Wear a Mask

  • 🎼Play your favorite music to set the tone of your look

  • 🟨⬛🟨⬛Look for the yellow and black checkered flags on my vehicle and in front of our door 🟨⬛🟨⬛

Download Includes: Pricing · Retouching Sample · Backdrop Samples · Checklist

(This is the same download that is on the main page)