Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We have a wide range of cloth and paper backdrops to choose from for your studio style headshot sessions. These can also be used with a portable studio that we can set up in your home or office. Alternatively if you choose to have an on-location photography session then we can make use of the natural surroundings in the environment, a scenic backdrop, or even a nice wall or stairwell.

You can see sample images for some of the studio backdrops that we have available at the following link:
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Testimonial from Business Portrait Client Howard Anderson

Sean's obvious knowledge and easy going manner made the portrait session a hassle free enjoyable experience. The gallery of photos was sent to me quickly and the final product was exactly as expected and delivered when promised. I would definitely recommend Riverwood Photography.

The short answer is Yes! You will definitely have options… During the session we will create a number of different portraits using a combination of poses, lighting angles, backdrops, or outfits that best fit the intended use of the images. You will be able to choose from the gallery and your final selected images will be retouched as required.

I published a much longer article entitled “FAQ – Will I get to Choose the Images I Use?” on the blog that answers this question in much more detail…


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The short answer is that if you normally wear your glasses when you meet your prospects, clients, business associates, etc. then you should have them on in your business portrait. But if you don’t usually wear them when you meet with people then you should leave them off during your headshot session to.

I published a much longer article about wearing glasses during headshot sessions on the blog that answers this question in much more detail and that talks about some of the other considerations that come into play during certain situations.


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The normal schedule for delivery of a web photo gallery of image files for client proofing is 1-2 business days following individual headshot photography sessions and 3-5 business days for groups and on-location sessions. There will be a 50% additional charge for guaranteed 24 hour service, and a 100% additional charge for guaranteed same day service.

Final retouched images are normally delivered via digital download 1-2 business days following client selection. Client requested retouching may require additional time.


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When you come for your session I will request that you sign a model release. By agreeing to be photographed, you are giving me permission to display your images on my blogs and websites, to use them to promote my services through any online social networking service, and/or to publish them in print advertising and magazines. All of these uses are great ways to help me grow my business.

In return I will link back to your preferred website or profile page, using your target keywords, which will help to grow your business as well!


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For business portraits men should wear a suit, jacket + tie, or a blazer. Women should wear a blouse/jacket combo without too many intricate details. For both men and women I always suggest simple outfits without stripes or patterns. Having said this, the images are for you, so you should wear clothes that you like and that you are comfortable wearing.

Corresponding or complementary outfits are always a great idea for groups.

Here is a link to document with more tips about what to wear and how to prepare for your portrait session.


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All of the processed images from your session will be hosted in an online gallery from which you may order a variety of prints and products. The images are color-corrected and retouched to perfection before they are delivered to you as either fine art prints or gallery wrapped canvases.


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Every image will be lightly processed to ensure they look great, including, cropping, color correction, and exposure adjustments. When you select your images you may request additional retouching to smooth out wrinkles, correct moles or blotchy skin. Major corrections that require significant time and effort will be billed separately.


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Absolutely. I can photograph you in my home studio or at a location of your choice. Note that there is a minimum charge for on-location photography. Travel within the Calgary city limits is included at no additional cost.


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Headshot portrait sessions for individuals are typically done at my home studio, but they may also be done at a nearby park or other outdoor location. For a small extra fee Executive Portrait Sessions may also be done at a location of your choice.

Hours are very flexible and Headshot appointments can be booked for any available time by calling Sean at 403-615-3708 or by using the online scheduling tool.

Group sessions including a minimum of 3 people may be scheduled on location for no additional charge.


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