Business portrait

Photography in the studio and on location

About

Photographer Adrienne Norman

In my studio, conveniently located in Amsterdam Center East, I offer tailor-made portraits for independent business owners, freelancers, job seekers, artists, and everyone who needs a representative picture of themselves.

As a portrait photographer with more than fifteen years of experience, I work with people who feel at ease in front of the camera and the camera shy. By making real contact during a portrait session, we work together to create images that show who you are, what you stand for, and what you want others to see. Do you want a polished business style portrait to complement your professional social media pages or a photo that shows your personal side? Or a combination of both?

It is also possible to make a series of portrait and reportage style photos at a location that says something about you and your company. For example, your beautiful workspace and/or an outdoor location of choice.

My name is Adrienne Norman, and I would love to make your portrait! Don’t hesitate to get in touch so that we can talk about your ideas and the possibilities.

Pricing

Portrait photography in the studio

Basic head-shot portrait session

Sometimes just one good portrait is enough to freshen up your about me pages, website, and social media pages. This portrait session is perfect for people who need a straightforward yet eye-catching picture for use on their business and about me pages. As the term ‘head-shot’ implies, we concentrate mainly on head and shoulder portraits.

Including 1 retouched portrait and the following services:

45 min. photo session
Choice of one background color: white, black or neutral tints.
One outfit change.

*€125,-

Extra images €25,- per photo
*All prices excl. 21% btw

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Extended portrait session

Do you need a broader selection of photos with different styles of photography and clothing? Then this portrait session is perfect for you!

This extended portrait session offers enough time to make a series of business style pictures, along with more personal portraits.

Including 3 retouched portraits and the following services:

1.5 hr. Photo session.
Choice of two background colors: white, black, or neutral tints.
Three outfit changes.

*€250

Extra images €25,- per photo
*All prices excl. 21% btw

Book a session or ask for more info

How it works

The following is a guideline for creating a successful portrait session at Studio7n.

  • Before the session, we have already had contact and discussed what you are looking for.
  • Based on our conversation, you choose which portrait package you want to use, and I send you a personalized price quote.
  • The date and time of your portrait session are confirmed with a small down payment.
  • When you arrive at my studio, we first sit down over a coffee or tea to get acquainted and discuss the approach.
  • At the beginning of the portrait session, I make a series of test photos while looking for the best light and camera angles. This also gives you time to get used to being photographed and to me, your photographer.
  • During the session, I give you tips and coaching on how to relax in front of the camera and just be yourself.
  • In between, we take a few short breaks to view the images. Let me know what you like and dislike. The more I know, the better we can work together!
  • The more comfortable you are in front of the camera, and with me, your photographer, the more ideas you will have about how you want to be portrayed.
  • After the session, you receive an online slide show with an ample selection of your best portraits. From here you choose which photos you want to use.

FAQS business portrait

My mission as a photographer is to show you that having your portrait made by a professional photographer is a pleasant and painless experience. To take full advantage of your portrait session, do read the tips below.

More importantly, come to the studio well rested and ready to expect well-made portraits that you can use with confidence.

What to wear

Firstly, I don’t have any specific preferences about what you wear as long as you are comfortable and your clothes are wrinkle-free before we start photographing. However, I do have a few ‘favorite things’ and tips to help make your session more comfortable and polished while still focusing on what makes you, you.

Necklines and sleeves

When choosing a shirt or dress, consider the neckline. Avoid an oversized turtleneck or collars that are either too tight or loose. V-necks are flattering, but take care with cleavage-revealing tops. For men: if you wear a tie, it needs to be neatly tied and well fitted.
I prefer shirts and dresses that have long or 3/4 length sleeves. Too much skin can be a distraction from your face in a portrait.

Accessories

I love jewelry, and if you usually wear it, definitely wear it. Large necklaces and earrings can be distracting, so I do recommend smaller pieces. However, if you are known for your big and bold jewelry, wear it!
As for glasses, if you wear them, you should keep them on for your portrait. It’s a part of who you are.
Anti-glare glass is preferable, but I can usually work around the non-glare glass to eliminate most glare.
Photochromic eyewear is not suitable as the studio lamps will darken them and hide your eyes.
Tip: if you want a few portraits without glasses, make sure not to wear them at least one hour before the session.

Color

Colors that compliment your skin and hair tones are best.
In general, I don’t recommend bright colors and prints as they can appear too busy in a portrait and take control of the image, but if this fits your style, please wear them!

Hair and makeup 

If you plan on having your hair cut, make sure you have it done at least ten days before the photo session! A new cut needs time to settle and look natural.
If you wear makeup, the general rule of thumb is to apply your makeup with a slightly more heavy hand than usual, emphasizing ‘slightly.’

In conclusion

I want you to feel at ease and as much as yourself as possible during the portrait session. These are my suggestions only – I trust my clients to choose outfits that will bring out their personality and flair.

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