What is a headshot?
A headshot – sometimes known as a business portrait – makes an introduction, reveals your character, draws the eye, and leads people to feel that they either already know you or can’t wait to know you. Whether you are in business or are an actor or model, your headshot is a form of communication.
It’s a hint at your identity. It’s an expression of who you are, how approachable (or unapproachable) you are, and prepares people to meet you.
It shouldn’t be 2 or 5 or 10 years old because people are likely to be shocked when they actually meet you.
It shouldn’t be something that someone shot with their phone in a hurry, because that probably doesn’t properly represent you and tell your story.
So why not have the best headshot you can get?
Show the world who you are...
About Your Headshot Photoshoot
On this page, you'll find information about my headshot sessions, including images from previous sessions and resources to help you prepare for your photoshoot. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!
Our mission is to create a headshot that will cause people to say "Wow! Great headshot!"
We guarantee that you will be satisfied. If you are not, for any reason, we will refund your session fee and replace your art.
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Frequently Asked Questions
We recommend solid colors, usually darker or neutral. Bright colors - particularly white and yellow - draw the eye away from you. Patterns can also be distracting and will be eliminated during painting if you choose that option. The style - formal, casual, dressy, costume - depends on what you want to get from this.
This will be covered in our consultation. We strive for everything - wardrobe, shoes, accessories, jewelry, and hair and makeup styles - to be in harmony. There are no hard and fast rules for this.
We work with some of the best HMUAs (Hair and Makeup Artists) in the Austin area. If you choose to have us arrange that for you we pass through the charges directly from the artist to you. We do recommend tipping as well.
This is specified in the package you choose. Generally, you can expect to change at least once.
The number of images is specified in the package. Additional images are available for purchase at a reasonable price.
We review the images during the session so that we can complete and deliver as quickly as possible. Our delivery commitment is specified in each package.
As noted above, our delivery commitment is specified in each package. It ranges from the same day to five days.
Yes, we will. We're proud of the work we do and love to celebrate it. If for any reason you do not wish us to post the images, though, we always respect our clients' wishes.
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Directions to the Studio
8711 Burnet Road is the North Austin Business Center. Building B is not directly on Burnet Road or Polaris Avenue.
Take Burnet Road to Polaris Avenue. Polaris Avenue is only on the east side of Burnet Road and is the first left south of Research Blvd/183. It is across the street from U-Haul and there's a sign for Buddy's Place on the corner of Burnet & Polaris.
Turn onto Polaris and drive past the island in the middle of the street. Take an immediate left into the complex and you will be facing Building D. Take an immediate left and an immediate right and you will be in the parking area between Buildings C & D and looking straight at Building B. Park anywhere in this lot. Walk to the walkway in front of Building B and turn right. The studio is the last door on the left and the signs above the door and on the window say Doc List Photography.
If the lot between buildings C & D is full go around Building D to the lot between Buildings D & E (you'll see the roll-up garage doors on the backs of the businesses in Building D). Go to the walkway on your left between Buildings D & B. The studio is the first door on your right.
About Doc List Photography
Doc List is an award-winning Austin photographer specializing in headshots, portraits and dance photography.