Cast Member Offer - mintphoto

Special Head Shot Offer for Cast Members

Special Cast Member Package Includes:

Session up to 3 hours = $50 (flat rate)

30 images processed and sized to 8x10 (plus I always toss in a few extras for free)

Your full-sized images will be downloadable from the Mint Photography website

I will be happy to print desired shots to be used to ensure correct color typing. The charge for each image is $2.50 per print.

We will shoot as many looks as you want as time allows. I suggest at least three. For each look we will typically take between 15 and 40 shots. Following your session, I will publish your unprocessed (raw) images to a proofing website where you select the images you would like processed.

To ensure the best photos, It is important that you be at your best. To help accomplish that, make sure you are well rested and eat a good meal prior to your arrival. Be relaxed and ready to have some fun. Remember, this is about you and getting the best of you!

Preparing for your shoot

Most important:

Your head shot should look like you.

Your photo should sell your looks and personality.

WYSIWYG - What you see is what you get. You don't want a picture that does not represent who you are.

General Tips:

Upon arrival let me know of specific expectations, if any, you have. IE: what kind of look you want.

Bring examples if you have a specific look you want to get. We will do our best to get it.

Drink lots of water and be well rested (so your eyes be clear and you will not have dark circles).

Please arrive on time. Call 641-629-0385 if you are running late.


Rehearse "character types" at home in front of a mirror. Practice poses and expressions (see list below for different looks) to practice.

If you're having trouble with expressions, watch your face in the mirror while running lines from a favorite movie scene and pretending you are the star in the scene.

Visualize different emotions while looking in the mirror. Watch how this changes your expression.

"Characters Types":

Does your look allow you to play different characters? For example, think about how you would portray these character types:

The good guy/girl.

The popular guy/girl.

The guy/girl next door.

The bad guy/girl.

The professional guy/girl.

The nasty guy/girl.

The naughty guy/girl.

The mad guy/girl.

The excited guy/girl.

The flirty guy/girl.

The sexy guy/girl.

The shocked guy/girl.

The serious guy/girl.

What to Wear / Wardrobe:

Don't overdress.

Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you look great.

Clothes should be neatly pressed and should look new.

Bring variety of styles and colors that emphasize the different looks you want to accomplish during your shoot. You do not need to bring your entire wardrobe.

Solid colors are best.

A suit or jacket are great for men wanting a more professional look.

Different necklines will change the apparent shape of your face. Bring a variety different shirts/blouses to see what works best.

Important: Be sure to wear undergarments that are hidden and match or blend with what you are wearing. IE: Don't wear a red bra under a lacy shirt, etc.

Try to avoid tank tops, unless it is to enhance a specific look.

Avoid logos or branding.

Avoid colors close to your skin tone. Darker clothes provide a far better contrast and put more focus on your face and eyes.

Avoid red and green as a dominant color.

Turtlenecks are almost always a bad idea (since they crowd the face and hide the neck).

Avoid busy patterns, large lines or stripes.

Stay away from glitter/bling.

Don't worry about pants and shoes too much. We will focusing on the mid abdomen up.

Remember: Select and wear clothes that make you feel comfortable and that make you look good.


Keep jewelry to a minimum and extremely simple - small is better.

Avoid jewelry that can/will distract from your face or that looks dated.

Keep earrings very simple. Nothing gaudy or too shiny.

Stay away from necklaces unless it specifically enhances a look you are going for. Even then keep it very simple.

The picture is about your face, not your jewelry.

What else to bring:

If you have any, bring a few sample head shots to help communicate a specific look you may want.

Lip balm/gloss.

Hair brush/comb.

Appropriate makeup, lipstick, hair products you prefer and other similar accessories.

A good attitude.

An open mind.

Hair and Makeup Tips:

Arrive with your hair styled and makeup already applied.

Make-up should be clean and natural.

Only bring make-up needed to enhance a change a look if necessary.

Wear a translucent powder (if necessary) - your face will appear flawless in photos. Shine disappears, pores seem smaller, skin looks even, and blush is smoother.

Men may need base, concealer, and powder for the shoot. It is best to obtain your own so it is specially matched to your skin tone.

Avoid shimmers or products with lots of sparkle or shine.

Avoid frosts or garish colors.

Do not try/use any new product on your hair, face or body the day before or few days before your shoot.

Avoid over-styling. Keep it simple.

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