San Jose Headshot Photographer
Professional headshots by Abel Soria

San Jose headshot photographer

Hi, I am Abel Soria, a San Jose headshot photographer. Let me start by answering a few frequently asked questions;

What is headshot photography?

Also called business headshots, corporate headshots or simply professional headshots is a specific area of portrait photography. It is a photography that shows only the head and shoulders of a person. The goal of the business headshots is to convey professionalism. We accomplish this through specific posing, setting, facial expression, and clothing. You and I know that first impressions count. My goal is always to deliver the best professional headshots.

As your headshot photographer, my goal is to provide headshot photos that represent the best of you, the real you. I like to keep the background and lighting simple so you stand out in the image, I usually use white or gray background in my headshot studio, with and 2 or 3 lights. Or a simple accent light for outdoors. The attention will be all about you.

Why do I need a headshot Photographer?

I know many people in the Bay Area like taking pictures and using their camera or cell phones, It is certainly a fun hobby. However, if your goal is to have a “Professional Look”, I can help you with that. All the technical things like focal length, shutter speed, other camera settings, studio flash, position of the lights, distance to the background, etc. are second nature to me, you do not have to worry about any of these technical things.

My goal is to get you the best professional headshots. I am just a phone call away.

Professional headshots tips:

When you are ready to get your professional headshots, think about the purpose of it:

If it’s your business headshots or executive headshots; think about your company branding, or what they usually use, you will most likely find similar images in your company website. This will tell you; how to dress, colors to use, background options etc. All this is good information for you and me.

If it’s for you; think of your profession. If you are a lawyer for example; you may want to use a formal suit. If you are a doctor or physician; you may want to use a white coat or apron. If you are a real estate professional; you may want to have modern real estate headshots wearing business casual attire in front of a nice estate. I am sure you get it. The background maybe something related to your area of expertise, or area you want to explore. However, solid white or gray tone backgrounds always work in all professional headshots and can be more flexible to use.

In most cases I recommend my clients to avoid colorful, flowers or polka dots clothes and limited items of jewelry. Remember that it is all about you.

Our Audience:

Among our headshot photography customers we have Lawyers, other professionals, business people, real estate agents. Their applications are usually professional social media like LinkedIn, corporate website, blogs, direct mail, online publishing, email marketing, and more.

Professional headshots by Abel Soria
Professional headshots by Abel Soria

Cost of Headshots,

How much do headshots cost ?, is good question to ask. Here is our base pricing:

Individuals Headshots,

Social media profile session, outdoor using natural light

30 minute headshot photography session, one image fully retouched, online gallery.

Price $200 (additional retouched images available at $50)

Business professional headshots in studio (Santa Teresa Hills area, San Jose)

1 Hour headshot photography session, two images retouched, Online Gallery

Price $300 (additional retouched images available at $50)

Group Headshots

Team members Session on location (headshots near me in the San Jose, Santa Clara Area)

2 hour headshot photography session, one retouched image per team member, Up to 3 members per hour (20 minutes per person)

Price: $800 (Additional hour $300, additional retouched images $50) (min 2 hours session)


*All professional headshot photos are previewed for your selection via online secured gallery. Delivery is around 3 to 5 business days after the session

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