Click HERE to book and pre-pay for your session. Payments must be made in advance and in full. The Headshot Truck is a cashless truck.
How do I book?
A typical session aboard The Headshot Truck is an hour to shoot 2 looks plus about an hour for make-up (30 minutes for guys). The Express Package lasts 40 minutes (20 minutes for light touch-ups and 20 minutes for shooting).
You'll board the truck and be immediately greeted by our make-up artist / wardrobe consultant. They'll spend upward of an hour getting to know your needs, goals, and personality. They'll not only help select and prep your clothes for you, but they'll also get you make-up ready! You'll then proceed to the shooting gallery in the rear of the truck where our photography staff will create magic with you. The best part is, there's a huge monitor right on the truck so you can see the photos as their taken in real time! That way, when you leave the truck you'll know you've got THAT shot!
Within five business days, you'll receive a password protected gallery with download links for every photo in both low res (for online posting) and high res (for printing) versions. You get digital downloadable copies of everything we shoot on the truck. No surprise or hidden costs with us.
You'll never want to shoot with anyone ever again. We're that good.
Where do you shoot?
Anywhere the wind takes us! We're mobile, so we're in different neighborhoods of New York City and the tri-state region every single day.
What if I need to cancel?
We guarantee to accommodate your schedule when booking. If we're not able to find a date and time that works for you, we'll offer a full and immediate refund, no questions asked. Once we agree on a time, we do not offer refunds. However, we will happily work with you to reschedule your session if a personal or family emergency arises.
We understand that sh#t happens. We request 48 hours notice to change an appointment. We offer one free reschedule before the 48 hours. No-shows and last minute (under 48 hours) non-emergency reschedules are subject to a $100 Not Cool Fee.
Tell me more about make-up.
Our make-up package includes about 1 hour (30 minutes for guys) with the make-up artist before the start of your session. The make-up artist will set you up with a solid foundation and your first look.
If you'd like the make-up artist to stay for the entire shoot, or to apply different make-up looks during your shoot, you can upgrade the make-up package for an additional fee. Just drop us a line here.
Can I bring my own make-up artist?
We do not work with outside make-up artists. You are, of course, welcome to come make-up ready and forego our service (but the price of the package will remain the same).
What about hair?
Our make-up artist will touch up your hair and do slight adjustments for you but please come hair ready for your shoot. If you aren’t comfortable doing your hair for the day, take advantage of places that do a wash, blowout, and style - there are locations all around town!
Can I shave on the truck?
There is no running water on the truck. If you need to shave between looks we suggest you contact us about booking two separate sessions.
What about clothing?
Clothing can make you feel great or miserable, as we all know, so this is an important part of your shoot. However you don’t want the main focus to be what you’re wearing so keeping your choices simple in color, design, and texture is important too.
Bring a variety (6-9) of tops, don’t discount options that might have odd necklines or even dresses! You know what colors work for you so have options that pop your eyes, skin, or hair color. Jewel tones, earth tones, and primary colors often shoot great. You should have a nice pair of jeans and darker pants just to have as an option. Men may want to bring jacket and tie options.
Please bring your clothing ironed or pressed; however we understand that wrinkling happens, so we have a steamer for light touch ups in the truck.
House calls are just that! We come right to your house or office and set the truck up. It's an extra $150 but well worth the convenience, especially if you have multiple people shooting.
Express Packages are a great way for you to test out the truck. You'll get 20 minutes of make-up touch-ups (note: you should come hair and make-up ready) and then 20 minutes with the photographer to do one 1 look (Only 1 outfit and 1 background color are permitted during an Express shoot.).
What's a house call? Or an Express package?
How do I prep?
This is a great question! Your headshot is basically your business card as an actor - it’s your number one marketing tool, and we want it represent the best version of you. This starts with you knowing how to market yourself. What roles do you go out for? What types do you fit? What colors, textures, and styles of clothing work best for you?
Look at your past headshots and see if they represent the answers you just gave; if they don’t, think about what’s lacking in them. Looking through magazines (Vanity Fair, Vogue, etc.) or online at photos you like of actors you would group yourself with is a great way to get ideas for looks and styles. Discover what speaks to you about the shots and what you see in the images. Now think about bringing those thoughts and feelings to your shoot! A lot of what captures people is the eyes and, unlike your ability to move in front of a film or TV camera to convey emotions, your headshot will rely heavily on what we see you thinking about and feeling in your eyes.
Of course it’s also very important you are comfortable with our photographers. Talk to us; if something isn’t feeling right, if you want to see how an adjustment might look, just ask. We are here to help and work with you.
Is there anything specific I should/should not do the week/night before my shoot?
Your shoot day should be relaxing and fun so that you get the most out of it! To help make things a little easier, here are some of our thoughts:
Have your wardrobe options out and ready a day before so that you aren’t rushing on shoot day. Allow extra time to get to up, nobody likes how they feel after rushing in NYC traffic!
If you decide to have a facial, haircut, or something extra before your shoot, we recommend doing it at least a week prior. Sometimes your face can stay irritated for a few days after the appointment before the glow appears. Similar with a new haircut or color, you want to make sure you're happy with it and that it "settles in" before you put it on camera.
Drinking lots of water is a great way to keep your skin looking fresh, and try your best to get a good night's sleep the night before your shoot.
We schedule a full day of shoots, and we want to give everybody our full attention while they are on board. We will have a seating area where you can wait until we are ready to start your session if you arrive early. Unfortunately, if you are late, it will only cut into your own session time. We don’t offer refunds for missed sessions.
What if I'm early/late?
Do you offer retouching?
Yes! While color correction and reframing are included in your package, retouching is not. We have an amazing retoucher who offers her services for $30/image or 3 images/$80. You can purchase retouching through the online proof sheet sent after your shoot.
What is retouching and how is it different from color correction and framing?
Color correction helps balance the colors in your images to really make them (and your eyes) pop! We make sure whites are white and reds are reds. Reframing helps correct off-balance photos. Retouching, on the other hand, is used to conceal blemishes, remove stray hairs, etc..
What happens if I need my photos again?
Your photos are available for download for 60 days from date of delivery. We strongly recommend you download them during that period. After that period expires, there is a retrieval fee of $25 for an individual or $35 for a group.