How much should you plan for budget costs for corporate headshots at small business offices when shot on location at your site or a conference center?
While quality and service are of course prime considerations for your corporate headshots and your branding, you budget matters, right?
Well fstoppers 10 Headshots on Location Budget Survey gives ideas of what you might expect to budget for in office headshots, in this case a real estate office with 10 headshots. If you read the details, you can see that each of the respondees quoted a bit differently.
Each also gives a bit of explanation for why they quoted as they did.
For example, this is for a small real estate office. In real estate, we are dealing with sales professionals. Sales professionals, by and large, are more outgoing. People who are more outgoing tend to be easier to photography well more quickly as they tend to groom better and are usually more able to quickly give that confident and approachable look a well executed professional headshot generally needs to exude.
In photographing headshots on location, it is always a trade off between getting an acceptable shot and time crunch to meet the budget and time constraints of the client.
Thus allow more time and a higher budget if you wish to achieve higher quality in your finished headshot product. Generally allow more time and budget based on the degree of introversion or extroversion of your staff for a given quality consideration.
Other considerations included licencing, editing, number of delivered headshots and so on.
The bottom line?
- Lowest investment quoted was $1,000 plus tax or $100 per headshot
- Most were $1250-$2500 or $125-$250 per headshot
- A couple were $2500-$5000 or $250-$500 per headshot
Most had possible up charges.