Collage of headshot sessions for entrepreneurs in Calgary photographed by Brett Gilmour Photography

How Much Do Headshot Sessions Cost?

Headshot Sessions & Corporate Portraits

NEW! Styled Business Headshot Photo Session

In addition to our classic headshot sessions, this session includes a stylist in the studio working with you on grooming and wardrobe throughout the photo session. Price includes 5 retouched digital files, image licensing, professional makeup application at the studio and optional clothing changes.

Business portrait headshot of a young Caucasian woman

Corporate Portrait Session

A session that’s more than a headshot session – in studio or on location – we discuss those details with you and provide a quote.

Environmental portrait of a graphic designer in his graphic design studio in Calgary, Alberta

“Marketing real people in real-life situations captures an audience’s attention”

Black and white headshot of David Reid in Calgary by portrait photographer Brett Gilmour

Black + White Portrait Session

5 retouched digital files

A photo session dedicated to your line of work, your hobby, or simply your passion. Photographed completely in black and white and delivers a unique final finish and product.

Headshot of Dr. Munir Sheikh in Calgary by portrait photographer Brett Gilmour

Business Headshot Session:

Up to 4 looks – The most popular session!

Our classic headshot session. Includes 5-8 retouched digital files, image licensing, professional makeup application at the photo studio and optional clothing changes.

Headshot sessions of a blonde woman at an old red brick building in Calgary, Alberta.

Quickie Headshot Sessions:

up to 2 looks

A quicker version of our classic business session.  Includes 2-4 retouched digital file and licensing use for the image.  Makeup is not included in these sessions, so please come makeup ready.

“Nobody counts the number of ads you run; they just remember the impression you make.”

Bill Bernbach

Which Session is Right For Me?


Perfect for LinkedIn and other social media, for actors, corporate websites and more. These sessions are head and shoulders only photographs. We shoot them on a white, black, grey or blue background to create modern image.


More intimate than a headshot; in portrait sessions we may photograph full body, seated, standing, 3/4, waist up and headshots. Portrait sessions are longer and can be crafted into something more creative to show the viewer more about you.

Groups, Teams and Corporate Pricing

We offer customized packages for groups, teams and companies. Call or email us us for an estimate.

Want On-Location & Environmental Portraits?

We’ll come to your location and set-up a portable photo studio at your office or location – for team and location rates, call or email us us for an estimate.

Headshot Session & Corporate Portrait FAQ


Scheduling a session is easy – book it over the phone! Headshot sessions are by appointment only and a phone consultation is free anytime you have questions prior to booking. Our schedule it typically booked 2 weeks in advance, so plan ahead for your session!

The Session

Headshot photo sessions are designed to be fun and easy. As we shoot, we’ll review the images on a monitor with you and by the end of the session you’ll have a selection of favourites to choose from for your final image(s).


Wear clothes that makes you feel confident and are comfortable. Avoid busy patterns and stripes. Choose colours that accentuate your skin tone and try to layer your clothing. Bring a few clothing options including from other seasons so you can switch up your on-line look. The most important thing is to be comfortable because when you feel good, you look good!

Hair and Makeup

Pro Tip: have your hair and makeup professionally done – it’s the finishing touch that stands out in a good headshot. Our Business Headshot session includes a professional makeup application at the studio, but you are always welcome to come makeup ready.  Quickie Headshot sessions do not include makeup. We recommend having your hair professionally done somewhere you’re familiar and comfortable with. Men, get a haircut about a week before your session and remember to clean your jacket and tie!

Your Files – Share and Print Anywhere

After you’ve selected your final image(s), they’ll be retouched and you will receive high-resolution digital files and a personal and business use license for the images.  This license means you can print the images, post them online and sharing with family and friends – anytime!

Turn-around Time

The typical turnaround time is between 3-5 days. Sometimes we can rush it on the same day.

After Booking

For questions prior to your appointment, email us.  Please note – we require 24 hours notice for changing a session time. Client is responsible for payment of all expenses incurred up to the time of cancellation. If notice of cancellation is given less than two (2) business days before the shoot date, Client will be charged 100% fee. Weather postponements: Unless otherwise agreed, Client will be charged 100% fee if postponement is due to weather conditions on location and 50% fee if postponement occurs before departure to location.

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