Sessions Info

You will never get a second chance at a first impression. The good news is that with the right headshot, you won’t need to worry about making a good impression. Whether you are a large company needing matching staff headshots, or an individual looking for your dream job, the right headshot is a catalyst for success.

During each headshot or portrait session, Rob captures and evokes the strength, passion, and individuality of each of his clients. His goal is to create an image that reaches out, grabs, and demands the attention of anyone who views it.

With his camera as his pen, Rob is a true storyteller. Years of experience have made Rob a talented director, who is able to help each client look and feel natural and comfortable in front of the lens. This ensures that the most captivating story shines through every photo.

The Session:

During each session, Rob shoots a variety of different looks to ensure that he has captured the perfect image for any and all of your self-marketing goals. Rob does not have a strict limit on the number of photos taken per look, or even for the entirety of the session; he wants to guarantee that you get the photos you need and will shoot each look until he feels he’s got it completely covered. The amount of photos provided varies from shoot to shoot and depends on what type of photography session you need. Proofs will be uploaded and available for viewing in a private client gallery. The gallery is active for 60 days and is the perfect tool to help you choose the photos that you would like Rob to edit.

Retouching:

Once you have chosen photos you would like to have retouched, Rob will upload the edited photos in the same photo gallery in full resolution. The edited photos will be organized in a separate tab labelled “Edited”.

Retouching an image includes skin retouching, taming the flyaways, removing hair and lint from the wardrobe and also removing unwanted items that may be in the photo such as a photography light stand.

Please check out this article Rob wrote on skin retouching.  Can You Remove My Wrinkles?

Wardrobe:

Rob recommends bringing a range of 5-10 wardrobe options to choose from. If you aren’t sure what will look best, bring all of your options with you! Rob will personally help you choose the perfect wardrobe for the shoot. Picking what you’ll wear together with Rob is a great way to connect, relax, and have fun before the shoot!

Rob suggests bringing a variety of styles; everything from V-neck t-shirts to leather jackets to black tie options. He loves working with textures and layers and wants you to bring pieces that help express who you are. His only real rule for wardrobe is that you feel as comfortable and confident as possible. However, he does recommend avoiding big, bold patterns or graphics and seasonal clothing options.

If you have any questions about whether or not something will work in the shoot, just bring it! Something that isn’t at the studio cannot be shot. If you feel like your wardrobe is missing something that would make the shoot, buy what you need and leave the tags on. This way, you can return it after the shoot.

Hair and Makeup:

Ladies, hair, and makeup are highly recommended for the session. Rob works with professional hairstylists and makeup artists who share his vision of the perfect shot. Hair and makeup is an investment worth making, an investment that will always provide a return. Under the bright photography lights, hair and makeup (especially makeup) can appear drastically different. Professional camera gear has a way of exaggerating even the smallest flaws, but Rob’s hair and makeup artists have the skill and experience to enhance how you’ll look in front of the lens. If you have allergies to any product, just let Rob know ahead of time! If you are getting your hair and makeup done at the studio, please arrive with clean, dry hair and face. With the exception of a light daily moisturizer, it is important not to have any products on your face or in your hair. Rob also recommends getting a manicure before your session. Colour is great, but for your session, keeping it neutral or subtle is best.

Gentlemen, hair, and makeup aren’t generally required, but the service is available to you should you so desire.

After the Shoot:

After your session, Rob will send you a proofing gallery. The gallery is only active for 60 days, but photos can be downloaded to your computer if you wish to have regular access to them.  You will be provided with a 4-digit download pin in the email Rob sends you for the gallery.  To download the photos click on the down arrow at the top right-hand side of the gallery.

To choose the photos you wish to be edited, create a favourites list in your gallery. To create a favourites list, simply click on the heart icon on the images you wish to be edited. Notify Rob when your final selection of photos is ready for Rob to edit.

If you would like friends, family, or anyone else to have access to this online gallery, Rob can add their email addresses to the permission. Just let Rob know whom you wish to add to the gallery and he will do that for you no problem!

Printing:

If you want to print your images, Rob highly recommends Rocket Repro Headshot Printing. They specialize in headshot printing and have the highest quality. Your headshot is a representation of you and, after having a quality photo, it is important to use quality printing to showcase yourself! Be sure to let the guys at Rocket Repro know that Rob was your photographer.

Permissions:

You will have permission to use your photos for self-promotion and social media. If you want to use the photos for a company/product endorsement or advertisement, you will need to purchase a photography lease and get written permission from Rob Trendiak, as he holds the copyright. If your photo is being used for self-promotion in a publication, you will need to receive written permission and credit will need to be given to Rob Trendiak. You do not have permission to sell the photography of Rob Trendiak.

Feel free to tag @robtrendiak on Instagram!

Frequently Asked Session Questions:

Q: How much does your photography cost?

A: How much does your photography cost? is the number one question Rob receives. As Rob’s photography is custom-tailored to his individual client needs, it is best for you to contact Rob with specific details about your photography needs. The more details you have about your photography needs will help rob provide an accurate quote.

One client may need a quick Linkedin photo and is able to come to Rob’s photography studio in East Vancouver, while another client needs a 4-hour photoshoot in downtown Vancouver including 20 staff members, 4 group shots and one hero image of the CEO for a magazine publication. Just for example.

Q: How many wardrobe changes do I get in a session?

A: Rob doesn’t have a set limit to wardrobe changes; he wants you to be able to feel as comfortable and confident as possible. If you aren’t sure what will look best, bring all of your options with you! Rob will personally help you choose what wardrobe will come through best in the photos. With that said, more time spent changing wardrobe means less time spent shooting and fewer photos as a result. If you are receiving a Linkedin Headshot Photography Session, we have limited time for wardrobe changes. If you specifically want multiple wardrobe changes, please communicate that with Rob so he can book you in for the correct photography session that suits your needs.

Check out this article on what to wear for your headshots! 10 Headshots Tips – What to Wear For Your Headshot Session

Q: How many background changes do I get in a session?

A: Just like with wardrobes, Rob doesn’t set a limit to background changes. Similarly to wardrobe, more changes results in less time in front of the camera. With that said, the background can help set the tone of the photo and Rob has a keen eye and intuition for what works and what doesn’t, allowing for the bulk of your time to be spent shooting.

Q: Will you shoot on location?

A: Yes! Rob loves incorporating people’s personal vision into a shoot to allow even more of their personality to shine through. Just contact him beforehand so that he can know more about your photography needs. Since each location is different and may require different gear and increased travel time, there may be an increase in the session cost.

Q: Is there a deposit?

A: Yes, the deposit is 50% of the session rate (which you can find below). The deposit is required in order to book the date, makeup artist, and studio. Rob accepts payment in the form of cash, check, or e-transfer.

Q: Do you put a watermark on the proofs?

A: No! This is a unique feature of Rob Trendiak Photography, as most photographers do put a watermark on their proofs. This allows you to admire the unobstructed story of each photo while making edit decisions.

Q: Can I post the proofs online?

A: Yes, and please do! This is one of the main reasons Rob does not watermark his images; he wants you to be able to share your new photos with the world! He only asks that you tell people that he was your photographer and that you tag him in any photos that you share.

Directions and Contact Information:

Rob’s studio is located at 1394 Kingsway.

The studio is upstairs, please text or call Rob and he will come let you in.

E-mail: robtrendiak@gmail.com

Phone: (778) 998-7585

Rob wants every client to be fully informed before their session, so he appreciates you taking the time to read this information! If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Rob at the email address or phone number listed above.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!