Headshot Prep Guide

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Are You Ready for your Headshot Session?

So glad you've signed up for a headshot session. Can't wait to capture your essence.  Please be sure to read everything on this page so that you are prepared to get the most out of your time with me.

Where do headshot sessions take place?

Studio at SUPPLY in Manheim, PAOPTION 1: STUDIO sessions take place in my studio at SUPPLY in Manheim. Cool bottles of water and air conditioning will make sure that you look your best. Our studio is located at 280 South Oak St, Manheim, PA 17545. It's a big brick building with lots of free parking and handicap accessible.

OPTION 2: ON-LOCATION sessions will be at your place of business, in an urban or nature setting of your choosing. We will decide on the best location to create the looks that best represent you. The location information will be confirmed in all of my communication.

Got More Questions?

Just ask away. For any additional questions, you can email heike@heikemartinphotography.com or text 717-342-3369. I am here to help you feel confident and fully enjoy your session.

 

Want to hear what my clients have to say?

Lisa Naples
Lisa Naples
22:37 15 Jun 22
I was very impressed with Heike's ability to capture the essence of my unique team of Realtors. It was time to refresh... our brand and Heike was the perfect match for this job. She took time to understand what I was looking for in images and she truly went above and beyond my expectations. Thank you!read more
paul hodge
paul hodge
01:08 24 May 22
We found Heike through a networking group called the Polka Dot Powerhouse. After connecting with her there and... following her photography, I decided to book her for our first branding session for our business Beauregard's Meadery. I knew from the start we had made the right decision. She guided me flawlessly, graciously and firmly through the whole process. She had so many wonderful touches, ideas and ways to coach me along.The day of the big event she assisted with everything and helped me calm down and settle into the shoot. The whole day went so well and so many wonderful shots were captured.Her communication with not only me but also our web design team guaranteed a successful web selection as well!I cannot say enough good things about Heike as a professional and also as a person. Book her now! You won't regret it and your business will get the attention it deserves. I'm already seeing huge percentage jumps on our social media pages when I use her photos. Ill attach a few samples here but if you are looking for more examples of her work check our website coming soon. BeauregaurdsMeadery.com.read more
Michelle Salinas
Michelle Salinas
16:35 07 Feb 22
Heike is super flexible, accommodating and very talented at what she does. I have a very unusual situation with many... independent contractors. Heike talked with me multiple times before the day of the photo shoot so we could prepare for a successful day. She made everybody feel comfortable in front of the camera. She is genuine and knowledgeable when it comes to getting the pictures needed to represent my company and what we do. We shot multiple people in the middle of a pandemic and she has a way to do a group picture without everybody getting together! I am very happy with the results and so are my team members.read more
Jodie Geary
Jodie Geary
22:05 04 Feb 22
Working with Heike was a great experience! She is very professional and organized in her approach to branding... photography. We planned together for the elements of my business that I wanted to highlight and she made great suggestions. I would recommend Heike to anyone who wants beautiful, professional photos for all of their marketing needs.read more
Jennifer Reinhart
Jennifer Reinhart
12:00 01 Feb 22
Before our photo session, Heike met with me to learn more about me and my love of swimming. She also worked to... understand what I wanted from our session, how I wanted to be portrayed as an athlete. Heike had not done a photo session in a pool before but she was open to learning and to investing in the equipment. On the day of our photo session she was ready for photos in and out if the water. The results were fantastic!!!!read more
Tracie Young
Tracie Young
19:44 31 Jan 22
This was an amazing experience! Heike, was able to capture the feelings and emotions for a fantastic shoot! I look... forward to working with her again.read more
Lisa Albert
Lisa Albert
12:14 28 Jan 22
Heike was amazing with her camera in capturing my personality. She coached me so well in how to sit and hold my head. I... had such a difficult time choosing our favorite shots to purchase! I highly recommend Heike!read more
Katrina Shaw
Katrina Shaw
17:28 13 Oct 21
Heike captured my essence perfectly!I usually struggle with professional pictures, but she made me feel comfortable;... she made the process easy and relaxing. She encouraged me to be myself, which allowed my personality to shine through the photographs.She provides such a great environment!I HIGHLY recommend Heike if anyone needs headshots or photography for their business or in general.read more
John Carbon
John Carbon
18:25 21 Sep 21
Heike helped me further define the type of image I wanted to project as a composer. She took a genuine interest in my... work and right from the start made me feel comfortable sharing my goals and helping me to achieve them in a relaxed yet professional and efficient manner. She had creative ideas that I found inspiring and I ended up feeling very happy with the entire experience and the outcome. She was easy to contact with all questions and concerns and delivers a beautiful portfolio in an easy to access manner. I can't recommend her enough.read more
Heather Kreiger
Heather Kreiger
17:02 21 Sep 21
I had the opportunity to be a part of Heike's Female Athlete Portrait Series which is the coolest project. She did an... amazing job with the pictures! We had a lot of fun during the photo session. She is very professional and creative. I highly recommend her for your portraiture needs.read more
Wanessa Melo
Wanessa Melo
18:08 23 Aug 21
We have stunning headshots taken by Heike Martin Photography! So many beautiful photos that it was impossible to choose... just one or two! My daughters is an actress and had a blast taking pictures with her. I highly recommend Heike if you’re in the market for updated headshots!read more
Cheri Andrews
Cheri Andrews
00:07 18 Aug 21
If you are looking for branding photography, look no further than Heike Martin Photography! I'm not particularly fond... of being photographed, but Heike made the process painless and even, dare I say, fun? Heike clearly understood my brand and my needs; and the resulting photos are fantastic! I highly recommend Heike's services.read more
Joanna Craney
Joanna Craney
13:31 16 Jul 21
We hired Heike to for our professional headshots and photos for our website. She far exceeded our expectations,... capturing the essence of who we are and how we work with our clients. Not only did she deliver on exceptional photos that are now displayed on our website, but she provided her expertise when working the web developers. I would highly recommend Heike for all of your professional photography needs!read more
Jordyn Richardson
Jordyn Richardson
19:52 07 Jul 21
Heike is such a joy to work with! Before the shoot, she was very helpful and communicative in telling me and my... colleagues what looks best on camera and how to prepare for your branding shoot. During the shoot she gives lots of direction and isn't afraid to tell you exactly what to do to get the best angles.The final photos are exactly what we wanted, and I am very pleased with Heike's work. If you are looking for a professional photographer, call Heike!read more
Danielle Landis
Danielle Landis
18:14 01 Apr 21
Heike was fantastic to work with! She was personable, efficient and creative. Her final photos were absolutely... beautiful, high-quality, and captured the essence of what we were looking for. I would recommend her to anyone looking for photos that represent who they are and draw in the view!read more
carissa ressler
carissa ressler
19:33 24 Mar 21
Heike worked with us to create incredible product images for our business. She was on time, a great communicator,... professional and really worked to catch the vision of who we are as a business. The finished product was lovely and we can’t wait to use our images!read more
Jeri Culbertson
Jeri Culbertson
15:45 02 Mar 21
I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Heike on a portfolio project. She was incredibly friendly and... professional. She's very easy to talk to and great at listening to what you're looking for. Her tips were extremely insightful and helpful for a newbie like me. Her photography is amazing! She did a variety of shots to show different colors and perspectives. I would highly recommend her services!read more
Allison Reilly
Allison Reilly
18:48 01 Mar 21
I had been scoping out Heike for my branding photography investment for my small business, and I am so happy I decided... to pull the trigger! My small business and my entrepreneurial confidence have tripled in such a short period of time. From the first conversation to the final delivery of images, Heike was a true professional. She is passionate about helping businesses speak their brand, and she immediately clicked with the ideas I wanted to convey, and the special story that my brand was meant to tell. She lays out all the details for you, every step of the way, and really listens to you and includes your personal details in the session. I was completely comfortable and at ease, and for an introvert doing a photo shoot, I assure you that is not natural. It was all thanks to Heike. I had so much fun with her and really value her expertise. Do yourself, and your brand, a favor and book her now.read more
Lisa Baker
Lisa Baker
17:07 21 Jan 21
I've done two sessions with Heike and both were great experiences. I've been able to utilize the photos to create a... lot of different content for my business. We had a lot of fun working together too!read more
Kelly Whalen
Kelly Whalen
20:57 18 Nov 20
My brand photoshoot with Heike was an extraordinary experience. I felt comfortable, taken care of, and heard from the... moment of first contact all the way through the photoshoot — and beyond. Because of her detailed questionnaire and our virtual meeting pre-shoot, I felt completely prepared, inspired, and excited when I arrived day-of. We were able to brainstorm and collaborate on ideas together — resulting in a MUCH more robust experience than I could have envisioned by myself. We moved effortlessly through multiple locations (within the same building), several outfits, and a variety of props — creating a library of unique and varied images. You would think that we took several days to acquire all of the settings and looks. We simply used a half day. I can't wait to use them all over my social media, website, and MORE!!!read more
Nora Hess
Nora Hess
14:56 02 Oct 20
I needed to have headshots taken for my job. I usually don't enjoy these experiences but Heike Martin put me at ease,... helped me relax and enjoy the experience! The photos are just wonderful! We are a virtual company and I use the photos on several of our software platforms. Everyone who sees them comments on how great I look. I tell them that the secret is a great photographer!read more
Layla at ProcessDriven
Layla at ProcessDriven
15:26 24 Sep 20
Heike did a fantastic job helping my business stand out with images I can use in throughout my social media, website,... and more! These shots are versatile and the process of being on set was great thanks to Heike's calming and creative presence.read more
Emily Gertenbach
Emily Gertenbach
00:03 04 Aug 20
I had a fantastic headshot/branding photography experience with Heike. We talked about how I wanted to feature a casual... style, and Heike familiarized herself with my brand vibe/colors before our session. The color matching she did is amazing and everything will fit right into my website and social media feeds as-is! I will definitely be back to work with Heike again to get some more formal business shots.read more
Phil Bergey
Phil Bergey
21:28 09 Jul 20
Heike is delightful to work with, has a strong sense of how to use photography for purposes of branding and marketing,... and creates wonderful photos. Creative, genuine, expert.read more
Carol Cool
Carol Cool
20:07 16 Feb 20
Heike did a fabulous branding shoot for me that provided me with an array of photos for my website, social media, and... print advertising that totally captures who I am and what I do. As someone who despises having her picture taken, she was wonderful to work with, keeping me laughing and relaxed. I highly recommend her work.read more
Sharonda Sensenig
Sharonda Sensenig
18:00 21 Nov 19
Working with Heike was so effortless, from styling to invoicing to the actual session. She makes you feel at ease with... her and yourself. I highly recommend her for your headshot and/or branding photo needs.read more
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