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Headshot session rate is $150 for the shoot. There is a $50 deposit* required to book a session, this is non-refundable and goes towards the $150 total.


If you are currently enrolled in a class then we have a student rate of $100. There is a $50 deposit* required to book a session, this is non-refundable and goes towards the $100 total.


Alex's portrait session rate is $250 for the shoot. There is a $100 deposit* required to book a session, this is non-refundable and goes towards the $250 total.
You can schedule an extra hour of shooting during any session should you need it for $75.
Returning clients or kids 16 and under get $150 off the session fee.


We generally shoot a handful of different looks for our clients during the session. Shooting a range of looks over the course of the session allows us to get a variety of shots for your use allowing you to mix up the shots for whatever marketing purposes you choose.

The approved shots will be made available on your own proofing website. The images are usually posted shortly after you leave the studio. Once the session is over then it's your responsibility to work with the images and decide which ones to edit. Once you've chosen the shots you like we begin retouching. Should you decide to return and cover anything you feel we may have missed then you can take advantage of our returning client fee.  


Feel free to bring a range of different options for clothing. #1 rule for us is that you have to love it! If you don’t feel comfortable in it, you won’t shoot well while wearing it.
We suggest you bring a range of different colors and necklines. If you have any doubt about whether something will work or not just bring it along. Don't be seasonal; everything from t-shirts, tank tops to sweaters and light jackets can work. We love textures and layers as well and try to keep it minimal on the jewelry. Studs or small earrings work and simple necklaces, anything hanging or chunky will usually draw too much attention in a headshot. Have some fun with this, if you feel your wardrobe is missing something then go shopping and we’ll keep the tags on it in case you’d like to return the items after the shoot. We have a steamer in the studio, so we'll be able to easily sort out any wrinkling for you.


Women's makeup:
Makeup for the session is highly recommended for all women. The cost is $50 for makeup for the session and includes hair help.
The makeup is applied specifically for the lighting we use and we usually start very naturally to give you a very clean simple look. We do touch ups and will add subtle changes to the makeup as the shoot progresses. If you’d like to start off a little heavier on the makeup we are happy to do that as well, just let us know.
Women's hair:
We ask that everyone come in with their hair ready the way you would like to present yourself.  We want your hair in your pictures to be as close as possible to the way you look on a fantastic hair day. Of course, our makeup artist is there to make sure it’s shoot ready and we will discuss what you’d like to do with it and make a game plan for the shoot.
If you need a major overhaul hair wise or you are naturally curly and want to go straight there may be an extra $50 charge for our makeup artist to blow it out for you. Make sure you discuss this with us prior to your session, so we are all on the same page.

We don't recommend makeup on men, but our makeup artist can provide light grooming on the shoot for $50 if you like. All our work is retouched afterward so any blemishes will be taken care of during that process.
Facial Hair:
If you’d like to shoot with facial hair we’d be happy for you to come in with whatever level of growth you’d like and can shave or trim it down once we’ve got it covered. Bring whatever grooming products you’ll need with you to get it done.


We are available for shooting Monday through Friday and we usually begin our sessions around 6pm. We do tweak the times depending on the schedule each particular day, so we ask people to be a bit flexible. Be aware that the sessions overlap for women getting makeup. Women are in makeup for approximately 30 minutes to one hour, so we are usually finishing off our first session while the makeup artist is preparing our next client to shoot. We ask that you don't have anything else scheduled close to the end of your session in case we feel we need a little more time with you.
A non-refundable deposit of ½ the session fee is required to book a session. The fee is due at your convenience after you've chosen a shoot date and gotten it booked on our schedule. However, if we have not received it at least one week prior to your scheduled session, the session will be granted to someone on our waiting list, so please get it to us as soon as you can.

I accept cash or checks. I also accept payment via PayPal. The remaining balance plus any sales tax are due the day of the session.

All deposit checks can be made payable to Alex Bucse and mailed to our studio address: 15325 SE 155th PL UNIT E3 Renton WA 98058

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