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Looking for candid, modern business photography? And a photographer that is easy to work with? Erin Schedler provides relaxed sessions at your office or on-location. No big crews, artificial lighting, or stiff and awkward posing. Erin’s approach is relaxed and personable. She uses easy prompts and natural light to create modern, lifestyle images of your team and space.
With 10 years in sales and marketing, and an MBA from the Foster School of Business, Erin understands you need more than just “good photos”. You need photography that is on brand, aligned to your target market, and that tells your story. You also need a photographer that can work with your marketing team, web designer, and flex to the needs of your project. Sound like a fit? Let’s get started. Fill out the form below and Erin will respond within 24 hours.
Currently serving Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. Available for travel.
Book online! A quick and painless 20 minute sesion in my SODO studio or at one of my outdoor locations. Rather than forced or awkward poses, I direct with prompts like “tell me about your kids/recent trip/favorite vacation” which makes the experience enjoyable, and the photos more personable.
These usually include an individual headshot for each member of the staff, a team photo or two, and some office interiors and/or “working candids” (meeting with a client or patient, etc.) if needed. Can be classic look-at-the-camera, candid style, or a mix of both. Shoot on-site or in my SODO studio. Please email for a custom quote.
For an individual needing more than a standard headshot. Usually an hour (more if we use 2 locations), we get a mix of look-at-the-camera and candid shots. Includes a variety of backgrounds, and outfit changes if you like. The goal is a library of images to be used for your website, blog, and social media.
I’ve worked with food bloggers and Instagram chefs, nutritionists, and book authors. Whatever the project we can get beautiful images of your food, and brand.
A number of quick sessions throughout the year to get you a continuous supply of image content for your social media. An example series: business portraits in studio, office/workspace session, engaging with a customer, and a more personal outdoor session (hiking, exploring Seattle, etc.).
The “other” category! I’ve photographed wind turbine fields for a renewable start up, sustainable camper trailers in a forest setting, and a commercial fisherman on his custom charter boat. If you need photos for your small business, please inquire!
I just need a quick headshot, how do I book?
Book through my online scheduler. Just choose studio or outdoor, fill out the form and input payment information. Need headshots for the whole office? Email me for a quote.
We need office headshots, a group photo, and some others. What is the cost?
Because the scope and style of each project is so different, I do custom quotes for these packages. An hour shoot with about 8 headshots starts at $900, but can be customized with office photos, working candids, or other images. Email me or use the form below to submit a quote request.
What types of businesses do you photograph?
I’ve worked with medical offices (dental, physical therapy), financial and law firms, food brands (bakers, food bloggers), and other small business (calligraphers, yoga instructors, business coaches). I specialize in small to mid-size businesses.
Do we get the digital files?
Yes. Images are delivered in hi res, SRGB color profile, JPEG format via a password-protected online gallery. I include some black and white versions when inspired. The images are yours to use on your website, blog, or social media. Because I retain the copyright, written permission is required when submitting to publications such as magazines or business journals.
Can our marketing department edit the images if needed?
Cropping for websites and marketing materials is allowed, yes. How I compose, light, and edit the image comprise the finished art so please do not edit the images beyond scaling/cropping. If you need custom edits or additional tweaks, I am happy to help.
What do we need to do to prepare for our session?
Consult your web designer and marketing department.
Many web designs include full-width banner imagery, which requires me to shoot farther back to make the crop work. Additionally, they may want me to shoot vertical or horizontal depending on how they’ll design the headshot/about page. Consider your brand, target market, and audience. What will they expect to see? Classic, look at the camera portraits or more candid imagery? I can do both styles, but choose the one that fits your business best.
What should we wear?
If your website will have a particular color palette, the clothing colors in the photo shoot should coordinate. For example, a white/grey/blue color web layout would clash with red or bright colored clothing.
In terms of formality, that’s usually driven by your industry. Suits and formal attire are common for law offices, real estate, and consulting firms, but a blogger, author, or outdoor company would be better represented by causal attire or activewear. I have a talented stylist on retainer should you need her services.
Do you provide professional hair and makeup?
I can if you like. My team of stylists will arrive on-site prior to the shoot. Let me know if you’d like to add hair and makeup in your quote request, via the form below.