Professional Headshots Lancaster
"Take Control of Your Digital Identity"
Take Center Stage
Casting directors and talent agencies see hundreds of acting headshots each day. A unique and professional headshot will make you stand out and get you in front of the right people. I have delivered some of the best actor and performer headshots in Lancaster. Land that audition and take center stage!
Land Your Dream Job
Corporate headshots don’t have to be stuffy or boring. They can and should be fun! A modern headshot that will promote your credibility and help earn client trust. My system of coaching and direction will help you look like the expert in your industry. Take control of your image and grab your dream job!
LinkedIn Profile Pictures
Leverage Social Media
LinkedIn is THE social media platform for professionals. Facebook and instagram have their place, but LinkedIn is where pros find value, knowledge, business relationships and clients. Having a subpar headshot is like having no headshot at all. Don't be passed over. Invest in yourself, and others will too!
Save time and make money by capitalizing on your first impression. Build connections and be seen as a likeable person.
Establish yourself as a polished professional, and an expert in your field. People put their trust in experts!
Demonstrate your sense of style, promoting your committment to doing business in an organized way, with attention to detail.
Your headshot is a visual representation of the message you want to convey. I remove the fear and anxiety of having your photo taken, and coach you into authentic expressions that are unique to your personality. I am a brand strategist, a stylist and a therapist, helping you craft your digital identity and present yourself in a polished, professional and personable way.
A first impression is built within the first 7 seconds of being seen. In this age of technology and digital profiles, we tend to begin business relationships with people we haven't met in person. You don't have the luxury of missing an opportunity to make a good impression. An amazing headshot will ensure that your audience receives your virtual handshake warmly and generates a positive impression.
Personal Branding Headshots
You might have an Awful Headshot Situation...right now. But, it doesn't have to stay that way! Believe it or not, AHS is a common affliction, and is easily rectified.
A professional headshot is the key to getting noticed. Whether for auditions, new employment, or a promotion, a contemporary headshot will turn heads. Putting a face with a name is powerful. Mediocre pictures with half-baked expressions aren't going to get the job done. If you are reading this, you've already decided that your current headshot isn't good enough, and recognize your need to level up your headshot game.
Real Estate Headshots
Social Media Headshots
Public Speaker Headshots
The Game Plan
Give the SCHEDULE button a tap, and select an appointment that works for your schedule.
It's fun and easy! I'll coach and guide you into pictures that will help propel your career.
Share your images with everyone! Stand out from the crowd and be recognized as the expert!
Why choose Richard Waine?
Lancaster Headshot Photographer
By now you probably realize that headshots are more than just nice pictures. I am here to make your experience easy, relaxed and enjoyable.
I am the premier headshot specialist in Lancaster, Central Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas such as Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Baltimore, Hershey, and Reading.
I love what I do, and I have a blast doing it! Come and see what all the fuss is about!
Oh, by the way, I am an avid fan of music, with eclectic taste and a constant desire to play the air drums. If you don't believe me, come and see for yourself!
Headshots Near Lancaster
Richard Waine Photography is conveniently located in the heart of the downtown investment district in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The studio sits next to Lancaster Central Market, directly across from Fulton Bank and the Lancaster Country Convention Center. It is a stone's throw from the major highways as well as the Lancaster Train Station.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear for my session?
I ask that everyone bring a variety of different clothing options. For the most part, you only need to bring along shirts and blouses, unless you plan on doing three-quarter length shots as well. The best advice I can give you is to bring a variety of your favorite tops. I may choose to shoot more than 3 looks, so make sure you have a nice range of looks with you. You have to love it! Any number of things can work, but my clients tend to shoot with greater success when they are wearing things they feel great in. Don’t be afraid to mix it up with different cuts, colors, layers and textures. Bring attire that reflect you and your personality. Please try to avoid overly fuzzy and pilled sweaters. I generally lean towards solid colors. Black and grey tend to work best for our purposes.
What if I am unable to make it to my session?
In the event you are unable to make it to your scheduled session, please provide 72 hrs notice. If it is an emergency, I can and do understand. I will hold your deposit and apply it to your re-scheduled session.
Do you do weddings or other events?
I no longer offer event photography. However, I am happy to refer you to a list of incredibly competent professionals, who would be glad to assist you.
Do you have any specials?
Occasionally, I have sales and promotions going on, which I will post on the Specials page, so be sure to check in on those pages often!
Why do you only shoot horizontal images?
I prefer to shoot horizontally because that is how humans see the world. In addition, a horizontal frame allows for space, so that your headshot doesn't appear constricted or confined between the narrow walls of a vertical crop. Plus, it's a more contemporary and widely accepted format.
Why do you crop the tops of heads?
This is a very common question. I believe the most important information in a headshot is your expression. Having the clothing information around your shoulders and chest is important to get a sense of your identity as well. When your eyes are above the center line, it makes for a more impactful image. When the frame is adjusted to accommodate these features, the top of the head gets cropped. As long as the viewer gets a sense of your hair style, they can envision the rest of your hair. Plus, people will still assume that you still have your entire head. right?!
Can I see my images during the session?
Absolutely! I tend to pause frequently to give you a chance to see the images we create. I also use that time to coach and direct you; showing you what is working well and what we need to work on. In addition, I allow time at the end of the session to review the images we have taken during the course of the session.
What methods of payment do you accept?
I accept all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Disover, American Express), and cash.
What happens after the session?
At the end of your session, I will have your image(s) polished up and retouched. Once complete, I will place the work in your private proofing gallery. At this time, you will have the opportunity to review the image(s). Upon your approval of the work, I will enable the download feature on the gallery and you may save the image(s) to your computer.
Should I invest in your makeup artist?
If you are a male, the answer is a resounding no. There is no need. I encourage ladies to book my makeup artist for their session, however. It is remarkable how much more confident and relaxed a little time with an amazing makeup artist will make you feel.
What about hair?
I ask that everyone come with their hair done as if they were presenting themselves to a casting director for an audition. We want your headshot to match the way you look in person on a regular basis. It must be something that you can recreate at will. My makeup artist will do some light primping, but will not style or re-style your hair.
Who Needs a professional headshot?
A professional headshot is not just a pretty picture. It is a personal and corporate branding tool. This is your virtual handshake and introduction to the world. Here is a list of people and professions that need a professional headshot: Who Needs a Solid Headshot?