Your image matters more than ever. Look at your phone. Swipe through it. Are you looking at images? Look up at the signs that pass by as you drive. Flip through magazines while you wait for an appointment. Surf the Internet. On Social Media? What captures your attention? Everywhere you look images make a statement. Why not improve yours? 

Chicago headshot photographer Janice Nelson is located in Lombard, Illinois and serves the greater Chicago area and surrounding counties (DuPage, Kane, Kendall, etc.). Several all inclusive headshot and portrait photography plans are available. Looking for a new LinkedIn headshot to help with a job search? Want to choose from both headshots and portraits? No problem. You’re covered. See the headshot and portrait plan. Need digital images for a website as well as social media? Are you a budding star looking for modeling comps or actor headshots? (Be sure to review information on the Model and Actor headshot page before spending money on images.) Or are you looking for business headshots for a variety of uses? All headshot and portrait plans come with a minimum of a two hour photoshoot session. You can choose one image for retouching from multiple looks, backgrounds and lighting (different lighting when discussed in advance during your consultation call). Not sure what to wear? You’ll get basic recommendations and a PDF for review – and a blog post to help you prepare once you are scheduled. You can even elect to have the wardrobe you plan to bring reviewed ahead of time. Want digitals with full usage licensing? No problem. The photography plans come with a set of digitals and usage licensing for LinkedIn, social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and even a file for pro printers. All  digitals going on the web are optimized. The LinkedIn digital is cropped to a 1×1 ratio to better fit their small profile circle. The Social Media file is watermarked and licensed for sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. All files are high resolution. And you can have all this starting from $250 (Headshot Plan). (These same plans are available for child portraits.)

Additional Images. Think you might want more images from your photo shoot? You’re covered. You can choose additional images from your session for $175 each, and that includes a set of digitals, licensing, and retouching for each one. Add-ons. Need your image made into a custom profile header for a social media site? No problem. Add-ons are available at the a la carte menu. Ready to get started? First, take a look at the images in the portfolio. Check out the photography plans and the FAQs. Then see the Book Now section to schedule your free 20 minute phone consultation to book an appointment.

Finally Janice D Nelson Photography is available for Bridal Portraits and in-studio wedding portraits, great for those eloping! Additional photography services are located in the User Sitemap and in the Footer menu.

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Explore the included options and add-ons available for each of the headshot and portrait plans.

  • Black and White $99

    Black and white post processing is available per color image.

  • Banner Image $99

    For those who have websites or create web pages that need banners at the top, you can have a banner created of your favorite image.

  • Transparent Image $299

    Need the flexibility of a transparent image you can add to different marketing graphics? Have a cutout made of your favorite image from the session.

  • 17x22 Acid Free Print (4" mat) $499

    Would you love a print to frame and hang above a mantel, in a living room, at work? (Framing, delivery, and mounting not included)

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1. Review plans, portfolios, scheduling a session and add-ons available at the a-la-carte menu.

2, Make note of the url where you want to use your headshot or portrait images. Decide on what photography plan you want (what type of session), what deliverables you want and when you need them, when you would like to schedule the two hour photoshoot and the 20 minute consulation call.

3. Send this information in an email to janice@janicednelson.com requesting a 20 minute consultation phone call back to discuss your request. Don’t forget to include your full contact information (name, address, phone number, url, and best time to call ).

Janice serves the greater Chicago area and surrounding counties (DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Grundy, etc.) at the in-house Lombard, IL portrait and headshot studio. Please know Janice D Nelson Photography does not sell editing rights, so if you need a black and white image, for example, be sure to request it – or if you are not sure what you need – do ask and provide the web address to help determine any special usage licensing needs.

Note: The Lombard, Illinois in-house studio is not a walk-in facility. All bookings require an appointment, and photoshoots require a prepaid booking fee of $100 (which normally is deducted from the total amount due the day of the photoshoot). An initial 20 minute consultation call is held to reach agreement on session requirements, deliverables, background preferences, lighting needs, usage rights, and a photoshoot date and time. Typically sessions begin at 11 a.m. CST and are scheduled a minimum of three days in advance. The consultation call will also review getting ready instructions, workflow, the number of people coming to the in-house studio, and the number of people in the images. Booking fees become non-refundable for all cancellations, no-shows, and last minute rescheduling requests that do not provide a minimum of 48 business hours advance notice. Sessions can be scheduled any day of the week, excluding holidays. Additional fees are charged for rush or holiday work.

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