Headshot and Portrait Sessions

There is a 50% non-refundable deposit required to book a session and any discounts that you are to receive will be deducted from your final invoice upon completion of your session. All the images that you would like to keep will be chosen at the conclusion of your session. When we are done you'll sit down with Bret and go through the pictures to decide which shots you'd like to purchase for your use. Each image selected costs $50 and includes professional retouching.

Find out more about Headshots and Portraits



  We love giving our clients leaving our studio with a variety of options for their needs. During our headshot sessions we keep the camera up close and personal, therefore the images are captured from the chest up. We often vary the background colors and love our clients to change various times if they like, but we keep the lighting consistent to match the aesthetic we’ve created for our headshot work. 

It’s during our portrait sessions that we vary things up quite a bit. We like to get creative by not only including headshots during these sessions, but we will mix in different backgrounds, vary the lighting and change the proximity of the camera to the subject. You’ll walk away from the shoot with a broader range of imagery and everything you'll need for your own marketing purposes.  


  We photograph our in-studio headshot sessions out of our studio 4188 Asbury Cemetery Rd. Elberfeld, IN. 47613. We like our clientele to bring a variety of clothing options and generally shoot a handful of different looks throughout each session.

We will be capturing and discussing the images as we go. Inspecting the shots in this way helps us to determine their viability for use in representing your personal brand. In doing so, we will be able to adjust the focus of the session to account for anything we feel you could additionally benefit from along the way.


  Feel free to bring a range of different options for clothing. The #1 rule for us is that you have to love it! If you don’t feel comfortable in it, you most likely won’t shoot well while wearing it. We suggest you bring a range of different cuts, colors, and necklines. For our corporate clients, we like the men to have a variety of jacket/shirt/tie combos and for the women some options of blouse/dress/jacket combos. Keeping jewelry to a minimum is key, studs or small earrings work and simple necklaces, anything hanging or chunky will usually draw too much attention to itself. If you wear glasses and have multiple pairs, then we'd appreciate you bringing them along in order to ascertain their glare factor. If you have any doubt about whether something will work or not just bring it. Layers are fantastic for the actors and no need to be seasonal; everything from t-shirts, tank tops to sweaters and light jackets can work. 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.


Makeup for the session is not required but highly recommended for all women. The cost for makeup during your session is listed above 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 and can't have you showing up to the studio as if you just rolled out of bed. 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 at the beginning of 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 for skin and hair on the shoot for $200 if you like. Our professional retouching usually covers any issues that may arise skin wise, so there are no worries in that dept.

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 gotten the scruff covered. Bring whatever grooming products you’ll need with you to get it done. 


We are normally available for shooting Monday through Friday and we usually schedule 2 sessions a day starting at 11am with the second session starting at 2pm. We do tweak the times depending upon the schedule each particular day, so we ask people to be a bit flexible. We do 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 50% non-refundable deposit is required to book a spot on our calendar. The fee is due at the time of booking a shoot date and time. You may book online here or contact the studio and we will get you set up with a session that perfect for you.

We accept cash, checks, as well as Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Apple Pay. The remaining balance is due the day of the session.

We work with freelance makeup artists and you will be paying them directly, they require cash on the day of the shoot.

All deposit checks can be made payable to: Bret Roebling Photography and mailed to 4188 Asbury Cemetery Rd. Elberfeld, IN 47613


Have questions, Call us 812-760-8101