Below are some frequently asked questions you might have
before working with Red October Firm.

Why is a Professional Headshot Important?

  • Your headshot is a first impression and what people judge you by.
  • People determine whether or not they want to approach or do business with you based on your headshot.
  • A good headshot is necessary for all social media platforms.

Why Aren’t Selfies Good Enough?

  • Your headshot is an investment.
  • How you portray yourself in a portrait determines how serious people will take you.
  • A professional headshot opens more doors for you in your career!

When Should I Get a New Headshot?

You Need a New Headshot If:

  • You’ve dramatically changed your hairstyle.
  • You’ve lost or gained weight that makes you look significantly different.
  • It’s been 2+ years since your last headshot was taken.
  • You’re starting a new job or career and want to update your photo.
  • Your current headshot doesn’t match your brand or business.
  • Your old headshot is blurry, pixelated, or outdated.
  • You’ve changed your appearance in other ways that your prior headshot doesn’t show (tattoos, piercings, etc.)
  • You don’t have any professional photos of yourself – only selfies!

What If I’m Not Very Photogenic?

  • What matters is you being your authentic self in front of the camera.
  • If you’re a super smiley person then show us those pearly whites!
  • Or if you are more reserved, then that’s great too.
  • It’s our job to portray your best self when you book a session.

What Makes a Great Headshot?

  • Sincerity – don’t be something you’re not.
  • It’s all in the lighting.
  • Your posing and head positions – leave that to us!
  • Our editing.

How Can I Book a Session?

You can book your session here:

Where Are You Located?

  • One Regency Drive, Suite 106, Bloomfield, CT 06002

We’re right across the street from the Ocean State Job Lot plaza.

What Type of Events Do You Photograph?

We photograph a wide variety of events! From baby showers to anniversary parties.

Here are a few other events we have shot in the past:

  • Birthday Parties
  • Graduation Parties
  • Engagement Parties
  • School Recitals
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Community Events
  • School Activities

What If I Need:

  1. Pictures for My Business
  2. A New Logo
  3. And Content to Post On My Social Media Pages

How Would You Package All of These Different Services?

  • Not a problem!
  • A custom media package will be created to fit your photography and graphic design needs.

How Long Have You Been in Business?

  • Red October Firm was founded in 2018.

How Far Should We Book in Advance?

  • As soon as you’re sure of a date.

Why Do I Have to Pay a Deposit?

  • A deposit guarantees you’ll have a session on the specific date and time you choose.
  • Without a deposit, we can’t hold the date for you.
  • If you cancel or need to reschedule your session a second time, a new deposit is required.
  • All deposits are non-refundable.

How Long Does It Take to Receive My Photos?

  • Turnaround time is typically 3 – 7 days depending on how many images you choose to purchase.
  • For event photography, the turnaround time is 7-14 days.
  • This time is needed for editing and retouching your images.
  • The process to design your logo can range from 7 – 14 days depending on how many revisions you request.
  • We’ll first start with an initial phone call so we can get a better understanding of what your vision is for your logo.
  • Half of the logo price is required as a deposit upfront to start (non-refundable).
  • After we receive your deposit, we sketch out 3-5 concepts for your logo.
  • We’ll then get in contact with you to see which concept you like best.
  • From there we will finalize your logo, and contact you a second time to confirm you’re happy with the logo.
  • If any revisions are needed we’ll work on the logo and get back to you in a day or two.
  • Depending on the logo package you purchase, there is a limit to how many revisions are included. After X amount of revisions, it would then be $25 per revision if needed.
  • Once you approve of the logo design, you’ll send the remaining balance that’s due.
  • We will then email you your logo in multiple file formats or whichever formats you need (PNG, JPEG, PDF, PSD, etc.)

Do You Offer Group Sessions For Companies?

  • Yes, we do. Group sessions are great for big businesses and companies who need new headshots for all of their employees.
  • Contact us to get a quote for your group session.

What’s Included in a Photography Package?

  • Our photography education, training and experience.
  • High-tech lighting and camera equipment.
  • Time in the Red October Studio or the location of your choice.
  • Experience in posing and facial expressions.
  • Digital files.
  • Retouching and professional editing.
  • A fun experience where it’s all about you!
  • Satisfaction guaranteed.

Do You Provide Other Design Services?

Yes! We design the following:

  • Album covers
  • Book covers
  • Flyers
  • Social Media Content

Do You Travel?

  • Yes, we do.
  • Although, we do charge a travel fee anywhere outside the Hartford County Area.

How Do I Prepare For My Photoshoot?

It’s best if you read this article on how to prepare for your family session!

How Long Does a Session Take?

  • It depends on which package you purchased, but a session can last 30 minutes to two hours.

Can I Bring a Friend?

  • Absolutely! Bring anyone you think will make you more comfortable during your Photoshoot.