Each headshot session generally involves a process, and isn't strictly just a matter of coming in, standing in front of a camera, smiling like you're four and have just eaten five pounds of sugar, and walking out. It's not necessarily that simple, but, on the flipside, it isn't necessarily that complicated.
As far as the style of headshot offered, you can either opt into a studio session (the far most commonly chosen) or choose your headshot session to take place outdoors, in and around the NYC area and with both types offered for illustration in the above portfolio.
Types of Professional Headshots offered:
What type of headshot to get?
There are a couple different type of headshots that actors would want for their portfolio, with the main two being theatrical and commercial.
Theatrical (occasionally referred to as legit) tend to be either more serious or cast with a neutral expression. The lighting, while not necessarily always more dramatic, offers many more creative freedoms, with stark contrast played out between one side of the face and the other (one side being heavily shadowed, the other not so much).
Commercial or Legit
Commercial headshots, on the other hand, tend to be much cleaner, sunnier, friendlier, and warm in tone. The reasoning behind this is that the headshot is used for, primarily, well, commercials; or advertising in general. As you typically don't see people frowning, or looking anything other than happy-as-crap in photos used to sell something to consumers (even people buying products to treat things that are unfortunate are all as well happy-as-crap), commercial headshots are almost always invariably either smiling or on the whole simply positive in tone.