Session Information

How it all works

Following the pre-shoot consultation, a typical full headshot session will last between 2 .5 – 4 hours.

The session will include different looks depending on your chosen package. Direction and expression guidance will be given through interaction and reviewing images on screen as we shoot. My shoots are fluid and fun, expressions and personality are what matter. I generally shoot about 500 images, further refined to 50-75 that show you at your best for proofing.

Wardrobe, Hair and Makeup.

An information pack on this is supplied pre shoot, but briefly.. For the ladies, Makeup, less is more, minimal matte non shiny fouindation, simple clothing,  little or no jewellery, 3-5 different tops, no funky colors. All makeup must be done before shoot time, this will maximize your time shooting with me. As its a minimalist approach with makeup, we dont normally have a Hair and Makeup artist on set but this can easily be arranged. I suggest self applying, or getting a friend to do.

For the gents, bring 4-5 different tops. Think if you’d like with our without stubble or both. Bring gel shaving equipment.

I suggest the above as nothing should take from your most important brand, you and your face.


Image Proofing

You will be supplied with your own private password protected proofing gallery online within 24 hours. You can also supply this password to your employer, family or friends for a 2nd opinion. In addition to the final selected images for professional retouching, you will receive approximately 50 images with basic retouching, crop/contrast/tone/color balance.



As described above, your chosen 3 images for full session or 1 image for single look session will be professionally retouched by ColorworksNYC based in New York. If you decide you would like extra images re touched, their charge is AED 180 per image. You will receive printed 8×10 copies of any ColorworksNYC retouched images. Extra prints can also be supplied and priced on quantity, quality of paper and size.

If you decide for any reason you want more looks, perhaps a change of career, employer, promotion I can continue shooting or schedule and additional shoot at a fee of AED 250 per hour, withing 60 days of your original shoot. Colorworks retouching fees will apply if required.


Dara is available for studio and on-site bookings in Dubai, Ireland and the UK.

Dubai: (050) 9647311