Frequently Asked Questions

Will you meet with me before we decide to work together?

Yes, and I highly recommend it! A pre-session consult is a great way for us to get to know each other and decide whether or not we’re the right fit to work together. It will also give you a chance to see how and where I work first hand. To book a pre-session consult just send an email to us here: info@michaelcinquino.com

Where is your studio located?

I shoot out of my 1000 sq/ft studio located in the heart of SoHo. We’re within walking distance to almost every subway line.

Michael’s SoHo Studio

Michael’s SoHo Studio

 

I get nervous on camera, can you help me with that?

We are never more our truest selves than when we’re at play.

I believe that there's nothing more beautiful than human expression and nothing more powerful than human connection. It’s my ‘why’.

It's also why I spend most of my waking hours either behind or in front of a camera. Continuing to work both in front of and behind the camera helps me better help you to feel at ease when it's your time to step in front of the lens.

For the majority of us, the camera can be anxiety provoking. No matter how many selfies we seem to take, as soon as someone else is holding the camera we have to let go of control and that feeling of certainty. We feel anxious because we know if we’re going to be captured at our very best, we need help. We need someone that knows how to set us at ease and can create a safe space for play.

When we’re at play, we’re free from fear.

When we’re free from fear we feel empowered.

When we’re empowered we can connect with the others in a meaningful way.

When we’re fully connected, that’s when our truest and very best selves can shine through. Effortlessly. Beautifully. Which is how you deserve to be photographed.

Do you do discounts?

YES! I do discounts for groups of 5 or more. Additionally, we’re happy to come set up shop for the day at your office and photograph your whole team. Please reach out to us directly for this service: info@michaelcinquino.com

Why is the Actor Headshot Session more Expensive than the Business Session?

My Business Headshot Session is under an hour and designed to get one great shot for profile and website usage. It’s not designed to capture the many different types of roles and actor can play. The Actor Headshot session is also 2-3 times as long as the Business Headshot Session. If you’re an actor and you feel like you need just one great shot, you’re more than welcome to book The Business Headshot session.

Do you have any testimonials?

I do! A number of my clients have been happy to create a short videos about their experience working with me. You can view them here:

Can I shave my facial hair during a session?

Yep. Many of my clients show up with a beard or some scruff and then shave during the session.

Does your make-up artist also do hair?

She does! However, as hair is something that’s very personal (and often relationships with our hair stylists tend to last longer than most of our romantic relationships), we recommend coming in with your hair how you usually wear it day-to-day. My MUA is more than happy to help maintain and take care of fly aways, etc.

Do I have to book your Make-Up Artist?

No - BUT I highly recommend it. She works with me every day and understands my lighting and overall process well. She does her own intake with you when you arrive to make sure she’s not doing anything that doesn’t align with what your current relationship to make-up is. She stays for the entire session.

How long does it take to get my photos?

For headshot sessions, you’ll have them the very next day. Personal Branding photos are delivered in about 1-2 weeks from your session date.

I’m ready to book! How do I do that?

Head on over to: https://michaelcinquino.com/bookings where you can book your session through our online booking system.