Rates & Session Info


Individual sessions priced by quote only, fixed rates are not available.

Three to twelve month term contracts are available and can be an effective way to cover social media or long term projects.

Payment in full is due upon delivery for all quoted jobs, term contracts are billed monthly.

Call at 604 557 6699 or e-mail at dale@klippenstein.ca to book a session or to discuss a quote



Dale’s headshot session rate is $400 for the shoot. There is a $200 deposit required to book a session, this is non-refundable and will go toward the $400 total.


If you are currently enrolled in acting classes we have a student rate of $300. There is a $150 deposit required to book a session, this is non-refundable and will go toward the $300 total.

There is also a discounted fee for kids 16 and under or returning clients of $300. There is a $150 deposit required to book a session, this is non-refundable and will go toward the $300 total.


The in studio standard headshot sessions are shot in my Abbotsford studio on Gladwin Road and our individual sessions last up to an hour and a half in length. I generally shoot a handful of different looks for my clients during the session. Shooting a range of looks allows us to get a variety of imagery for your use allowing you to have a mix of imagery for your personal branding purposes.

Part of my process is to discuss the pictures and edit the session with you as we go. We will inspect each shot one by one with you to determine it’s viability for use in representing your personal brand. By shooting and editing in this manner we can adjust the focus of the shots during the session to account for anything we feel we may have missed along the way. You’ll leave knowing exactly what we’ve captured and will walk away with only the images that have met your approval along the way.

The approved shots will be made available on your own password protected proofing website. The images are usually posted within 12 hours of you leaving the studio. You will be able to give the password to anyone who might help you choose the shots you decide to use. Once the session is over then it’s your responsibility to work with the images that were finalized during the shoot. Should you feel the need to return in order to cover anything you feel we may have missed then you can take advantage of our returning client fee.  

On location headshot and corporate portraiture is available for individuals or groups – priced by quote, call to discuss.


Once you’ve chosen the shots you’d like to work with you can place an order for retouching with us. Retouching starts at $25 per image, rates can increase for more time consuming and complicated work. For quality control purposes we prefer to have all my work handled by my retouching team. I don’t release high resolution images directly to clients unless you elect to purchase a full buyout of your entire session for $500. Should you choose this option, you would still be able to work with our retouching team if you like or are free to take the images to your lab of choice.


Dale’s portrait session rate is $300 plus $100 for each image you choose from the shoot. There is a $150 deposit required to book a session, this is non-refundable and will go toward the $300 total. You may elect to purchase a full buyout of your entire session for $500.

You can schedule an extra hour of shooting during any session should you need it for $150. 

Enlargements and framing services are available through the studio.

Returning clients or kids 16 and under get $100 off the session fee. 


Feel free to bring a range of different options for clothing. #1 rule for us is that you have to love it! If you don’t feel comfortable in it, you won’t shoot well while wearing it.

We suggest you bring a range of different colours and necklines. If you have any doubt about whether something will work or not just bring it along. Don’t be seasonal; everything from t-shirts, tank tops to sweaters and light jackets can work. We love textures and layers as well and try to keep the jewelry to a minimum. Studs or small earrings work and simple necklaces, anything hanging or chunky will usually draw too much attention away from you in a headshot. 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.


Women’s makeup:

Makeup for the session is highly recommended for all women. The cost is $100 for a headshot session and includes hair help. Portrait sessions start at $150.

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 like you 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 $50 if you like. All our work is retouched afterwards, so any blemishes will be taken care of during that process.

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 begin our sessions around 10am. We do tweak the times depending upon the schedule each particular day, so we ask people to be a bit flexible. Be aware that sometimes the sessions overlap for women getting makeup. Women are in makeup for approximately an hour, so we are usually finishing off our first session while the makeup artist is preparing our next client to shoot. We 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 non-refundable deposit of ½ the session fee is required to book a spot on our calendar. The fee is due at your convenience after you’ve chosen a shoot date and time. However, if we have not received it at least one week prior to your scheduled session, the session may be granted to someone on our waiting list, so please get it to us as soon as you can.

We accept cash, checks, e-transfer as well as Visa and MasterCard. 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 or e-transfer on the day of the shoot.

All deposit checks can be made payable to: Dale Klippenstein Photography and mailed to our studio address: 3425 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford, BC V2T 4Z4

or e-transfered to dale@klippenstein.ca – call before sending e-transfers: 604 557 6699