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My packages include a certain number of retouched images, but if you'd like more, they are $40 each.

Within 10 business days, you will receive a link to a password protected website with all your color corrected, high resolution images. You can download all of the images and use them as is with no retouching or you can request retouching to be done. There is no expiration date on this site, so take your time choosing and come back at any time to redownload or sift through them.

I'm in Brooklyn near the Q/B/2/5 in The Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood! I shoot out of my home studio, you can see it in my highlights on instagram @shanihadjianphotography. It's beautiful and has everything we need!

Scroll down to the "book a session" area on this page OR head over to my online calendar to instantly book a date that works for you!

Yes! I donate 10% of my profits to an organization of my choosing that supports marginalized communities. In 2022, we donated to Black Lives Matter Global Movement, Equality Texas, and National Network of Abortion Funds, Center for Human Rights in Iran, and Unicef designation to Children in Pakistan.

I work with amazing Makeup Artists and they seriously understand what needs to be done to a face to make it appear just as wonderful in 2D as in 3D. We want you to look your best in your photos and makeup aids in that drastically. Also, it’s really nice to sit back and let someone else do all the work for you! My makeup artists stay for the photoshoot to help adjust things here and there and to build up the makeup if necessary. For the Grooming application, they will reduce redness and help groom without making you look like you are wearing makeup. The makeup application includes foundation, eye makeup, blush and lipstick. Think of the difference between these as those people who don't wear makeup and those people who do; everyone you see on TV has makeup on, its just whether it looks like it or not!  All grooming and makeup packages include hairstyling.

We ask that you come with your hair clean and dry, and then hot tools can be used to achieve your desired look. Sometimes this is straightening curly hair and sometimes this is curling straight hair. Sometimes this is recurling/perfecting already curly hair. Our artist will also help put hair up in ponytails/buns/braids, but will not do any blow outs or fancy updos. If you have specific questions, please let us know.

You can reschedule your shoot one time up to 72 hours before your appointment. Within 72 hours of your appointment or rescheduling more than once, will forfeit the deposit. Cancellations and no shows result in a forfeit of deposit. 

I generally do not offer free re-shoots. Throughout the shoot we will always check in with you before moving on to ensure you approve everything. If there is something not to your liking, it is your responsibility to let us know so we can fix it to your approval. You will see the test photos for each look before we begin shooting. That being said, if there are technical issues on my end, then yes we can re-shoot.

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Frequently asked questions

I just wanted to thank you again for establishing such a safe and creative space for your clients. Our shoot was by far one of the best photo shoots that I have been a part of and I really hope to work with you both again in the near future. "

I had THE BEST TIME shooting with you. You  made me feel like a superstar and you can really tell in the photos. Thank you for making this experience so seamless and fun! "

- Millie G.

- Julia H. 

You created such a comfortable, relaxed, fun environment where I could be myself and speak honestly about what I wanted out of the session. You and Bridie both made me feel encouraged, supported, held, and celebrated – felt like a million bucks, honestly!! It was the farthest thing from a stuffy, intimidating headshot session. 

- Marcel W.

OMGOODNESS! Shani & Tina these are incredible!!!I have never gone through a headshot gallery and had the feeling like it was ME. It’s always felt like model stuff and not everyday Maggie. Thank you for making the space so collaborative in order to accomplish this. It truly looks like a version of me hanging out at coffee with a friend, heading to the grocery store or glammed up for date night. My husband was like these are these are the most YOU photos you’ve ever taken. And he knows me better than anyone else.I can’t thank you both enough. I’m so excited for this next chapter having these represent me. What an amazing gift you’ve given me. 

- Maggie M.

WOW WOW WOW! My jaw has been on the floor all day at work after looking at them. I’m so happy with how they turned out! Thank you thank you thank you. Your work is incredible as is Bridie’s, so thank you both so much! Truly cannot thank you enough. I’m so excited to get to use these in auditions and submissions going forward.  I’ve been so happy with everything you’ve provided, start time finish. I have nothing but glowing things to say. Thank you again!

- Luke M.

Shani provided me not only with AMAZING headshots, but also with a warm, welcoming, and very professional environment. The makeup/hairstylist (Tina) always asked for my input and never failed to create every look I requested. Shani knows exactly how to talk to an actor to get them to deliver the exact essence they're trying to convey, and the positive vibes never stop coming. I felt supported, encouraged, and they instilled me with comfort and confidence throughout the entire session. I can't recommend them highly enough

- Dylan L.

SHANI!!! Thank you so much; these are absolutely incredible. I seriously have never felt so comfortable in front of a camera and these are AMAZING

10/10 best deal in town and I will definitely be going back to her in the future!

First, let me voice my initial reaction: WOW! with a lot of "wowwowowow" that followed. These photos are all I could've hoped for and more.

- Sammie R

- Madeleine S.

- Colleen A.

Omg Shani, I LOVE them! First of all, thank you SO much for the quick turn around! I was legit joking with my coworkers today that this would be all I’d be thinking about for the next week, and this was the best surprise to receive in the middle of my double. I also just wanted to say again what a true joy it was to work with you. I had so much fun, which is something I almost never feel when I’m having my picture taken, so thank you for creating such a warm welcoming environment and helping me stay out of my head! I’m absolutely thrilled with these pictures!

- Marla D.

I am absolutely floored. I literally cried on my way home from my headshots with you because I had been so nervous and knew I would feel very vulnerable in front of a camera, but I ended up feeling so comfortable and beautiful and excited to be there. Thank you for being so open and amazing!! 

- Jesse H.

Shani made me feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She was nothing but kind, warm and welcoming. I felt so taken care of during my entire shoot. I am so impressed and highly recommend their services.

- Dana T.

Shani, these are absolutely amazing! Thank you so much! Your level of professionalism, hospitality, and all-around glowing personality is uncanny and I couldn't have picked a better photographer to work with. And of course I can't wait to recommend you to other humans seeking to have the essence of their spirit captured with such perfect care!

- Christian M.

I. am. obsessed. You are incredible. Brilliant. Iconic. One of a kind. My hero. Truly, a queen. These photos are GORGEOUS. I am beyond happy. 

- James S. 

The chemistry between model and photographer is most important, and can determine whether your result is a still photograph, or an intriguing silent conversation that will be inviting to all who might grant you your next theatrical experience. Shani Hadjian is not only the one behind the camera, she instantly becomes a part of your creative team, and the best cheerleader of encouragement, making it so relaxed and easy to answer the unbelievably stressful question "can you tell me about yourself?".

- Almog P.

Shani I truly cannot believe these photos!! Whoops I’m obsessed with my own face??? I don’t have all the words right now, but I had to respond with a quick WOW and THANK YOU. I don’t think I’ve ever liked any photo of myself as much as I like all of these. I’ll sift through them some more and will write an even more obnoxiously positive review asap! You are an absolute gem ♥️ Thank you thank you thank you. 

- Jessie L.

Oh my gosh, I love these! I have never felt like pictures captured me well until this shoot, and you two made the experience so amazing. I really needed it after a rough couple months I was having. Thank you for being such a bright spot :) 

- Sarah M.

Shani!! Oh my goodness. I cannot thank you enough. First and foremost, I am in love with my photos. I have never felt this wonderful seeing photos of myself before. Secondly, thank you for the wonderful environment you and Bridie created. I had so much fun with you and I SO appreciate the care, attention to detail, and specificity with which you conducted the shoot. I am just so wildly happy with these shots!! 

- Ali F.

Covid Statement

Shani Hadjian Photography Covid-19 Statement
May 2023

We take your health and have your safety in mind. Always.

As New York City has reached 70% vaccination and is fully open,  we are lifting some of our mask guidelines. If all parties are vaccinated, we may decide to not wear masks while we shoot according to what the numbers are looking like in NYC.  In the questionnaire that clients fill out before the shoot, they can request us to wear masks.

We will continue to have strict sanitation guidelines for our makeup artists, we will be sanitizing between every client, and we will continue using our air purification system.

If you feel you have been exposed to Covid, or any other illness, please let us know asap so we can reschedule your appointment. If you show up a positive test result, there is no penalty for cancelling/rescheduling last minute due to Covid, as long as you let us know.  


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