My mission is to get you out of your head and into the moment to create head shots you'll love and embrace. If you’re unsure about which package to choose, I recommend purchasing the Selfie Upgrade and bringing backup looks to the shoot. I can upgrade you to The Social Session or Build Your Brand on the fly during our session — without a penalty fee. I also offer Corporate Packages with photo sessions for you and your team at my studio, or at your premises (if space allows). To learn more, please contact me at eyf.nyc@gmail.com or complete our online form here and I'll tailor a package for you.


An Embrace Your Face session is fun and relaxed. There’s no pressure to look or act a certain way, but I will give you some guidance during the shoot to help achieve great head shots that you’ll love and embrace! Our studio has two bathrooms and a changing room so you can change and freshen up before and during your session. While we’re shooting, the photos will appear on a monitor in real time. We’ll stop several times throughout the process to take a look and make sure that we're both happy with the direction we’re going. When we’re both 100% confident that we’ve successfully Embraced Your Face, we’ll sit down together and start the process of reviewing every head shot.

  • If you choose the Selfie Upgrade package, we will select one photo together at the studio before you leave.
  • If you choose The Social Session, Build Your Brand or we shoot a Corporate Session, we’ll take our time to select about 10 to 50 photos. These head shots will make their way onto your personalized viewing portal so you can select your favorites at your own pace.


Once you’ve selected your package and completed your purchase, please contact me at eyf.nyc@gmail.com with your Order Confirmation (sent via email once you’ve completed your purchase). I’m committed to accommodating your schedule and recommend that you get in touch at least 10 days before you would like to shoot so that we can decide on a date and time. If you’re in a rush, please let me know, and I’m happy to place you on our waiting list. Please keep in mind that an Order Confirmation is required to schedule a session.


The length of an Embrace Your Face session can vary considerably. I’m a pro at getting great shots quickly, but to be safe, I recommend that you allow up to two hours. If you are on a tight schedule or have any special requests regarding the length of the shoot, please let me know in your booking request. 


I typically encourage my clients to consider hiring a makeup artist for our session and we have a hair & makeup room available at the studio. However, makeup is not mandatory and digital retouching (included in all packages) is often enough to achieve great results. Hair, on the other hand, can be tricky, as you can't always rely on retouching. As a result, it's important that you're happy with your hair before we start shooting. If you have facial hair, please bring a razor or trimmer in case you'd like to shoot both with and without it. If you’re interested in hiring a makeup artist, I’m happy to pass along some recommendations.


I encourage everyone to bring three to five different tops that make you feel comfortable and happy. I recommend a selection of solid-colored tank tops, T-shirts, shirts, sweaters and jackets. Patterns do not always photograph well. We have two bathrooms at the Embrace Your Face Studio, as well as a separate changing room.


My studio is conveniently located on 75 Wall Street (entrance on Water Street). It is easily accessible by subway via the 2-3, 4-5, J-Z trains and very close to the FDR if you are traveling by car. Please let the front desk know that you’re here for your Embrace Your Face photo shoot and either myself or a member of my team will come and meet you downstairs. I look forward to meeting you!   


I know, it can be confusing — I hope this helps! All Embrace Your Face photos are of the utmost quality, and the final head shots delivered to you will be professionally retouched. The difference here is the size of the photo measured in pixels.

For starters, it’s important to decide how you want to use your final photos – for web only or for both print and web – and how many photos you're going to need. If your answer is for web only and you need up to three photos only, I recommend Selfie Upgrade or The Social Session. If your answer is for both web and print or if you need more than three photos, I recommend Build Your Brand. I also offer flexible Corporate Packages. To learn more, please contact me at eyf.nyc@gmail.com or complete our online form here.


We will provide login info to your personal photo library so you can pick and choose your favorites or share with friends to help narrow it down. Once you’ve selected your shots, we will deliver your final retouched images via a password-protected link.


A big part of Embracing Your Face is allowing yourself to be surprised by the results. Facial expressions that once made you cringe can reveal a beauty that you never recognized. I’m very proud to say that my track record is impeccable – my clients have never requested a reshoot or a refund. That said, if you are truly dissatisfied by the head shots we take together, I haven't fully done my job. The whole point is to create shareable photos that promote YOU and make YOU feel good. If we don't achieve this, I will offer you your money back.


All packages are pre-paid and all sales are final. We accept checks, as well as all major credit cards.

Early cancellation - You can cancel as many times as you want at no cost until 6:00pm the day before your session.

Late cancellation - We understand that things happen, and that you may need to cancel past 6:00pm the day before your session. This is considered a late cancellation. You are allowed one (1) late cancellation at no cost without losing the paid value. If this happens, we will place you on our waiting list. When we have an opening, we will contact you to see if that date works for you. You are under no obligation to accept the new booking and can stay on the waiting list for up to one (1) year from the date of purchase. There is no additional cost. However, once you have accepted a new booking, no more cancellations are allowed and any modification to your booking will forfeit your paid value.

No-show or late-show will forfeit your paid value.

The paid value expires one (1) year after purchase.


Embrace Your Face is part of Francesco Sapienza Photography, a New York based People and Food photographer specializing in advertising, editorial and corporate photography.