W H A T : We are excited to bring you our Headshots For Resiliency professional headshot event, a fundraiser for YWCA Rochester & Monroe County. The goal of this event is to aid YWCA in their efforts of empowering women in our local community while addressing issues of race and racism. We are offering a FULL WEEK of discounted professional headshot sessions, designed for working professionals, business owners, creative entrepreneurs, students, i.e. anyone who wants to make a strong first impression in their careers and life. This is the perfect opportunity to freshen up your LinkedIn and facebook profile pictures, update your website and business card - and make your photo work for you!

W H Y Y W C A R O C H E S T E R ? : 

The YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Here’s a bit from them on what they do here in our local community to achieve their mission:

“When we look back on the rich history of the YWCA of Rochester & Monroe County, we see a social justice organization that has been on a mission as a powerful resource for women and children in our community for more than 130 years. Part of our challenge today is to make sure our community understands exactly how we’re fulfilling our mission to eliminate racism and empower women and why it’s so important to do both. 

A fundamental belief of the YWCA is that women cannot be empowered unless we address the issues of race and racism. We serve more than 1,200 women and families each year in our Housing and Young Adult Program, with the majority being women and girls of color. The women we serve face barriers of both gender and racial discrimination, which makes our Racial Equity Advocacy so critically important. All three services are intertwined and overlap.

Poverty and lack of affordable housing are two structural drivers of family homelessness, but there is more to the story. Single mothers with young children, (the majority of which are women and girls of color) also face societal barriers, adding complexity to securing and sustaining affordable housing. We are also committed to creating an organization-wide culture focused on being aware and responding to the impact of trauma. Trauma Informed Care emphasizes the importance of an environment that ensures safety, choice, autonomy and empowerment.”

D E T A I L S :

  • Update your professional headshot - a perfect refresh for your website or company listing, LinkedIn & Facebook profiles, business cards and email sign off block.

  • April 8th - 12th, 2019

  • Daytime and evening appointments available - some with immediate image selection (listed on schedule)

  • Receive your headshot fully retouched with print release, ready to post or print


  • A $25 donation to YWCA Rochester & Monroe County

  • 15 minutes camera time with Natalie

  • Approx 20 images from which to select your chosen photo(s)

  • 1 digital headshot image, fully retouched with a reproduction release

  • Additional images will be available | $75 for one, or $50 each for two or more

  • Our studio's exclusive Headshot Style Guide to help you dress and prepare for your shoot


Testimonial // Caroline Tolbert

"I had never had a professional headshot taken but had always wanted one - and I finally took the plunge when I needed one for the Rochester Business Journal's Forty Under 40. I had such a great experience with their “Headshots for Success” mini-session event. Molly answered all of my questions to prepare in advance and working with Natalie was fun and relaxing. When the newspaper came out, I received a lot of compliments on my photo - and I loved that it was all for a great cause!"


Testimonial // Collene Burns

"Regarding a headshot, the only thing I was certain about is that it should uniquely represent me personally and professionally. As for the rest – what to wear, how to pose, whether to smile – I hadn’t the faintest clue. Natalie and the team had me covered from beginning to end, and the results far exceeded expectations. To have this amazing experience and have the experience contribute to such a great cause was an additional benefit.

I enjoyed working with the team at NSP so much that I’ve been back twice this year for family portraits; they wrangled a reluctant teenage boy, particular adults, and an excitable dog! The results are phenomenal and we’ve heard from many, many friends how well Natalie captured the spirit of our family. We’re grateful to the NSP Team for their work this year, and look forward to working with them for many years to come!"


Testimonial // Achille Cavatassi

“I went to see Natalie Sinisgalli to get headshots for the Forty Under 40 event. I’m not a huge fan of being photographed, however Natalie and her team made me feel at ease when taking my headshots – the entire experience was actually fun. Their creative direction really allowed for an impactful session and I was pleased with the variety in photos that I had to choose from.”


Testimonial // Christopher Haigh

“I was blown away by how professional the experience was with Natalie and her team when I did my headshots during their ‘Headshots for Success’ campaign. Normally when you pay a discount for something you come to expect a discounted experience, but that was not the case working with Natalie and Molly. Everything about the experience was efficient and enjoyable, from scheduling the appointment to selecting my images. The photos were incredible quality and I use them for every professional profile I have. I can’t recommend their service enough."


Testimonial // Lyn Matteson

"The photo shoot was awesome. I never realized what a big difference it makes on the quality of your photo. Natalie is customer-oriented and she actually turned the process fun. Not your typical photographer! Scheduling was simple and the selection process was easy. They do a great job! Highly recommend for a small cost and little time… Thank you NSP!"


Testimonial // Veronica Dasher

“Originally I came to Natalie because I was asked for a headshot to include with my bio for an event. Natalie had excellent reviews online. Her staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. They were very helpful in preparing me for my session. Natalie gave great tips and guidance during my shoot.

Since my headshots were taken, I was able to use them for my Forty Under 40 award, LinkedIn profile, a speaking engagement and more. Natalie's work is excellent. I would recommend her in a heartbeat."


Testimonial // Fatima Banister

”From the moment I walked in the door, I was greeted with such positive energy from Natalie and her team. Molly and Natalie were both so gracious and kind, and their vibe was perfect to set the mood for a great photoshoot! With this being my first professional headshot experience, I was a little nervous, but Natalie knew all of the perfect poses and angles to ensure that I was going to get a great shot. It was so hard to choose, once the photos were finished! For a person who doesn't always like to be photographed, Natalie made me feel beautiful. From beginning to end I was so pleased with the professionalism, efficiency, and passion that was shared during my experience. I most definitely will be using Natalie's services again!”


Testimonial // Antra Gilbank

“My experience with Natalie Sinisgalli Photography was nothing short of exceptional! From the scheduling process, to the studio visit and shoot, to the final selection, editing and delivery of photos – working with Natalie and her staff was absolutely delightful! The end product – the photos – STUNNING (I could go on and on). NSP has become my Rochester photographer of choice and I can’t wait to schedule future individual and family sessions with her!”


Testimonial // Alyssa Belasco

"When I heard about this fundraiser event, I was all in. My headshot was a little outdated and I thought it was a great opportunity to get a new photo to use across all forms of social media for brand consistency. Plus, with a portion of proceeds supporting a local organization whose mission aligns with my values and passion for helping women in our community. It was multitasking at its finest; doing good while looking good! My shoot with Natalie was incredibly fun and empowering. She made me feel comfortable and my authentic self came through in the photos. Women are their own worst critics, normally I’m very picky about photos and find something I don’t like about myself in them. That was far from the case here, I had such a hard time choosing just one headshot from our shoot, that I decided this time around I was getting three, and each shows a different side of me."

T H A N K Y O U T O O U R G E N E R O U S S P O N S O R:

The Women’s Council is for every woman who dares to pursue the career she always wanted. Women's Council is: defining what it means to be a professional woman, building stronger women and more meaningful networks, and have an amazing group of women who are unafraid to be bold in their professions. Learn more about what they do on their website.

B O O K N O W:

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