Any location can be beautiful with the right eye, angle, lighting and lens choice. I enjoy looking for new and unique locations for my senior photo shoots. Sometimes the clients are, “you want me to sit or stand where?” Then they are surprised to see how beautiful they and the location look during their presentation and ordering apportionment. This image was taken right in front of my photography studio in Mound. I have some really great locations nearby. Industrial, waterfront docks, flowers, fields, and cool walls. Call me to ask your questions and tell me about what you want for your senior year/ graduation portraits.
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Meet this Minnetonka High School senior who loves to paint, draw, and create. This image is a composite of a warehouse artist loft, so artistic. I photographed her original artwork and added that to the portrait to make it even more meaningful. I can do something similar for athletes too. Volleyball, basketball, baseball, football, wrestling, softball, dance, what is your activity? Let’s create a one of a kind wall portrait for your graduation photos! Call 612.384.6328 to schedule.
Tips for Professional Headshot Images
This is how the web will see you and your business. Need to know what to wear? How to do your makeup?
Show us your previous headshots and let us show you the new and improved version!
Show us a sample of headshots to help communicate the look you want.
Tell us how and where you photo will be used, we can make suggestions on what the experts think.
What to wear for heasdshot photos?
Wear clothes that are comfortable and that make you look and feel great.
Make sure your jacket and shirt fit you well. A poor fitting jacket or shirt will be
obvious in the photos. I neck line that is too large or too small is even more obvious in photos.
Clothes should be neatly pressed and should look new or like new.
Avoid busy patterns, large prints and stripes. Long or 3/4 length sleeves are best to draw attention to the face and not the arms.
Women should keep jewellry small and simple. Makeup should be of a matte finish, avoid sparkle and shimmer for professional photo shoot.
Classic clothes will create a more timeless look.
Trust us to help you look your best for your online and social media presence.
Call 612-384-6328 to schedule your corporate, staff, personal and team headshots.
When your whole team can not be together for a team photoshoot or you have employees in different locations and would like a group image, we can still create that for you and your company. It also works great for offices that the staff members can change, you will be able to add in or remove people from the photo. Check out this group portrait of business people that were shot separately and merged together. Call 612-384-6328 to see how we can help your business! group composition headshots merged together_720
Lighting and Angles
Lighting and camera angle are so important! Avoid lights that cast funky shadows. Place your light source behind the camera to give your face a nice even light. This could be a window with diffused light or a lamp with nice soft light, just make sure that it is behind the camera and facing towards you. Adding a reflective surface on the desk or table in front you just outside of camera range is another way to bounce flattering light onto your face. Use a piece of white foam core, poster board or anything you can find around the house. The angle of the camera makes a big difference in flattering you, too. Raise the camera up to be eye level or slightly higher. If you’re using a laptop, you could place it on a stack of books.When the camera is too low, you could have the dreaded double chin. Raising the camera and dropping your chin, will make your eyes look larger and more awake.
Keep it Simple
The background behind you should be simple and tidy. Put the emphasis on you and not your decor or clutter. If you anticipate sharing your screen for any reason during the virtual meeting, close any tabs on your browser with the potential to be embarrassing.
Dress for Success
Clothing should be simple and avoid busy patterns. Dress for the occasion; keep it professional for work and have a little more fun with friends and family! Keep in mind that microphones can pick up the extra noise from dangling necklaces and clinking bracelets. If you are on a call with a lot of people, consider muting your microphone until you have something to say.
Video conferencing is all about connection; look at the camera when talking to create eye contact.
Happy collaborating and connecting!
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