When you hire a professional photographer to do your headshots or branding photos, you might think you’re just getting current photos to put on your business cards or promotional materials. Maybe you’re a real estate agent looking for photos for postcards or open house flyers, or maybe you’re a mom who owns her own small business. Guess what? You’re doing more than just taking a headshot! You’re creating your personal brand. And, it matters because it’s the first impression your customers, clients, or friends will have of you! You owe it to yourself to make it a great one.
When you need to establish your corporate presence on LinkedIn, social media, or your website, choose a photographer with experience in helping achieve natural and polished professional portraiture. I specialize in helping you feel comfortable and look your best in front of the camera! Remember, your personal brand matters because it is what people say about you when you are not in the room. What does yours say about you? How do you want to be photographed? How are you going to use these images? These are just some of the questions I will ask as I get to know you and help you put your brand out there!
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Helpful Tips for Business Headshots and Corporate Portraits
We all know that first impressions are everything, and for many people you will interact with in the corporate world, that means your first impression is a photo. Whether it’s on your blog, profile, or business card, a photo can be your first foot forward. That means you want a portrait that captures who you are: polished and professional! A blurry, amateur photo does you no favors…consider your photo your personal branding, and show your very best self. Here’s a few tips to make your headshot incredible:
-Choose a professional outfit in a classic cut and look: You don’t want to look dated within a year, so choose pieces with a classic feel. Make sure it is tailored well, and try bending and moving in it to make sure it appears great for portraits.
-Steam or dry clean/iron your ensemble: Wrinkles show up in portraits, so be sure to steam or press your outfit, including collars and sleeves/cuffs.
–Recommended attire: For men: a dark suit or sport coat, light-colored shirt, and tie. Clothing with tight grids or a small herringbone pattern can have a moiré pattern effect on camera, please avoid them. Thin stripes are okay. For women: a dark suit coat and contrasting blouse or darker colored dress. V-necks accentuate the neckline and are most flattering on women. Avoid turtlenecks, they tend to make people look like they don’t have a neck in photos.
-Keep your jewelry simple and classy. We want the focus to be on you!
I will use lighting, posing, and of course, Photoshop to help you look your best!
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