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Headshots – Corporate, Medical, Acting.

The Easiest Headshot Your Will Ever Have Taken.

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Professional Headshots And Portraits.

Professional headshots can be a little stressful for some people. It can be a little intimidating to get in front of a big camera, being pointed at you by a professional photographer.  So in most cases, my clients want to get here, have their business headshot captured without any fuss, and get back to dealing with other more pressing issues. That’s exactly what we offer. Fast, efficient headshot portraits.

Headshots, or headshot portraits, have become an important part of a corporate image.  No longer is it an image solely used within the confines of a company newsletter or on an I.D card, it’s now front and center, often available for millions to view.

We have all seen the questionable car selfie, or the mirror headshot some use, and it doesn’t paint a pretty picture. Photographing headshots properly makes a world of difference. Of course, a selfie is not a headshot.

Easy 3 Step Process.

  1. Book Your Session

  2. Choose An Image

  3. Receive Your Headshot!

Headshot Prices

Express Session

This won't talk up much of your time, typically around 20 minutes.

This session included one outfit, and one fully retouched headshot portrait. There will be a selection of proof images, usually 10-20, from which to choose your final headshot.

$195

Regular Session

Our popular session, and it lasts around 45 minutes.

Change outfits to have different looks to choose from, and select 2 final retouched headshot portraits. You can make your choices at the time, or a complimentary online gallery can be created for you.

$295

Enhanced Session

The enhanced session gives you so much more, and takes around an hour.

Unlimited outfit changes and looks, this headshot portrait session gives you 5 fully retouched final headshots. Different looks to suit all of your needs.

Make your final choices from your complimantary online gallery.

$450

Business headshot and professional headshots by Hugh Anderson. Bloomfield Hills.
Business Headshots. Professional headshot of Keisha for Hackney Grover

What is a headshot photo?

It’s really like a portrait, mostly head and shoulders, though not always. A headshot will see the subject engaged with the camera, a portrait might have the subject looking off to the side. And of course a modern professional headshot will usually be utilized for corporate applications.

Modern professional headshots today can cover a broad range of styles. from stark white backgrounds to outdoor lifestyle headshots.  There are many choices for the modern headshot.

Then there is the use, it might be company headshots, dating headshots or a corporate group photo. We will often photograph Umich medical students, lawyers, actors and models needing a comp card for their modeling portfolio.

There are several headshot examples on this page, and throughout the website. If you would like additional headshot examples, please reach out and we will send some to you.

On Location Headshots.

If you want to come along to our Bloomfield Hills location, your headshot portrait can be taken in a comfortable and safe environment.

However, if this is inconvenient, or there are more than a few people requiring a headshot to be taken, an on location session may be the answer.

We will bring lighting and a background, and set everything up at your home, office, or wherever works best.

This works particularly well with multiple staff members, instead of them all leaving the building for a couple of hours, they only need to stop work for the time their own headshot takes.

There is an additional charge for this service, based upon the number of people being photographed.

Professional Photography – Why It’s Important.

Headshot portraits are the first thing people see when they click on profiles, whether it be on business pages, LinkedIn profiles, or Facebook pages. Our eyes are immediately drawn to them, and if we are truly honest, we draw conclusions from what we see. First impressions really do count.

If that’s the case, what kind of professional headshots would you like them to see on your business and social media pages? Probably not that selfie taken in the bathroom mirror, right?

It seems like you would want to make sure that your business portrait, or headshot, stands out, and paints a professional picture of you, one that you want others to see. It’s so significant to everything that we do online today.

Your corporate headshots are your presentation to the entire world.  That’s powerful stuff! Here’s some good headshot examples.

Certainly, there are many, many reasons for having good solid headshots, probably more than we will be able to get into here.  However, right after this headshot pricing chart, let’s make a short list of what they might be.

What To Wear For Headshots.

Great question. Generally, you should wear plain, muted colors. A bright pink top will only pull attention away from your face, so bright colors should be avoided, and the same applies to large patterns.

You are the intended focus, so dress to keep the focus on you.

You are the face of your business.

This is a big one, huge actually.

If you run your own company, you are the public face of it. Therefore, you need to look the way you want your business to be perceived. Hence, good business headshots matter. A “selfie” in the car just doesn’t cut it in professional terms, a point worth repeating below.

 A more professional look.

Have you ever looked at images that people use on their profiles, images taken by themselves, with their arm reaching up to hold their phone, or an image that looks like it was taken at a party?  Worse still, a really blurry headshot pic! Ask yourself this question: how impressed were you? It seems likely that you were swayed by that blurry, hard to see selfie.

If we think about it, we all look at someones profile picture and make an immediate interpretation about who they are, what they are like as a person, whether they seem like they would be nice to interact with, etc. I know, “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”, but the fact is we do. Why else would it be important to dress for an interview? We judge, and we are judged. Constantly. A sharp, well taken headshot is well worth the investment.

It brings out your personality.

There is an awful lot of information to be gleaned from a professional business headshots. A good headshot photographer will pull the subjects personality out into the image, and if that’s true, then you can get a good feel for what someone is like from a headshot.

We can look at a photograph of someone, only their face, and decide that they are fun, serious, grumpy, laid back, we can even conclude that a person might be traditional, or New Age.  The combination of what we see in the face structure, the eyes, hair, and maybe a little clothing, tells us a great deal. Rightly or wrongly, we make an assessment.

It makes you current.

First of all, I certainly hope this is the case. Have you ever looked at someones headshot, then met an entirely different person? I think there can be a feeling of being a little duped. Someone displays an image from when they were eighteen years old, but now they are thirty five. It just doesn’t fit, and because of that, many people think it’s a little underhanded. Probably best not to do that.

Better to take just a little time and have a presentable, professional headshot taken. You certainly wont regret it.

It gets you noticed.

And finally, a stellar headshot photo will get you noticed. Again, looking at how we ourselves react, what do we think when we see really nice, sharp, well composed business headshots of other corporate professionals? We are suitably impressed! Well, we notice it, that’s for sure.

A lot of money is invested into how we look in person, from the cost of suits, dresses, shirts and blouses, shoes and ties, and even the jewelry we wear. Because we care, right?  Yet the absolute first impression someone might get of us as a result of viewing our online profiles, may paint the wrong picture. Your business image is often neglected. Get noticed – get a headshot.

 In conclusion.

In conclusion, let’s check off the benefits of professional headshots or business portraits, depending on what you call them.

In a nutshell, it looks professional, displays accurately who you really are today, get’s you noticed, and stands head and shoulders above the masses of poorly executed, self taken snaps. Is there any reason NOT to have one, especially in today’s online world?

I hope I have convinced you of the need for a great headshot.

The investment?

Less than the price of an average pair of shoes, certainly less than a decent suit. Isn’t that a good business decision? Let’s take those professional headshots as soon as we can.

 

Business headshot. Businessman in his suit. Hugh Anderson Photography
Headshots. Business headshot by Hugh Anderson Photography. Danielle

Preparing for your headshots.

Preparation for a great headshot session isn’t too involved, but there are some things worth bearing in mind.

Choose clothing that is simple, preferably with solid colors. Avoid things like really bright colors, or heavy patterns – both will take the attention off of you. After all, these headshots are designed to feature you, not your clothing.

Especially avoid light colored small plaid as this can result in a strange effect called moiré. It will totally ruin your images. Simple really is best.

You can of course go light or dark, depending on your chosen look, and if you are uncertain, bring both. We can always shoot different options. These are your headshots, let’s make sure we get it how you want it.

Hair should of course be neat and tidy, unless you are deliberately sporting a grungy look. Avoid arriving with a fresh haircut – it always seems to be obviously newly cut. Allow at least a few days for a new haircut to settle down.

Girls – some info for you.

Girls – make up will make a substantial difference to your images. Avoid make up that has an SPF (sun protection) as it will look oily on your skin. The target is a matte finish. There will sometimes be some face shine in your images, but that will be taken care of in post production. Starting out with a less shiny image does of course help a lot.

Headshots are easier than you imagine.

One thing that people always say after having their headshots taken is “oh, it was easier than I thought” or words to that effect. That’s always the goal – to make sure that you are comfortable, enjoy and have fun with the entire process, and end up will an awesome set of headshots.

If you would like some other visual ideas, check out our Portraits page.