Corporate & Acting Headshots.
Headshots, or business portraits, have become an important part of every corporate image. No longer is it an image solely used within the confines of a company newsletter, it’s now front and center, available for millions to view.
We have all seen the questionable car selfie, or the mirror headshot some have used, and it doesn’t paint a pretty picture. Photographing headshots properly makes a world of difference.
Perhaps now is the time to trust your company headshot to a expert in this field. It will be worth it, and that’s a promise.
On Location Headshots.
If you want to come along to our Bloomfield Hills location, your headshots can be taken in a comfortable 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.
I will bring lighting and a background, and set everything up at your home, office, or wherever works best.
This works 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.
Headshots 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 business headshots are your presentation to the entire world. That’s powerful stuff! Here’s some good 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.
Pricing Options For Headshots
- Includes one fully retouched digital file
- Great for most corporate headshots
- One outfit
- Additional images – $60 each
- Includes 3 fully retouched digital files
- Best for social profiles, newsletters, etc.
- Unlimited outfits
- Additional images – $60 each
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, 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.
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.
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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.
Online dating profile photos.
And what’s the first thing users look at? The Profile Photo.
What could possibly be more important on a dating site that a great photo? Assuming of course that you want people to look deeper into who you really are.
But before someone will delve into your great personality traits, kindness, fantastic sense of humor, or whatever it is that makes you worth connecting to, they will look at your profile pic.
What does yours say? A dark, grainy, or blurry profile photo will not present you in your best light. Quite the opposite.
That’s where I come in. It may be that a straightforward headshot session is all you need, or perhaps you would like to create a beautiful set of images. Whatever your needs are, get in touch and let’s have a conversation.
If you would like some other visual ideas, check out our Portraits page.