Headshots for business: Your professional portrait
May 20, 2019 | By: Teresa Berg Photography
Most people aren't sure what to call them --they just know they need one. A business portrait, or business headshot, is a valuable part of your professional profile. Great for LinkedIn, a facebook business page, your website, your blog or even the back cover of your new book! It's more than just personal branding, it's a virtual handshake.
There are a variety of ways to project the right image and we think it starts with your industry norms. Tech companies and marketing professionals tend to use light, bright backgrounds and often use natural lighting instead of studio lights. Another great way to give your professional portraits a modern feel is to use the office as your background. We consult with our clients and offer a variety of options - and yes, we make "office calls"
Law firms and financial services firms tend to be a little more traditional which often means darker backgrounds and shadows with studio lighting - so we have a lot of samples and tricks up our sleeves to give you the right look.
If your work area or office is not something you want to show off - then we suggest using a neutral solid background in a light color. Another option is to choose a building lobby or go outdoors to a nearby business park where we can show an attractive building as the background and give you a professional look without showing that your office is really your dining room table. Our studio has both natural light and studio lighting options.
We also get a lot of requests to match a certain look or style because the headshot is being added to a website where there are existing portraits. Our typical headshot session for an individual is $225 which includes two fully edited digital images (and yes we can make you look GREAT with just a light touch of photoshop work). Discounts apply when we are photographing more than one person, so call or email us for more details or a written quote. So whether your headshot is a one-of-a-kind profile photo for online use or your whole team needs new pictures, we can work with you to maintain a professional consistent look for all your needs.Take a look at our online portfolio, and we even have a separate blog just for business portraits which you can visit here.