Yesterday, I spoke with an attorney who was surprised at the amount of time and effort I put into working with my customers. His previous experience with headshots was from law school. He said he had about five seconds in front of the camera. I've heard comments like this many times before. Typically a company photographer is trying to shoot as many people in a day as they can. In contrast, I'm doing everything I can to make you look good. My goal is to give you the best phot
"What should I wear for my headshots?" The answer is to wear things you love. Below is an excerpt from my Executive Headshot Success Guide. This is the introduction to the section on dressing for your headshots. You can read the entire Guide online or download each article individually by following this link. Combining style with professionalism Executives must be prepared to present different aspects of their personalities to suit the culture of diverse workplaces and match
Your professional headshots aren’t simply a photo showing your smiling face. Headshots are tools that communicate your memorable character traits to the decision-makers you need to influence when you can’t meet them face-to-face. Some circumstances require you to present yourself as an authority figure or visionary leader as an executive. Other times, you’ll want to project decisiveness. And then there are times when you’ll showcase your charm and good nature. Keeping an upda
A "Customer Service Mindset." is an outlook that focuses on creating customer value, loyalty, and trust. Anyone who's worked with Hubspot knows they're an excellent example of a company that embraces a service mindset. They define it like this: It's solving for as many customers' needs as possible, regardless of the review they give you. Doing so creates memorable moments like these that lead to loyal, long-term customers. Maintaining a service mindset has served my clients a
I like to photograph people from below their eye level because it places them in an authoritative position from the viewer's point of view. The low camera angle fosters feelings of confidence and admiration on the viewer's part. When combined with the open and engaged body language I coach my customers to display we communicate both confidence and approachability. As a headshot photographer, it is my job to make my customers look good in their photographs. I use my knowledge
There's a big difference between the company headshot that took 10 minutes to shoot in the conference room and the executive headshots we work on for an hour or more in the studio. As a headshot photographer, I create headshots for business executives and leaders in my studio and do company headshots on location. The average company headshot is pretty basic: simple lighting and a (hopefully) not-cheesy smile, 5 or 6 exposures to get a shot that looks OK. That's generally the
I love working in my headshots studio because a photo studio is such a novel environment. Most people display a child-like fascination with all the studio's lights and backgrounds and accouterments as they step in the door. "I always prefer to work in the studio. It isolates people from their environment. They become in a sense… symbolic of themselves."
Richard Avedon I love it when that happens because I'll let my inner child show, actively sharing the excitement of the exp