Headshot Portrait Tips
Updating your headshots is a great way to freshen up your look. Let’s face it, most of us hate being in front of the camera. However, as the old saying goes; you never get a chance to make a first impression. And in this digital age where our signature/first impression may be our email signature, having a friendly fresh, and up to date headshot is a great way for your potential clients to feel like they know you before they even meet you. Today I want to go over some Headshot Session Tips to help you on your headshot portrait session
- Tip number one would be hire the right photographer for your style. Meaning, with so many photographers in the Orange County and LA area (where we’re based), there are so many options that it can be overwhelming. However, we all know a photo we like when we see one. So if you see a consistent body of work from a photographer, contact them. And that may or may not be us. For instance, we love photographing bright, fresh, lively portraits outdoors for our headshot photos. You may want more of an indoor, moody look. Find the photographer that works best for you
2. Tip number two would be for attire. One question we typically get is “what should I wear for my headshot session?”. The answer I’ve come up with that works for most is try to keep it fairly simple. Nothing with crazy patterns or super bold colors unless that’s part of your business/theme. Generally speaking you want to keep the attention on the money-maker (your face) and not wearing something that pulls attention away. Of course feel free to express yourself, so with our headshot portrait options we let you change outfits so you can have multiple looks for one headshot photoshoot. We like changing the background too so you get more mileage our of your photos as you can see below
3. Pick the right time. This one falls more on your photographer than on you so if you picked the right photographer they will let you know, later in the day will definitely work best for your headshot session. Also, if it’s overcast or if they can keep you in the shade, your portrait photoshoot will be much more soft and pleasing. Softer light = softer looking skin and who doesn’t want softer skin, right?
We hope these tips can help you for your photo session! If you have any questions or if you’d like to update your headshots, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org