Your corporate headshot should convey professionalism, charisma, and, if necessary, your brand. It can be a photo that shows you in a business setting or look, usually in a suit or collared shirt. The purpose of a corporate headshot is to show potential employers, clients and investors that you’re professional and to give them an idea of what you look like.
A professional headshot shows that you care and that you take yourself seriously, and when you want to stand out from the crowd, it’s vital that you do it properly. Above all else, investing in corporate headshots shows you’re professional, so you’ll want to do all you can to capture the attention of potential employers, clients and investors.
When choosing a corporate headshot photographer, it’s important to find someone who knows how to capture the right look. The best way to do this is by looking at their previous work and seeing if it matches the style you’re going for. Once you’ve found the right photographer, make sure you communicate what you want from the shoot. If you have any specific brand guidelines, be sure to let the photographer know so they can capture the right look for your needs.
Think about your outfit- what message do you want to convey? Do you want to show that you’re professional? If so, think about what clothing will look best on you. Whilst we don’t want the outfit to distract the viewer, you should still feel professional, strong and confident in your clothing. For women, this might mean a tailored suit or a simple dress. For men, a button-down shirt and tie are usually a good choice. Whatever you choose, make sure it is wrinkle-free and fits well. You want your clothing to convey confidence, not distraction. With the right outfit, you will look like the competent professional you are.
On the topic of distraction- A corporate headshot is a photo of yourself that is taken in a professional setting. It is typically used for business purposes, such as on a company website or in a company directory. Corporate headshots should sell YOU, so avoid wearing any heavy makeup, or distracting jewellery. Keep any patterns or bold colours to a minimum. I also recommend that those who wear glasses, to ensure the lenses are anti-glare or anti-reflective. This will help to avoid any distractions in the photo. By following these tips, you will ensure that your corporate headshot properly represents you and your business.
Simple is best- you should be the only focus when it comes to your headshots, so don’t complicate the background. A corporate headshot is not the time to get creative with the background. You want the focus to be on you and not on what's going on behind you. That's why I always make sure the background is clean and simple when you come to me for your corporate headshots. This way, there are no distractions and you are centre stage. So if you're looking for a corporate headshot that will make an impact, come to me and I'll make sure you're the only focus. When you come to me for your corporate headshots, I’ll make sure the background is simple and clean, meaning you are centre stage with no distractions.
So when you're ready to invest in some professional headshots for your business, keep these tips in mind. They'll help make sure that your photos are high-quality, and polished, and that they reflect the best version of you and your company. Ready to get started? Give Karen Bengall Photography a call today! I'd be happy to chat with you about what kind of headshot session would work best for your business and leave you with a corporate headshot that will make an impact. Come to me and I'll make sure you're the only focus.