These days, most impressions start online. If you deal with the public, lead a team, or own a business, a headshot allows your clients to get to know you prior to meeting you. If you have a website, chances are you have an About Us page. This is where potential clients get to “meet” you and your team, which ultimately allows them to make a decision on who to hire. Having a great headshot and bio are what will make you stand out and recognizable to future clients.
First impressions are generated in a fraction of a second, and these impressions can make a huge impact on who clients hire, take advice from, or even trust. Your headshot is your virtual handshake–make sure it’s a strong one.
When looking to take a headshot, it is important to find a photographer who understands the nuances of corporate or commercial photography. There are a ton of fabulous photographers out there, but each of us have a specific niche. Our studio specializes in Headshots & Branding, Family, Seniors, Pageant/Actor/Dancer, and Boudoir (or intimate). For us, the bulk of our photoshoots are Headshots & Branding. Our sessions are always booked out weeks in advance so we are constantly opening up new dates on our calendar to accommodate headshot sessions. If you are looking to book a headshot session, be sure to checkout our Headshot Specials Page.
As the preferred vendor for several commercial and private businesses in town, we are the go-to experts for team, individual, and onsite shoots. When booking headshots, the first phone call is crucial. It is important that you find a photographer who is capable of producing not just amazing images, but also someone who is able to produce uniform, consistent images for everyone on your team. When speaking to potential clients for the first time, we ask industry-specific questions. We make sure that by the time we get off the phone with a client, we have all the information we need for their specific brand.
This is important as this helps us set up our studio to accommodate your branding needs. This could mean swapping out backgrounds from white to black, lighting, specific poses, outfits, as well as editing. Our retouchers are even trained to match brand colors—down to the color of someone’s outfit.
For consistent branding purposes, we highly recommend taking updated headshots for the entire team if their headshots are more than 2-5 years old. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve had a client come in to get headshots, and then ask us to composite their new image next to their team’s headshots that were either taken years ago, or by a different photographer. Although Photoshop is a wonderful thing, it takes a lot of time and effort to edit and retouch to get the all the images to look uniform. The results will never be perfect, and you may end up paying a lot more in retouching. It is still best to get everyone in for some updated headshots.
Tough to get everyone on the same schedule? No problem! If you book your entire team’s headshots with us, we offer composite editing services so you can have that “group” shot without everyone having to be physically present at the same time. Ah, the magic of technology!
So, is it time to get your team together for some updated team headshots? Send us a quick message at email@example.com or call/text 941.524.0888 to discuss your branding needs! We would love to photograph you!