I have shot quite a few different genres of photography over the years, but portraits and more specifically headshots have been my specialty and focus since the beginning. Although I still explore different ways of shooting headshots and portraits my style tends to lean toward classic clean lighting and neutral backgrounds. Although, a pop of colour is nice every once in a while.
I thought I would put together a quick post to share some examples of my studio headshots and answer some common questions or concerns that come up when clients are preparing for their headshot session.
“What should I wear?”
Probably the most common question. I always suggest to wear what you feel great in and what expresses best how you want to be perceived professionally. If you wear something that you think you ‘should’ wear but in reality hate wearing, that’s going to come through in the images. And why not wear something you love? Can’t decide? Bring options.
“How do I pose?”
This is an easy one because it’s my job to help you with that. Don’t stress about it. If you want to practice in front of the mirror, great, but know that I will help you with that and guide you through it.
“I hate the way I look in photos…”
Pretty much all of that is the photographer’s fault, not yours.
“Should I get my hair and makeup done?”
Sure! Why not? I don’t think I’ve ever met a woman who doesn’t enjoy going to the salon. It’s a perfect way to prep for a shoot! For men too, it doesn’t hurt to get cleaned up at the barber shop.
“How many photos do I get?”
How many do you need? Generally headshot sessions are aimed at getting up to a few images to use but if you require a more extensive portrait shoot, we can discuss that and tailor the shoot to meet your needs.
“Do you retouch the photos?”
Yes. I lightly retouch the images, keeping you looking natural. If you have specific concerns I am happy to accommodate.
“How soon can I get my pics?”
How soon do you need them? Generally I send them off within a week but if you need them asap let me know and I will do what I can to get them to you sooner.
That’s pretty much it. It’s not super complicated and really all the hard stuff is the photographers responsibility. If you liked this post or have any other questions I didn’t cover here let me know. If you want to book your shoot, contact me today.
Below are some samples of my studio headshots using a simple background. I will be following up soon to share some on-location headshots, so stay tuned for that. That’s all for this post though, bye for now!