In this day and age, a great corporate headshot is super important. A picture is worth a thousand words as they say and the right headshot can help you make an excellent impression with your clients or a prospective employer. This is especially true for corporate headshots in nyc where things move switfly, so making a great first impression is paramount.
While most of my acting clients love being in front of the camera, I find many of my business clients either may not be used to being in front of the camera or often feel umcomfortable having their picture taken. To make your session a relaxed and fun experience, I’ve put together a few tips that will ensure it’s as painless as possible and you get the results you want!
1. Preparation is key
Getting prepared for your session will be paramount to having a successful shoot. Make sure your outfits are picked out and wrinkle-free the night before. Pack your purse or small bag with any styling items you may need so you’ll have everything at your disposal during your shoot. Additionally get plenty of rest the night before and drink plenty of water the days leading up to the shoot. Your skin will love it and you won’t look tired in your headshots. Also, if you have any questions or concerns give me a call or send me an email and I’ll be happy to help. I want to make sure you’re ready beforehand so the day of the shoot will be smooth sailing.
2. Select the right wardrobe for your profession or company’s image
For corporate headshots, the wardrobe you choose will reflect your professionalism and, many times, the industry you’re in. If you’re in real estate a traditional suit and tie look may be best, but if you’re in advertising, something more casual may suffice. Determine your wardrobe by your company or profession’s usual image. Since my sessions begin at 2 looks, you can also do one look with more professional attire and switch to a casual look to give you some variety.
3. Relax, take your time, and have fun
I know having your photo taken can be a stressful experience. If you’d had bad experiences in the past or just simply hate how you look in photos, that makes two of us! I’m not fond of being in front of the camera myself, which is what I actually take the photos! Ha! But in order to get the most from your session, I ask you relax and trust that I will capture the best shots of you. I don’t rush during my sessions and will stop periodically so you can review the work we’re doing. If you see a bad shot, don’t worry we can delete it. Not feeling a certain pose or look? Let me know and we’ll change it up. Communication is key! And most importantly, have fun. You can be silly in front of the camera, crack a big smile, laugh, frown whatever you like. Bring your favorite music if you want and we can rock out to your favorite tunes during your shoot. If it helps you relax and get great images I’m all for it. Once you get back to your office, you can go back to being deadly serious. But here, we have fun!
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