Corporate headshots – The professional and approachable style.
These headshots were taken for a client who wanted to look professional and approachable. This is a request we get frequently and it can be quite hard to pin down exactly the style the client is hoping to receive. We quoted on a shoot recently and sent over some sample headshots. When we asked if the samples meet with their requirements the client mentioned that they were really good but they were not what they were looking for as the men in the headshots had ties on. We now class the ‘professional & approachable’ style as smart relaxed headshots without a tie.
The approachable look can be also defined by the location and pose of the subject. We always try and workout exactly what our clients require from an informal style photoshoot. The samples we are sent vary and can go from a casual stance showing the subject leaning in a relaxed way in their office or outside in the sunshine maybe in a London park.
Two solutions to this potential problem is to always try and obtain photo samples of what the client defines as approachable and also as you are doing the photoshoot ask the client to take a look at what you are capturing on the back of the camera or download samples onto a laptop.
This style of headshot or portrait is tricky to strike the right balance as looking approachable means smiling and looking relaxed but you have to keep in mind that these are business profile photos so still have to look professional. If you capture a good range of say 30 -4o different poses and expressions and if you have time a couple of varied locations then by percentages you will have a couple of headshots that work best for you. Payment for our corporate photography sessions can be made on our PayPal page.
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