Here are some tips when getting a new corporate headshot.
Search for a corporate portrait photographer and find ones whose corporate headshots you like the look of. Do not just go for the cheapest, as your corporate headshot is an important part of how you represent your business. Once you have selected your photographer, show them your preferred style of corporate headshot from their portfolio and agree on a price. You need to take into account the background in your new corporate headshot. This can depend on whether you are having it taken in their studio or your offices or with a cityscape background. The studio option means you can have a white or dark background. White is very popular and is great for use as a LinkedIn profile photo. Some people go for a dark background as it’s different and therefore makes you stand out. If you want the corporate portrait photographer to come to your London offices, they can bring a mobile studio set-up. Again you have a white or dark background, and you have the extra option of having an office background which is good if you want to show you in a working environment.
Next, you have to get the corporate photographer to capture a wide range of headshots with different stances and expressions so that you have a good selection to choose from. Do not assume that your preferred choice will be you smiling with a white background. Remember this is for business purposes, and therefore anyone looking at your corporate headshot might want to see someone serious about the service they are offering you. These are some of our tips when getting a new corporate headshot, and the only thing we would really suggest is that if you work in the legal or financial sectors then don’t get a headshot with you smiling as you are dealing with client’s legal or financial matters and you need to look like you take these things seriously.