Hello everyone! It's Liana, here to give you some helpful tips and tricks for headshots! (As well of post some photos, of course!)
It's a little rare that Katie and I are asked to photograph headshots, but we love the opportunity when it arises! Just last week, I was referred by a friend to take some headshots for a lovely lady named Sydney! This inspired me to share why it's important to have professional headshots taken, and why it makes a difference!
As much as we love taking selfies, potential employers/clients kind of don't. Selfies are what we share with friends and family on social media, but it's not how we want to represent ourselves in the professional world, right? Of course not. So what happens when you need a new headshot? You look for a professional!
Reaching out to a professional photographer is a great way to make sure you get the headshot you need. Sometimes you need a professional setting, such as a certain background, whether it be studio or on location. (Katie and I of course prefer on location, but we're never afraid to make it look like it came from a studio!) What else can the photographer do for you though?
They can help you with your outfit! Are you wanting a laid-back type of look, or extremely professional? No matter the look you're going for, the photographer can give you tips on your outfit, as well as your look overall (including hair and makeup.)
Stuck on what background you should have? Let the photographer give you some input! Having a natural background is great, as long as it's not too busy. Wanting something a little more subtle? A simple, neutral colored wall works wonders!
Take a look at some of the previous headshots we've done in the past, and see how having a professional photographer can help you achieve the right look! We hope this blog post helps you the next time you need a headshot taken!