A Pop of Personality in your Headshot? Tips from a Top San Jose Corporate Headshot and Event Photographer
Working with clients across various industries, I am sometimes asked if headshots can be both a reflection of the organization and the individual. Depending on the vision of the organization and brand guidelines, there can certainly be room for both personal and professional expression in a corporate headshot. The key thing to remember is that this isn't a mugshot, it's a headshot! Big difference, people.
Who would you rather do business with? Captain serious or Mr. Personality?!
Remember that when we shoot I’m also snapping so many frames of each individual that there is usually flexibility to experiment with expressions, props, etc. There is no such thing as a one take wonder, no matter how experienced you are in front of a camera. Even a makeup-free Gisele goes through multiple takes before getting that perfect shot.
This shot? This was 8 minutes into our session and frame number 87!
As a professional portrait photographer, my job extends beyond lighting and framing. In fact, a huge part of my job is quickly developing a rapport with my subject, enough to make them comfortable in front of my lens. This doesn’t always translate as a perfectly poised and posed shot and that's ok. Sometimes the best headshots are snapped when the subject isn’t even aware I’m still shooting!
I’m always happy to be involved in brainstorming sessions and discussions around bringing the vision of your brand and its people, to life. Sound good? Ready to discuss further? Enlist me as your photographer and you’ll be getting one of San Francisco’s Top Headshot Photographers for your shoot.
Contact me today for a quote and list of ideal locations for your next shoot.
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