Does Getting Your Headshot Make Your Head Spin? [Delaware Photographer and Chester County Photographer Tips for Your Professional Headshots]
Nowadays, your online presence is a major influencing factor in the professional world. Whether you’re the CEOof a major firm, a new employee, a small-business owner, or simply job-seeking, how you represent yourself online is important–whether you like it or not! Make sure your headshot represents you as a business person, whether you’re a top banker in need of a serious headshot, or a fun business owner and want to show that to your clients, the cell-phone selfie no longer does the trick when trying to impress the online community. Getting your picture taken can be daunting, nerve-wracking, and down-right stressful. What to wear? How to pose? How to represent the look that you’re going for?
I’ve got you covered.
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TIP 1: Relax! Have fun! The #1 worry I hear from clients is that they don’t know how to pose properly. How do I get all of my other clients to look so good? They’ll never look like that! — YES, you will! You just leave that up to me. Come to the studio relaxed and ready to have fun, and I’ll do the rest. I have some tricks up my sleeve, some things that you will do, and you’ll walk away from your headshots thinking you’ve just won America’s Next Top Model.
TIP 2: Dress to Impress. It’s hard to pick out the outfit… THE outfit… THE ONE that will be with you for years to come… trust me, I know. But it doesn’t have to be so difficult. Think about the impression you are going for. How would you normally dress for work? How would you dress to have a meeting with your boss, or with a top client? You want to represent yourself in your photo the way you would when you have that big important meeting. A blazer and a tie show that you mean business. If you’re more casual, choose a top that represents you. But there are a few important things to remember when deciding on that outfit… see TIP 3…
TIP 3: Don’t turn yourself bright colors! Avoid colors such as magenta, lime green, turquoise, etc. Unless you want to show that you’re an amazing space creature from another planet, it’s best to stick to neutral colors. Tan, grey, beige, olive, black… if you’re looking for a bit of color, though, stick to colors that are muted. And finally, SOLIDS work best. Patterns can become very busy in the image, and may even become an optical illusion on the screen.
See? It’s really not so bad. Getting your headshot professionally taken should be on your list of priorities, especially after you see how easy it actually is!
Individual headshots are scheduled in my Hockessin, Delaware studio. If you’re looking for whole company headshots, I’ll bring my studio to you! Book 3 or more headshots, and we will schedule a day for me to come to the office to photograph all of your wonderful employees.
Blueprint Photography is a photography studio located in Hockessin, Delaware. Specializing as a wedding photographer, newborn photographer, family photographer, and corporate photographer, Blueprint Photography services all areas of Delaware including Wilmington, Newark, and the Delaware beaches, as well as Southern Pennsylvania (Landenberg, West Chester, Chadds Ford, Avondale, West Grove, Kennett Square) and beyond.
Blueprint Photography photographs in the Delaware, Southern Pennsylvania, and Maryland regions, specializing in wedding photography and newborn photography. The highest quality images are created and offered in heirloom print products as well as digital formats.