My corporate photography experience has seen me working with people from all backgrounds and professions, but the goal is always the same: create a business-like headshot that conveys a friendly, likeable and approachable appearance, whilst also maintaining an air of professionalism and expertise.
I believe a good corporate headshot can say a lot about somebody, and I will tailor my photography style to suit his or her profession. For example, a bank manager may want to appear more professional, whilst a psychotherapist may want to appear warmer and more approachable. In corporate photography, it’s all about achieving that balance between “hard” and “soft” and I use a variety of techniques and technologies to achieve this.
The first thing to consider when booking a corporate photo shoot with me is location. My studio is completely mobile – all of my equipment can fit into three or four bags and it takes no longer than 20 minutes to set up, so I am more than happy to travel to your office. Previously I have worked in offices across London, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire, so I will happily negotiate travel to meet your requirements. Alternatively, the studio in my Guildford-based living room is ideal for individual shots.
Next we have to think about the setup, starting with the backdrop. Many people choose a white background, which is modern and works well with darker skin tones, and also looks great across all contexts, such as websites. A black background, meanwhile, is better for lighter skin tones and creates a greater degree of contrast. Grey backgrounds have more character than a traditional white backdrop, but the placement of the photographs should be considered as, for example, these do not translate well to websites. I’ll then experiment with different flashes and flash modifiers such as soft boxes or umbrellas, positioning the flash perfectly to create that professional finish.
Finally, it is my job to put you, the subject, at ease throughout the photo shoot. It’s so important to create an authentic photograph which connects with the viewer, and I believe I can achieve this by doing all I can to make you feel comfortable. A little humour is a great way to break the ice, and there is no more natural a shot than a relaxed smile. I also think the expression of the eyes is key – we want to create a sense of energy and positivity. All I’ll ask is that you look at me in the same way you would a colleague or a friend, and that natural smile should shine through.
To find out more about my professional headshot packages, visit my pricing page or get in touch with me today.