Do you have a clear idea about what to look for when hiring a professional photographer for corporate or business headshots? Here are 5 important points to look for when hiring a photographer for corporate headshots.
Having been a professional photographer for over 30 years, I would like to share some valuable tips that we have learned and what to look for when hiring a professional photographer or when doing it yourself.
MAKEHEAD SIZESALL THE SAME – Some people are a lot taller than others. The top of their head should all be equal distance from the top of the crop so no one dominates their headshot because of their height. Heads should then be made so they are pretty much the same size. Even though some people have much larger or smaller heads.
CONSISTENT BACKGROUND – The background is consistently the exact same color. This creates a unified presentation that everyone is on the same team. This is especially important if some of your designs may be grid based.
ADDING NEW EMPLOYEES – Subsequent new-hires will match with the previous themes that you have established.
TIME AND MONEY – Most professional photographers will bring background and studio lighting to photograph headshots at your business location. Once this is set up it is very efficient for photographing many people.
IMMEDIATELY MAKE YOUR SELECTION – Professionals will have their equipment tethered to viewing hardware (like an iPad) so that you can immediately make your selection. This makes sure that every portrait will be one that you love.
If you want to lean more about what we can do for you or your business feel free to call our studio to learn more about what we can do for you. 978-375-5507
Fashion has always been something that has intrigued me, especially when it comes to portraits, and especially portraits that are fashion inspired. I often comb through Vanity Fair or Vogue publications for inspiration and unique portrait ideas. The photo below was created using a custom portrait background we painted here at our studio. I love the movement in the gown. This effect was created using special lighting and an industrial fan and is inspired by Annie Leibovitz and her Vanity Fair portraits. Tell us about what inspires you and together let’s create a beautiful portrait of you.
Call the Studio at 978-594-1728 to find out more about it.
Us too. Here at Louise Michaud Photographer we custom design some of our backgrounds for your portrait. I love having a unique background to offer my clients. It’s exciting to make something one of a kind that my clients can only get from me! I got my inspiration to paint this background from Annie Leibovitz’s legendary body of work. I am most inspired by her Vanity Fair style fashion shoots. You’ll be seeing some portraits using this Oliphant style canvas backdrop. It helps having a BFA in Visual Design!
With all of the weddings I do and post about, it may come as a surprise to know that I love shooting headshot and portrait photography. I recently had the opportunity to photograph a stunning model and actress, Erica Snow, for a headshot session in my studio. As you can see below, she is a natural in front of the camera, which made the shoot all the more enjoyable.
Some of you have likely talked to me about The 99 Faces Project, or maybe you’ve read about it on my website as I am one of three photographers participating in the project.
Started by Lynda Cutrell, the project seeks to change the way we see mental illness in this country by photographing 33 people on the schizophrenia spectrum, 33 people on the bipolar spectrum, and 33 of the people who love them. As Lynda writes on the website, “A key to living well with any disability, is not to be burdened with fear of stigma, but rather to have both loving acceptance and inspiring role models.”
Participating in The 99 Faces Project has been fun and enlightening, and I’m so happy to be able to share with you that it has been approved for an exhibit at the Museum of Science in Boston, expected opening is Memorial Day Weekend 2017. The exhibit will invite you and others to come and look at the faces for yourself and see the beauty in each individual. As soon as we have the exact dates, we’ll be sure to let you all know.
It has been such a pleasure working with Jennifer from Makeup Eden and Brandon from Salon Sage on this. We have had people from all walks of life be photographed and help with the project–it’s been truly amazing.