Helpful Tips on the 5 Business Headshot Mistakes to Avoid
Visuals are an integral part of making a lasting first impression online. When potential clients, business partners, or employers want to put a face to your resume, what would they see?
A professional headshot session is a sound business investment for a number of reasons, but only if you use it to your advantage.
Here are the mistakes you should avoid
1. Taking the Photo Yourself
You could try and place your phone on a stand and take a few headshots yourself, but chances are, they won’t look as professional as you’re hoping. Investing in a professional headshot session is convenient and well worth the cost if you’re serious about building your brand.
2. Selecting the Wrong Outfit
What you wear to your session can have an impact on the end result. It’s important to choose an outfit that matches your personality and that you would wear on a day-to-day basis. This is not the time to try a completely new look unless you’re rebranding. It’s also better to choose more than one outfit just in case. I will guide you through your outfit choice(s) and provide you a “What to Wear” guide prior to your session to help you prepare.
3. Not Practicing Your Facial Expressions
The last thing you want is to receive your headshot photos only to realize you have a forced smile that makes you look fake. It helps to practice your smile and facial expressions prior to your session to ensure the best results.
4. Using the Wrong Background
The background of your headshots can be anything you want, but it’s better to not choose something outdated or distracting – all the focus should be on you. The background can be interesting and help tell your story but should never detract from the main subject of the photo.
5. Following Trends
Ideally, your headshots should last at least 2 years, meaning, they will be relevant for at least 2 years.
Now that you know what to avoid, I would love the opportunity to work with you and help create some amazing headshots for your business. I specialize in modern professional portraits and take the time to get to know you and your business so I can capture your brand and personality perfectly. I will guide you through the entire process from preparing for your session, to hair & makeup, all the way down to posing. We will create beautiful portraits that will make a huge impact on your business and confidence.