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Headshot Portrait Tips

It’s definitely been headshot and portrait season over here this year and I’ve loved capturing a variety of fun and authentic portraits. With that in mind, I figured this is a great time to share some of those favorites finally, plus some of my tips when you’re thinking about scheduling your own headshot portrait!

1. Include props!

I got to work with Claire at Claire Bryant Designs this winter on a little headshot + branding session for her new site update! These sessions are so fun, and no matter what your business is, there’s always a way we can portray what you do with some fun candids and prop detail shots that will add extra variety to your photos!

    2. Location, location, location

    In picking your location, it’s good to think through a few questions: Do you have a color palette you’re looking to match (especially for brands)? Are you looking for something outdoors and environmental? Or are you most comfortable and feel most true to your own brand by utilizing an office space you already work in? There are no wrong answers! What I love about the portraits below is how each person’s location – and any props there – are incorporated. From spaces like The Loom or The Study, to home or business offices, each space gave us variety while being a true reflection of the brand or personality they were hoping to convey.

    3. Bring or wear layers

    You may have noticed in just about every headshots session there’s a little extra variety provided in addition or removal of a blazer, or shirt swap. These little outfit changes can happen quickly but provide a huge impact and give you way more to choose from – especially if you aim to use multiple photos in one website or publication. It’s a great way to get variety with a few different color options. I love to recommend wearing mid tones like blues, reds, greens, and my number one tip for your headshot outfit is to make sure it’s something you feel comfortable and confident in! If you feel great in one of your favorite outfits, that will always come through the photos!

    PS. Yes, you can even bring your pets too! ;)

    And of course, the final tip is to relax and have fun – getting portraits taken can always start off feeling a little nerve wracking, but we’ll chat and I’ll guide you along the way, making the whole process more comfortable and giving you a chance to let your personality shine through your portraits!

    Ready to schedule your own headshot or branding session? Contact me here!