A commercial white background is often the most used and needed type of headshot for businesses. But sometimes you need other options. For companies like KUTV 2 News, we'll also do individual headshots on location as well.
I Make It Easy. I Come to You
With a Complete Portable Studio & Lighting Setup
Your time is valuable. Instead of driving across town to the studio and back to work, I can come to you and save you and your staff time and money. All I need is some space in a conference room to set up a portable studio and lighting. Each employee only has to stop working for a few minutes to come down the hall for their individual portrait.
And your employees can check and view their images right there during their shoot on a tethered laptop to make sure they have a favorite image they love and are happy to use. If something is not right, we can re-shoot it right then.
If you're a law firm for example, the billable hours of sending you're entire team of lawyers to drive to my studio and back can be expensive. Having me come to you is cost-effective and fast.
Company Headshots Can Incorporate Your Location
Sometimes a clean white background is best. Other times using your location in the background can make the portrait even better. For this couple portrait of Utah's Governor and First Lady, we used the steps of the Capitol Building for a real and inviting look. And it ended up working great as their official Christmas card that year.
For the inside of the card, we did a panorama of their entire family created in the same location with similar lighting so that the images worked well together as a theme.
For Sonoran Hills Dentistry in Arizona, we used their entry area as a the background for their staff photo, as well as for their individual headshots.
Matching the background along with great lighting on each person, the images all look great together. Having a cohesive and professional look means the images can be displayed together either online or as printed images on the wall at the business.
This dental office also needed some panoramas of their entry way that could be used on their website. These kinds of images can be created at the same appointment as the headshots.
"But I'm Not Photogenic"
I get a lot of clients that tell me the reason they hired me is because they're not photogenic. They worry how they'll look and know I'll make them look great. I always tell people that it's not your job to be photogenic, it's my job to make you photogenic – and I know how to do it quickly too.
For a recent fundraiser, I did headshots of people in attendance. But being a fundraiser, each shoot was only 15-seconds long and included no retouching. Each person got only a quick 2-3 shots to pick from and a few seconds in front of the camera. But that's all I needed.
And the results are stunning. Here are some of the images and you can see that people look amazing, real, engaging. And it's all done quickly, on location, with custom lighting, and no retouching.
Of course your final headshots will be retouched, but it's good to know that I'll make you look great even before your final portrait is retouched.
Extensive Artwork and Design Can Be Included
Sometimes we need a look that requires more extensive Photoshop and design work, or we need to change backgrounds to match other images. That can all be included.
The musical group, Ryan Shupe and the RubberBand, needed both individual and group photos – but they were short on time, only 20 minutes for the shoot. Getting all of that in one shoot can be time consuming, especially for a band where the group shots are especially difficult to get everyone both having fun and interacting while also looking good.
To solve these problem I spent their quick 20 minute shoot photographing each band member separately. Then after they left during the production time, I created this blue background, snow, and overall toned effect and used that to create both individual as well as group marketing pieces from the same photos.
The same images for the individuals were used for the group photos for a variety of marketing pieces.
Business or Artsy?
For this beautiful and skilled acupuncturist, I wanted an inviting portrait on the front page of her website that said, "Needles may scare you, but you can trust me." But I also wanted some variety of looks that we could use elsewhere.
So we started with some engaging smiles with a clean commercial white background that matched her white website design. This was perfect for her opening page. We then changed up the lighting and production for some artsy options for other places on her site.
Magazine Images for a Designer & Artist
This designer and artist needed headshots for an upcoming magazine article on her and her business, but also photos for her website and promotion. To get the right artistic look, we incorporated her workspace and gallery location as the setting for her portraits.
And of course we photographed her staff with flattering and matching lighting in the same location so that her website would have a clean and cohesive artistic look that matches her high-end, professional image.
Using some other work areas, these images were perfect for the magazine article as well as larger spreads on her company website.
You notice how she looks in charge, but also artistic and approachable. From just these photos, she's someone you would want to hire and meet with for your design needs.
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