Neat and professional, a corporate headshot is designed to give a strong first impression – establishing your personal identity and that of your business or brand.

An essential part of marketing and establishing yourself in a marketplace, presenting a high-quality professional headshot can help give you a ‘leg-up’ on the competition.

That can be as simple as being able to put a face to a name, raising awareness through advertising or using a striking look to plant a memorable image in people’s minds.

Technically, these focus on an individual’s face in semi close-up and are semi-formal – putting the subject in a suit with a neutral or warm expression.

Crisp, clean, and strong, the best corporate headshots can help consolidate a distinctive look for the subject, allowing you to craft a marketable persona or dovetail with the brand that you’re associated with.

Why are they so important?

It may sound a cliché but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true; you only get one chance to make a first impression.

Choosing a quality corporate headshot will allow the public, clients or peers to become familiar with the best possible version of yourself – letting you put your best foot forward in future interactions.

What can I do?

While any professional photographer will be able to guide you during your session, there are several actions you can take that can ensure you get the best possible quality of image.

They include:

Validating what you need: Many clients can find themselves surprised by the degree of collaboration during a photography session. When booking, chat with your professional and ask them to walk you through their process. Doing so will allow you to detail your exact requirements, allowing you to seek advice on areas you may be unsure about or may not even have considered.

In or out: When it comes to getting a quality image, your lighting and backdrop can add extra identity to your image. Consider whether you would like to be photographed on-site in your office, in a dedicated studio, or outside. This can help ensure you get the best possible light and will allow you to add extra value to your look.

Look the part: When it comes to choosing an outfit, there’s no need to panic. Any professional photographer will be able to give you guidance about your image and common pitfalls to avoid (shiny ties with bright lights are a no-no). If you are unsure about what to wear, remember that you will be able to bring more than one outfit to your session, letting you mix and match to ensure that you get the best look possible or additional variety.

Stay calm: While you might be able to speak to a room of 500 delegates, you may find yourself daunted by a one-one-one photography session. Any good professional will work to put you at ease and develop a dialogue that lets them capture the best possible image for you. If you do find yourself getting anxious, you are within your rights to ask for a temporary break or for the session to proceed more slowly. If you are self-conscious, remember that your photographer’s job is to make you look fantastic. That will permit you to apply any tweaks or filters to cover up inopportune blemishes or spots.

Choose the right professional: When it comes to getting a quality headshot, you truly get what you pay for. Before you get in touch, take some time to review their portfolio and reviews on sites like Trustpilot – this will give you a sense of any clients they may have worked with in the past and how they responded to challenging sessions. And, if in doubt, pick up the phone and give them a call. Any quality photographer will be responsive, flexible, and be able to meet your unique needs whenever possible.

What next?

If you want to learn more about how to add value to your image and secure the best commercial headshots possible, our team at Just Headshots are here to help.

With many years’ professional experience, we will be able to work with you to on a look that matches your exact needs.

We offer a full range of headshot services, including headshots for SME’s, headshots for legal and accountancy and headshots for government and public sectors.

Or, if you have specific questions about your look, please do not hesitate to contact us and let our team know what you need.