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Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  Tara Flannery Photography specializes in the corporate headshot.  I will help and guide the process of how to choose a headshot background.  See more headshots in the gallery.  Contact me to book your professional headshot today!

How to choose a headshot background

The background and setting for your headshot sets the tone for the images.  First, consider your occupation.  For instance, a lawyer will have a different tone for a headshot image than a physician or real estate agent.  While lawyers want to be approachable, they certainly don’t want to be anything less than intimidating.  Real estate agents need to be super friendly in their headshots inviting the next home buyer through the door.  Next, consider your branding and website.  Is your website light and bright or dark and formal?  A headshot that generally matches your branding will do well to marry the two.  I even wore a jacket with my brand’s accent color in my headshot so that it would match my website and business cards.  Finally, consider your personality.  If you are a more reserved and formal person, you might prefer and darker color.  A freespirit might prefer white or environmental.

Headshots with Erin

Erin came into the studio for hair and makeup with the very talented, Roxana Phillips.  After hair and makeup were completed, we started the headshot session.  The first look included the studio background and lighting with grey backgrounds and then white.  Erin changed wardrobe as I changed the background so they two would compliment each other.  Then we moved to the natural light setup.  The final two images are completely natural light with studio backgrounds – black/brown patterned, and a blue-grey solid.  Erin chose a total of 6 headshots so that she could change them and use them for different purposes in her real estate business.

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Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  Tara Flannery Photography specializes in corporate headshots.  See more headshots in the gallery.  Contact me to book your professional headshot today!

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