Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX. Tara Flannery Photography specializes in the headshot portrait. See more headshots in the gallery. Contact me to book your professional headshot today!
A headshot portrait looks a little different for everyone because everyone has a unique look, style, profession, and role. Your role and occupation play a big part in what your headshot looks like. For therapists, realtors, and life coaches, a headshot needs to be friendly and outgoing. Physicians also need to be friendly and welcoming because we want new patients. Lawyers can be more serious but also approachable. A few things are common across all headshots:
- Focus – the whole idea of a headshot is to introduce yourself to potential customers, clients, business partners, etc. So the focus of the image is on the face. The background, clothing, and jewelry should play a secondary role in the headshot and merely serve to enhance the image.
- Expression – since the goal of the headshot is to introduce ourselves, it’s important to be friendly. The expression in a headshot should be welcoming. I like big, teeth-y smiles but I understand that some people enjoy a smaller smile or an in-between smile that is still friendly but not overly “cheesy”.
- Polish – this is an introduction to people that you may or may not know. Make sure you are polished! For women, hair and makeup should be completely done and ready to go for the session or you can have my hair and makeup artist do it before the session. For men and women, whatever you choose to wear for the headshot, make sure that it fits properly and is clean and pressed. Nothing says ill-prepared like a wrinkled coat or shirt. Come ready to rock your session!
A New Headshot for Jennifer
Jen contacted me because a co-worker recommended me for a headshot session! I love those types of referrals – it’s really how my business runs and thrives! We had a fantastic session together and got a number of headshots for her to choose from with different backgrounds, looks, and expressions. She solicited help from family and friends to help her choose the very best headshot. After a little bit of editing and retouching, we were able to perfect that one headshot for Jen. She now has a new, polished headshot for her real estate business.
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!