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Headshot Poses

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

Posing for Headshots

The main objective of a headshot is to introduce yourself.  The focus of the photograph is the face and specifically, the eyes.  Everything else is background.  But proper headshot posing goes a long way toward making the head and face look their absolute best.  Here are a few of my favorite posing tips for headshots:

  1. Turn the shoulders.  Angling the shoulders one direction or another helps to slim the body instead of presenting a broad view of the shoulders and body.
  2. Lean in.  Always lean in toward the camera rather than leaning backwards.  The headshot is an introduction.  When you introduce yourself to someone, you lean in to them, put out your hand, and say hello!
  3. Push chin out.  If you push your chin towards the camera (not up but forward), it slims the neckline.

With just a few posing tips, you can easily produce the headshot poses needed to create a fantastic headshot!

Headshots for Kathy

Kathy needed new headshots and came to her session totally prepared with multiple wardrobe options.  We started with standard grey and her black suit jacket.  Then we moved to the natural light setup which I love for the softness.  Then we moved on to her dark blue jacket and light blue top.  A string of pearls completed this look.  Next, we did a casual shot with her grey and yellow top.  She loved this shot as a casual alternative to the other shots with her jackets.  Finally, we ended on the white background and dark green sweater.  We both absolutely loved this look.  The color is beautiful and the clean white background is perfect for social media profiles or light-colored websites.  I always try a crossed arms for at least one headshot pose unless the subject is totally against it.  Kathy loved the crossed arms and actually chose that pose for her final headshots.

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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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