Houston headshot photographer | Global Edge Consultants

Tara Flannery is a Houston headshot photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  See more headshots in the gallery.  Contact me to book your individual headshot session or corporate headshots for the entire company.

Getting ready for your headshot session

As a Houston headshot photographer, I know that it takes some preparation for your headshot session.  All of my clients receive a welcome magazine to help with this preparation.  I’m here to help in any way that I can to ensure that your headshot session goes smoothly and successfully.

Here are a few things to consider when preparing for your headshot session:

  1. Location: First, decide on a location.  The session can take place at your office, my home studio, or at an outdoor location (park, downtown, urban area) depending on your brand and the type of headshot that you need.  If the session will take place outside, the time of day will be taken into consideration and we will need to adjust accordingly.
  2. Background: this is also an important consideration.  If you are taking a headshot for your website, consider the colors and background of your website.  If your website has a white background, I personally like to have a white background for the headshot so that the emphasis is on the person and not on a dark square on the website.  Many people prefer a white background for LinkedIn also.  Do you want a studio background (white, black, grey)?  Or Do you want an environmental portrait?  An environmental portrait is great for those who benefit from showing an office or environment to potential clients and customers.  It gives them a sense of the space and puts you into context with the company.
  3. What to wear: Your specific business and style should be reflected in what you wear for your headshot.
    1. Women: Many professional women wear a black jacket with blouse underneath.  Solid colors are best.  Jewelry is great – just make sure it doesn’t overpower the look.  I always recommend a professional hair and makeup artist.  If doing your own makeup, apply a little bit more than you normally would wear.
    2. Men: For men wearing a suit jacket, button down, and tie, please try on the combination a week prior to your headshot session and make sure that it fits and buttons.
    3. Glasses: If you wear glasses all the time, wear them for your headshot session.  I have some tricks to minimize glare.

Hopefully these tips will help in your preparation for the headshot session.  I always tell clients to bring a couple of options and we can see what works best.

Global Edge Consultants

I did a headshot session for Global Edge Consultants several years ago.  As they prepare for the launch of their new website, Global Edge needed new headshots.  I set up my background and lighting equipment in the office conference room and got headshots for about 20 people – some new and some that I knew from the original shoot.  These headshots will go on the website and individuals can use them for social media sites like LinkedIn.  Many companies now like their employees to have a professional presence on LinkedIn because of the business connections that it provides.  You never know when someone will need your company’s services.

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Tara Flannery is a Houston headshot photographer based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX.  See more headshots in the gallery.  Contact me to book your individual headshot session or corporate headshots for the entire company.

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Tara is a member of the Professional Photographers of America PPA.
Tara is a Certified Professional Photographer.
Tara is a member of TPPA Texas Professional Photographer's Association.
Tara has earned her Master of Photography degree.
Tara has earned her Photographic Craftsman certification.
Tara is a member of the Professional Photographers Guild of Houston PPGH.