How to Choose a Headshot Photographer | Houston Headshots

Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)  and Craftsman based in Houston, TX.  Tara Flannery Photography specializes in corporate headshots and can help you with how to choose a headshot photographer.  See more headshots in the gallery.  Contact me to book your professional headshot today!

How to Choose a Headshot Photographer

When searching for someone to take your headshots, here are a few tips for the best experience.

  1. Research the photographer.  What, if any, degrees or certifications do they hold?  While degrees don’t mean everything, they do ensure that the photographer has proven proficiency in both technical and aesthetic skills to produce consistent, high-quality images.  The photographer has shown that he or she can use lighting, posing, and expression to create the most flattering portrait.
  2. Research for style.  Take a look at the headshots on the photographer’s website.  This should be an indication of the style of headshot that you will receive.  Is it more formal or casual?  Studio or natural-light?  Light or dark.  What is the attention to detail?  Does the photographer show a range of headshots?
  3. Know what you’re getting.  If the photographer lists pricing, what does that include (time, number of images, retouching, wardrobe changes, etc.)? One pricing model is not necessarily better than another but photographers operate on different models so be sure you’re comparing apples to apples.
  4. Timing is key.  Ask the photographer about timing and turnaround for your headshots.  If you need something quickly, be sure that the photographer can get you in and have images turned around in the timeframe that you’ll need.
  5. Personality is golden.  More than anything, you should feel comfortable with your photographer.  Trust and friendliness with your photographer go a long way toward a great headshot.  Why?  Because your own confidence will show through in the images when you have a good relationship with your photographer.  Think about how your own personality shines when you’re talking to your best friend or family member.  That sparkle will make a fantastic headshot!

Examples of Recent Headshots

Here are a few recent examples of headshots with Tara Flannery Photography.  I love to get to know my clients before, during, and after the headshot session.  We laugh and chat during the session and have a good time!  It’s about you being you and me just capturing that true essence in one photograph.  I do love my job!

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Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP)  and Craftsman based in Houston, 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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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.