How to Create Different Headshot Looks | Houston Headshot Photographer

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 how to create different headshot looks.  See more headshots in the gallery.  Contact me to book your professional headshot today!

How to Create Different Headshot Looks

Headshots can and should represent you and your brand.  The headshot will vary depending on your role and industry.  For example, a realtor headshot will be very friendly, outgoing, and personable.  A psychologist or therapist headshot will be calm and friendly.  It might be a subtle difference but each headshot conveys a particular style and mood.  Think about your headshot and the look that you want to convey.  Here are a few things to consider:

  1. Location: headshots can be taken in the studio, on-location (your office or other location), or outdoors.  Each of these locations conveys a different message.  The standard studio headshot is classic and timeless.  You can use if for everything and it will stand the test of time.  Using your office as background has advantages as well.  It gives clients a welcome to your space and tells a little bit more of your story than the studio headshot.  An outdoor location is another great modern option.  Sometimes these headshots are a little less formal but still very effective and friendly headshots.
  2. Wardrobe: consider what you will wear for your headshot.  If your role is more formal, a suit jacket may be the best choice and a tie for men.  If you’d like a more relaxed look, choose a well-structured shirt or blouse in a solid color.  If you’re unsure, bring a couple of options to your headshot session and you can decide later on the best option.
  3. Expression: it may sound silly, but practice your expression in the mirror a few times before your headshot session.  Again, think about the message that you’d like to convey in your headshot.  I sometimes run people through a series of expressions from serious to laughing.  The smiles in the middle of the series can a nice middle ground.

Headshots for Danielle

Danielle’s headshot session was fantastic because we were able to change up her look a few times during the session.  Just by changing the background and lighting, we created several different looks for her.  The first image is a natural light shot with a brown and black textured background.  The next headshot uses the standard grey background but with a new pose using the chair as a prop.  The final headshot is on a clean white background and has a horizontal orientation.  The horizontal shot is a great option for all of the social media profiles that have a square template for your headshot.  It’s easy to crop this shot to a square.  Danielle now has three fantastic new headshots that she can use for all of her marketing needs.

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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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Tara is a member of the Professional Photographers of America PPA.
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