How to Take a Good Headshot | 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 take a good headshot.  See more headshots in the gallery.  Contact me to book your professional headshot today!

How to Take a Good Headshot

As with everything, a little preparation for your headshot goes a long way!  Here are a few tips for your next headshot session.

  1. MAKE IT CURRENT.  If it’s been several years since your last headshot, it’s probably time for an update.  Or if you’ve changed your hair style or general styling, it’s also time for an updated headshot!
  2. MAKE IT JIVE.  Dress according to your position, work, and industry.  Financial professionals can be a little more formal with clothing.  Realtors like to be friendly and approachable.  Doctors need to be confident but friendly and warm.  Think about what you normally wear to the office and then take it up a level and pretend that you are your boss.  Plan your clothing ahead of time and make sure everything is clean, pressed, and that it fits!  Please make sure it fits!!
  3. MAKE IT POLISHED.  Hair, makeup, and nails should be appropriate for your work as well.  I highly recommend professional hair and makeup services but they are not required.  A professional HMU artist knows the right degree of color that will flatter you, even after the lighting makes its own adjustments.  Makeup will need to be a little heavier than what you would normally wear due to the lighting.  Also be sure that nails are in good shape in case they show up in your headshot.
  4. MAKE IT YOU.  Above all else, make sure you are comfortable with the way you look.  Practice your look and your smile.  All of the professional services will do nothing if you don’t feel like you.  So that is ultimately what we want.  To show the very best version of you that we can.

Headshot Examples

Here are a few recent headshot sessions that I’ve had the opportunity to perform.  I love meeting people and creating something amazing together!  Maureen needed headshots for her new book coming out.  I absolutely adore the images we got in her backyard!  HMU by April Thompson.  Liz needed an updated headshot and we ended up with three amazing and unique looks for her.  Trista also got two very different but polished, professional headshots from her session.

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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.
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.