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 professional headshot tips. See more headshots in the gallery. Contact me to book your professional headshot today!
Professional Headshot Tips
You need a professional headshot in business today. Period. The headshot is the first introduction to your potential clients, customers, and business partners. It needs to be current, clean, and professional! We want to make a fantastic first impression. Here are a few tips to make the most of your headshot session!
- Hire a professional for Hair and Makeup: this is controversial subject for many women. And I’m not saying that you can’t do your own hair and make up and have a fabulous headshot, you certainly can. But a professional hair and makeup artist will have the tools and products available to reduce shine, create that WOW factor with the eyes, and apply the right amount of makeup appropriate for the studio lighting. The lighting requires a bit more than you might normally apply.
- Hire a professional headshot photographer: yes, this is me! But it makes a huge difference when you work with a professional who is an expert in headshots. Not just any photographer has the tools, equipment, posing, and lighting for a headshot. Just a slight turn of the chin one direction or the other can make or break your headshot!
- Wardrobe: discuss your wardrobe with your photographer before the session. Your role in the company and the product or service you provide will likely dictate the style and formality of your wardrobe. Even the tone (light, medium, or dark) will have an affect on the type and style of your headshot. Discuss this with your photographer so that you’re on the same page from the beginning.
Headshots for Michelle
Michelle needed a new headshot for business purposes. She asked for professional hair and makeup which we did before the session. She’s got a natural business look with no shine and gorgeous eyes! The neutral lip color is perfect as well. We started the headshot session immediately following hair and makeup. Michelle had a couple of options for jackets and shirts. She decided on the smart white crisp collar of the second shirt with the grey jacket. It all blends beautifully and looks professional. We had a great session and I love her brand new headshot!
HMUA: Roxana Phillips
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!