What Should A Headshot Look Like? | 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 what should a headshot look like.  See more headshots in the gallery.  Contact me to book your professional headshot today!

What Should A Headshot Look Like?

Like people, all headshots are not alike.  But there are some basic things that a headshot should have.

  1. Cropping.  A headshot is basically a head and shoulders image.  Typically, a headshot does not include a 3/4 or full body shot.  Although you may want to add these images to your headshot session if you need them for marketing purposes.
  2. Proper lighting.  The image should be properly lit and a professional photographer will know how to do this.  In order to slim the face, we use a ratio of lighting that creates a shadow side of the face that has slightly less light than the lit side.
  3. Posing and expression.  Depending on your job and your position, headshots should generally be friendly and welcoming.  You want people who see your headshot to want to engage with you and do business.  A friendly, relaxed smile goes a long way towards a happy headshot.

Headshots for John

John needed an updated headshot for work.  His wife actually made all of the arrangements.  John showed up for his headshot session and we were able to get some fantastic headshots in a matter of minutes.  He was surprised at how little time it took to actually get the shots.  That’s because all of the setup and lighting checks had already been done so that I was ready to go when he got there.  We tried a few different angles and poses and landed on this final image for his headshot.  I edited and retouched the image and delivered it.  Now John has a brand new, fantastic headshot for his company and LinkedIn profile.  Way to go John!

What Should A Headshot Look Like?

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.