Laura Jeanne is an Asthanga yoga teacher who needed some branding photos for her website. She booked the Complete Package, where she went all out with variation starting from formal and ending up in athletic wear. With less time pressure and unlimited changes, she was free to experiment with different outfits and props at her own pace. Definitely this softly distressed warm toned shirt was amongst the best looks of the day, as it was harmonious yet contrasting to the vivid green tones we were working with on location.
Here’s a classic look that has been taken down a notch into casual territory, simply by abandoning the tie! When in doubt, a well fitted black jacket and crisp white shirt can never do you wrong, especially when you’re trying to make a fresh first impression. We brightened the background here ever so slightly than in our other soft white horizontal orientation, to create more of an impact in this tightly cropped portrait.
Bernard needed a photo for LinkedIn and corporate usage. Though it looks like a typical round of the mill session, the interesting thing that happened during this shoot was during our feedback moments in between rounds. We had all collectively agreed, along with Bernard himself, that he preferred his body facing out towards the right. In the end, it turns out the money shot (his final selection) was that facing the other direction!
Overtime, we’ve learned that no matter what our emotions are saying in the moment, in times of reflection, we often dabble in considering other options. That’s why it’s always good to try as much variation in the moment as possible, and be open minded coming into the session.
Here's a quick headshot we took in our studio against our soft white background. Adi did come equipped with anti flare glasses already, though despite that, there still ended up being the slightest bit of flare, Due to the nature of glasses, they also often make a shadow on the face due to the frame, of which we completely softened in this portrait (can you tell—probably not!)
Whether it be strong or subtle, in most cases we can clean up whatever distractions there may be in your image. Feel free to specify or let us take care of those little details for you!
Is it grey? Is it charcoal? No! It's our pure black! You'd be amazed if you knew how flexible each backdrop is in terms of range of lightness depending on how the set is lit. Upon confirming your session, we send you a list of all background options available, and encourage you to be open minded and try out something other than the typical white or grey. Even with those backdrops, depending on how much we lighten or darken the midtones and highlights, we can create different shades of grey to suit or stand out against whatever outfit you happen to be wearing. Need a little help with what looks best for your purpose? Just ask and we would be happy to guide you in the right direction.
Sometimes it works for your business portrait to be on the low key end. Depending on the purpose and intention of your shoot, different expressions might suit. In this case, we give the example of the most low key pose you can do, straight on.
Don't get us wrong, as abrupt as it may be, it also makes for an instinctively approachable first impression, albeit in a completely different way than an angled pose. With face on shots, there's nothing to hide and you have all your cards on the table. This psychologically evokes trust, and straight forwardness, which is ultimately an attractive quality in humans!
Let us help you cross that LinkedIn headshot off your "to-do" list. Show your best self in your best light (literally and figuratively!), with our skillfully arranged lighting setup, specially crafted to flatter your skin tone. Having a bad skin day? No worries! Professional high end retouching is included with every package. We even take custom editing requests for those little details you are worried might be missed.