Stefana looks angelic here in this professional business headshot with a twist of organic light. Thankfully Toronto has sunny winters, which aides as a light source giving interest to her side silhouette and almost lighting her from behind. Her light jacket works well to blend in softly with the rest of the background, leaving her face to pop into focus ever so gently.
I’ll be the first to openly indulge in my visual geekiness and admit I’ve analyzed the usage of ears in portraits. At the end of the day, a photo is just a bunch of graphics put together. If you’ve looked hard enough, you would have noticed that we cover the ears in 95% of shots, simply because its rather complicated of a shape (relative to other facial shapes such as the nose or lips).
However, despite it’s complication, the addition of the medium sized pearl stud adds a simplicity to the graphics that somehow like magic, pieces the whole thing together just enough. Who would have thought an earring could save the day?
Natasha was such a lovely person who we shot the other day for her professional headshot. We encouraged her to have a bit of a pop of colour while sandwiching the busy layer with a conservative jacket colour. She brought a couple options and we decided on set which were the best for her skin tone and complementary to the background.
All the best with everything Natasha!
Looking for a more engaging and dynamic portrait? Sometimes we like to change up the game a bit and shoot from a slightly elevated perspective, easily achieved by you having a seat on one of our comfortable chairs. Essentially shooting from up higher creates more depth so that the shoulders are not all tack sharp. Overall, it makes more a clean yet very much still organic shot.
Our classic white background—paired this time with a trio of blue, navy suit. Want to look sharp and put together? Our advice: trade your plain white shirt and black jacket for a more tonal-friendly outfit. We love how there are 3 different shades of blue going on here, making for the perfect amount of interest to the eye. Don’t hesitate to ask our opinion on what colours look best on you!
When styling for a photograph, we always offer one weird piece of advice: humans like to see other humans skin. Imagine for example, this joyful headshot of Montana but instead of a scoop neck she is wearing a turtle neck. Not a mock necks—a full coverage turtleneck. What can I say other than It’s a sort of instinctual reaction for us to feel safe that we’re amongst our kind *insert alien emoji here*
We love how much high energy a classic white background refreshes the photo. Beryl wore this cool 2 piece dress-suit which look slick even in 3/4 shots. We love how her hair colour pops against the neutral grey as well! Great styling Beryl!
We got a new toy for our studio—well most people would just call it a table, but for us it’s so much more than that! Opening a whole new world of possibility, we can now add more variation to Standard and Complete Packages! Now people can relax and lean on something while posing instead of point blank standing there. Cropped tightly, it puts the shoulders a more dynamic position, perfect for energetic business portraits or engaging acting headshots.