Professional Corporate Staff Portrait

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Corporate and Business Headshots on Location:

/ / / / / What to Wear Against Brick:

One tip we have in mind when dressing for your business headshot against a brick wall, is to keep things simple and colour blocked. At the end of the day, brick is still a pattern, so you want avoid having a top that is patterned as well. The pleats on Iman’s shirt are just about as pattern-y as we can get without losing the feeling of balance against this background.
Colour blocking essentially just means clothing with solid sections of colour, and not necessarily all in one colour. The dark edge on Iman’s top would be an example of colour blocking since the line is thick enough to feel like a shape, or a “block” as they say in graphic designer speak !

Corporate and Linkedin Headshots: Hairstyle Advice

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Tips on how to wear your hair for your headshot:

/ / / / / to pony or not to pony?

This may be a weird thing to bring to light, but once you do you won’t be able to unsee it. We’ve noticed that in almost every corporate female portrait, the woman’s hair is worn down. Sarah on the other hand, with her beautiful wavy hair and mini fringe, showed us how to pull off the business pony. To be honest, we think she is rocking it and couldn’t imagine a stronger way she could present herself. With just the right touch of accessories, the look beams an energetic, smart and savvy vibe.

The important thing to remember is although there are certain rules of thumb, there are always ways you can break the standard. Our advice? The ones who go against the grain tend to make stronger portraits.

Corporate Business and Linkedin Professional Headshots

Headshots LinkedIn Corporate Business Professional Photographer

In a recent post, I described the magic we can make with a little something called “colour grading”. If any of you use instagram, you may have noticed this function to add colour to the shadows and highlights of your image. Here, we wanted to add to Redstone Agency’s corporate branding by adding none other than the colour—red! Scroll down and our recent posts and see if you can you feel how different the impression is!

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Headshots LinkedIn Corporate Business Professional Photographer

When in doubt, go for our light grey. We swear by it no matter what skin tone and no matter what colour suit you are wearing. Whether female or male, the light grey is the best neutral you could hope for. In packages above the Minimal, we offer the option of changing your background colour more than once for your variation. That’s why we say start off safe and add onto the shoot as you go along.

Corporate Business LinkedIn Headshots Photographer

Headshots LinkedIn Corporate Business Professional Photographer

Patterns are a great way to liven up your photo, but we always recommend keeping them on the down low. Opt for smaller items to be colourful such as a pocket square or scarf to make your portrait stand out while still remaining professional. The reason being is we must think of clothing as a frame to our main focal point—the face! Here’s a great example of that tip from a recent on location headshot session we had at a corporate office.

Corporate Business and Linkedin Headshots Photographer

Headshots LinkedIn Corporate Business Professional Photographer

By the book, it’s called a snow white backdrop, but believe us when we say it is so much more than that! It’s already commonly understood that photographers can make “magic” when it comes to things like skin blemishes, wrinkled clothing, and the like, but we don’t often think of these options when it comes to the background of the image. Here we used our white backdrop and added a tint of cyan in the colour grading process to avoid that stark black-on-white silhouette (which is the norm in corporate stock images). Likewise, it can also be tinted to a warmer shade. The decision of which way to sway is largely dependent on your skin tone and outfit. As always, we are here to help if you are clueless about which direction to head in!

Corporate Business Linkedin Professional Headshots

Headshots LinkedIn Corporate Business Professional Photographer

Melissa came too our studio with a bright and cheery wardrobe, hairstyle, and beaming smile! For such a light and angelic beauty, what colour to choose to represent that best? Well as we’ve learnt from adding salt to our fruits, sometimes a little bit of the opposite direction makes those characteristics we love stand out more. That is why we believe a grey background to be the perfect companion to her glowy complexion!

LinkedIn Corporate and Business Headshots Photographer

Headshots LinkedIn Corporate Business Professional Photographer

Though it may seem trivial and quite frankly a hassle to get your hair and makeup professionally done for your LinkedIn portrait, believe us when we say that you’ll be doing nothing but thanking yourself after it’s all said and done. As MasterCard so masterfully puts things, some things are just priceless, and by some things I mean first impressions. Once it’s made, you can’t take it back. Those few seconds that prospective employers take to glance at your profile are well worth investing all you can into the cleanest and put together version of yourself.