Head Shot Photography
Personal and Professional Headshot Photography and Portraits in South Jersey
We live in a world of first impressions and nothing establishes that first impression like a headshot. How and where it is photographed establishes what impression your headshot will make.
There’s a reason for the old saying about a picture being worth a thousand words. Images truly do work to provide information about a product or service, yet they go much further than this. Today, customers want to know who they are doing business with, and professional headshots on a website help provide them with confidence. They learn more about the person from their photo, so they feel more comfortable spending their money with this individual. Certain things should never be done when producing a headshot for a website, however.
Never make use of a selfie for the site photo, as doing so shows the person in an unprofessional light. The subject needs to dress for the camera and make certain the clothing flatters the body type. These are only two ways in which we work with a client to get a photo that truly shows them in a positive way. Often, the headshot is the first impression of the person, thus it is of great importance, yet this is only one of the ways images can be of help with marketing a company or organization.
The importance of headshots for your personal or professional image has never been more important. With the rise of Linkedin® as a source for business and communication, your prospective clients want to know more about you as a person. The first and the strongest first impression will be your headshot. Why? Outside of the fact that it is the first thing they should see on any profile, in today’s world a picture is truly worth 1000 words. Nowadays we don’t have the time to read, so that picture may also be worth even more than your words.
Types of Headshots
A professional image taken in front of a backdrop that is meaningful to you or your business. Headshots that are formal/informal can give a wider range of impressions, providing more information and personality. How you are dressed and where you are photographed will define that impression. This type of headshot is ideal for people who require the impression of creativity, individuality, friendliness, or a less traditional approach to doing business.
How does it work?
It’s a simple process:
- When you show up for your headshot photography session, we will spend a little time getting to know you, what you are looking for, and how the headshot photograph will be used.
- After we get to know each other, we will do the photo session.
- Wen finished you will get to review the images to make sure they are what you want.
- Once you pick the image(s) that you want, we will do the retouching and the final image(s) should be ready in a few days.
How long does the head shot session take?
Your head shot session should last about 20 to 30 minutes
Do you shoot on location?
Yes, we can at the location of your choice or in our studio.
How should I dress?
We recommend that you dress as if you were seeing a customer. If you normally dress informally at work, but would wear a suit to call on a client, then wear a suit. If you are an actor, artist, musician, dress the way you feel is best for your profession. You are always welcome to contact us and we’ll be happy help you decide. You can also bring a few different outfits to your photography session.
What do I get?
When your head shot(s) are done, we will provide you with two versions in the photograph in a jpeg format, one will be high resolution for printing, and the other web resolution for use online.
Who owns the copyright to my headshot?
You own the copyright for all the finished photographs. You can use it anywhere and anytime for any legal purpose. You do grant us the right to use your photograph to promote our business. Because this is your head shot and your face in the photograph, if you do not want it in our portfolio, let us know and we will respect your wishes.
What about retouching?
We do basic retouching to adjust the color, contrast and sharpness of your headshot. When we review the raw photographs with you after the session, you can let us know if you want additional retouching. Simple retouches to make you look good and professional are included. Major retouching may require an additional fee. It all depends on how much time it takes to complete. If you have a something you want us to retouch, or have any questions at all about what you want and don’t want retouched in your head shot, ask when we meet you and we’ll figure out a way that works best for you.