THE SECRET TO A GREAT HEADSHOT!

Are you in need of a new business headshot but hate having your photo taken? Well, let me tell you about Fran Taylor who was anxiously searching for a headshot photographer.

Fran had decided to start her own business as a Virtual PA. She’d designed her logo, printed her business cards and created a stunning website..but she needed a headshot.

A friend suggested contacting me and we calmly talked through all of her concerns and found a solution for each one! I’ve listed a few of her fears below and included a selection of images I took during her photo shoot. Hopefully this will put you at ease about your next headshot!

I DON’T LIKE HAVING MY PHOTO TAKEN

Don’t worry, not many of us do! So we’ll start your shoot by simply having a coffee and a chat. Then, when you’re ready, we’ll play with the camera. The great thing about shooting digitally is that you can instantly see the image for yourself and tell me what you like and dislike about the shot.

I can then adapt my position, the direction of the light or even the background to ensure we’ve overcome your worries.

WHERE SHOULD WE TAKE THE PHOTOS?

The correct location is essential as it needs to reflect your business, brand or marketing goals. Being a Virtual PA, Fran wanted a mix of photos of herself ‘at work’ as well as a series of relaxed lifestyle images that portrayed her personality.

As her headshot photographer, I recommend Perch Co-working in Bicester which offers a stylish location for business people to work in. It’s divided into unique office spaces each with a bespoke design and feel to it. It was the ideal location for Fran and offered an array of stunning backdrops, including a stylish kitchen.

I can also take headshots on-site be it in a factory, a boardroom or outdoors so please don’t be afraid to ask!

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

What would you normally wear to meet your clients? If you’re a landscape gardener, then I’d suggest your normal outdoor clothes and muddy boots. But this won’t be appropriate if you’re office-based like Fran. So I suggested she bring a selection of items that she could quickly change during her shoot.

We also discussed her brand colours. The headshots were to be used on her website and LinkedIn page so we didn’t want her to clash with the company logo and corporate colours.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE SHOOT?

I’ll send you a secure online gallery of all the best images. Once you’ve selected your favourite shots, you simply download them and start using them as you wish! They’ll be available in high res format and I’ll even save them in the correct dimensions for facebook, twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn!

CAN I BOOK YOU AS MY HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER

Absolutely! Simply click the link below and we can have a chat about your business and headshot needs. Pricing starts at £125 for a one hour shoot with three digital images included. Additional images can be purchased after the shoot.

And if you’re in need of a Virtual PA then please do contact Fran at Taylor Made

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