Visual clichés, much like written clichés, emote a pre-conceived idea rather than an original one. Clichés have no real meaning so they end up distancing rather than engaging your audience.
So often I find business portrait headshots to be boring. Blank smiles that offer no personality.
You, however, are NOT boring. If your photo is boring, it’s because someone just took your photo, they weren’t taking the time to bring out your STORY in your images. Your WHY.
Interest on the photographer’s part is the first step to creating a final image that causes the viewer to say “I think I’d like to get to know that person.”
No matter what my client’s profession is, my top priority is to learn about them and find out what’s makes them interesting.
So unless you are seven and being photographed for the marching band at school, you should leave props behind. Your headshots should be personable and unique. They should reach beyond clichés and convey real meaning.
Did you just have your headshot session with us within the past 6 months - but now maybe you have a new hairstyle - lost weight - have a new speaking engagement - or simply want another look?
Express Headshot Sessions are a special BONUS for our repeat clients.
Express Headshot Sessions
- available for any client who has booked with us within 6 months
- 15 minute natural light session in San Ramon (weekday)
- one professionally retouched headshot via digital download
Why not have something completely different to alternate your headshot photo on social media or your website?
Don't fear the heat! Our sessions are almost always in the morning or early evening to avoid the high temps in the tri-valley. Here's a sneak peek of a marketing professional who's specialty is working in the non-for-profit sector. Using natural light creates such an authentic look to her headshot portrait.