Using colorful headshots to send the right message

First, there is an art to looking relaxed and professional at the same time! For a young, technology based company like RKD Group, we used the bright colors in their offices, natural light and relaxed body language to create that “it’s fun to work here” look. They didn’t want all the backgrounds to be the same,Continue reading “Using colorful headshots to send the right message”

Nervous about getting a business portrait?

No one enjoys it and we all know a good business photo is worth it’s weight in gold — so maybe it’s just that you don’t trust your photographer? Or maybe you don’t know a photographer other than the neighbor that does snapshots of the kids? When we began photographing business people in 2006, weContinue reading “Nervous about getting a business portrait?”

Locations for business portraits

Choosing a  location for your business portraits is almost as important as what you choose to wear. If you work from home, you  can still choose a great business look for your next headshot -maybe a bright office lobby with nice furnishings, or an outdoor setting with impressive buildings in the background.  If you’ve gotContinue reading “Locations for business portraits”

Business Portraits for Trade Publications

We are often hired to do assignments with trade associations and publications or content creators who need a key person photographed for publication. We sometimes work from a written spec sheet or style book, or we can sit down with the subject or art director and strategize about creating the look from scratch. A styleContinue reading “Business Portraits for Trade Publications”

Five reasons to use a Hair/Makeup artist for your headshots.

We will always answer YES to this question!  Here’s why: Professional makeup people can minimize a variety of skin imperfections (and we all have them) . Dark circles, fine lines, skin cancer, wrinkles — you name it. Makeup artists can help you to look more alert and more youthful.  It’s not just about wrinkles andContinue reading “Five reasons to use a Hair/Makeup artist for your headshots.”

Branding for small business with custom photography

When is stock photography a good idea for small business?  Maybe on a temporary basis if you’re working from a home office and don’t have a team in place, in which case all you may need is a headshot.  But a key part of successful branding is promoting what sets you apart. If you’re aContinue reading “Branding for small business with custom photography”