“It’s one thing to take a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are” – Paul Caponigro
Show the world who you are and what you can do. A business is made up of people – your audience wants to see who they are.
Carmela Inguant, Gherson Law Firm.
Catherine Silwal, Teelan and Silwal Family Law.
Karen Williams, Doyle Clayton Law Firm.
Kirsty Hanly, Cognitive Hypnotherapist and Coach.
Samantha Perkins, Nutritionist.
Louise Stacey, Director of 'Glamgiving'.
James Larkin, TV and Film Director.
Tania Urban, Managing Director at "Otto and Ella".
Mary McIlroy, Counsellor.
Rehab Abbas, Managing Director at EWest Connect.
These days it’s not enough to have wonderful text and reviews on your website, those clients need to be drawn in by the prospect of working with YOU and that can only happen when there’s a great profile picture of someone they feel they’ll be comfortable with. Someone who appears to be professional yet personable with a touch of warmth and friendliness thrown in there too.
Apart from making sure my clients look gorgeous, my talents lie in making sure we get the ‘essence’ of you – the character and personality behind your business – not just a one-dimensional face staring out from the page. My business headshot shoots are informal and fun creating the perfect atmosphere for some great, relaxed headshots of you being you on a very good day!
A bit of extra help.
If you fancy having a treat and being made to feel extra confident and gorgeous we can also book in one of my wonderful make-up artists to work a little of their magic before sitting in front of the camera. This is often a lovely thing to do. Apart from making you feel lovely, it’s a lot of fun. There will also be time for a great bit of nattering (let alone nosing through all the products laid out on my kitchen table).
Many of my clients like to have their hair done before the shoot . We’re very lucky here in Crouch End as we have a ridiculous amount of wonderful hairdressers to choose from, all literally at the end of my road.
What actually happens at the shoot?
When you arrive at my home studio, it’s time for you to enjoy the session and for me to get to work. If having make-up done, that’ll happen first in my spacious kitchen with copious cups of tea or coffee and a lovely relaxing pampering. Once that’s done, you’ll bring your cuppa to the minimal lights I put up and when not having a chat we’ll start shooting you. By then you’ll be totally relaxed and happy and won’t even notice I’ve got a camera in my hand.
I’ll take around 200 shots and only send you the best ones – all on your own contact sheet for easy perusal. Once you’ve chosen the photos you like the most, I’ll start working my magic with editing, re-touching and beautifying before sending them over to you in high resolution to be able to be used for printing as well as all online use. You will then have a bank of great shots worthy of your brand to use for any future needs, whether as your headshot photo for your website and all social media profiles or for any editorial and publicity needs and advertising.
The shoot shouldn’t take longer than around an hour (depending on how much chat there is) though, as I only shoot one client (or group of clients) a day we can take as long as need be to get the perfect set of pics.
A couple of days after the shoot I will send you a watermarked contact sheet of all the images. You then choose five of your favourites for me to re-touch, beautify and make resolution perfect for all your online needs. Your faves can be edited for you in black and white as well a colour if required.
Is your company ‘About me’ page looking a bit old hat and tired? Could it be turning prospective clients off? If the answer to either of these questions is ‘yes’, then you probably need some corporate headshots. These days we’re all used to seeing who the company members are and with that we get an idea of the team’s ethos and spirit.
It’s no good now to have individual headshots of each person taken in different spots around the world or with their iPhone against their white walls – this no longer looks professional and the sense of cohesion with a company can get lost. Having a great ‘About Us’ page really shows the professionalism and character of the company and reinforces your company’s values. A business is made up of people, so it makes perfect sense to showcase your members in the best possible light. That’s where corporate headshots come in.
I bring the studio to you.
Whether it’s shooting all the members of a large law firm or a small PR company in Soho, there’s no need for any of you to budge an inch or trudge to the other side of town. I bring my small portable studio along to set up in the corner and get some great shots of each member – all uniform and consistent to place together in a great gallery on the webbie. The process of getting impressive corporate headshots is never as scary as everyone thinks it’ll be and I make very sure that everyone is happy with their photos before moving onto their colleagues.
To make it all stay consistent and looking great, whenever there are any newbies to the team they can always come to my studio near to Finsbury Park to get theirs taken with the same backdrop – saves the hassle for you of me coming in again and also works out to be more economical.
Before the shoot.
Prior to the scheduled corporate photoshoot, we’ll discuss what kind of impression of your business you want to convey. Whether it’s more relaxed, or a bit more serious, I can advise on what to wear, the colour scheme and the general ‘look’ that would work best for your company. I love to work around ideas you may have for your company photoshoot – whether you want to use the office as the backdrop, a backdrop I bring or an outside space such as a nearby park.
What happens during the shoot?
As well as the all-important corporate headshots, I’ll take group shots as well – employees and partners engaged in a meeting perhaps, or whatever combination of groups you like. These types of business photos are perfect for newsletters, annual reports, and any other marketing campaign.
Believe me, it really is painless – and from what most of my clients say – it’s actually really good fun! I promise your team will all be laughing and smiling away. Serious, stuffy corporate headshots of non-smiling staff are a thing of the past!
Corporate headshot and group prices vary depending on the job and its requirements but can be quoted quickly once I have some idea of what you’d like. Please get in touch for more information.