WooHoo! We just had new photos done! We love them and Kelli Hansen over at Hansen’s Photography couldn’t have been more awesome. We were in and out with individual head shots and a couple of us together in just over an hour!
It didn’t take long because we came prepared! Often head shots and photos cause delays and problems during the design phase, so this is the perfect opportunity to share some tips with you. Here are 4 must-have tips for getting great business head shots that have flexibility of use for the future built in!
- Know how your photos will be used, and if you’re not sure brainstorm. For example, we knew our photos were going to be used in our new website footer — that means they have to work on a red background. So we chose black shirts and a textured, but not to colorful background.
- Work Different Angles. Make sure you get final shots of you facing left, right, and center so your designer has the most flexibility when creating your marketing materials and website.
- Don’t Cut Off Body Parts. Make sure that you get a great tightly cropped photo for Facebook and other uses, but also be sure to get versions of your photos that DO NOT have parts of your hair or arms cropped out. All too often we have to add fake arms and hair to photos so the client can get the design look they want and it adds hours to design time.
- Bring Photo Examples. Scan Facebook for headshots that you love. Maybe you like the coloring, or style, or pose — Then bring the samples with you to your appointment, or email them ahead of time so your photographer knows what you’re looking for.
- With these tips, you’ll not only have great headshots, but you’ll have head shots that can be used all different ways with ease.