Corporate Portrait Headshot Photography Portland Oregon

Headshots are no longer the province of actors, models and entertainers.  Whether you’re a CEO, an entertainer, a member of Congress, or a dog walker, you probably have a website.  All kinds of people use headshots for press releases, business cards, professional networking and, of course, their own websites.

So how do you obtain a great headshot that gets you noticed?

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The first thing to consider is how to best match your personality to your occupation.  Consider how  the setting, the lighting, your clothing and your expression will contribute.

When I get an inquiry about business headshots, I immediately ask, “What kind of business are you in?”  This helps us decide whether an outdoor location with natural lighting, a studio setting, or your workplace is most appropriate.  In general, if you are in a conservative occupation, a studio or workplace setting will be more appropriate than a park or urban background.  The more personal your occupation, the greater leeway you have in choosing a site in the great outdoors.  For example, I would photograph a judge differently than I would photograph a palm reader.

Next, let’s consider what kind of personality you have.  A headshot that reflects who you really are will attract people with whom you are compatible.  For example, if you easily express emotion, and are generally considered an outgoing person, by all means, smile engagingly in your photograph.  If you are reserved and your facial expressions are typically cool or aloof, the same rule applies.  A great headshot will give your best message within the context of your personality and occupation.  For example, a counselor might want to portray kindness; a contractor, honesty; a comedian, humor; an interior designer might want to look very contemporary.  There is only one right or wrong when it comes to expression: Is it natural to YOU and to YOUR occupation?

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Natural sincerity will animate your eyes and appeal to your website visitor as fervently as any testimonial, snappy slogan or thoughtful prose.  Do what comes naturally to give an accurate impression to colleagues, peers and potential clients.  You’ll love your headshot if you look genuine, and potential clients will recognize you easily when they meet you.  The last thing you want is to be unrecognizable in your headshot!  To that end, avoid extreme make-up or an experimental new haircut.  After that, think about what you want to wear for your headshot.  Classic business clothing?  Business casual?  Work clothes that are meant to get messy?  Jewelry, no jewelry?  Again, match your personality with your occupation.  If you are a mediator and your clients expect a certain decorum, classic business clothing is in order, but you can wear a lovely necklace, or a beautiful tie pin.  If you own a graphics design company, less formal attire is acceptable.

I once photographed two partners in a plumbing business.  They always made a point to wear business suits in the office, as well as when they gave estimates.  This is how they dressed for their headshots because this is how  they would appear to meet potential clients.

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Sometimes props are in order.  If you are a musician, include your instrument.  If you are an architect, blueprints might add muscle to the photo.  If you are a DJ, bring your microphone.

Also, there are degrees of eccentricity in every occupation, and if unconventional behavior works for you, then embrace it.  I once photographed a banker who had a small scar on his cheek.  I offered to retouch it a little but he refused, stating that he was proud of how he had obtained it.  Turned out that after hours, he was a martial arts expert and had acquired this little souvenir during a tournament.  He liked his wild side and made it work for him even though his profession is considered conservative.

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No matter your profession, job or occupation, I can create a headshot that portrays a quality message that works with who YOU are.

Package A $159.00
 (Just getting started in your chosen occupation? This package won’t break the bank.)
• Portrait session in your choice of studio or natural light (Add both locations for additional $30)
• Light retouching to remove blemishes, stray hair, etc.
• Your favorite headshot digital file perfectly formatted both for web and print
• Permission to print, reprint, enlarge and publish as needed
• Choose your favorite photo following the session by viewing your pictures on my camera
OPTION: Purchase additional photos for $30 each. Includes high and low resolution images

Package B $199.00
 (A little more deluxe.)
• Portrait session in your choice of studio or natural light (Add both locations for additional $30)
• Light retouching to remove blemishes, stray hair, etc.
• Your favorite headshot digital file perfectly formatted both for web and print
• Permission to print, reprint, enlarge and publish as needed
• Choose your favorite photo(s) via Dropbox proofs
OPTION: Purchase additional photos for $30 each. Includes high and low resolution images

Group Package $159 per person (Best value for medium and large staffs)
• Portrait session for 6 or more people, in your choice of natural light, my studio or your office
• Light retouching to remove blemishes, stray hair, background distractions, etc.
• Each person’s favorite photo digital file formatted perfectly both for web and for print
• Permission to print, reprint, enlarge and publish as needed
• Choose favorite photos via Dropbox proofs
OPTION: Purchase additional photos for $30 each. Includes high and low resolution images

Ladies: Add Professional Hair & Make Up Styling for $120
• Services provided by a Licensed Cosmetologist
• Hair styling
• Make up
• All cosmetics are of professional quality

Need Additional Editing?
Want a different colored background?
Want anti-aging or extensive skin-smoothing editing?
Let me know what you want; generally $20 per picture will cover anything you need over and above the light and natural editing included in your package price.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I wish you a day of success!

Irene Elena Rose
Owner/Photographer
Elena Rose Headshot Photography

Elena Rose Business Headshot Photography Portland Oregon 

Contact Elena Rose Photography

2704 NE Stanton Street
Portland Oregon 972123537
Call or TEXT (503) 290-8459