An Executive Portrait is a snapshot on how we portray ourselves to businesses, clients and potential new connections. It is the first introduction to you. And that is why it is so important to ensure you are represented in the correct light through your Executive Portrait.
Many Human Resources professionals and recruiters turn to online platforms such as LinkedIn, to find the quality applicants they are looking for potential roles. Many trawl through Facebook, while others utilise Twitter, justifying the need for a professional social media presence. This just proves that a great headshot can play a critical role in your professional portfolio.
Your Executive Portrait should be a powerful, compelling and confidence-instilling headshot that makes prospective clients, employers and partners want to reach out and connect with you. These days, an iphone selfie or photo that your mate has taken on a device, just won’t cut it. Which is why we suggest you invest the time and money in a professional executive portrait session.
Once you have made the decision to get a professional in-studio executive portrait taken, before you do, think about the things that you want others to see when they glance at your profile page. Are you a chef, professional dancer or auctioneer? If there are certain props that could help tell your story, bring them along to your session too.
We will usually take a few different shots so that you have a good selection to choose from. If you’re going to be using your headshot on a specific social media platform, you might even want to tailor it to fit that site.
It’s important that your look matches the image you’re trying to convey. What you would normally wear in a business environment is a great place to start. Solid colours are always a good option, as are shirts, jacket and ties, dresses or smart polo shirts. We suggest that you wear clothing that compliments your skin and eye tones.
Even though you’ll only be photographed from the shoulders up, it’s important that your entire outfit is professional, as you may want a shot or two that is taken further away and incorporates more of your body. For more tips, visit our ‘What to wear for corporate headshots and executive portraits’ page on our website.
As this is a more professional shoot, it’s still important to have fun. A relaxed, comfortable subject naturally exudes confidence.
At Fine Photography, we have two different Executive Portrait packages available. Contact us to discuss your individual requirements.