Not all headshots are created equal, some require a sharp, tailored edge, professional and bold. Some should be friendly, soft and welcoming, sometimes even a mixture! My services all start with a questionnaire so I can understand what your headshot needs to be.
Far left is Jessica, she's in a corporate job and she was looking for a new work profile picture and something for linked in that told the world who she is. She described herself as feminine and loves her smile so it was important that we portrayed both her as a woman and as business woman
Next we have Zoe, Zoe is an actress and she was looking to approach new agencies with a selection of new professional headshots that showed versatility. Collar bones were a must and a range of expressions were necessary a sense of who she was naturally was important as she didn't want to show up to auditions looking different!
Graham is a self employed consultant looking to build a new website and make a name for himself. For Graham a sense of experience, professionalism, precision but also he wanted to look approachable so a good genuine smile was needed.
Liz Lockie is a professional photographer looking to strengthen her personal branding. Her images needed to match her brand aesthetic and portray her warm inviting personality
See how this shot of Graham seamlessly blends into the white of the background? This is a deliberate choice to fit with his clean white website and branding colours meaning he could extend images easily. But, not everyone needs such a high key background.
Using the exact same white backdrop roll Jessica's white is still white but more subdued and less crisp.
Branding colours green, blue, orange? Whatever colour you want I can help, white and cream are very popular as is black occasionally such as in Zoe's portfolio shot here:
I use a mixture of material, paper and card backdrops depending on the topic and location, my travelling headshot service comes into your office and this is a white backdrop with options for head & shoulder in various other colours of your choosing.
Not only do I take questionnaire answers and consultations I also always check that editing is going as you are expecting with a sneak peak and confirmation. My edits are generally true to life colours- that means I won't make your hair blue or your skin green unless you ask me to, I won't give you a tan unless you ask me to.
I'll listen to your insecurities and help you pose to see yourself as beautiful as you are. I'll edit anything that wouldn't be there in two weeks- scratches, spots, blemishes, under eye circles etc will likely be removed in your first edit. I will enhance eye colours, whiten teeth very slightly, add highlights and shadows but I won't actually change the structure of your face.
Retouching beyond my edits is possible and I charge additionally for it so if you do really want a bigger nose or a slimmer neck, I can physically make it happen. And although I do think everyone is beautiful as they are I won't judge if this is what you want.
Got questions about a headshot service in my studio in Fleet, Hampshire or my mobile service servicing Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and London?
Call me or email me anytime :)