5 Steps To Nail Your Headshot Photo Session

5 Steps To Nail Your Headshot Photo Session
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Nail Your Headshot Photo Session

Unleash Your Awesomeness with Impressive Headshots

The world knows the power of impressive headshots. It can help a candidate stand out for promotion or put a job seeker on the path to their next great career.

That’s probably why there was a nationwide effort to provide 10,000 free headshots during the pandemic to help the unemployed get back to work. Though free may not always be your best option when you are trying to sell yourself. Companies can tell a lot by how you present yourself.

In the following article, we’ll be discussing the five steps to nail your headshot session and find the right pro to handle it.

1. Define the Theme of Your Shoot

Headshots need to convey a specific message to the people for whom they’re intended: potential employers. So, do the homework on your industry. Are you looking for work as an actor, actress, corporate, or the fashion industry to name a few?

You might consider choosing different headshots to test out different themes. Business types, dark or white background in your most professional attire could be enough. Understand what is accepted and expected!

2. Get Down Your Look

5 Steps To Nail Your Headshot Photo Session

The success of your headshot photography session hinges largely on you. What do you plan to wear? How much makeup is too much makeup, or do you even need any at all? 

If you’ve done the homework on a theme, then you should be able to find something from your closet that works. Otherwise, start looking for clothing options far enough in advance to be ready for the day of the shoot.

Don’t know where to look or you do not want to spend a fortune on business attire that you may never wear again? There could be options in your area for that. 

3. Search for Examples

The process of hiring a photographer to get your session right will go much smoother if you’ve already found some examples of what you’re going for. Thankfully, the Internet has made it easier than ever before to find and convey those ideas to your photographer.

4. Consult With an Established Pro

Truly impressive headshots demand quality execution. If you’re wanting to stand out in a sea of 200 candidates, you don’t want to trust the photo timer on your phone.

Instead, meet with an established professional ahead of time. Good ones will have a website and display their portfolio on it.

You might even get some of the examples of what you want from there. They will also be able to help you understand the process, including where to get headshots if you’re doing an outdoor shoot. 

5. Respect the Shoot

Whatever you do, don’t waste your planning. Get enough sleep the night before the shoot. Show up ahead of time.

Don’t do anything that might make you look or feel stressed when it comes time for the shoot. Respect it, and it will respect you!

Impressive Headshots Require More Than Point and Click

Nail Your Headshot Photo Session Today

As you can tell, scoring impressive headshots to help market yourself is more than just a point-and-shoot kind of thing. You have to focus on what you want from it, the message you’re hoping to convey. 

From the dress to lighting to getting enough rest the night before the photo shoot, all is incumbent on proper planning. If you’re ready for your headshot session, contact us at Vivid Photography by Karima to learn more about your options. We look forward to hearing from you, working with you and getting the best and most impressive headshots that will surely never get put aside.

If you would like your photo session to be in the beautiful Vivid Photography by Karima studio, it is located in Randolph, NJ in Morris County.