Let Kari Jenkins Photography take your Professional Headshot
Is your headshot reflecting you and your brand? Here are some tips for updating and upgrading your professional image with your Headshot…
1. Use a professional photographer
You wouldn’t hire a marine biologist to head up your marketing team, and you shouldn’t expect a friend, family member or an employee to capture the kinds of photos a professional is trained to capture. If your business image is important (and you know it is), your headshot is important enough to require a professional photographer.
2. Dress the part
Your professional headshot should convey an image of who you are and what you do. This is your professional brand. There are a lot of ways to distract from that with the wrong clothing and accessories. Here are some simple ways to get it right every time:
While strong colors and patterns can create dramatic effects and beautiful pictures, solid colors and subtle patterns create less distraction. Dark colors and simple, flattering clothing styles draw the viewer’s eye up and towards the face. Avoid trendy clothing, short sleeves or sleeveless shirts and dresses. Men: Long sleeves and neat collared shirts are best.
Glasses: If you wear glasses most of the time, wear them for your headshot. Because of reflections, be prepared to remove the lenses or to bring an extra frame without lenses.
3. Make up
Makeup is important but it should not take center stage. I recommend getting your makeup professionally applied. In fact, it is included as part of my Headshot Packages. Portrait makeup should be applied sparingly and primarily to conceal imperfections and define features. Men: unless you’re a park ranger or cowboy – a clean shave, moisturizer, concealer and translucent powder will have a dramatic (good) impact on your final image. Again, hire a professional.
Tired? Stressed? Hungry? Hung-over? It will show. Eat, drink, sleep and be healthy before hand. Stay home on headshot portrait day. Your business headshot is an opportunity for you to look your best…maybe for a long time. Eat healthily, drink plenty of water, and avoid fatty, greasy, and salty foods prior to the session. Avoid heavy exposure to the sun, self tanners or tanning beds. Avoid alcohol or anything that will make you puffy or bloated and avoid anything that may stain your teeth. If you are getting your hair cut or colored, do so at least two days prior to the session. Use this as an opportunity to celebrate yourself and your career.
See tip #1. Your photographer is there to help you look natural. It is important that you feel comfortable with the photographer and the photography process. Have questions? Ask. A great headshot photographer will help you feel and look relaxed.
For your part just remember: smile with your eyes, or as Tyra Banks likes to call it- “Smize!” But most importantly be you. The greatest portraits of humanity are not necessarily photogenic and yet EVERYBODY looks good captured in their own environment. You will too.
1. Headshot – $200
2. Headshot/multi Media – $400
Included in your session
Meet with Kari to discuss your brand, your vision, style, and wardrobe.
Day of Shoot –
Professional makeup application, professional direction and fabulousness occur on location or in studio.
Post Shoot -
Meet with Kari to choose your favorite artfully edited & finished full resolution digital portrait, ready to upload to all your social media sights & print from your favorite lab.