Your headshot is the first impression you make, in many cases, whether you network a lot or connect with people in your town and around the world. Since you don't have a second chance to make that first impression, let's take a look at top 5 must have qualities of your headshot photographer.
Communication is key and headshots are no exception. Your professional photographer will be the one working with you to interpret your message in an outstanding photograph. Are these headshots for your brand campaign, dating, book cover, one pager? Your photographer has to be on the same page with you and, more importantly, initiate all these questions prior to the photo-session.
Needless to say, a portrait photographer is a creative director behind the camera to coach and guide you on your body language and expression. Working with landscapes or objects is different than working with people. Personalities, body types, messaging come into consideration at the headshot photo-shoot.
Instant Proofing is a great plus that allows you to review shots on the go and pick your favorite ones right after the shoot. This feature puts you at ease - you see the work in progress and allows you to receive your fully retouched images in 48 hours since they go into post-production right after your photo-session.
Let's not forget about the light and a variety of lighting options your photographer shall be offering you to define your best look.
While this one is a rather simple qualification, it's an important one, too. Consistency is another key - ability to repeat fantastic work translates to trust and credibility.
If you are local to DC Metro, drop me a line - say hello. Let's talk about your best looks and how may I help.