The Power of Professional Women’s Corporate Headshots

Women’s Corporate Headshots

Why are Corporate Headshots Important for Women?

A professional headshot is often the first impression a potential employer or client will have of you. It’s essential to convey your personality, professionalism, and confidence in a single image. A corporate headshot will help you stand out from the strong competition on LinkedIn and build a personal brand that will get you remembered.

In today’s online world, a strong visual presence is essential for career success. Having a professional headshot on your LinkedIn profile, website, or other social media platforms will increase both your visibility and credibility online. If that is important to you, read on and give serious consideration to getting yourself or your female staff some great professional headshots.

When is the best time for women to update their headshots?

The best time for women to update their headshots depends. Have you recently changed your appearance significantly? such as cutting long hair to short, or colouring your hair very differently, if yes, it is a good time for a new headshot.

If you’ve recently been promoted, changed jobs, or started a new business venture, it’s a good idea to update your headshot to reflect your new position / direction or brand shift. This is by coincidence the same for men’s headshots.

It’s also important to consider the age of your existing headshot. If your headshot is several years old, it may no longer accurately represent your current style, personality, or brand.

Time of the year suggestions

We think it’s a good idea to update your headshot every 1-2 years to ensure it remains current and relevant. If any of the above hasn’t happened but it’s been more than a couple of years. A good time to update your headshot is at the start of a new season. For example, if the last headshot photo was during winter and you’re wearing heavy clothes with a scarf or shawl, do you want that look going into spring and summer, maybe not.

The other great time to update is if you are going to more networking, corporate events or tradeshows representing you company and your photo will be used on the event app, or you may be an expert speaker, so having an up to date headshot can make the world of difference to you getting more meeting opportunities.

Women’s Executive Style Corporate Headshots

Grey to Black Gradient Background for Business Photos, or almost any colour (optional extra) to fit within your Brand style.

Example Photos of Women’s Professional Headshots

White, Gradient, Solid Grey or Dark Background for Business Photos

How do I Prepare for my Headshots?

Preparing for women’s corporate headshots is just as important as the photoshoot itself. Here are some tips to help you prepare:

1. Corporate Attire, Choose the Right Outfit

When selecting an outfit, it’s important to dress professionally and appropriately for your industry. It varies from sector to sector, if you’re not sure, look at your senior managers and use that as a conservative example.

Avoid intricate bold patterns and overly bright colours, as they can be distracting in a headshot. Stick to neutral colours like black, white, or grey, and make sure your outfit is clean, ironed, no lint or pet hair and fits well.

For good example photos of women’s clothing, check out the photo gallery above.

2. Hair and Makeup

Getting your hair and makeup done professionally can help you look your best on camera. Consider hiring a professional hair and makeup artist to ensure your hair and makeup are camera-ready and look it’s best.

Most women can do a great job themselves, but try to not over apply the foundation or use lustrous makeup. Retaining some texture in the skin is ideal so you don’t look like a make up model, unless you’re a make up model of course. Staying approachable is also looking real in our opinion.

Long hair consideration; Give some thought to whether you are going to have your hair strait down and even all round, or have one side forward and the other back.

Some girls like or prefer the way they look with hair behind one ear and not the other.

3. Practice Your Pose

Don’t stress or over think the pose for the session, a good photographer will help guide you anyhow, and if they shoot headshots regularly they’ll have a good eye for how you will will look your best.

But if you want, before the photoshoot, you can practice a few poses in front of a mirror. Stand up straight, relax your shoulders, and tilt your chin slightly down. Experiment with different angles to find what you like.

Look at photo examples above, notice they are fairly similar with a few different nuances to bring out the best in each person.

4. Women’s Jewellery

Earrings and neckless, these should be small or none at all. If you prefer to wear a small neckless, less bling so it doesn’t take attention away from your eyes, but compliments them. Pendant should be straight and centred, clasp at the back of the neck.

Earing, small ones are great, large dangly ones you are best to avoid.

Piercings, same applies as the other jewellery types, as long as it doesn’t detract from the eyes, all good and can help add a little extra distinctiveness if that is your regular personal style.

An ultimate guide FAQs article for headshots can be found here.

How to Choose the Right Photographer

Choosing the right photographer is essential to achieving the perfect women’s corporate headshot. Here are some factors to consider:

1. Portfolio

Take a look at the photographer’s portfolio to get an idea of their style and expertise. Look for photographers who have a large library or gallery of corporate headshots, as they will have experience working with professionals in various industries.

2. Reviews and Recommendations

Check the photographer’s website for reviews and recommendations from past clients. This can give you an idea of their level of professionalism and the quality of their work over a period of time. Also look out if there are hundreds of strongly praising reviews, are they real? Does it look natural?

3. Pricing and Packages

Compare pricing and packages from different photographers to ensure you’re getting the best value for your money. Some photographers may offer additional services like hair and makeup, retouching, or deliver multiple digital files. Best value for money is not usually the cheapest.

What action should you take next?

Ready to book your professional headshot session with us?

We’d love to work with you. Simply fill out our online booking form or give us a Telephone Call or email to schedule your session.

Our team is ready to help you capture the perfect headshot that represents your personal or business brand.

Don’t wait any longer to take the next step in your career or business – book your headshot session today and see the difference a professional headshot can make.

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