First impressions count and that’s why profile pictures are so important.
The idea is that you come across as you want to in your business headshot…whether it is professional, quirky, friendly or approachable…or maybe a mix of the lot! To get this out of you I coach you through the process and direct you on how to sit/hold yourself and even what to think about. I find this really helps my clients to relax as they don’t need to worry about feeling awkward or knowing how to pose. I take care of all of that.
For individual headshots
I usually work in Windsor or at a private members club in Marylebone, London. I suggest a few changes off tops to give different 'looks'. A session will take around 45 minutes and you get to choose from a variety of images that I will put on an online password protected gallery.
For larger businesses wanting multiple staff headshots, I go to your offices.
We agree a timetable for the staff’s photos and I provide instructions/what to expect to send out to everyone. I will find the best location at or around the offices to create a choice of images for each person. Often the senior leadership team will require a wider selection of images, to be used in pitches, for PR or other marketing material and we simply schedule a longer timeslot to ensure we get the variety needed.
I'm always very happy to chat through the results, to help you select ones that will work best for you.
Lovely things said about me
“Jo transformed my profile by understanding me and my target audience - making me approachable by making me relax enough not to look to scary.”
NEIL SLOAM, WINKWORTHS ESTATE AGENTS
"The photographs will be great not only for internal and external communications but also for our wider marketing requirements."
RACHAEL LONGLEY, ROHLIG LOGISTICS
I am happy to do profile pictures for business people as I believe they are a really important aspect of presenting yourself in business. We would chat in advance and I usually suggest a variety of outfits ranging from the formal to the less formal to give several different looks and feel to the images, as I offer a minimum of three professional headshots from one session. These can then be used for different marketing platforms/materials.
I will talk to you in advance of our photo shoot to get a good feel for your vision, your products or services and who your target market is. Your USP is also something I want to understand. In this way I can really visualise what I am trying to achieve, photographically, and I can be my most creative on our photography shoot. It doesn’t matter whether you are selling widgets, an accountant or a massage therapist…..I will create a set of professional photos that speak of your business.
For ill health, I am very happy to re-arrange, as we all get sick from time to time. You will have paid the fee in advance and there is no penalty for sickness! However, should you wish to cancel outright there are penalties, depending on the timescale, and this is all set out before you commit to the commission.
To find out more about how I work and what to expect, download my Business Photography guide.
Artist ~ Photographer ~ Storyteller