First impression and your professional persona
The standard for headshots has risen in the traditional corporate world, and “a decent looking picture” in LinkedIn is insufficient for credible presence in today’s competitive and image-driven business world.
You are expected to look confident and as if you love your job, even if you didn’t. How do you create that look? If you try too hard in front of the camera, that will ruin it, because you’ll look insecure or mentally compressed. And that’s how many bad headshots are taken. Let’s avoid that.
A few other common mistakes to avoid:
- keeping your old headshot for a younger look, failing to show your experience.
- looking sloppy, unapproachable, insecure or nervous
- take a casual snapshot, crop it and call it a headshot.
BEAUPIX recognizes corporate headshots as your career tool. Emotional intelligence has been a buzz word in the hiring process and working relationship; your headshot should be an evidence of it. That should not only make your work life easier but also help increase your networking potential and professional influence.
TRADITIONAL HEADSHOTS are also called “corporate headshots” or “executive headshots” and is also appropriate for people in most conservative or traditional organizations, including nonprofits and governments.
The DIFFERENCES from PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS are mostly in the wardrobe styling, backdrop (dark gray for a traditional conservative look, lighter one for a modern professional look), and overall adjustments. The package options and fees are equivalent.
See traditional headshots for more info, sample image portfolio, packages/pricing. The session is easy, painless and engaging process.
Service & Pricing
Shooting corporate headshots at BEAUPIX is easy and painless. We designed unique and interactive photo sessions, which keeps you engaged and informed with the right amount of visual feedback throughout the session. We routinely work with people who emphatically tell us, as their way of greeting, they hate having their pictures taken. With many years of experience working with such clients, this workflow was devised and shooting a studio headshot is now easier than shopping for a pair of shoes.
Package 1: for people who need one picture for corporate bio or LinkedIn, photographing 1 outfit look with a gray or white background in studio. We’ll take a couple of dozen shots, with a quick image review to give you visual feedback and make sure we are on the right track. We’ll choose one the best image from the session, and enhance it with color correction, exposure/contrast adjustments. You’ll get the selected image in a high-resolution JPEG, as well as a second copy in low resolution for online uses. This session is quick, less than one hour. The session fee is $200 (including the image without watermark).
Package 2 (most popular): for people who wear multiple hats in the business world, photographing 2 outfit looks. You’ll have a choice of neutral studio backgrounds (gray, white or dull silver metallic), and more organic backgrounds (brick wall, vintage sliding steel door with subtly distressed texture, etc.) The headshots with the latter background may be shot with natural window light, depending on the weather and the time of the day. We’ll take several dozen photographs, on a few occasions to review the images to give you visual feedback and make sure we are on the right track. A typical session will yield up to 6 excellent pictures in a range of expressions. This session takes less than 2 hours. The session fee is $350 (including about 6 images without watermark).
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Package 3: for people who like variety, photographing up to 3 outfit looks. You’ll have a choice of neutral studio backgrounds (gray, white or dull silver metallic), and more organic backgrounds (brick wall, vintage sliding steel door with subtly distressed texture, etc.) The headshots with the latter background may be shot with natural window light, depending on the weather and the time of the day. The last outfit may be shot on a nearby outdoor location, weather permitting. We’ll take several dozen photographs, with a few breaks during the session, reviewing the images to give you visual feedback and make sure we are on the right track. A typical session will yield 10 or more excellent pictures in a range of expressions. This session takes less than 3 hours. The session fee is $600 (including about 10 images without watermark).
RETOUCHING: for all headshot packages, natural look retouching is $80–120 range per image, depending on the work needed. You can decide retouching option after reviewing the photographs. You will be watching the retouching process in the studio, and you will have the opportunity to discuss which parts of the image to be retouched.
MAKEUP: for packages 2 and 3, professional makeup is available for $150. The makeup artist will provide custom natural look makeup and light, finishing hair styling. If you need elaborate hair styling, we recommend you go to your regular hair stylist first; if the hair gets messed during your travel, the makeup artist can finish the hair in the studio. If the session takes long, you have an option to pay for the extra time or release the makeup artist.
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