Meet the team profile pictures are becoming increasing popular in professional businesses, as clients like to know who they are dealing with. It’s important to project a message of trust and professionalism.
I recently had the pleasure of helping Carr and Co, a NorthEast law firm with their new headshots.
Carr’s had already had headshot portraits done a while back by a helpful family member who was an amateur photographer but that had been a long time ago and as new team members had joined over the years it was obvious that the photos all had different lighting and an inconsistent feel to them.
I was keen to help out. We arranged a date so that everyone was in the Gosforth office and I set up my mobile studio in the spare room.
A tweet from the day
I wanted the background to be a soft grey tone instead of bright white or black that I’ve seen a lot of corporate headshots use. This subtle cool grey colour is much more flattering with skin tones and I feel it fits with the Carr and Co’s branding better too.
I positioned all the ladies so that they were all at a similar angle and asked them to lean forward towards me.
The lens I used for all the shots was a 70-200mm 2.8, on a tripod, as it was important to get a consistent look throughout all the headshot photos as they were to be placed on the same webpage.
Here is an image of the before and after portraits on Carr and Co’s website. As you can see, I captured a closer portrait, eliminated the harsh shadows and created a beauty style lighting setup which is very flattering for women’s headshots. This lighting helps the skin glow, gives great catchlights in the eyes and creates a fresh-faced, youthful apperance all whilst keeping the images on brand and professional looking, which is most important for solicitors headshots.
Before and after professional headshots
Would you like to update and get some shiny new headshots for you and the team?
If you’d like to find out more about professional, meet-the-team headshots lets chat.