The goals of a good corporate, business or portfolio headshot are to look your best, bring out your personality and of course, stand out among others. Nikki Cole is a professional photographer with years of experience providing professional headshots for businesses, professionals, actors and models in the Boston Massachusetts areas. Throughout her years, she has uncovered the best ways to ensure your headshot stands out.
Beyond smiling, here are the top three things you can do to ensure your professional headshot does a good job sharing your personal brand story.
- Hire A Professional Photographer – Together, you and a professional can discuss the style of headshot you are looking for. Perhaps you want a clean, simple backdrop or perhaps you want to be outdoors or in an environment that showcases your work. A professional has the tools and camera to ensure proper lighting so you look your best. They will properly position you at the best angle.
- Smile With Your Eyes – A professional photographer will know how to bring out your personality and then capture the right moment. When being photographed, it is important to ensure your smile extends far beyond your mouth.
- What You Wear Matters – Avoid busy patterns. You want the eyes to be drawn to your face, rather than your outfit. Discuss the background color with your photographer. Together, you will be able to come up with a colour palette for your wardrobe.
If you’re in need of a professional photographer in Boston for your next headshot, contact Nikki Cole at 617.846.3314.