Outdoor headshot of woman in a dark shirt and black jacket.

3 Questions to Decide Your Headshot Style

By Matthew on December 22, 2019

Relaxed professional. Vibrant creative. El Queso Grande. Which headshot style is right for you? Well, it depends, so let’s dig in.

    Who are you?

    The core function of a headshot is to communicate who you are, so start by figuring out what aspects of you you’re trying to communicate. Are you trying to convey a sense of polished style, or of creative eccentricity? Do you need to be in a modern office to feel at home? Does your spirit soar in nature?

    Who are they?

    All of the thoughts above should be checked against the values of whomever you’re trying to convince that you’re the right person for the role. Imagine that you feel at peace in a field of sunflowers but are applying for a conservative financial position. Would that field of sunflowers resonate with a hiring manager that needs a ninja rockstar fast-paced self-starter? There is no right answer, it is about finding a happy medium where you’re comfortable and confident.

    Where are you going?

    The last piece of the puzzle is to think about the industry and role you’re looking to get into. Certain industries have certain styles that may help you be recognized as a sort of a known quantity. For instance, the financial world would probably feel more comfortable from the get-go with someone in a sharp, conservative suit rather than chinos and an avocado shirt. However, a marketing agency might feel the opposite. A quick browse of your ideal organization’s website or social media can be a good barometer of their workplace dress and culture.

    Let’s Bring it Full Circle

    Ok, so that was a lot of vague fodder for thought, I know. The point is that there are a lot of factors you can consider when figuring out what kind of headshot you want. Luckily for you, I’m happy to help you navigate that maze as we design your headshot session.

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    I will wear a KN95 or better mask while shooting indoors. I will no longer wear a mask outdoors, unless I have to shoot closer than 6 feet from you.

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    If your session is outdoors, we'll obviously be at the mercy of the weather. I may reschedule your session if there is a chance of rain greater than 50% or a temperature above 90°F forecast for the time of your shoot.

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    For sessions scheduled to be shot at your home or office, a space roughly 8 feet by 8 feet is required.


    With the exception of COVID-19 issues, sessions must be canceled more than three days from your session date. Sessions booked sooner than three days cannot be canceled. To cancel your session, please contact me directly via the email address or phone number at the bottom of this page.

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    By scheduling your session, you agree allow me to use your final headshot(s) in my portfolio, blog posts, and marketing material. If you do not want you headshot used, please let me know after you have reviewed your images.

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    After your final images are delivered and approved the .jpg files will be archived for five years. The archived images can be retrieved with at least 48-hours notice.

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