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About Professional Headshots

All the information you need before having professional headshots taken in Calgary

What Are Professional Headshots?

Professional headshots are high-quality photographs that capture you in a polished and professional manner. They typically focus on your face and shoulders, presenting you in the best possible light for business or personal branding purposes. These images are commonly used for corporate websites, LinkedIn profiles, business cards, and promotional materials.

High-quality photos in a polished and professional manner.

The term “professional headshot” is in its broadest form. It could also include corporate headshots, LinkedIn headshots and even more specific terms depending of one’s industry, as in “realtor headshots”, “lawyer headshots” and so on.

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Are Professional Headshots Important?

Absolutely! Professional headshots are often the first impression you make on potential clients, employers, or business partners in Calgary. A professional headshot conveys approachability, helping to build trust and credibility. In today’s competitive world, having a strong online presence is crucial, and professional headshots play a significant role in shaping that image.

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What Do I Wear for Professional Headshots?

When selecting clothing for your professional headshots, opt for a look that reflects your personal brand and industry. Stick to solid colours or subtle patterns to avoid distractions. Avoid loud or busy patterns that can detract from your face. Choose clothing that fits well and makes you feel confident and comfortable. Remember, your outfit should complement your features, not overpower them.

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How Do I Pose for Professional Headshots?

Keep your shoulders relaxed and your chin slightly lifted to elongate your neck and minimize the appearance of any double chin. Experiment with different angles and expressions to find what works best for you.

What Backdrops are Best for Professional Headshots?

Simple, clean backgrounds are best for professional headshots as they keep the focus on you. Neutral colours like grey, white, or black, provide a timeless and professional backdrop. Avoid busy or distracting backgrounds that could take away from your presence in the photo.

How Should I Prepare for Professional Headshots?

Prepare for your professional headshots by getting plenty of rest the night before, staying hydrated, and practicing good skincare. Make sure to try out your clothing choice a few days before the photo session in case any adjustment is needed. Practicing smiles and poses in front of the mirror is also a great way to prepare for your professional headshots!

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What If I’m Not Photogenic?

Amanda is skilled at making you feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. She’ll work with you to find the most flattering angles and expressions that highlight your best features. Remember, professional headshots are about presenting you in the best possible light, so relax and trust the process.

Professional headshots are about presenting you in the best possible light.

Usually when people do not feel photogenic is because they aren’t comfortable in front of the camera, or they are being photographed by non-photographers, or they are not lit (or posed) properly. We work hard to create a stress-free environment for you to feel and look your best in every photo.

How Much Do Professional Headshots Cost?

The cost of professional headshots can vary depending on factors such as the number of images you’re looking for and high-quality products like wall art for your home or office. Our headshot session in Calgary includes hair and makeup, unlimited wardrobe choices, and no charge for retouching. Pricing starts at $790 for 2 images. On average, you can expect to invest anywhere from $790 to $5000 or more if you’re looking for albums and custom-framed wall art. Consider it an investment in your professional image that can yield significant returns in the long run.

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