What is an Alternative Headshot? Most of the people we photograph for headshots are your typical, smiling, looking at the camera images. Those are needed in the business world in order to showcase the message and mission each business wants to convey.
But, what if you wanted to show MORE of who you are and what your business is all about? Perhaps a Personal Branding session will work for you. With this type of session, you receive a lot of images for use in marketing, online, social media, and printing purposes. Do you need all that?
If the answer is no, then think about what we call, the Alternative Headshot. This type of headshot tells a little bit more about a person and can create a more authentic, positive "feeling" when viewed. The person in the image seems more real and more like a human. Studies show that if someone identifies with the values of a particular business, they are MORE LIKELY TO SPEND THEIR MONEY THERE AND FEEL GOOD ABOUT IT.
So, as more businesses are looking for a standard headshot, why not stand out more and get the Alternative one?
Alternative headshots are taken in our Oswego, IL studio most of the time, but can be taken outside as well. Think unique, fun, and out of the box. Bring "props" with you that tell your story. Perhaps it is sunglasses, or a hat. Perhaps it is your paint brushes if you are an artist. Items that are a part of you are worth photographing to tell your clients more about you.
The image below is a group "headshot" taken on location in their restaurant in Yorkville, IL. Although it is less of a Head shot and more of a portrait, it is more along the lines of what we call the Alternative Headshot!