Bell Pro Portraits is a division of Songs of Life Photography Studio, our family portrait studio. Did you know that?
We saw a need in the business and arts communities and created a separate division just for head shot, event, and personal branding photography. Most of our clients are business professionals that need updated head shots for social media, marketing materials, and their websites. But, we also focus on musicians, actors, and dancers! We partner with YPAC out of Yorkville to photograph all their theater rehearsals and have photographed the dancers for their head shots and in their costumes.
But for now, let's focus on Business Head shots!
Husband and wife business owners!
Kathy and Blake own a business in Yorkville, IL and needed updated headshots for their business website. Usually, this type of pose is common-vertical, with the head and shoulders showing.
But, we also photograph horizontally to give you more options and variety.
When we photograph horizontally, you receive more options in your photos. A horizontal image can be cropped to vertical so that image has two uses. A vertical image, on the other hand cannot be cropped horizontally and look presentable. So, the vertical image only has one use.
To read more about why we photograph horizontally, click on the link below!
We usually use a neutral gray background for all business photos as most clothing coordinates well, and the subject will stand out. If we use a busy backdrop, then the subject will end up "competing" with the background and it can make for an unflattering image. The purpose of a head shot is for you to be front and center and we do not want anything competing for attention.
On the other hand, if you run a surfing business, you might want some colorful backdrops behind you and you might want to wear your summer clothing for a few. After all, that is you and your brand!
When business gets back to normal and you need an updated headshot, please do not hesitate to reach out!