Monthly Archives: August 2011
New Website? You Need Headshots!

Need a few corporate headshot tips?

Your professional headshots should be updated every 2-3 years so new and current clients “see” consistency in your business portrait. A dated image is just as bad as a poorly executed business headshots. Equally as important when working with business organizations with more than one office/location is consistency in the final image. This consistency provides your clients with a sense of stability. DC Corporate Headshots offers executive headshot  sessions in our Washington DC or Alexandria studios or at to your place of business.

We offer simple online scheduling for dc headshots, provide immediate proofing of your session and retouching is always provided on each and every image we deliver.

 

Business Headshots

Are you looking for the best headshot photographers in DC?  Our modern business headshot is a work of art. Headshot portraits for women in business are very important and a way to make sure you’re on the same playing field as the old boys club members.

 

Headshots for Women in Business

Corporate Headshots and Business Portraits for Women

As I was reviewing the corporate headshot sessions we shot last week I noticed a nice trend…every session was for a woman. Politics, science, real estate, education, a few government agencies, and the healthcare field. All women. All women in business. Some of them loved the camera, some didn’t. I’m confident in one thing…the camera loved ALL of them.

I’m currently reading the book “Outliers: The Story of Success” by Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell repeatedly mentions the “10,000-Hour Rule”, claiming that the key to success in any field is, to a large extent, a matter of practicing a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours. Aristotle is quoted as saying:

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act but a habit.

I reference those quotes from Outliers and Aristotle because I am committed to the old theory that “practice makes perfect”. That’s why I practice my craft even on the rare day that I don’t have a session scheduled. On those “off days” you’ll find me in the studio working on various lighting set-ups, evaluation different light modifiers, and pushing myself to get better. I’ll never be as good as I want to be because I don’t believe in perfection. I do believe in the pursuit of perfection…and to my clients that makes them extremely happy with the images we create and the service we provide.

How can I make statements like “the camera loved all of them”? Seriously? A-L-L of them? That’s right. ALL of them (not just the 3 you see above, we have lots of sessions every week) because I’ve photographed enough faces (10,000+???) that I can quickly recognize an individuals strength (good side), and I can also relate to being on that side of the lens as I had my own headshots redone a few weeks ago by uber headshot photographer Peter Hurley. I can see where the light is going to fall on the face, how to turn you the right way to minimize the things you don’t like and maximize the things that you do like. I know which colors work for your eyes and hair and I’m not trying to make you look cute or glamorous (even though you might feel a little glam during the shoot).

[alert color=blue align=center]My job…control the session…make you feel great about the images by bringing out the best in you…and create a confident and approachable image that POPS![/alert]

If you need a professional business headshot that you’ll love…created in our studio or at your location, give us a call at 202-596-1548 and we’ll get you on the schedule ASAP.

We love working with women in business!!