In today’s primarily virtual world, a head shot is most likely the first impression you will have with potential clients. Having a professional head shot is a great way to boost your confidence and gives others a better idea of your professional abilities. Though people say to “never judge a book by its cover”, it’s always a good idea to try to make the best first impression that you possibly can.

Here at Photography by Jodi Lynn, we want to help you stand out from the crowd and stay fresh in your potential clients and colleagues’ minds! Choosing the right outfit can take your photos to the next level. Not sure what to wear? We’ve put together a no-fuss guide on what you should bring to your photo shoot.

Keep it simple and neutral.

Not sure where to start? Black, white, and greys are go-to classic colors that are perfect for that timeless and clean look. You can never go wrong with these!

Blazer or no blazer?

We say yes to both! Always bring a neutral colored, well-fitted blazer to your shoot as we can take photos with it on and off to give you some diversity. Don’t be afraid of some color though! Bolder colors like jewel tones can still be just as nice and work well with a variety of skin tones.

Stick with tradition.

Button-ups and blouses should be the foundation to your outfit (or at least one of your outfits). A business dress, cardigan, or nice sweater are also great choices! We want you to look good, but comfortable too! You should feel like best yourself when you wear your outfit.

Let one thing be the focus.

Whether that is a jewelry piece, a pop of color, or a printed garment, chose which one should be the highlight of your outfit and keep the rest simple.

Now that you have a better idea of what to bring, let’s talk details.

What colors or patterns should I wear? Solid colors look great on camera, and let YOU be the focus in the image. However, we do love a subtle print here and there to bring in some interest. A fun idea would be incorporating a print that goes along with your type of business!

Great grooming can go a long way. Good grooming and hygiene are crucial for a great head shot. This is your chance to look your absolute best! Ideally you will want a simple, clean, and soft makeup look that shows off the real YOU. We always offer in-studio hair and makeup services for those that are interested!

How do I portray my business in my head shots?

You can always incorporate your clothes that you wear for your profession into your head shot session. Are you a yoga instructor? Let’s take some action and resting shots of you in your gear! Accessories and props are also an easy way to show people who you are and what you’re about.

Another great way to give your head shots some more style is considering a different colored background. We have multiple options at the studio, and it can bring in some life to traditional photos. Think of your industry and career field and how we can match that same feeling. We loved doing a blush pink background for our beauty team gals! If you’re wanting anything other than a white or grey background for your session, please let us know beforehand!

Why not try a more “lifestyle” approach? Let’s take some more relaxed photos in a comfortable setting that shows off your personality, and can be more versatile for your business needs.

Whatever your business or personal needs are, Photography by Jodi Lynn offers a variety of packages to suit each individual. Book your session here, or to learn more feel free to contact us!

 

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Photographing The Future

Ask any mother and she will tell you that her children are both the light of her life and her daily struggle. Raising the future leaders and pioneers of this world is tough! We find that raising daughters can be particularly challenging. Society seems to have so many requirements for women. Women must be a million things in one small package. It can be a daunting task to raise confident, strong and independent women in a society that seeks to divide and tell women “you aren’t enough.” This is precisely why we want to highlight some bright, beautiful, and powerful young ladies who are being raised by strong women. 

Building Confidence to Last

These lovely ladies are so fortunate to have positive and encouraging role models in their life. The lessons that the women in their lives will pass on to them will help build their confidence and inner strength for years to come. Through overcoming adversity and standing up for oneself and others, women are able to build strong foundations for themselves that stand the test of time.  We are coming up on the 100th anniversary of women successfully fighting for the right to vote. This never would have been possible if women did not stand together and fight for their rights. Imagine if our great grandmothers and their mothers could see all that we have accomplished together. 

Encouraging Future Leaders

As women, we should be a symbol of strength and encouragement for one another. Having a group of strong women was vital when it came to marriage, birthing and raising children, and advancing oneself whether academically, or professionally. Every successful woman in the world has had a coalition of mothers, sisters, and grandmothers to have her back. Whether you are a mother, sister, aunt, stepmother, grandmother, or a family friend in a young girls life; you have an obligation to support and encourage strength in our future leaders.

 

Put the Focus on Them! 

We cannot forget the importance of the fathers like in this “Another meaningful way to celebrate dad” blog in our daughters lives! We want to celebrate your daughter with the people or interests that matter most to her. Having photos to look back on and remember is a great way to immortalize moments in time. Photography by Jodi Lynn offers full photo packages as well as headshot packages for your future senator, entrepreneur, film star, or doctor! 

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Memory Lane

June 29, 2020

Classic Summer Time

Summer is officially here! It is time for swimsuits, sun, popsicles and fireworks. America’s Birthday is here and we are excited to celebrate. This season always makes us picture retro swimsuits and classic cars. Maybe it is the fond memories of watching The Sandlot as a kid, but summer reminds us of all things vintage and pinups!

A Variety of Ideas

Coming in for a Pin Up session with Photography by Jodi Lynn is a great way to mix up your photos. This theme is great for all aspects of your life. Jodi Lynn was featured on a variety of wedding websites for her Bonnie and Clyde engagement shoot. You could dress up your minis and do a cute “Mama and Me” pin up session. Also, what a creative and memorable way to celebrate your birthday (or child’s birthday)  or girl gang! 

 

Headshots as Unique as You

Another great option for your vintage photo session is to use it for unique headshots for your business. Whether you are a beauty blogger, fashionista, real estate agent or a successful YouTuber, this would set your brand apart. We love when you bring your creative ideas into the studio. Jodi Lynn loves a challenge and isn’t afraid to try something new!

 

Summer Nights!

These beautiful ladies sure do make us wish we were sitting on a beach sipping a cold coca cola and taking a ride in a convertible. One aspect that makes pin up photography so much fun is the ability to incorporate different props and vintage styles! If you need fun retro outfit ideas, there are so many vintage boards on Pinterest and Unique Vintage is a great shop! Pin Up Photography is a specialized area that we do not offer regularly, so be sure to book yours while the weather is hot! 

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Often when we think of headshots, many people think of stiff, static pictures of subjects with out-of-date hairstyles and impersonal professional clothing, but headshots can be so much more. Today on the Photography By Jodi Lynn blog, we are going to show you just how fun taking lifestyle headshots with a portrait photographer can be and how they can actually show your best self and personality. It’s time to say goodbye to boring glamour shots!   

Who Should Get Headshots?

Anyone can get headshots! This style of photography is all about capturing you: your personality and style. However, we encourage real estate professionals, boutique owners, bloggers, and other professionals in Phoenix to invest in quality lifestyle headshots. Why? Not only will they demonstrate your professionalism, but they will show the personality you have to offer them if they work with you.     

3 Tips For Taking Photos You’ll Love

It’s easy to feel intimidated or self-conscious when thinking about taking pictures, but when you work with us, we create a comfortable environment that will help you shine. Headshots are all about capturing you. Below are some tips for feeling comfortable in your own skin and your very best — your most beautiful self.

Choose Your Power Outfit

In business, a blue suit has traditionally been called “the power suit.” In the same way, each of us have colors, clothing styles, and materials that make us feel the most like ourselves. Like in the photos here, our client chose two of her favorite outfits that make her feel beautiful. When choosing the ensemble for your pictures, remember it’s not about having the latest styles, it’s about showing your individuality. Also, don’t forget about your favorite accessories!

Get Creative With Poses

One of the things we love about what we do is capturing our client’s personality through multiple poses and angles. Gone are the days of static poses. When doing a photo shoot, we encourage our clients to sit, stand, lay down, twirl, and do what feels natural to them. We will help you find a pose that looks good and feels natural. If looking at the camera doesn’t feel comfortable, don’t worry! There are a lot of great ways to capture you, without looking at the lens.   


Choose Your Favorite Props

In her book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo says that being surrounded by our favorite things will make us feel happy. In the same way, incorporating our favorite things into headshots can be a great way to bring out our personality. What items do you love and which of them show off your passions? Do you have a favorite mug or notebook like our client? Are you the happiest when in a room full of books? When choosing your props, get creative!

Jodi Lynn and Traci of Photography By Jodi Lynn are passionate about capturing our client’s inner and outer beauty through lifestyle headshots that you will not only love for years to come, but will help drive the success of your business in Phoenix. To learn more about us, available packages, and to book your session, visit our website.

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A great headshot can immensely help improve and develop the professional image of any business. Before a client reaches out to a company they research their website and social media network to get an idea of who the company is. From small businesses to larger companies, it’s important to have your internet presence be a current reflection of you. With professional business headshots from Photography by Jodi Lynn and Co, you can show the world why they should work with you in just a few clicks of our camera.

Increase Your Business with Professional Headshots

Jodi Lynn and Traci have created the perfect studio environment to help you capture exceptional headshots for your business or social media sites. Our professional, glamour headshots are not only beneficial for your business, but are a positive reflection of yourself as a business owner. At our Scottsdale, Arizona studio we have worked with numerous businesses and have seen first hand how our headshot photography has improved their client outreach.

Put Your Business at the Top with Photography by Jodi Lynn

Social media is an amazing marketing tool which allows us to reach millions of people and learn more about them. An excellent professional headshot can make you stand out from the social media crowd. If you want to improve your social network pages, bring in more clientele, or just update your business headshots then book here or call us at 480-495-5455 to schedule!

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