Often when we think of headshots, many people think of stiff, static pictures of subjects with out-of-date hairstyles and impersonal professional clothing, but headshots can be so much more.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.