Professional Headshot and Portraits
Benefits of professional headshot portraits
A professional headshot is an expression of one's career and life’s work. Any field involving face-to-face consultation - such as real estate, healthcare, law, coaching, counseling, and retail - relies on professional headshots to convey an open and inviting presence. Headshots aid face recognition by clients and customers. Actors, authors, musicians, and others have long relied on skilled headshot photographers to showcase their portfolios. And a professional headshot is a versatile, critical element for an effective online presence on LinkedIn and personal branding at any stage of one’s career.
A headshot photographer facilitates this connection by highlighting your professional persona in a visually impactful way. Hundreds of clients have relied on Madison, WI photographer Clint Thayer and associate photographers of Focal Flame Photography for professional headshot images in our studio or on location.
For individuals, departments, or company-wide
In some cases, headshots (also known as business portraits) must be of a uniform style, such as when a collection of employee headshots is shown together as a set. In this scenario it is important for each individual’s personality to shine through, but for all of the professional headshots to have a compatible look. We provide on-location employee photo services for departments, business units, and entire companies.
Need to show your creative side?
In creative industries, a headshot bears more resemblance to the art of portraiture. Personality is depicted through varied composition, background, and appearance expressed through clothing, posture, or expression. For example, actor headshots hint at the dynamic range of the actor - even in a single portrait.
Comfortable, enjoyable sessions
Regardless of the intended use of the image, Madison photographer Clint Thayer focuses on making clients comfortable. “When someone enjoys the experience of creating their business portrait, that comes through in their expression,” says Thayer. “I often ask them about what they love about their line of work, and as they’re talking, their passion just lights up their eyes and face.”