3 important things to keep in mind before having a corporate headshot taken

In a world where on average a person is inundated with thousands of photos per day it is important to make sure that your personal image makes a serious impact. If you run a business or need your online profile to make an impression and stand out from all the other faces an eye-catching portrait is key.  How you want to portray yourself is a significant part of what kind of photograph you need. Three things to keep in mind before having a professional head shot taken:

1- How you want people to feel when they see you or the look you want to portray.

My personal rule of thumb while photographing business portraits is to make the person look professional but approachable. This look tends to be the best of both worlds, but ask yourself what kind of message you want to deliver to a potential client or employer.

2- What position do you currently hold within your company?

A photograph of a corporate Vice President holding a beer bottle in a lounge chair is not the most professional image to attach to a company and yes, I have seen this exact profile picture used on LinkedIn. If you sell beer, you may have hit your mark, but if you have any other career, this is can come across a little sloppy. When it comes to your online presence the message you give is important.

3- Are you looking to move up within a company or change careers?

If you aren't happy in the position you currently hold that's ok.  The idea is present an image that represents where you want to be.  Self image is incredibly important to how you act and feel about where you are and want to be, not only professionally, but in life in general. Putting your best foot and best face forward can change your life!

Here are some images of people who really hit the mark with their professional image-

Love, LOCPS xoxox

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Three Sessions that Represent a New Beginning in 2018!

The New Year has rolled in with a bang and we are very excited here at Left of Centre Photography to see what 2018 has in store! Not being one for those New Years Resolutions that I deep down know I am never going to achieve (sorry extra ten pounds make yourself comfortable ‘cause you’re staying put!). I like to look at the new year with the thought of fresh starts, new beginnings, clean slates and endless creative possibilities. Now is the perfect time to change a professional image, start that business, try blogging, or simply try something new-like a sandwich of mars bars and kit-kats; heaven!

After our break between Christmas and New Year we have hit the ground running and straight back to work!  Here at Left of Centre Photography January is Corporate Headshot month and one of our busiest times to help professionals achieve the best image they possibly can! Stay tuned for more business portrait blogs this month!

Here are three very different sessions that have been an awesome start to our 2018 and represent an impressive new beginning-

A new look! Marcel is a talented Opera singer attending his first year Masters program in Performance at Western University. Cropping in close, his headshots embody a theatre feel with posing and lighting while remaining professional. Perfect for a performing background!

 

A beautiful new baby boy to cuddle!  Jaysen was born in mid December and was the perfect gift to this family of four and with two big sisters to love him 2018 is going to be one magical year for this beautiful family!

 

Cat-in-the-Hate Knows a lot about That!  Massimo had a blast with his cake-smash with this colourful theme.  There really is nothing like being allowed to get cake EVERYWHERE!!! I like to use it as an excuse to make a mess- one that I make Jeff clean up!!

No matter where you are in life, the new year is the best time to reflect on and reinvent yourself! What are your plans for the new year? Whatever they are we hope that they are magical and everything you hoped for!

See you next week!

Love, LOCPS xoxo

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Photographs of Liberal candidate Dr. Don Trant, by Left of Centre Photography!

As most people in Canada are aware, there is a Federal election coming up in October. Most of us know it's coming, but have subconsciously put off thinking too much about it until the kids go back to school...after all, summer is too short to worry about the government, isn't it?!? Well, if you're running for office, you've been thinking about it for some time...and have probably spent your precious summer months planning strategy, planting signs and marketing yourself to your constituents. Recently we had the pleasure of meeting one of our local candidates - the Liberal candidate for the riding of Wellington-Halton Hills, Dr. Don Trant, and his wife Mary Lou, when they came to us to photograph Don for his campaign promotions. We've been seeing his signs go up around our area, and love that he's used one of our photos on it! Choosing to change the photo to black and white against the Liberal red background really helps to capture people's attention and add a touch of classic sophistication.

Keep your eye out for Don, Mary Lou and their team as they make door-to-door house calls leading up to the election - they are out there even as we try to squeeze in the last bit of summer fun. The flyer that they dropped around town this past weekend also has our work on it, and looks great.

If you would like more information about Don Trant check out some of his sites-

https://wellington-haltonhills.liberal.ca/dontrant/

https://dontrant.liberal.ca/

Check out some of the photographs below!

Love

LOCPS xoxo

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Corporate Head shots with Willson International!

We had the pleasure of working with Willson International on updating their corporate image with head shots.  At Left of Centre Photography we love working with easy going professional people and we certainly found a great fit with this company! Below are some of the images taken and please click here to see how they used them (feel free to explore their entire site while you're there!)

Love

LOCPS xoxo

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Corporate Head Shot with Left of Centre Photography!

Business head shots are so important.  Putting across a professional and friendly image is key in the corporate world.  Julie came to us wanting to update her professional look.  She was great to work with and looks amazing in her photos! Check out the ones she selected!

LOCPS xoxo

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