Archive for January, 2016

The Best Headshot Photographer….. | Gilbert, Arizona Photographer

These days, everyone has a profile picture online whether it be on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter.  Not all of them tend to be the best angle, lighting or background though.  When you’re trying to gain business and make a good impression, your picture is the first thing clients see.

A good business headshot photographer should be able to bring out your personality while maintaining your professionalism.  You should use a professional photographer, but make sure you do your research.  Not all who claim to be a photographer are full time and it’s not their career.  You want to spend a little more for quality work and experience, this picture is important!

Each person has a unique look and style.  A good photographer should be able to get your personality to show.  Chatting during your session is okay, it helps relax you and you’ll naturally become more engaged with the camera.  Breathing is key too; taking a deep breath every so often gets you a fresh, new smile.

 A good corporate headshot photographer should also be able to photograph your “best side”.  Some people have features that look better at some angles than others and the photographer should be aware of how to position you to look your best.  The photographer should also have knowledge regarding the lighting and choosing the best background to make sure you don’t look washed out or your hair or clothes don’t blend with the backdrop.  A wardrobe change part way through the session could help freshen you up as well as give you another option for your portrait.  And don’t go too heavy handed on the post production work and retouching.  Remember, your headshot should look like you now, not 15 years ago!

All that being said, relax, have a little fun, and your corporate headshot will look just like…….you!





7 reasons for a new business headshot | Arizona Photographer

Haven’t replaced your outdated business headshot in a while? Lamar Studios can help with that! At our indoor photography studio in Gilbert, we have a variety of different backdrops to suit your needs. Here are 7 reasons why it might be time to update that business headshot.

Outdated photo.

Let’s face it, hairstyles and clothing change. If you don’t look anything like you do now in your headshot, time for a new portrait!


People want someone they like and trust. With a great headshot, they feel like they know you before you’


A business headshot lets your clients know that you take your work seriously.


Along with business cards and website use, who knows, someone might ask for it to highlight you and/or your business.

Imagery rules all.

In this day and age, we’re inundated with photographs on a daily basis. Sometimes, potential clients don’t even look at a resume, just the picture!


Human resource people do check social media sites. If you have a not-so-great business headshot, that could kill your chance of obtaining a client.

Different business.

Maybe you were a personal trainer and now you’re a realtor. They have two totally different clienteles that you’ll need to cater to.

Whatever the reason, Lamar Studios can help you get the photograph you need to convey the right message while maintaining a professional yet relaxed look!



What do I wear for my Business Headshot? | Gilbert Photography

Want to make sure you look your best for your business headshot?  There are several things you can do to make sure you look professional and make a great impression.

Think about who is going to be looking at these photos.  What image are you trying to project?  Are you an attorney or realtor?  Are you a doctor or physical trainer?  While all are professionals, each may need a different look.

At Lamar Studios, we love taking business headshots!  Clothing is an important part of looking sharp and one way to do that is make sure you choose something comfortable and that fits well.  It’s always harder to relax if you’re wearing an ill-fitting ensemble!  Also, make sure it’s clean and neatly pressed.

Make sure to stay away from busy patterns and unflattering colors.  Busy patterns pull your eye away from the subject but solid colors help keep the focus on you!  Ladies, avoid cap sleeves or sleeveless tops and dresses.  They make your arms appear bigger than they truly are.

It’s always a good idea to bring 2-3 different tops in different styles.  You might like a certain color more than another or you might like something with a different neckline.  Keep the jewelry simple too, we don’t want to distract from your face. Besides, we want your eyes to be the jewelry!

You can come our studio location in Gilbert or we can come to you.

In the end, your business headshot should exemplify you. So have some fun with it!


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