One of the challenges of having multiple locations for your business is having professional head shots and portraits that look the same regardless of where they were done. There are a couple of ways that you can make this happen.
Photograph your headshots all at once
This is probably most popular with companies that are very large and spread out across multiple states. If you have a sales conference or retreat for your staff, bring in a professional head shot photographer and have them photograph everyone. Usually, these events include some sort of formal occasion and that’s a perfect chance to get everyone looking their best. Or, if your desire is for something more casual and fitting with actual day-to-day operation, just do them in the morning before meetings begin… or during lunchtime. A good head shot photographer should be able to do hundreds of people a day. I’ve set up at national conventions and photographed huge numbers of people very quickly and it negates the need for scheduling.
Send employees to a central studio
If you have multiple offices in the same city, pick a good studio and send everyone there. You’ll always have consistent head shots that way. It also is usually less expensive than option #3:
Use a location head shot photographer who can be consistent
This is the hardest to do but works great provided you get a good location head shot photographer. What does that mean? Well, it means that you need someone who can go into any office and do head shots that will match the ones done in every other location. Not only do they need to be able to match their own work, they also need to be able to match someone else’s. I frequently am given a head shot done by another photographer and told to match it. It can be daunting but a good photographer can pull it off. Often it means changing the background to match what was previously done.
This enables you to get consistent results at multiple locations. These head shots were done in 4 different locations on 2 different days!
Regardless of what method works best for you, be sure that you get a good, reputable head shot photographer in the Tampa area if you want quality, professional head shots. You’ll be glad you did when you see the results.
I’ve been doing Palm Harbor headshots for Angius and Terry Attorneys for a long time. I didn’t do all the headshots on their website but I did quite a few. Whenever they hire a new associate, if they don’t already have a headshot, they send them to me.
One of the great conveniences of having the same person do your headshots is that you get consistency for years. We can replicate the same look for each new employee if needed so that you have a consistent look and feel to your website. I recently had to reproduce a location image in my studio and if you looked at that website now you would never know that one of those images was not shot in the same place as the rest. We can also reproduce a headshot done by someone else. This happens a lot when the “home office” has a particular style they need from the satellite offices.
Another convenience is time. When my client showed up for her Palm harbor headshots it was in the 50’s so I worked fast to get what she needed and get her back to work. This image took less than 5 minutes to produce because I was all set up and ready for her when she arrived.
I did the session at 9a.m., delivered the retouched file before noon and the website was updated before the end of the day. That’s one more thing they can check off their list quickly!
Contact us today so we can give you the professional look that your brand deserves!
I live in Lutz, which is a small town just north of Tampa. You know how it is with small towns around big cities: the big city expands to the point where you can’t tell where the big city ends and the small town begins. If you drive up Dale Mabry Hwy you’ll drive through a couple of small towns and not even know it. Lutz is one of those little towns, no police force, no town hall (I think?).
Because I live here and my home studio is listed as my business address, I show up in searches for local businesses on the map. I’ll be honest, I don’t get as many calls for Lutz headshots as I would like. I sometimes think that small businesses in small towns don’t realize the importance of good headshots. It’s more important than ever because you want to look professional no matter where you are.
Armstrong Forensic Engineers is local to Lutz and I recently did their headshots. I did everything on location, right in the foyer of their offices (they’re located in one of those office parks we have everywhere here that look like a collection of co-op homes). The whole think took about an hour and now they have great professional portraits for their website, email, business cards and anything else they need. They are really on the ball because they haven’t even built their website yet but they have the pieces they need to make it professional and sharp.