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Define the Project: 5 Questions to Answer Before Beginning Team Photos

Updated: Sep 16

Before my studio can provide your company with an estimate for a team headshot job, we’ll need to know some important details about the project.

1. Numbers: How many people will be photographed, and how many of shots do you need of each person? Some companies want two photos of each team member. They might want one with a studio background and one with an environmental background. Or, one with more corporate attire, and one with business casual attire. 2. Background preference: Which background would best represent your company? Three top choices for corporate clients are white, gray or black. These are the most common backgrounds because they are neutral and will look great with any web design colors. We can also purchase a paper background to match a specific brand color. If you wish to include any outdoor elements, we would suggest a digital background replacement, instead of shooting with the view out the window as a background or doing the photos outdoors. Weather changes and light shifts from morning to afternoon make this almost impossible to get consistent backgrounds for everyone's photos. 3. Add-on photos: Do you need any group shots? Do you need “candid” shots of your team working? It’s important to let us know before we arrive if you would like group shots or posed photos of your team working. It sometimes takes some pre-planning for picking locations, and shots like these might require additional lighting. You will need to let your team know who will be in these photos. 4. Copyright licensing: Where will the photos be used? This can make a difference in the copyright licensing. Roughly 95% of the companies we work with usually need team headshots for their websites and email signatures. Website and email use is included in our basic licensing agreement. But, if the photos will be used for an advertising campaign, that will require higher fee for licensing.

5. Hair and makeup touch-ups: Would you like to treat your team to some help with their hair and makeup? We can add on one or two hair and makeup artists to help with styling. This can help make everyone feel more relaxed and the finished photos will look better too.

- Liz T. | Marketing Director

HIGHLY recommend Bonnie! She is incredibly talented and I am very pleased with my headshots. Her studio experience is fantastic - great lighting and multiple background options. I sent her some inspirational pics & she helped pose me to capture exactly what I wanted.

Bonnie produces high-quality photos that she finishes very quickly. What I loved most was the level of commitment she put into making sure she delivered what I wanted. She worked to truly understand my vision & then did a great job to bring it to life.

- Preston P. | Leadership Coach

I thoroughly enjoyed working with you. Your professionalism and planning were impeccable. You captured fantastic shots that amplify my brand image. If you're searching for someone to help build your brand image, I highly recommend Bonnie Heath!

- Leslie B. | Web Designer

Bonnie is a pleasure to work with. She is creative and talented with camera and lighting. I am very pleased with the photos she took for my business. I highly recommend Bonnie J Heath Photography to anyone looking to capture great photos for their site, LinkedIn, etc.


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