Making Business Portrait Photography Suit Your Personality
Working with a variety of businesses across the Midlands, as a photographer one of the key aspects of what I do is capturing their personality. A business headshot will show people what you look like (or social media or linked in for example), but a business portrait says more about you and your business. When I am out with my clients I spend time getting to know them, what their business does and what it is they are trying to say through their website and marketing material. Very often it is these simple conversation that steers the photography one way or another.
I met Assad and his colleagues at HRIS Community through the web design team at Wow Internet who I have worked with before. They were looking for something that reflected the fact that they are a well regarded company, but that they were not stiff and formal. For the photography we needed photographs that reflected the different personalities of the three main partners, but that also tied in well with the actually design of the site itself.
The great thing about working in the Birmingham area is that there are plenty of venues and areas of the city that can give a unique look to photographs. We spent time around the business district of the city and this gave some great options for experimenting with colours and textures in the background. Fundamentally however, my skill is not just technical, but rather it is more human – I need to be able to get the most out of each person within a relatively short time, making them feel comfortable doing something that most people find unusual (to say the least).
The results allowed the web design team several options for the end product, and meant that each portrait on the page looked different, but still had a stylistic connection with the others.
If you are interested in getting some business portraits or social media headshots, please contact James to see how we might be able to help.