Tips to Create a Professional Headshot for Your Business Image

Today’s digital world is fast-paced, which means you need to create content and have it published as quickly as possible. The best way to do that? Utilize social media and its broad reach to your advantage. With a combination of personal profiles, company pages, and branded accounts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and more, you can share professional images of your organization with thousands of people in just a few clicks. However, the key to any successful strategy is creating an online presence that stands out from the rest. To do that, you need to make sure your various profiles are all consistent in their branding and visuals. And one way to do this is by investing in professional headshots for each profile. These images will not only give potential customers insight into who you are as an individual or representative of your business but also provide a reliable image for all other marketing materials moving forward.

What is a professional headshot?

A professional headshot is a full-length photograph of a person’s head and shoulders, often with a plain background. These portraits are most commonly taken for business, as opposed to casual, purposes. Headshots are traditionally used for auditions, casting calls, modeling and publishing, but are now also often used for social media profiles and other online forums. While the term “headshot” is often used interchangeably with the term “business portrait,” there are a few key distinctions to consider when creating a professional headshot for your organization. First, you want to make sure your headshot is a full-length photo rather than just a close-up photo of your face. This not only provides a better visual but also allows your viewers to understand the visual representation of your brand as a whole.

Why should you care about your headshot?

Saint Louis Business Portrait for Social Media and Corporate Websites.
Saint Louis Business Portrait for Social Media and Corporate Websites.

Your headshot might seem like just a simple visual representation of your brand, but it’s so much more than that. In fact, your headshot is the first thing people will see when they come across your online presence. So, it’s important that this visual be as accurate and as professional as possible. From your headshot, people can determine your expertise, interests, and even your mood. Your headshot will be used on a number of different channels, including your website, social media accounts, email signatures, and printed materials including business cards, brochures, and flyers. With a single image, you can convey your core values, personality, and level of professionalism. If you’re not happy with your current headshot, you can’t expect to make a strong first impression on potential customers.

Tips for creating the perfect headshot

– Prepare for your shoot: Make sure you’re in a comfortable environment so you can be yourself during the shoot. – Select a photographer: Look for someone with experience in the field and who has a proven track record. – Select the right location: Having your photo taken in an environment where you feel at ease will help you deliver your best self. – Choose your wardrobe wisely: Make sure whatever you wear is clean, wrinkle-free, and fits you well. – Don’t forget to smile: Smiling is one of the easiest ways to convey confidence and professionalism. – Stay away from sunglasses: Sunglasses may give off a cool vibe, but they can also make you look unapproachable. – Avoid props: Unless the use of a specific prop is absolutely necessary for your shoot, avoid using them.

Know What to Expect

CEO website headshot
CEO website headshot

Before you book your shoot, you should be aware of what to expect. This will not only help you prepare for the shoot but also save you time and money. – Locations: Many photographers will work off-site, but some may have studio space. We own our own private studio. Photography styles: Choose a photographer whose style matches your brand. – Editing: Most photographers offer editing services, but it’s important to confirm this in advance. We always update to the best and latest editing software available. Turnaround: Most photographers will have their own turnaround times. We can often be completed in one to two days. Usage rights: Make sure you understand how long you can use your headshots and where you can use them. When you work with us, you will own all the rights to you images. Payment: Make sure you understand the payment terms and methods of your photographer.


A professional headshot is an investment that will pay off in the long run. Not only will it help you create a memorable online presence but it can also help you network and find new clients. Whether you’re looking to build your personal brand, promote your business, or update your social media accounts, a professional headshot is a great place to start. With the above tips in mind, you’re well on your way to creating the perfect professional headshot. Start building your brand today, give us a call, 314-913-5626!
Mike Haller

St Louis Headshots

Business Headshots. Professional & Creative. Look your Best, Don’t Accept Less! Book Today!

Real people, looking their very best.

Each headshot photography session is an individual experience in creating the best possible photograph for your needs: we will help you choose the right clothing and look for your head shots based on who you are, what you do, and what you need the photos for.

We’re proud to offer high-quality, affordable business headshots, doctor/lawyer headshots, and personal brand portraits. We approach portrait photography as an opportunity to collaborate with our clients to create top-notch images tailored to your individual needs. We look forward to working with you!
Mike Haller

Professional Photos For Business!

We’ve helped some of St. Louis’s most recognizable companies with their employee profiles, advertising, marketing, and commercial use. Doctors, lawyers, accountants, realtors, and financial planners are just a small sample of our corporate clients who we shoot daily.

A headshot is more than just a business portrait or a selfie. A headshot is a first introduction to your future employer. It’s your client’s reassurance that you’re the right person for the job.

Your headshot goes to work for you when you aren’t in the room to do it yourself, so let’s make it great!

Whether you’re a business professional or in the entertainment industry, we will capture your unique personality in a headshot that will stand out from your competition.
Mike Haller

Professional Headshots | Business Portraits | Commercial Photographers

As a corporate photographer we work with companies to help with the creation and promotion of their brand, products, and services. Much of our work involves taking portraits and headshots, but we also work on many social and charitable events.

We provide high quality ground and drone aerial images. These photos can then be used on websites, social media, brochures, business cards, newsletters, and more. We are very experienced and have the proper equipment. We also have a clear understanding of the needs of many types of businesses that we are working with.
Mike Haller

Advertising Photographers | Business Portraits | Product and Service Photos

Executive, corporate or business headshots or corporate portraits are photos made of staff members, usually head and shoulders but sometimes half-body or three-quarter-body shots, generally made for company websites, internal newsletters, trade publications, public relations, marketing and sometimes advertising. Our photography is created at our studio or at your location.

As a corporate photographer we work with companies to help with the creation and promotion of their brand, products, and services. Much of our work involves taking portraits and headshots, but we also work on many social and charitable events.

St. Louis product and service photographers

Our professional creative photography will make you more money.  It is a valuable profit motive for your business.  Good photography will make your marketing efforts and sales goals much more achievable.  Mediocre photography will detract from the quality of your product.
Mike Haller

Business Headshots professionally shot in a private studio or in your office on your time schedule.

Your image is your brand. We provide focused coaching and directing to help you relax in front of my camera either in our private studio or in your office. We’ll help make your true personality and confidence shine.

Your headshot appearing on your website profile is going to set the stage for any new business or personal relationships. You want to be authentic and approachable. Most importantly, when your image communicates your true personality your confidence increases and this builds trust with your clients and associates.

Lawyer and doctor headshots are often calling upon us to photograph their entire staff. Whether it’s 6 or 60 employees we can properly schedule and accommodate.

We’re aware that people that may not always enjoy having their picture take. Just relax, I am here to help get you through any fears or awkwardness of being photographed.
Mike Haller

St Louis Headshots for professionals, brands and groups.

For doctors, lawyers, and corporate portraitures, we’re often selected due to our experience. We’ve been in business since 1982 and have a deep background in shooting efficiently on location or in our convenient studio. Our gear is all digital and always up to date. We’re often called upon by many other markets such as actors, musicians, entrepreneurs, and individuals wishing to look their best for educational websites and social media.

Professional Headshots and Business Portraits.

We create professional photography that will showcase you and your brand in the best possible way. Your headshot is the first thing your customers see when they visit your website, your social media page, such as Facebook or for LinkedIn. Make certain your headshot makes a lasting impression for all the right reasons.

We’re specialists in group headshots. Efficient and fairly priced, we work within your time scheduling. Are you part of a specific team within your company? Then show your special group to the world. Create a professional impact upon your customers, and let them see the team that means business.
Mike Haller

Professional headshots and business portraits.

We are looking for images that convey confidence and approachability. How do I do that (you ask)? I will guide you throughout the session.

The most important part of a successful business portrait and headshot is the expression. It is very important to us to produce quality work and making this happen will be the bulk of the session. We will work together to achieve a relaxed and genuine smile, but we’ll also go beyond that and explore numerous other expressions, until we find the one that is undeniably YOU!

You don’t need to know anything about posing, expression, hair and make-up. I will be watching for stray hairs, bad posture and wrinkles in your clothing.
Mike Haller

Professional Business Headshots


Professional headshots in St. Louis Missouri, from business headshots to modeling/acting headshots, to resume headshots for realtors, doctors, lawyers, corporate personnel, & other professionals. Headshots for businesspeople and headshots for actors and modeling, we’ve got you covered.

We specialize in individual headshots and we also offer team and group shots. Do you need interior or exterior shots of your business? We can do that too!

Your Office or Our Studio
With compact studio lighting, professional cameras and choice of background to match your workplace style, we create classic business portraits at your office or our studio. Each person is photographed in a variety of poses.

Appointment at your office or our studio
Set up in your space available
Background and lighting to match business style
Photograph individuals quickly, quietly, and efficiently
Each person photographed in multiple poses
All headshot images in hi-res digital format
Online gallery for viewing and download
Copyright release

Mike Haller
4501 Mattis Road St. Louis MO 63128

St Louis Business Headshots

If it’s your personal Facebook profile and you regularly update it to show a recent snapshot of you at a speaking engagement or giving a presentation, that’s one thing & you can get away with something less formal. If it’s the only headshot of you on the website of your business, that’s another thing entirely. We want to make you look successful.  We want to make you look great!

Often we are hired as a St Louis event photographer. That is where I am hired to photograph a special corporate or business occurrence like an awards dinner, annual company party, annual conference, ground breakings and more. I work as a photojournalist would, documenting what happens in an unobtrusive style with group shots and detail pictures/signage images mixed in. It is very important to me to not distract from your company’s event as I work to photograph it.

St Louis Photography Studio has been in business doing great creative work for agencies and clients since 1982.  In our many years of working on commercial and personal projects, we have developed artistic, technical and people skills necessary to produce a diversified portfolio of thousands and thousands of images.

Our work has been showcased in local, national and international newspapers, global trade and special interest magazines. Our clients include small family owned businesses and Fortune 500 companies, plus hundreds of local businesses, entrepreneurs, artists and individuals.

We focus our lens on a variety of subjects capturing their personality and essence while showing them off in an interesting and unique way.

Mike Haller


9910 Claywood Court

St. Louis, MO 63126

Saint Louis Business Portraits

Look, I know having your photo taken produces all kinds of anxiety, but these days, having a headshot that reflects you in your professional and personal element is an essential tool for everything from your social media accounts and job hunting to online networking. With that in mind, each of my shoots is designed to put you at ease so that I can capture you at your best.

Taking a fresh approach on personal and professional promotion, The Not So Corporate Headshot draws out the best view of you, whether it’s natural light, indoor or outdoor, it’s all about creating the right mood and environment for you to shine.

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Mike Haller

Let us help your business portrait headshot make a good first impression.

Don’t let your professional marketing image be negatively affected by an amateur looking snapshot.  You are a professional…your portrait should be too!

Our executive headshot portraiture will improve your marketing image for business cards, newsletters, websites, social networking, sales staff portraits, and advertising.

Group headshots and discounts for multiple employees

Your marketing portrait should be professional, classic, and timeless to put your best face forward to your new and existing clients.

For many business owners and professionals, you have a network of contacts online and offline – and when it comes to those online, some know you best by your photo or avatar! It needs to reflect your professionalism, unique personality and individual style, as you use your photo to build recognition and relationships with others on social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, just to name a few.

st louis business portraits

We are located in south county of St Louis and serve business professionals throughout the region.  We offer studio, outdoor and at your location business portrait sessions.
Mike Haller

St Louis Professional Business Portraits and Headshots for Social Media

If you are representing only yourself, you usually have more leeway than if you are representing a company. Either way your image on social media will be a first impression and it’s key to make a good one!

We’ve been shooting both portraits and headshots for years and have a good idea of what works, but it’s also important to project an image that you want to present.  We’ll work with you to create those looks collaboratively so you can have a social media portrait or headshot that works for you.

Once you have new photos, it’s key to determine if you want to use different images for different sites or just one for everything.  The benefit to using a single one is that it’s consistent, but there may be places you want something more fun and relaxed vs. what your company may want to present you as.
Mike Haller

Business Portraits St Louis – Professional Headshots

Saint Louis Business Portraits has been one of the top photography companies in St Louis since 1982.  Professional Portraiture, Architectural Photography, and Special Event Photography.  Over the years, we have been committed to making the St Louis top firms and professionals look their best; by delivering the best quality photography, retouching services, and customer service.

Our professional photographers have years of experience and education and are equipped, with the highest quality of cameras and lighting. Saint Louis Business Portraits offers a variety of services and backgrounds and can either come to you for an on-location shoot, or we have a studio located in south St Louis county.
Mike Haller

St Louis Business Portrait Photographer

Business portraits are about marketing, branding and the business of your industry. They are a visual representation of your competence and reputation.

The art of the portrait is more than just sitting a person down in front of the camera. It is a conversation between sitter and photographer, with each playing a role in the story telling.

Business Headshots | On Site or In Studio

We help businesses fulfill their employee headshot needs. Whether your business is in need of website images, LinkedIn Photos, or ID badges our flexible options will showcase your brand.

St Louis Business Portraits

Business portraits can include as many or as few people as necessary, and flexible billing allows you to add and remove people from the shoot as necessary.

We know it can be hard for professionals and teams to coordinate the best time for team portraits, that’s why we’re available whenever the time is right,
Mike Haller