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.

stlouisphotos@gmail.com
314-913-5626
Mike Haller

Professional Employee Photos

A professional headshot is most important, because it is often your first impression. It is your best opportunity to reflect an image of professionalism and trustworthiness, while giving credibility to who you are, what you do, and what you can accomplish. Done well, it will invite others to want to make a personal connection with you.  We can help!

Dress to Impress

Wear what makes you look and feel your best, and make sure it’s professional and presentable. If you’d wear it to a job interview, sales pitch, or TV appearance, chances are it would be great for your professional headshot.

Make sure you’re comfortable in what you wear—you’ll look more natural.

Colors are important. Solid colors are always best. A dark jacket with a colorful shirt is a good look, especially if the shirt color accentuates your eyes. Avoid busy patterns and bright colors—they take the focus off you and tend to date your portrait more quickly.  Avoid pastels or flesh tone colors.

Long sleeves are usually better. Bare arms can sometimes distract from your face.  Go for simple necklines that draw attention to your face. Avoid low necklines and turtlenecks.

When it comes to jewelry, keep it simple. The less jewelry, the more focus on your face and the less dated your portrait becomes.

If wearing a tie, bring a couple extras. Ties are easy to change out to add more variety.

St Louis Video Resumes, Portraits and Headshots

saintlouisbusinessportraits@gmail.com
314-913-5626
Mike Haller

Annual Report Portraits | St Louis Headshot Photographer

We photograph people for their professional portraits for annual reports and for corporate websites.  We also shoot actor headshots for theater and film and musician headshots in St Louis; both on-location or in our studio. The portraits are commonly used for corporate communications, annual reports, social media, book jackets, readings, comp cards, submission for acting roles for stage productions, film, movie and TV, musical performance newsletters and announcements, websites, brochures and more.
Often we are hired as a St Louis event photographer. That is where we are 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.
saintlouisbusinessportraits@gmail.com
314-913-5626
Mike Haller

St Louis Business Portraits | Professional Headshots

Here at Saint Louis Business Portraits, we provide in studio or on location professional portraits with a modern look and feel.

We build full company layouts including candids, group shots as well as full or partial office headshots.

We offer competitive group rates.

Your appointment will more than likely last an hour, however we recommend you set aside a few minutes extra as we will work together after we capture your images to ensure you get what you are looking for out of your shoot.

Bring a change of clothes, if you bring more than two we will work together to decide the best selection to fit your headshot needs.

Once you arrive we will shoot a couple of test images to ensure the lighting and background work well for you specifically.  This shoot is personal to you.  Our goal is to give your clients and/or business the best looking you to help your business grow and give you the best chance to succeed in this competitive business climate.

Mike Haller

314-892-1233

saintlouisbusinessportraits@gmail.com

9910 Claywood Court St. Louis, MO 63126

Professional Business Portraits in St. Louis

There is a balance of artistry and skill necessary in the business world, and the same is true of a good photography company. Saint Louis Business Portraits knows how important your professional image is to the integrity and reputation of your business, especially when you are an entrepreneur or work in a public service industry.

Physicians and Professional Business Portraits in Saint Louis

Physicians and Professional Business Portraits in Saint Louis

In a time where so many flock to the internet to find a service provider, face to face meeting has lost its sense of importance, and convenience is key. Whether you’re a doctor, lawyer, sales professional or corporate director, you know both your staff and clientele are judging you based on your appearance and professionalism before they ever encounter your expertise.

Allow Saint Louis Business Portraits to capture your personality and deliver a message of assurance to your marketing or communications publications. Use the services Saint Louis Business Portraits provides to help your entire team stand out from the competition online and in your marketing communications.

Mike Haller

314-892-1233

saintlouisbusinessportraits@gmail.com

9910 Claywood Court St. Louis, MO 63126

 

 

Hire a Pro for your next business portrait.

As publicists, our team cannot stress enough the importance of a professional photo. It’s that first impression you give media and your audience that will last. There’s lots of areas to cut corners, a professional photo is not one of them.  Here are some professional tips to consider.

If you are shooting a group in an office environment, the best thing to do might be to bounce the light off the dropped ceilings. If you have a small or medium-sized group with 8-10 people standing close to each other, you might get away with a single flash, as long as you can bounce it off a white ceiling. Try to keep the group as tight as possible, which means asking the group to stand in multiple rows and close to each other.

Watch your flashes and let them recycle and cool off before firing again. If you are shooting at full power for whatever reason, make sure that you are giving enough time for your flashes, as recommended in the manual. Many photographers end up burning their flashes, because they do not pay attention to this. I highly recommend not to shoot your flashes at full power and decrease aperture or increase the camera ISO instead.

stlouisphotos@gmail.com
314-892-1233
Mike Haller
9910 Claywood Court
St. Louis, MO 63126