Preparing for a great Business Portrait


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Most people think that having your headshot or Business Portrait taken, is as simple as showing up, smile at the camera, and having your photo taken. What you don’t realize is there is a good amount of preparation done to achieve a great business portrait. Business Portraits are a powerful tool to market yourself and project yourself in the most positive light there is. This is to attract attention to yourself and what you have to offer. Here are a few tips to help you look and feel prepared for your shoot.



  • First and foremost, it is important that you get the details for your business portrait shoot ready. When the time of your shoot comes, you will have less to no stress at all going to your appointment.
Knowing your photographer

Or at the very least getting a slight background on the person who is going to take your photos would be very much helpful. Talking to your photographer beforehand would be advisable in order for you to have a clear image in mind what you want to achieve in your upcoming shoot. Also, this would allow you to get a general feeling of your photographer. It would help you be more comfortable in your session.

Knowing your shoot location.

This would mean you familiarizing and knowing where your shoot will be happening (this may be the photographer’s studio or a specified location that has been set beforehand).  Carbon6studio offers an amazing studio located in the heart of Fairfax, Va if you’d like to take a look!

  • Do your personal grooming such as hair cuts, trims, and color at least two – three weeks before your headshot appointment. A little time allowance goes a long way especially if you’re not happy with how grooming ended up (e.g. wrong hair color, hair cut goes too short, etc.)
  • A day or two before your business portrait session, make sure you get tons of rest, rehydrate and eat healthy. This will help you look and feel great on your photo day. Avoid anything that would cause you discomfort, irritation or breakouts. If in any case, things do happen, don’t worry, there will always be retouching and photoshop.
  • Choose clothes that will reflect your personality in the photos taken. Make sure you put together a number of wardrobe options so that you and your photographer can choose what looks good on you, what works well in front of the camera and what best captures the attention of your target audience.

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