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HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY

 HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY

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What is Headshot Photography?

Headshot photography or a headshot is simply a style of portrait photography where the main focus is on the person's face. In this type of portrait, the appearance of the person is shown in their natural state and showing their real self. 

The main purpose of a headshot is for branding purposes. An important key component to your business and marketing campaign. In this blog post, we will talk about why headshots are important and why hiring a professional photographer is the best way to get headshots that look amazing.  In addition, we will go over how much you can expect to pay for your portrait session.

We are a professional Orange County headshots photography studio.  Our main focus is to help professionals get the best headshot for their profile, website, or marketing material. Our photo studio is located in the heart of the OC. Perfect for corporate offices to send employees to on their lunch break for a photo session.  Don't have time to come to us? No problem we will bring our mobile studio to your office for a quick portrait session.  Get in touch today. 

 

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Top 5 professional headshot tips to look incredible

What should you wear for a professional headshot? 

Choosing the right outfit can be challenging. It can make or break your headshot. We have 5 tips for headshots that we recommend following for the best results.

#1 What to wear

Wear a long sleeve shirt or jacket.

When you do this you are eliminating the chance to have too much skin showing in your headshot photo. 

#2 Colors

Avoid busy patterns and loud colors. Wearing solid colors will keep the focus on you rather than what you are wearing.

#3 Hairstyle

Have your hair done professionally.

This is always beneficial but be sure to get it styled in a similar way that you wear your hair on a daily basis.

#4 Hydrate

Stay well hydrated.

Seems simple enough, but drinking plenty of water in the days leading up to your photo session will help your skin look amazing. 

#5 Relax & Have Fun

Relax and have fun.

The goal is to get genuine smiles from you. This happens when you have real emotions during the session. 

 

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How Much Does Headshot Photography Cost?

Christopher Todd Studios Headshots start at $249

The cost of headshot photography will vary based on experience, the quality of the photos, and where the headshots are taken.  Like all industries, the range of price goes from low end to high end.  Some hidden fees to look out for are whether the photographer charges for outfit changes or different looks, location, or travel fees and sitting fees.

Professional headshot photographer near me:

Our photography studio is located in the heart of Orange County. We provide professional services to all cities in the OC and are happy to serve LA County.

Aliso Viejo,  Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Tustin, Villa Park, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Westminster, Yorba Linda, Corona Del Mar, Anaheim

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Why Headshot Photography?

  1. Your company is rebranding
  2. It is time to update your profile photo
  3. You need a professional portrait for LinkedIn and other social media
  4. Looking to stand out in marketing material
  5. Auditioning for an actor or model role
  6. Updating website

Why Hire Professional a Headshot Photographer?

Professional headshots need the proper lighting and posing. Whether it comes from natural daylight or off-camera flashes. A photographer should know how to use both light sources. This is one reason why it is important to hire a professional headshot photographer. Another reason to hire a pro is you want your photos to stand out from the competition. Lastly, when you hire a professional you can expect them to coach and guide you and provide the proper direction and guidance so you look great in your photos.

 

 

What is the best color to wear for a headshot?

  • Plain colors are the best choice. 
  • Patterns are too busy and distracting for a headshot photo. 
  • Avoid flesh tones, beige, peach, browns, or yellows. As these will blend your face and arms into the outfit.
  • Keep color choices in the mid-tone range. 
  • Purples, blues, greens, can be flattering.
  • Black and grey are a safe bet. 
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#4 The Right Mindset

Preparing mentally for your session is a good idea. Feel confident on the day of the shoot. Know and trust the photographer you hire. Rest, relax, and enjoy your session. Have a plan, don’t rush. Organize your outfits the night before.

  • Relax
  • Avoid alcohol the night before your session
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Exercise
  • Stick to your plan
Example of female modeling headshots in Orange County studio.

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Meet Your Photographer

Call Me Chris

I won't bore you with too many details, but I will say that I consider myself to be the luckiest guy in the world and I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to merge my passion and career.

A couple of quick things about me personally. I was born and raised in Orange County. I currently live with my family near Huntington Beach where I love to surf or be in the ocean with my boys.

My passions include art, traveling, and of course photography.

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Meet Your Photographer

Male photographer holding camera.

Call Me Chris

I won't bore you with too many details, but I will say that I consider myself to be the luckiest guy in the world and I'm so grateful to have had the opportunity to merge my passion and career.

A couple of quick things about me personally. I was born and raised in Orange County. I currently live with my family near Huntington Beach where I love to surf or be in the ocean with my boys.

My passions include art, traveling, and of course photography.

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