When it comes to having professional headshots in Dallas taken, there are a lot of factors to consider. Of course you have to select the proper headshot photographer in Dallas to make sure you get great quality images, but there are other factors at play as well. For instance, what on earth do you use for your background? Well, let’s take a look and see what we can come up with here.
First, where are you?
No, I don’t need to know where you are right now, and that would be kinda creepy anyway. What I mean is where are you, or your business located? Are you local, regional, national? International? Interplanetary? Ok, if the last applies to you, let’s talk; I’d love to hear about your new deep space ventures and we should do your headshots on the moon. I’m totally game. But in all seriousness, this can have a major impact on how your Dallas headshots are done. If you are a business located in Dallas, you may want to really show that to prospective clients so that they can relate and know you are from around here. I’ve also done the same with clients who are located across a region, but put in serious effort to connect into the roots of the communities they do business in. To that end, they will photograph employees in their particular city with something iconic to that particular metropolis to show that they are actually located there and not off in some far away place.
On the other hand, some of my other clients, both with regional and/or national offices, prefer to keep a look that ensures the consistency across the entire company. In doing that, they will select something, such as a medium gray, that can be reproduced easily across their various locations.
What are you trying to say?
Does your background need to say something? That could be rhetorical, but honestly I think you should do a bit of pondering on that point. Now it could be that you just need something that is fairly generic and has a strong business look. Or perhaps you really need it to connect to your brand, with either signage or a logo in the background, or something that is very iconic or well known to your brand. Whichever way you go, it’s always a good idea to think about this before your Dallas headshot photographer shows up.
What are you trying to say about you?
It feels like I just asked this question, but just bear with this Dallas headshot photographer: we are about to go just a tad deeper, but it will be fun I promise. So you’ve determined if you have something to say with your background, but does it need to say more than just something about your company and brand? Does it need to say something about you? This is especially pertinent to smaller businesses, as they are not necessarily looking for a consistent look across hundreds or thousands of employees, and may have a little more flexibility. Are you more traditional in your approach, or do you have more of a modern or contemporary feel? Going from a wall or bookshelf in the office over to a window can have a dramatic effect on your representation, and knowing a bit about how you would like yourself and personality portrayed can be very helpful in determining a background.
So, there are several factors to chew on there, and make sure to discuss with your team on how you would like to portray your company and yourselves. Make sure to talk with your Dallas headshot photographer as well, as they will be able to give some great suggestions so you have the best headshots possible!