Redefining Professionalism: Contemporary Corporate Headshots in the Office Environment

In the fast-paced world of business, first impressions matter more than ever. As professionals, our online presence often serves as the initial introduction to potential clients, partners, and employers. In this digital age, where personal branding is paramount, the traditional corporate headshot is evolving to reflect the dynamic nature of modern workplaces. Enter contemporary corporate headshots, captured right in the heart of the office environment.

Gone are the days of stiff, formal portraits against a bland backdrop. Today’s corporate headshots embrace authenticity, showcasing individuals in their natural work environment.

Increasingly, corporate headshots are becoming more personal and more bespoke. Clients buy from people, and the more your headshots can help you connect with them on a personal level the better.

Although I do also offer traditional headshots against a plain background, I love to take photos in the office environment. These give a sense of the company’s environment, and create much more interesting headshots that are memorable.

Did you know that a website visitor will decide within 7 seconds if your company is a good fit for them? Strong, interesting photography goes a long way to helping them make that decision.

When photographing in an office environment, I’ll bring some compact lights with me so we’re not limited to window light. I can work with any office environment, we don’t need big meeting rooms or glamorous decor.

Working with Louise was an absolute pleasure! Her creativity and professionalism truly shone through during our team photo sessions. The photos captured the essence of our team dynamics and personalities, resulting in stunning photos we’ll cherish for years. Thank you for making the experience enjoyable and memorable!” Kate Hobson, Chief Marketing Officer

Here’s why contemporary corporate headshots taken in the office setting are becoming increasingly popular:

  1. Authenticity and Relatability: Authenticity is the cornerstone of effective personal branding. By photographing professionals in their office environment, surrounded by familiar elements such as their desk, computer, or favourite workspace, contemporary corporate headshots convey a sense of authenticity and relatability. This authenticity fosters trust and connection with clients, colleagues, and stakeholders.
  2. Reflecting Company Culture: Your workplace environment plays a significant role in shaping your professional identity. By capturing corporate headshots in the office setting, you can visually convey your company’s culture, values, and ethos. Whether it’s a bustling open-plan office, a creative studio space, or a sleek corporate boardroom, these images offer insights into the work environment and help potential clients or employers gauge whether they align with your company’s culture.
  3. Flexibility and Adaptability: Traditional studio headshots can feel rigid and impersonal. In contrast, office-based corporate headshots offer flexibility and adaptability. Whether it’s a contemporary headshot, capturing a team brainstorming session, or a focused individual working at their desk, these images reflect the dynamic nature of modern workplaces. They can also be easily updated to reflect changes in personnel or organisational structure.
  4. Showcasing Professionalism in Action: Professionalism is about more than just appearance; it’s about actions, behaviours, and results. By showcasing professionals in their natural work environment, contemporary corporate headshots go beyond surface-level aesthetics to highlight individuals’ expertise, dedication, and passion for their work. These images provide a glimpse into professionals’ day-to-day responsibilities and demonstrate their commitment to excellence.
  5. Enhancing Personal Branding: In today’s competitive marketplace, personal branding is essential for career advancement and professional success. Contemporary corporate headshots taken in the office environment can be powerful tools for enhancing personal branding. By showcasing team members’ personality, professionalism, and expertise in a familiar setting, these images help your team stand out from the crowd and leave a lasting impression on potential clients, employers, and industry peers.

Fees and what’s included:

My day rate is £800, and I can photograph up to 10 team members per day. I allow roughly 20 minutes per person, with some set up time at each location. One digital file is included per team member, each chosen from a password-protected gallery of 10+ images. Photographs can be taken in your office, I’ll come beforehand and identify potential locations (no charge for doing so). There’s an option to purchase more digitals (for £40 each) if required. Included in the day rate is light retouching, a prep guide, a checklist of what to bring on the day, and a pre-shoot phone consultation.

What to expect