Why You Need Professional Business Headshots and What to Expect

A bad headshot can make you look unprofessional, not trustworthy, or downright boring. A good headshot, on the other hand, can help you stand out from (literally) thousands of other professionals in your industry. With a great photo, you can let your prospective clients know what you’re all about, which can lead to more bookings.

Because your headshot is the first thing that people see, it’s important to choose a photographer who understands the industry. A pro will help you pose in a way that makes you look your best while also fitting your brand.

With the rise of social media and the gig economy, professionals are now seen as brands. In other words, you need to be a person that stands for something. With professional headshots, your brand can be easily recognized and understood by your target market. Preparing for a job interview? Starting a side business? Creating a LinkedIn profile? These are just some of the many reasons why you may want to get professional photos taken.

What to Expect When Getting Professional Headshots

Professional Headshot Studio

When you’re getting professional headshots, you’ll likely have two shots taken: one close-up and one full-length. Your photographer will let you know which one they plan to take beforehand.

Close-up shots are great for LinkedIn or websites where you want to showcase your face. Full-length shots pair well with articles where you want to show off your outfit.

For your close-up, you can allow for an outfit change if you like and you may also have makeup applied to your face. A full-length shot will happen in one outfit and one pose, which means you can expect to be done around 30-45 minutes after you arrive to the studio.

Things to know before your shoot

Headshots on location or in our studio

A few things pop into your head when you think about a headshot: Big hair, lots of makeup, big glasses, and a swiveling stool. While this may have been standard practice years ago, it’s not what professionals are going for in today. Here are a few things to keep in mind before your appointment:

  • Be mindful of your hair and makeup – No matter what, you’ll likely have makeup applied to your face. While this may seem standard, it can vary from person to person. If you’re not comfortable with the idea of full makeup, let your photographer know beforehand.
  • Bring a few outfits – You may want to bring a couple different outfits to your shoot. Your photographer will let you know if they prefer you wear a blazer or not, how many buttons you should button, and if you should wear jeans or slacks.
  • Bring business casual outfits – Regardless of your industry, business casual is always a safe bet. If you want to make a statement, bring a bold tie or shirt.

Mike Haller
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road
St Louis, Missouri
stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

Headshots and Business Portraits for Personal and Corporate Image Branding.

We specialize in corporate headshots and business portraits. Great for your company website, Linked-In profile or social media image. Since 1982, our team has the experience to do it right and make certain you are happy with the results.

A great headshot is your first impression to getting you closer to success. A photo of your most natural self, looking relaxed, confident and in control of your career. Our small, yet efficient crew offers you professional quality using expert level camera and lighting at a fair price without compromising quality.

We will never just set someone in front of a camera without directing and suggesting to them actions to take. Each person is helped with achieving different poses and angles to get the most flattering look. Our experienced photographers are trained to provide cues, tips, and easy and fun instructions for getting different types of natural-looking smiles and facial expressions.

Mike Haller
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road
St Louis, Missouri
stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

StL Headshot and Event Photography

Hiring managers use many types of websites such as LinkedIn to screen applicants. Potential clients use LinkedIn to research vendors. Investors use the company About Us page to learn about company executives.

A great business headshot is critical for making a good first impression with these people – and so can have a major impact on your career or company.

How To Prepare for Your Business Headshot?

There are three keys to preparing for your headshot ahead of time.

First, get some sleep, exercise, and sunshine in the weeks before your session. Your pre-preparation will help ensure that the photos look as natural as possible.

Second, make sure to briefly try on your desired clothing a couple days before your session. You want to make sure that your outfits still fits properly and doesn’t need dry cleaning.

Third, take a look at some prior photos of yourself and see if there are any that you particularly like. When you arrive at the studio, share these with us, it will help us find an angle that works best for you.

With multiple photographers, we’re prepared to shoot one to hundreds of headshots for your company.

Make a major difference at your next corporate event.

Hosting corporate events can be a fun way to treat your employees and do something special for business partners and clients.

We can jump right into your event and capture its best moments. From the keynote speakers and major highlights to the candid, funny memories, we can capture it all with photography and also video if you like.

You’ll have confidence in our trusted and experienced service.
We’ve have spent years building our portfolio, expanding our range of equipment, and getting certifications. We get it right, every time.

Mike Haller
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road
St Louis, Missouri
stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

A professional headshot for everybody.

Business & Corporate

Business headshots are typically used for LinkedIn profiles, internal business tools, press releases, company websites, advertisements, business cards, and presentations. These are perfect for executives, salespeople, entrepreneurs, startups, or anyone else in a corporate environment.

Professional Business Headshots

General Professional

General professional headshots are used successfully for LinkedIn, all types of websites, and speaker presentations. Often used for professionals like academics, journalists, therapists, doctors, lawyers, scientists, non-profits, and government officials.

Creative Artistic Headshot

Artistic Creative

Stylized creative headshots for websites, social media profiles, press releases, and book covers. These types are best for artists, designers, musicians, comedians, creative writers, and opinion leaders.

Book fast, easy, and fun professional headshot sessions at our studio or your location.

Mike Haller
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road
St Louis, Missouri
stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

Professional Headshot Studio.

Your website, conference biography photo, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and other social media accounts form your online image. It is crucial to have your portrait exerting professionalism, confidence, and integrity. We work with individuals and teams to create the most professional look for personal branding. Inspire other professionals to meet and work with you.

Posing for an executive headshot should look natural and comfortable, but most people need a little coaching in order to look positive and natural from the camera’s angle. Just a slight turn of the head in the right direction can make a huge difference.

Expression is the most important thing in a business portrait, which is why we keep our subjects engaged in conversation while coaxing them into flattering positions and moving my lights into the ideal positions. Some executives “love the camera” naturally, but most don’t.

We employ large lights that cast soft, natural shadows and minimize shine, and we position them according to each person’s unique features. Used judiciously, shadows can make a wide face look narrower, a crooked nose straighter, and can emphasize or minimize many other features. Lighting should be tailored for everyone’s business portrait.

A large, spacious headshot studio.

Mike Haller
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road
St Louis, Missouri
stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

Business Portraits and Headshots

Executive, corporate or business headshots or corporate portraits are photos made of staff members, usually head and shoulders but sometimes half-body or three-quarter-body shots, generally made for company websites, internal newsletters, trade publications, public relations, marketing and sometimes advertising. Our photography is created at our studio or at your location.

For multiples and groups of headshots, we can bring our studio strobes and backdrops to your place of business. This way we can be on your employee’s schedule instead of the other way around. It is all done at your location usually in a conference room or like space.

We enjoy being a medical, biotech and science photographers. We can shoot wherever a client might need science photography made for their research, lab, pharmaceutical, educational, diagnostic equipment manufacturing or other medical type of company.

Mike Haller
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road
St Louis, Missouri
stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

Executive Portraits – St Louis Corporate Photography and Video

If you are looking for corporate portraiture, we create clean, well-lit studio and environmental portraits for your company’s media and web sites; in office, studio and outdoor settings. Corporate head shots should distinguish the corporate leadership, so their portraits don’t look like your competitor’s portraits. There is a range of options that we can draw from to distinguish your leadership.  We can also shoot groups at your location.

Each headshot photography session is an individual experience in creating the best possible photo for your needs: we will help you choose the right clothing and look for your head shots based on who you are, what you do, and what you need the photos for.

Often we are hired as a St Louis event photographer. That is where I am 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. We also have all the experience and equipment to shoot video of your event or media communications.

Mike Haller
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road
St Louis, Missouri

stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

Headshots in Saint Louis

In today’s corporate world, much of the networking we do is online. That’s why personal branding is more important than ever and why a high-quality photo is your first meeting with the public.  St Louis Headshots has helped hundreds of CEOs and senior executives present the professional image they need to be successful. You can find our portraits on many corporate website pages.  We’ve shot for many top St Louis companies, book covers of famous writers, and startups of some young, successful entrepreneurs. We know what you need and are more than capable of delivering it in a most professional form. Invest in yourself, as it could be the most profitable investment you’ve ever made.

Medical and Corporate Pharma Headshots

We photograph people for their professional portraits or actor headshots and for theater and film and musician headshots in St Louis; both on-location or in my studio. The portraits are commonly used for social media, annual reports, 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.

I work exclusively digital using top of the line digital cameras. I photograph digitally using raw format which allows me to capture the most digital information available to me as a photographer. Shadow and highlight detail preserved in ways that cannot be when using jpg or a compressed digital file format.

Often, we are hired as a St Louis event photographer. That is where I am 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.

We pride ourselves in not only being a St Louis photographer who delivers great images, but also on being dependable, professional in dress and manor and responsive to all of your photography requests. Written photography estimates or references from past photography clients are always available. I look forward to hearing from you!

Mike Haller
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road
St Louis, Missouri

stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

St Louis Headshots

Your headshot needs to make a statement. It needs to command attention and reflect the real you – the best you. You need a photographer who sees you at your best and knows how to capture that. This is where we come in.

With us, you’re not just getting your picture taken, you’re gaining confidence. We know how to make your time with us the best experience you’ve ever had in front of a camera. We guarantee you’ll have fun and love the results.

Need team photos for your company? We’re happy to help with individual headshots, group shots, and anything else you may need. Mike Haller 314-913-5626

Covid-Safe Business Portraits and Headshots for St Louis

Coronavirus Photoshoot Protocols
Our new coronavirus safe photo session policies will apply to all sessions for the foreseeable future. And, they will continue to evolve as state and CDC suggestions and policies dictate. All equipment will be wiped down with sanitizing solution prior to client’s arrival. It will also be wiped down in between clients.

Photographer, make-up artist and assistant will wear a mask at all times
Client will wear a mask prior to and immediately following sessions.  A no-touch policy will be in effect, which means no handshakes. And, gloves will be used for any adjusting of our clients’ hair, makeup or clothing.  However, most posing and adjustments will be directed without any contact.

Client will not touch any equipment at any time.  Photographer, crew and subject will wash their hands or use hand sanitizer upon arrival and every hour. We will provide hand sanitizer.

Mike Haller
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road
St Louis, Missouri

stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

St Louis Headshots | Professional and Social Media Photographs

You as a person are definitely a part of your company’s image, no matter the size of your professional entity. As a business professional, particularly the owner, your face must be a part of the brand. And if your face must be seen by the public, you want the best representation of yourself possible.

When it comes to having a photo of yourself uploaded on your personal social media accounts, LinkedIn profile, on your website, or across any other marketing literature, you want a head shot that makes you shine. Invest in a professional head shot that gives off a professional first impression and therefore makes your brand stronger.

Mike Haller
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road
St Louis, Missouri

stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

St Louis Headshots and Business Portraits

Building your brand online is one of the best investments you can make because, in a global economy, many people – including potential clients and employers – will research and judge you based on the information they find online, without ever having met you in the first place.

You deserve a headshot that reflects you in your professional and personal element is an essential tool for everything from your social media accounts and job hunting to online dating. With that in mind, each of our personal shoots is designed to put you at ease so that we can capture you at your very best.

Mike Haller
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road
St Louis, Missouri

stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

St Louis Headshots – Business and Professional Photography Portraits

In this day and age, we have this digital identity. It’s like your calling card. t puts a face with a name. Companies and personal brands are starting to get that. Anybody that is entrepreneurial needs a headshot, even if it’s just going to sit on LinkedIn.  LinkedIn profiles without headshots look ridiculous.

You should consider a new headshot session every year—or for any major changes—and have different shots you can use for different things. I grew my hair long, then I grew a beard, then I shaved my head and then I shaved my beard. It’s nice to update the headshot for the look you currently have. If you don’t change your look, you can probably get a couple years out of them.

Employee and Family Group shots in our studio or at your location of choice.

When somebody changes their profile picture on a social media platform, it gets the most likes out of anything they posted that year. The people following you on these platforms want to see you. They’re looking for you.

Mike Haller
314-913-5626
4501 Mattis Road
St Louis, Missouri

stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

St Louis Headshots | Corporate Images

A great headshot is the best way to market yourself in business or as an actor, actress, musician, or entertainer. Your great headshot is your first impression and it should be an organic headshot: a photo of your most natural self, looking relaxed, confident, and in control of your career.

Professional Corporate Headshots for Business and Social Media.

Since 1982 we have been taking the best headshots in the St Louis area. Each headshot photography session is an individual experience in creating the best possible photo for your needs: we will help you choose the right clothing and look for your headshots based on who you are, what you do, what you need the photos for, and coach you in poses and smiles.

If you need great staff headshots or the best corporate headshots in St Louis, you’ve come to the right place. Organic Headshots provides great professional head shots in St Louis: Lawyer headshots, attorney headshots, entrepreneur headshots, realtor headshots, finance headshots, and executive head shots for any industry.

Mike Haller
314-892-1233
4501 Mattis Road 63128
St Louis Headshot Photographer
St Louis, Missouri, USA | Headshot Photographers
stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

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Business & Corporate Headshots
My packages provide all you need to keep your image up to date. Fresh, new headshots ideal for social media, your website, company newsletter, press releases, trade publications, company archives, etc. Contemporary style natural light headshots, or classic studio headshots. Best of all, we can meet any deadline!

Before pursuing my photography career, I worked for a number of years in advertising and image printing. The years of graphic design experience have provided me a unique design element to my photography as well as a powerfully creative, and detailed eye that I implement in every photograph I take. 
 
Being a people person, I equally enjoy working with all kinds of individuals.  Be it outgoing, shy, novice or professional talent, everyone is a unique experience that I look forward to. Connecting with people on a personal the personal level that photography has allowed me to do only validates my passion further.

Mike Haller
314-892-1233
4501 Mattis Road 63128
St Louis Headshot Photographer
St Louis, Missouri, USA | Headshot Photographers
stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

Business Portraits St Louis

Your image presence is a must today for most successful businesses. Customers, whether new or existing are more likely visit your website for information first before looking anywhere else. That’s why we photograph professional business headshots every day.  Our portraits are not just for website purposes, they can be used for advertising, business cards and publications too.

In today’s competitive markets, businesses are always looking for that creative edge to attract potential customers and we are here to help. Maybe you have an idea but not sure how to implement it.  Feel free to call and speak with Mike to see how we can bring your idea to life.

Mike Haller

314-892-1233
4501 Mattis Road 63128
St Louis Headshot Photographer
St Louis, Missouri, USA | Headshot Photographers
stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

St Louis Headshots | Annual Reports, Marketing and Social Media

We offer professional business headshots for executives, small business owners, or for your corporate office.  For individuals, we would have you come to our studio conveniently located in south county St. Louis.

When scheduling an appointment for group portraits , we will discuss what backdrop color or location would work best for your team.  Most often we would perform group photo sessions at your office.  This way your team would not have a need to travel.

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If you would like to have the headshots done at a different location let me know what you have in mind. I can also provide you with suggestions depending on the look and feel you wanted to capture for your headshots.

Mike Haller

314-892-1233
4501 Mattis Road 63128
St Louis Headshot Photographer
St Louis, Missouri, USA | Headshot Photographers
stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

St Louis Headshots | Effective Photography Tip

Many people seek high quality headshots each year because of the many ways that they can be used in both personal and professional areas of their lives. Headshots are used by business and talent professionals, including executives, actors, actresses, models, and many others who work in professional careers. While corporate headshots are popular, those for the regular population are also becoming more so. Many people are getting professional headshots to use on their social media sites, dating sites, blogs, and other such online mediums.

To dress for a slimming effect, remember: darker colors are slimming; light colors are not.  Solid colors are slimming; bold patterns are not.  A single color from head to toe (i.e. a suit) is slimming.  Vertical lines are slimming; horizontal lines are not. This can apply to pleats as well as prints.  The v-neck shape is slimming. This is achieved by the cut of a sport coat, or the v-neck opening in a shirt or sweater.  Single-breasted jackets are more slimming than double-breasted.  If you’ll be standing for a full-length portrait, high heels are slimming—as are clothes that are well tailored rather than too loose or too tight.

St Louis Headshots in our studio or at your location.
St Louis Headshots in our studio or at your location.

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Mike Haller
4501 Mattis Road 63128
St Louis Headshot Photographer
St Louis, Missouri, USA | Headshot Photographers
stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

St Louis Headshot Photographer

Often we shoot hundreds of headshots for special live corporate events in Saint Louis.  Corporate event photography work demands the expertise and experience as any other assignment, particularly when you have multiple photographers covering simultaneous events over several days. I feel fortunate to have several associate photographers that I can trust to provide back up or work alongside with when a team of photographers is required.

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We pride ourselves on delivering creative high quality photography, which equally important includes a professional appearance, being punctual, and having a positive, upbeat attitude!

I welcome all inquiries for any photography requirements that you may have.

314-892-1233
Mike Haller
4501 Mattis Road 63128
St Louis Headshot Photographer
St Louis, Missouri, USA | Headshot Photographers
stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

 

Document your new recognition with a Head Shot!

Just received an award or a significant recognition from a trade association?  You should document your new status with a head shot and post to your websites and blogs to gain the most attention.

St Louis Head Shots Document Your Accolades
St Louis Head Shots Document Your Accolades

There are so many careers that can benefit from a great headshot, it would be hard to list them all. Doctors, lawyers, corporate executives, realtors, and journalists almost always require a great headshot. For models, actors, singers — any performer in fact — having a killer headshot is an absolute necessity.

There are countless other careers that can benefit too: pretty much anyone who has a public face. If your clients or customers see you, then a professional headshot will help plant your face more firmly in their mind. If you are auditioning or meeting with agencies, a superb headshot will help you stand out from the crowd. In either case, a great headshot will serve to put a real human face with your name.

Of course, it is important that the headshot is of the highest quality. Anyone can distribute a picture of themselves, but if it doesn’t convey the proper image, then it won’t be a benefit. Creating a great headshot may seem simple, but like so many things, the little details matter.

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Mike Haller
4501 Mattis Road 63128
St Louis Headshot Photographer
St Louis, Missouri, USA | Headshot Photographers
stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

 

The Layover – William H. Macy – Cast and Crew shots St Louis

William H. Macy
William H. Macy The Layover St Louis

We had the opportunity to work with William H. Macy when he was in St Louis filming The Layover.  The 4:30 am crew call was not a problem when you work with such a fine cast and crew.

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Mike Haller
4501 Mattis Road 63128
St Louis Headshot Photographer
St Louis, Missouri, USA | Headshot Photographers
stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

 

Headshots in Saint Louis | Multiple team members

Executive, corporate or business headshots or corporate portraits are photos made of staff members, usually head and shoulders but sometimes half-body or three-quarter-body shots, generally made for company websites, internal newsletters, trade publications, public relations, marketing and sometimes advertising. My photography is made at our studio or at your location.

For multiples and groups of headshots, I can bring my studio strobes and backdrops to your place of business. This way I can be on your employee’s schedule instead of the other way around. It is all done at your location usually in a conference room or like space. You can choose to go with a neutral backdrop like white or gray or you can use your go with a natural environment look with business or nature in the background. My commercial headshots take about 20-25 minutes for each person that is to be photographed. Set-up of the photo studio lights generally takes about an hour and tear down about half that.

Should you need video, we can make you look good for on camera presentations as well.

314-892-1233
Mike Haller
4501 Mattis Road 63128
St Louis Headshot Photographer
St Louis, Missouri, USA | Headshot Photographers
stlouisheadshots@gmail.com
https://stlouisheadshots.com/

Social Media Headshots St Louis

Having a great online profile picture, also known as an avatar, can really help you stand out from the crowd. A great avatar makes you recognizable online and helps people remember you instantly. For your blog and social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, a great avatar is an essential part of building your personal brand. We can Help You!

Mike Haller is an internationally published professional photographer based in St Louis, Missouri specializing in headshots for business professionals since 1982.

Mike’s commercial work includes photographing people, places and products for advertising, corporations, and magazines. One of his specialties is people – including portraits, headshots and lifestyle work.
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Mike Haller

4501 Mattis Road 63128

St Louis Headshot Photographer

St Louis, Missouri, USA | Headshot Photographers

stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

St Louis Business Portraits and Professional Headshots

Whether you need a business portrait, modeling headshot or an image for online social media, we can get the shot you want.

Our studio combines the newest techniques and technologies with old school principles to get just the right look. Color, Black and White, Sepia, and many other looks are available as are many backgrounds (outdoors or indoors) to help create the mood and effect you are looking for. We will help you thru each step to create the look you need.

When you’re selecting a professional photographer for your headshots, consider your personal brand and the image you want to portray. Creating dynamic headshots that convey the expertise and approachability of professionals is what I love to do. I want to help you get closer to your career and personal goals.

The right headshot can move you forward. I have had clients experience career and personal success as a result of our collaboration. Working together, we will tell a story that sets you apart from the competition. We may choose to take the photo shoot outside to utilize natural light. We may choose studio lighting or a combination of images. It’s about how I can help you achieve your goals through photographs.

Whether you’re stable or growing within your career or industry, are a young professional or are looking for a new career, I am honored to help you create your personal brand.

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Mike Haller
4501 Mattis Road 63128
St Louis Photographer
St Louis, Missouri, USA | Photography services
mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

How to select a Headshot Photographer.

Look for variety! This is the single most important consideration. Your headshot must be unique to you. There’s nothing more disheartening than going to an audition with your brand new headshot, only to see ten other actors with the very same shot! Make sure the photographer you choose features a variety of angles, backgrounds, compositions, poses and expressions on their website. When looking through a photographer’s portfolio, you want each image to surprise you.

Feel comfortable with the photographer. Usually you can get a good idea of their energy through the website, but pick up the phone and give them a call as well. If you feel it’s important, sit down with them for a consultation. If you leave a headshot session wanting to hang out with your photographer, you’ve had a terrific shoot.

Make the investment in professional headshots. If you want to be taken seriously by the industry, the quality of your headshot must project professionalism. If you’re too thrifty, you’ll probably be told to get new headshots once you meet an agent or casting director. If you make the investment initially, you shouldn’t have to do it again until your look changes.

 

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Mike Haller

4501 Mattis Road 63128

St Louis Headshot Photographer

St Louis, Missouri, USA | Headshot Photographers

stlouisheadshots@gmail.com

Business Portraits St Louis

A professional headshot business portrait says that you are serious about your career. A strong headshot is your most effective marketing tool: it opens doors and creates opportunity. Our goal is to produce images that will give you an edge.

My photographer’s equipment and technique are important, but more important we want to express the spark of your personality and leave the viewer wanting to know more.

The effective headshot says a lot about you with the most minimal of means: a nuance of expression, a subtle turn of the head or a compelling engagement with your eyes. I often know what to look for.

The first step in the process is to schedule a consultation with me. Let’s talk about how I can help you create the image that gets you noticed and drives your career.

 

314-892-1233

Mike Haller

4501 Mattis Road 63128

St Louis Photographer

St Louis, Missouri, USA | Photography services

mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

 

St. Louis Headshots | A Good First Impression When Networking

The More People You Know the Further You Will Go! Business people in today’s world have to network and build their communities.  Business portraits or headshots are designed to help you network and leave a memorable first impression. They allow people to feel they know you before they meet you.

The most important thing in a headshot is that it reveals the real you. It has to say something about your unique qualities. We tell our customers to think about the headshot session as a conversation with friends. We want to show you being YOU naturally. Your headshot should look like you are telling a friend a happy or exciting story. Your legit or dramatic headshot should look like you are engaged in a more intense or serious conversation. We make that happen by creating a relaxed and fun atmosphere where you can comfortably express yourself.

St Louis Headshots Make a good first impression when networking.
St Louis Headshots make a good first impression when networking.

We have been called one of the best headshot photographers in the Midwest has to offer.  We constantly work and strive to make that statement a fact.  Our mission is to create the absolute best headshots and that means a headshot that really says something about you!

How do we do this? Well to start with, let’s talk about the look. we can create a variety of different headshot styles for you: we can do indoor headshots using studio lighting, with a white, black or neutral background. With studio lighting we can create different moods from dramatic and artistic with lots of shadows, to bright and sunny with even light. I also shoot outdoors, using natural light with an almost unlimited variety of backgrounds and settings. Give us a call to talk further about your new headshot.

Professional Tips On How To Effectively Take Better Headshot Portraits

Many people believe that photography is too difficult or too expensive a hobby for them to get involved in, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Just like anything else in life, the best way to get started is by learning.

Professional Headshots For Actors and Talent
Professional Headshots For Actors and Talent

If you want to take high quality portraits, do not rely on your camera’s built in flash. Instead you want to look at investing in a softbox to use for external lighting. If you can’t afford this, look into purchasing an external flash unit with a diffuser for your camera.

When photographing headshots, isolate your subject. Use a medium telephoto lens or the medium telephoto setting on your zoom. That, combined with a large aperture, blurs the foreground and background. Focus on the eyes. Use diffused lighting for a flattering look. If outdoors, wait for an overcast sky or shoot with the subject in the shadows and the sun at your back.

Experiment with the focus on your camera to create interesting pictures. You can focus on your subject more by using a smaller depth-of-field to blur the background. This is a good technique to use when the subject is up close, such as in portraits. You can get a greater depth-of-field using a larger f-stop so that everything can be shot in focus. This can improve the scope and definition in landscape shots.

The memories of our life are precious, and it is important to capture them in headshots. Whether you want to try capturing yourself or call upon our professional firm, you will have a better understanding of the imaging basics.

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Mike Haller

4501 Mattis Road 63128

St Louis Photographer

St Louis, Missouri, USA  | Photography services

mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

St Louis Business Portraits

Hints On How To Shoot Good-Quality Company Portraits Readily

Taking a step to the imaginative and wondrous world of portrait picture taking for that initial time may seem intimidating, however, by retaining the tips recorded below in your thoughts, you’ll quickly wind up shooting portraits on the level with a few of the very best photographers within the field.

Company Portraits

If you prefer to shoot top quality portraits for your organization, don’t rely in your camera’s built-in flash. Consider buying an external flash device adding a diffuser to your camera.

When photographing portraits, isolate your subject. Use a medium telephoto lens or the medium telephoto setting on your zoom. That, combined with a large aperture (try f/4 or larger), blurs the foreground and background. Focus on the eyes. Use diffused lighting for a flattering look. If outdoors, wait for an overcast sky or shoot with the subject in the shadows and the sun at your back.

Experiment with the focus on your camera to create interesting pictures. Using a smaller depth of field (f-stop) value will emphasize the subject and de-emphasize the background. Using a small f-stop number is ideal for portrait photography. Everything in the shot will be clear if you increase your f-stop number, giving you a depth of field that is greater. This is great for taking a wide landscape shot.

If you really want to take excellent photos for your companies headshots, you will need to invest in a tripod. A tripod’s main purpose is providing a steady base to stabilize your camera. This tip is especially good if you ever plan on taking long-distance shots, or if you plan on shooting shots in dimly lit settings. A tripod also comes in very handy for things like time-lapse photography and self-portraits.

Hopefully, you will see portrait images a bit less mystifying after absorbing and checking out the guidance presented in this composition. Hopefully, you’re now well informed and inspired to start out journey in the amazing world of picture taking.

Here are some of the headshots we have taken for many fine St Louis corporations recently.

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Mike Haller
4501 Mattis Road 63128
St Louis Photographer
St Louis, Missouri, USA  | Photography services
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Should you update your corporate headshots and business portraits?

In many cases yes.  It’s time.  Take a look at your website.  Do they look dated?  Many firms don’t even personalize themselves by showing images.  That’s a mistake now, especially with the search algorithms giving weight and credence to photographic images.

We been seeing that many of our new customers are busy updating their corporate images. We also have some older clients that are coming back again as they hire new employees.  This is also important when your firm updates the corporate website.

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business portraits St. Louis

And we are ready!  We have new digital camera equipment, the latest in fact!  Plus new advances in software represent the best of what digital photography has to offer.

Extraordinary business headshot image capture becomes natural through ease of new technology and our vast corporate portraiture experience.

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Mike Haller

4501 Mattis Road 63128

St Louis Photographer

St Louis, Missouri, USA | Photography services

mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

St. Louis Business Portrait Photographer | Professional Headshots | studio and location

Getting a great professional portrait or headshot is very important for your business and your professional image.

It’s how prospective clients will identify you and decide,

sometimes without a meeting, that they want to work with you.

Having a current clean image that clearly represents your best will speak volumes

about you and your business.

 

314-892-1233

Mike Haller

4501 Mattis Road 63128

St Louis Photographer

St Louis, Missouri, USA  | Photography services

mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

Professional portraits | video production interview | executive public relations

The Interview Look

One of the most common questions we get before our shoots is, “What do I wear?”  There really aren’t any defined rules here.  It’s best to avoid super busy patterns because they can play tricks with the camera.  Solid, bold colors are always a great choice.  Unless you’re in a studio with big lights, heavy powder make-up isn’t generally necessary.  If you are standing for your interview, try to keep your feet planted.  I say that, but you also want to feel natural.  If you talk with your hands and tend to gesture, you should feel free to do so during your interview.  In fact, we’re always looking for opportunities for you to show us what you’re speaking about.  If you’re sitting for your interview, try not to swivel in your chair.  The viewers will often only see your head and shoulders, so swiveling can look awkward.  Despite the lights, camera and all the action, take a deep breath and just be yourself.

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Mike Haller

4501 Mattis Road 63128

St Louis Photographer

St Louis, Missouri, USA  | Photography services

mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

st louis executive portraits

 

You can come to us or we can come to you.  Either way we’ll move quickly to get your perfect image.  Call us to talk further about our studio and location options.  You own the images and can post them all over your social media and corporate websites.  Should you need help with your web uploads, we can help you on that also.

st louis executive portraits
st louis executive portraits

314-892-1233

Mike Haller

4501 Mattis Road 63128

St Louis Photographer

St Louis, Missouri, USA | Photography services

mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

 

st louis business portraits | professional corporate photographs

Business Headshot Portrait Photographs. Executive Portraits shot in studio and on location in St Louis and surrounding suburbs.

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st louis business portraits

corporate portraits st louis | business headshots

Corporate or executive portraits are quite important in a world where communication plays a big role in the success and wealth of a company. Creating a visual identity for your firm by photographing the people who work in it, will give it the human dimension which can help in getting new clients. Corporate photography can range from classic and environmental portraits to be used in a company’s website, to the creation of photo stories and more fun shots for a company’s publications and for many other purposes.

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executive portraits st louis

Mike Haller

314.892.1233

mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

4501 Mattis Road St. Louis, MO 63128

executive portraits st louis | professional PR portraits

A professional corporate PR portrait has become very important to networking in your designated industry or profession.  Let us help you to create the perfect image!  We help you build strong imagery for the marketing materials needed to promote your online presence.  Professional photography which best suits your needs and your target audience.

executive portraits st louis
executive portraits st louis

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Mike Haller, mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

4501 Mattis Road St Louis, MO 63128

st louis business portraits | group shot | public relations and networking images

We shoot a lot of individuals and company teams for business portraits.  We can shoot at your location or at our studio.  We also have some ideal natures settings on our studio grounds which are quite beautiful.

st louis professional business group portraits
st louis professional business group portraits

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Mike Haller
St Louis Photographer
mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

st louis business portrait

st louis missouri business portraits
st louis missouri business portraits

Business Headshot Portrait Photographs. Executive Portraits shot in studio and on location in St Louis, Missouri.

314-892-1233
Mike Haller
St Louis Photographer
mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

st louis professional executive portraits | public relations and networking

St Louis Executive headshot
St Louis Executive headshot for new business presentations.

The Real Adman.  Image from corporate presentation for new business.

Mike Haller, Photographer

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mikeh@hallerconcepts.com