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.
4501 Mattis Road 63128
St Louis Headshot Photographer
St Louis, Missouri, USA | Headshot Photographers
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.
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.
4501 Mattis Road 63128
St Louis Photographer
St Louis, Missouri, USA | Photography services
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.