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.

314-892-1233
Mike Haller
4501 Mattis Road 63128
St Louis Photographer
St Louis, Missouri, USA | Photography services
mikeh@hallerconcepts.com

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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.

 

314-892-1233

Mike Haller

4501 Mattis Road 63128

St Louis Headshot Photographer

St Louis, Missouri, USA | Headshot Photographers

stlouisheadshots@gmail.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.

314-892-1233

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.

314-892-1233

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