The Biggest Mistake You’re Making Before Your Headshot

At Lucidaré Studio, we offer headshot photography in Columbus, Ohio. We’ve worked with many clients in various lines of work, and have successfully delivered hundreds of headshots to our wonderful clients (check out our portfolio for a small sampling).

However, over the many years we’ve been shooting professional headshots in and around Columbus, Ohio, we’ve noticed one major mistake most of our clients make:

Not coming to your session prepared.

As a general statement, this is pretty vague. Unless you’ve had your headshot taken professionally before, you’re most likely not up to snuff on exactly how you should be preparing for your session.

The simplest piece of advice we can give you for preparing for your shoot is to have a firm grasp on your expectations of the final product. Are you looking for an image that is more friendly and inviting? Stoic and professional? Perhaps you’re looking to utilize your headshot in more areas than just on professional social media channels and recruiting sites.

Being knowledgeable of exactly how you want to be portrayed as well as how you plan on utilizing your headshot will allow us to more accurately and successfully meet your needs.

Once you’ve determined the overall look you’re going for, find a handful of images you currently like of yourself. Are you being photographed from a certain side in most of them? Are you looking straight on into the camera? Are you smiling fully?

Taking stock of the things you like and dislike about images you’re photographed in will help give you a greater understanding of how you should pose, and you can relay that information on to us – it’s incredibly valuable.

This way, we spend more time taking photographs that you’ll be more prone to liking, rather than spending that time taking images of a side you never like in photos. This bit of preparation on our client’s part ensures we deliver the images you’re looking for, each and every time.

If you’re looking for a professional headshot in Columbus, Ohio, consider Lucidaré Studio. We cater to all northwest and central Ohio from our headshot studio centrally located in Grandview, and we can also conduct photo sessions at your business, your home, or on location. Whether you need a profile picture for your professional website, just the right image for your social media accounts, a commemorative photograph of an accomplishment, a headshot for networking and booking purposes, or a headshot for casting, we’ve got you covered.

Contact us today to schedule your professional headshot session, you can connect with us online or give us a call at 614.763.5001.


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