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Choose the right background for your professional headshots

Once you have decided you needed new professional headshots – reasons why you need professional headshots -, the next step is to choose what would be the best background for them. It should be in line with the message you want to convey while keeping the focus on you.

Here are the 3 main locations to have your headshots done: my studio, outdoor or in your office / home.

Background 1 – My studio

collage of headshots with solid white and gray backdrop in Laure Photography Atlanta studio

When clients come to my studio is because they want a solid neutral simple background. I usually take studio headshots in front of a white or gray backdrop. But of course it depends on your needs! 

With such background, the pictures you will get are very flexible and so the most traditional ones.

It makes obvious that your headshots were taken by a professional photographer.

If you are booking for a whole team, that might be a great option to get consistency between all headshots, individual and group.

Background 2 – Outdoor

headshots outside in a park women and men with Attlanta photographer Laure Photography

If you prefer an outdoor background, it will give a more casual vibe to your pictures. Depending on your profession, you can select a more urban, green or artistic location. Whatever the background you select, it should be simple and blurry so the focus remains on you.

headshots women and man in urban environment by Laure Photography Atlanta photographer

For this option you will have to be more flexible. As the light will mainly not be artificial, the time of the day and the weather will influence a lot the result you get.

Background 3 – In your Office or Home

women headshots at home or in office by Atlanta photographer Laure Photography

If you have a high-end office, this can be a great and unique option to give at the same time a professional and friendly look.

Those can also be a good idea if you are updating team pictures. Taken on-site, a consistent headshot across all team members creates cohesion and unity.

How I help you decide what location is best depending on your needs

During our consultation phone call, we will go over your expectations and choose together what background would be the best for your professional headshots. Once you book your headshots, I send you a short questionnaire to know more about you and your field of activity. You will also get a Headshot Welcome Guide that I created to answer all the questions you might have regarding your session.

If you want to know more, you can go and check the dedicated Headshot section on my website.

You can find more information here to know more about:

Reasons why you need professional headshots

Difference between headshots and branding pictures

Laure Photography

Laure Pascal-Glorieux from Laure Photography is specialized in personal branding and headshots photography. Laure lives in Atlanta GA.

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I'm Laure Pascal-Glorieux, a French photographer, now living in Atlanta GA, who believes in the amazing power of pictures.