This business headshot portrait is of Debbie Bourdon, a real estate agent in the Dexter Ann Arbor area, and her daughter, Brittany, who works with her. I also had the privilege to create a multi-generational family portrait for them over the holidays.
One of the fallacies of business portraits, or professional pictures, is that you will occasionally come across a business person whose portrait looks absolutely nothing like them. Or, maybe, it looks kind of like them, but 20 years younger.
Those types of business portraits don't help your image. They confuse potential clients. Portraits like that make it harder for your clients to make connect the "real" you with the persona you present as yourself online or in your marketing materials.
So, dress like you normally dress, including attire, makeup, and hairstyles. Or, if you want to dress up a bit, that's fine, but make sure you are still recognizable as yourself. Whatever your profession, we can work with your standard attire to make it look natural. Your business portraits will convey professionalism appropriate for your line of work.
Professional doesn't have to mean dressed up to the nines, and it never means "ten years younger." Your potential clients want to recognize you on sight, according to their expectations. Help set yourself up for success by selecting and planning an appropriate business portrait!
Location: Betsy's Photography, Dexter, MI.