The Ultimate Guide To Corporate Headshots in 2024

Elevate your professional image with corporate headshots

We’ve created the ultimate guide to corporate headshots in 2024 so that you can get the most of your investment in your headshot photography across all your marketing activity.

Board of Directors Photography Nelson
Board of Directors Photography for Nelson and Colne College Group

Picture this: you’re scrolling through a sea of LinkedIn profiles, all blending together in a blur of suits and generic smiles. Suddenly, a face pops up, radiating confidence and warmth. The eyes sparkle with intelligence, the clothing hints at personality, and the overall impression draws you in, making you want to learn more.

Thats a face I want to learn more about
When you see some one you want to know more about then  – Julie Ryder from HearFirst Training

That’s the power of a well-crafted corporate headshot 📸.

In today’s digital age, where first impressions often happen online, your portrait isn’t just a picture – it’s a major branding tool. A 2022 study by LinkedIn itself found that profiles with headshots receive 21 times more views and 9 times more connection requests. It’s not just about vanity; it’s about science. Research in social psychology tells us that faces are hardwired to grab our attention and trigger emotional responses. A high-quality headshot can project competence, approachability, and trustworthiness – important qualities for anyone looking to attract customers online.

Corporate Headshot for Financial Advisors
Corporate Headshot for Financial Advisor company in Bury

Now, you might be thinking, “LinkedIn’s great, but isn’t that where corporate headshots stop?” Absolutely not! There are lots of places you can use professionally captured headshots.

Beyond LinkedIn: the versatility of corporate headshots

Here are just a few of the places your corporate headshot can help you stand out:

📸 Your CV. Ditch the blurry selfie and inject your CV with a dose of professionalism. According to a survey by TheLadders, 80% of recruiters consider a headshot important when reviewing CVs. A polished portrait can make your application stand out and land you that coveted interview.

📸 On your website. How many websites do you visit where there is no face(s) to put to the business? Give your website a human touch with a captivating and authentic headshot. Visitors are more likely to engage with content when they feel a connection with the person behind it. A professional portrait adds credibility and fosters trust, ultimately converting browsers into clients or customers.

📸 On your socials. Elevate your social media presence beyond cat videos and holiday pics. A consistent, professional headshot photo across platforms like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram strengthens your personal brand and creates a cohesive online persona.

📸 Attached to press releases. Journalists are more likely to feature your stories if accompanied by a high quality photograph (because a picture paints a thousand words).

As did Six Connections with the new status of their Community Interest Company (CIC) which meant it’s been picked up in the press:

📸 In case studies. Do you produce case studies? They’re great for providing ‘social proof’ and persuading new customers to use you, featuring your corporate headshot allows you to connect with people in a more human way.

From snapshots to masterpieces, why corporate headshots matter

So, you’re convinced. You’re ready to ditch the grainy selfie and invest in a corporate headshot that screams “success.” But before you click “book now” on the first photographer’s website you come across, consider this: not all headshots are created equal. A truly great photo goes beyond capturing your likeness, it captures your essence.

That’s where I come in. I’ll guide you through wardrobe choices, lighting setups, and posing techniques to create an image that reflects your authentic self and aligns with your career aspirations. Think of it as a collaboration, where my photography expertise meets your unique personality to craft a visual narrative that tells your professional story.

Headshot photography for business professionals in Lancashire
Headshot photography for business professionals in Lancashire


Ready for your close-up? 

Investing in a high-quality corporate headshot isn’t just a one-time expense – it’s an investment in your future. It’s a statement that says “I take myself seriously” and “I’m a professional you can trust.” And let’s not forget, it can be a confidence booster too! Seeing yourself portrayed as competent and successful can work wonders for your self-image and motivation.

Behind the Scenes - Headshot Photography by Liz Henson Photography
Behind the Scenes on at Headshot Photography job with Liz Henson Photography

So, are you ready to unleash the power of your professional image? Check out my work in this area and then let’s chat about pricing, you might be surprised at how affordable it is to turn a simple snapshot into a career-defining masterpiece. Don’t wait until your next job application or website redesign – take control of your professional narrative today. Your future self will thank you 😊

Corporate Headshots Lancashire
Corporate Headshot photos by Liz Henson Photography covering Lancashire, Manchester, Cheshire and West Yorkshire

I hope this blog gets you excited about the possibilities of professional headshot photography for your small business! Please get in touch if you have any questions or suggestions for your headshot photography in 2024.

Liz Hall
Professional Photographer and Visual Storyteller

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