Why, What & How
Why do I Need a Headshot?
Whether you’re a corporate executive, small business person or aspiring musician, your headshot is your logo. As one of your chief marketing tools, this logo gets you noticed and gets you work by connecting people to your brand through an image of you that reveals your personality and conveys your approachability, friendliness and professionalism. You only get once chance to make a first impression. Why not make one that people will remember?
What Is a great a Headshot?
A great headshot isn’t just a photograph taken with expensive equipment; it relies instead on a combination of the lighting, poses, expressions and compositions that bring out your personality naturally. To look natural, you need to feel comfortable. Only you can bring your personality to the shoot, but a great headshot photographer, like Allison Ragsdale, can spot it, capture it and ensure it comes through in the final product. Throughout your session, Allison knows how to help you relax, positioning you towards the camera in genuine form, and most importantly what to say to evoke those warm, spontaneous expressions that make your personality shine through the lens.
Type of Business Portrait Session
Traditional Indoor & Corporate
Sessions Traditional headshots are most commonly used for corporate catalogs, brochures and advertising collateral, company publications, press releases, annual reports, marketing materials, articles and ‘Our Team’ and ‘About Us’ sections on company websites. Maggie Messer Photography’s studio sessions features a non-dramatic, simple-lighting setup for the most flattering shot of you that highlights your aptitude, intellect and professionalism.
Outdoor & Creative Sessions
With a desire to stand out and make a statement, many clients opt for our more creative or in-the-field headshot sessions. Without sacrificing the power of a simple background, Maggie Messer Photography finds the environment that best complements you; that is, whatever makes you feel relaxed, confident and free to be you. From musicians, private instructors and writers to models, artists and personal chefs, our goal at Maggie Messer Photography, is to capture the essence of you so you can keep doing what you love most.