Professional Corporate Headshots – Are They Worthwhile?

How Important Are Professional Corporate Headshots?

That may seem like a silly question, but getting a professional corporate headshot done is one that many business owners, professionals, executives, graduating cohorts, human resources, and marketing professionals are asking themselves to do everyday.

The truth is, professional corporate headshots are more important than ever in this day and age. The first touchpoint with clients, bosses, prospects, recruiters are online these days.

People are naturally curious human beings. Being able to put a face to a name generally leads to having more relatable and personable conversations. It’s the first touchpoint, the first impression that your clients see well before you meet face to face.

As the saying goes, first impression during these connections matters!

Let’s discuss the importance of professional corporate headshots as well as offering some tips on how to choose the right photographer to get the appropriate style/look to fit your usage purpose.

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Jasmine Chan
May 18, 2024.
Very professional setting and a very patient photographer who is excellent at directing shots. 5/5 stars!
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Ben Tong
April 23, 2024.
Excellent experience with Hart. He is friendly and engaging adding to the overall experience in the studio a stress free and fun experience for myself and my family. Highly recommend!
Joanne Yoong
Joanne Yoong
April 18, 2024.
We did a beautiful family shoot with Hart - the shoot itself was fantastic and he was able to keep our large multigen family engaged and captured the happy spirit of the day. Unfortunately, after downloading the shoot pics, we managed to lose track of the photos. As my dad is quite ill and had requested these , we were crushed to find we could not locate the images he wanted. Hart was immediately responsive when we reached out and located the copies of our shoot, saving the day. Not only did he create a gorgeous set of memories for us, but his prompt and caring after-sales action was amazing. 5* for both quality and support. Would recommend highly as an artist and also as a professional. Thank you Hart!
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Joanne Chua
April 18, 2024.
My company had an extremely good experience with Hart in our recent corporate photoshoot. Everyone in the company is very pleased with the photos. Below are some key aspects that made this photoshoot an extraordinary journey. Highlights: 1. Professionalism Redefined: The photographer, Hart exhibited unparalleled professionalism and skill, capturing the essence of each employee with precision and finesse. Their ability to evoke genuine engagement and empowerment was truly remarkable, resulting in portraits that radiated authenticity and charisma. 2. Friendly and Supportive: Hart is very accommodative to our requests, and he goes the extra mile to help with another group of staff for onsite photoshoot. He still manages to produce the high-resolution artwork given such a short timeframe due to our business set-up requirements. 3. Engagement and Empowerment: Beyond just capturing images, the photoshoot served as a catalyst for engagement and empowerment among our team members. It provided a platform for individuals to express themselves authentically, fostering a culture of inclusivity and collaboration. I really appreciate and feel thankful to be able to work with Hart on this assignment. I will still want to work with him for the upcoming assignment and refer him to my friends. Thank you so much, Hart and Team!
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Yin Yin Wong
March 22, 2024.
Hart is easy going and friendly. He could sense that my kids( teenager) ain’t very interested in photo taking 🤣but he made them feel at ease. Most importantly, the pictures taken of them were very beautiful and natural. Hart and his team’s responses are very quick and professional too !
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Eunice Lee
March 12, 2024.
We chose Hart as his aesthetics for newborn photos were exactly what we wanted, minimal and natural. He is really talented and captured so many unique expressions and poses. We had a hard time choosing what we really liked as there were so many great ones. We’ll definitely be returning for more family photos!
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Jacinta Lim
February 28, 2024.
Great experience. Hart is lovely - he really goes all out to make you feel at ease. You can really feel his passion for people and what he does. He just really wants to make sure you have a good time and leave with great shots!
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Colleen and Ernest Heng
February 20, 2024.
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sgltja01
January 31, 2024.
We had a very refreshing family photo shoot experience at Tomato Photo Studio on 21 January 2024. Hart was very creative, energetic and lively making my two young granddaughters very much at home. The photographic images turned out very natural and reflected well the mood. Thanks Hart and Hazel as well for providing the helpful information.

How important Is It?

A professional headshot is an essential part of your professional brand. It’s the first thing people see when they land on your LinkedIn profile, or any other professional online profiles.

It is important because it is the first impression someone has of you. It’s not just about looking good in a photo, but portraying the right image for your professional brand, your business, your personality.

The professional corporate headshot that is chosen for your professional profile, company website, or marketing collateral helps to set the bar on how they see you and what they think of you before having even spoken with them. A good professional headshot will also help bring you more business or get you hired/shortlisted for a job interview.

LinkedIn Profile Photo

Your LinkedIn profile photo, for example, is one of the most important elements on your entire profile. According to studies, people are able to form their first impression of you within the first 50 milliseconds.

Your professional image should reflect who you are now and where you are going in your professional career. Headhunters and prospective employers uses LinkedIn Profiles as one of the ways to check out, search and select potential candidates. Its the perfect platform to create opportunities to further your career.

Whilst white, grey and black are most commonly used as background for your portraits. We are seeing more and more loud solid colours such as yellow, red that helps make your headshot be distinctive and stand out against the rest on LinkedIn.

It is important to have a professional headshot taken by a photographer who understands the importance of capturing the right look and feel for you for who you are at the particular time of your career. Read about a fellow photographer’s guide to getting the right LinkedIn profile photo.

Websites & Marketing Collaterals

A professional headshot is also an important part of your website and marketing collateral. It helps to humanize your business, making it more relatable to clients. It also helps to build trust and create brand awareness.

Mind you, corporate headshots are not just for the business owners and professionals. Having a consistent look and feel of your staff’s headshots on your website is just as important too. They are also the face of the company where clients, suppliers, vendors who build professional relationships with your team can put a face to a name. White, grey and black are most commonly used as background for your portraits. 

White background being the most versatile, allows graphic designers to work their magic to easily place them in collaterals, posters etc.

A good professional photographer knows how to capture the essence of who you are and can translate it into a great photograph. They would be able to guide you on the right pose, attire, and expression that would be appropriate for your professional headshot so that it allows you to stand out from the crowd.

Resumes/CV

Though it is not compulsory to include a photo in your resume, if you choose to include one, make sure it is a professionally taken photo that makes you look professional, clean and approachable. Using a headshot that is done professionally ensure that your photos give off just the right impression to recruiters or potential employers. In fact, professional headshots may be an essential tool for getting your foot in the door.

If you want to get a job in today’s competitive market, you can’t afford to ignore the value of headshots. Even if you’re not actively looking for work, keeping up to date with professional headshots is a good idea since they help you stay current and can come in handy when networking or applying for internal positions.

Tips To Choosing The Style Of Your Corporate Headshot Photo

A professional headshot is an essential part of your professional brand. It’s the first thing people see when they land on your LinkedIn profile, or any other professional online profiles as well as offline collaterals. Choosing the right professional photographer can be a challenge, especially if you have not had an opportunity to meet and work with one before.

Here are some tips on what you should consider when selecting the right professional corporate headshot photographer for you:

– Do your research and ask for referrals from friends or colleagues

– View the photographer’s portfolio and make sure that their style matches with what you are looking for.

– Meet with the photographer in person to get a feel of their personality and whether you would be comfortable working with them.

-Are the photos mechanical or they do rrrreally bring out the expressions and personality of the subject.

Your professional corporate headshot should look like you and professional. It is essential to have a professional photographer who knows how to set up the right lighting, angles, background colour so that it looks professional yet natural.

Professional corporate headshots are an important investment for your professional career. If you think this is what you need to give yourself a push in your career and personal brand, just drop us an email for more information at info@tomato.sg or WhatsApp us at +65 88580088 and we’ll get back to you the soonest.

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