Category Archives: Blog Posts

Make Your Corporate Headshot Session a Success

So you have finally made the right decision, and hired a professional photographer to complete your corporate headshots. The hardest part is over, but there still are a few things to do before your session arrives.

Hair And Makeup

On the day of your corporate headshot session is not when you want to get experimental with your look. You are spending money to produce quality headshots for professional purposes, so look like you do every other day of the week. The last thing you want to do is be unrecognizable to your clients and customers. Do not get your haircut before your photoshoot, hire a stylist instead. We suggest keeping the eye shadow and blush on the light side and selecting the correct shade foundation. Even men can apply a light powder to reduce the shine on your skin. Continue reading

Need an Event Photographer?

As you begin making plans for your upcoming event, there are undoubtedly a ton of questions that begin running through your mind. There are so many different vendors to consider, and potential amenities to offer those that come to your event. There are a tons of decisions to be made, from the guest list, to catering, to music. An event photographer will more than likely be on that list as well. As you decide on whether or not you should look at corporate event photographers for your next event, here are three questions you should ask. Continue reading

What to Wear to Attract the Right Client

You have just made the decision to get new headshots to appear fresh and attract desirable to new clients. We all know that what you wear will have your potential client ultimately and subconsciously decide to choose you for your services. They may not consciously make this decision, but if they view your image and see you dressed in frumpy clothes and wearing gaudy jewelry, they may choose someone else to do business with. Below are a few helpful tips on what you can wear or how you can appear in your headshots to attract the right client.

Dress For Your Occupation
If you are a lawyer, you do not want to be photographed in beach attire or jeans and a tee-shirt. It is important to know your occupation so you can dress for it. Male lawyers should wear well-tailored suits or even a simple dress shirt with a tie. Woman lawyers should avoid prints and go with something striking and bold, allowing them to look dominant and fierce. Continue reading

Checklist Before Launching a Website

Launching a new website is a time consuming and difficult process. The process requires many parts, which has to be done carefully and step by step if you want to end up with a satisfying and perfect website.

There are a variety of different ways to create a website and thousands of designs to make it attractive, with the latest technology. However, there is a professional standard that has to be maintained if you are running a business, which we are not going to discuss here. Continue reading

Creating Your Authentic Personal Brand

If you have a business, then you will know how imperative visual content is. Photography happens to be one of the most powerful brand assets you can invest in your business. Whether you do business on or offline, the visual identity you create for your business will set the mood and tone for the experience your clients will have for your business.

Know Your Brand Personality
Your brand personality is the way in which you convey who you are and what you do in your business. Your business brand will also have a personality or a way you want to be perceived by others. Depending on your business and what you do, you need to think about what type of brand personality is going to position you in the best way to connect with your ideal client. Continue reading

Get the Most out of Your Social Media Headshots

Today there are numerous ways to get yourself out there and on social media. Your image is important and something that contributes to your business as well as your personal brand. One of the most important things to consider is what social media sites you are using and what goals you have for them. For example on LinkedIn you definitely want a professional image that is more of a closeup headshot while a personal Twitter account might allow for something more casual and relaxed and your personal Facebook photo would likely be similar. Your image on social media will be a first impression and it is key to make a good one!

At Capitol Photo Headshots, we have been shooting both headshots and portraits for many years and we have the precise knowledge of what works, but it is also important to project an image that you want to present. We will work with you to create those looks collaboratively so you can have a social media headshot or portrait that works for you. Continue reading

Five Common Event Photography Myths

When it comes to event photography, there can be a lot of myths out there. In order for you to find the right event photographer for your specific needs, it is important to be aware of the many myths out there. Below are the top five myths with event photography.

Your Event Does Not Need An Event Photographer
It is funny how people do not even consider having an event photographer for their event. Event photographers are an integral part of your event planning process. You have planned every last detail because each part of the event is critical. In order to capture the event, you need to invest in an event photographer. Continue reading

Why You Need More Than One Look for Your Headshot

We are happy to share the most common reasons why it is important to have more than one look for your headshot. The reasons listed below can be applied to different industries.

The Company Headshot
The most common reason people need to get a headshot is for their company directory. It is important to be represented in the best possible light. Getting a new modern photograph or headshot of yourself is the way to go. When looking for a professional headshot photographer, make sure their work stands out. You do not want to have another boring photograph that does not represent you properly and does not stand out among the others in your field. Standing out in a directory or website is key. Continue reading

Why Professional Photography is Key to a Successful Event

No matter what type of upcoming special event you have, hiring a professional event photographer can bring an endless list of benefits to your event, the attendees and your business development. Here are a few benefits of professional photography.

Making Memories
Photography throughout the decades has been always a portal to our past. Many guests would love to remember, in detail, all the best parts of the event. Professional photos taken capture very special moments to all those involved. Presenters or speakers can be offered professional photos as a thank you gift. Continue reading

Look Your Best in Your Business Headshot

Business headshots are a great way to make yourself look more professional in your career. Hiring a business headshot photographer to photograph you in their studio or to come to your workplace will give you an edge in the business world.Important details go into getting a professional headshot taken such as clothes to wear, makeup, background, hairstyles, and more. Below are some ideas you can check out on how you would like to look in your photoshoot.

Important details go into getting a professional headshot taken such as clothes to wear, makeup, background, hairstyles, and more. Below are some ideas you can check out on how you would like to look in your photoshoot.

Wear Appropriate Clothing
Think about the look you are trying to convey to people who are going to see your business photo. You can dress up for your headshot like you would for a day at the office, but wearing a shirt or a suit is common for men who do not normally wear one at work.

You do not have to worry about your pants and shoes if you are planning to get only the top half of your body photographed but if you are having a full body portrait taken then your entire outfit you choose to wear, including shoes is important. Continue reading