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Guide to Halifax Headshots

You are good at what you do! Ensure the image you share with the business world and prospective clients reflects it. Our ultimate goal is to create images that help you connect with others - one you'll be proud to share. Below are some things to consider to help you have the best headshots in Halifax.

Business Headshots Halifax Nova Scotia

  • Where will your image appear?

    • Will your headshot be listed with others on a company website? If so, it's important to let your photographer know so they can make sure the overall lighting, as well as the background, match up.
  • What about variations - more casual?

    • In addition to the formal headshot for the company website, could you use a different look for social media platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook? It may also be a good time to get a nice picture for your personal social media accounts too.Headshot of Halifax Radio Personality Megan Coady
  • Makeup

    • Makeup is recommended but we find that it's best to keep this as natural as possible.
    • Generally, no need for professional makeup but this might be something to consider if your headshots are for modeling or acting.
  • Hair

    • It's best to be happy with your hair when you come in for your headshot.
    • For men, usually within the first week of visiting your barber.
    • For women, this might be coming from the salon but it's not usually necessary.
  • Clothing

    • Darker solids are always a safe bet. You want to stay away from bold or distracting colours and patterns.
    • White should be avoided or used carefully but it can be okay if you are wearing it under a jacket.
    • The goal is for your clothing compliment, not to distract from your face. Think of wearing what you would when you are meeting a new client.Headshot Halifax's Daniel Holland
  • Know your audience

    • Most often, you want your headshots to convey that you are both confident and approachable.
    • This is the default look that we are shooting for.
    • Let us know if you are looking for something a little different.
  • Relax

    • I don't like having my picture taken is something we hear almost every day :) It's normal and totally okay!
    • In addition to flattering lighting and posing, making you at ease and comfortable in front of the camera is our primary goal.