1. WHAT DO YOU BELIEVE IS THE KEY TO CAPTURING PHOTOS THAT REPRESENT AN INDIVIDUAL’S BRAND?
Straightforward, honest, complimentary portraits say this is who I am and you can trust me. Earning someone’s “Trust” is the most important reason why you should use a professional photographer. In business most of the time people see your headshot before they meet in person. The images need to be done in a way that there is no question in a viewers mind that you are the right person for whatever they are looking for. These images can also include certain professional aspects for a client that are personalized to the needs of the specific job.
2. HOW CAN SOMEONE CREATE A FUN AND EXCITING PHOTO SHOOT THAT RUNS SMOOTHLY?
An experienced photographer will ensure that you can not only have a fun creative process because they will get to know you and your needs. This will make sure all your goals are achieved.
3. ANY ADVICE FOR THOSE WHO ARE NERVOUS BEFORE A PHOTO SHOOT?
Research and talk to the individuals you are considering and make your decision based knowing the person you can handle not only the photo shoot but someone you feel “gets” you.
4. HOW DOES SOMEONE KNOW IF HE/SHE HAS CHOSE THE RIGHT PHOTOGRAPHER FOR HIS/HER BRAND?
The personal connection you feel from this individual is essential to your feeling comfortable and trusting that you are in good hands with your choice. Have a discussion with your photographer about the choice between ‘In Studio’ or ‘On Location’ and which scenario is best for you. Also, make sure the photo shoot isn’t based on a specific amount of time that seems too short.
5. WHAT SHOULD SOMEONE DO TO PREPARE FOR A PHOTO SHOOT?
You’ll need to determine how serious you want to go with this photo shoot. Hair and make-up are always beneficial and can truly make the difference between something good and something great. Bring a variety of clothing options and put yourself in the viewers perspective. Debating on location (at work, etc.) is a very important discussion to have before you show up. One needs to plan for options.
6. HOW MANY CHANGES OR LOOKS CAN SOMEONE EXPECT TO CAPTURE BY THE END OF A BRANDING PHOTO SHOOT?
It depends on your goals but, most professional headshots don’t do more then two clothing changes.
7. ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE?
Find images you like online and share them with the photographer so he or she understands the quality and style of image you are trying to portray. This way there are no surprises or disappointments.
For over 25 years Michael Bennett Kress has delivered unique imagery and attentive customer service and has now assembled a talented team of creative artists to capture and preserve your precious memories from weddings, events and portraiture. View Michael’s Portfolio