Everything you need to know about wardrobe, posing, backgrounds, expression and cost for top professional corporate headshots.

It’s been a busy and productive season creating amazing headshots for our Bethesda, Maryland photography clients. We have had the pleasure of welcoming many new Life Sciences and Biotech companies in the I270 corridor, as well as law firms, insurance companies, doctors, dentists, real estate, and accounting firms to our list of happy photography clients.

We do quite a bit of professional executive portraits for businesses located in Bethesda, Md.  Often we travel to the Bethesda, Md business location when there is a need for multiple executive and employee headshots. In addition, on location, we can either set up a standard consistent background of your choice, or we can use the architecture of your office to provide a more interesting, unique background.  If you only need a portrait for yourself or a couple of people, it usually works out best if you can set up an appointment and come to our studio.

We have been doing professional business portraits in Bethesda, Md since 2006 and we have over 100 five star google reviews.

We specialize in Corporate Portraits, Headshots and Lifestyle Photography for Marketing, Branding, Advertising, Brochures, Websites and Social Media. Our photography always presents you and your company at it’s absolute best. We keep it fresh, and designed to start conversations, for start-ups and established companies of any size.

What Exactly Are Corporate Headshots?

Corporate headshots are a type of business portrait typically used for company websites, business cards, press releases, and LinkedIn profiles. The most popular use for the doctor headshot is on the practice’s website.

Bethesda Headshots focuses on capturing corporate professionalism, warmth, and competence.

An amazing business headshot is perfect for building an awesome personal brand to help businesses grow, and improve business revenue.

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Are Great Corporate Headshots Important?

First impressions often begin with your headshot online, and these first impressions can have dramatic impact on your medical career and most first impressions start online.

Hiring managers use LinkedIn and other online resources to screen applicants. Potential clients use company website to research vendors, and investors often use the company About Us page to learn about company executives.

A great corporate headshot is critical for making a good first impression and can have a major impact on your career or company.

What Should I Wear for my Corporate Headshot?

Ask yourself what do you want to convey and where will the headshot photos will be displayed?  For more conservative industries like law and finance, we recommend the standard suit-and-tie, or female equivalent.

Most prefer a combination of both a standard suit-and-tie or business blazer. This way you have best of both worlds to use when appropriate.

A good rule-of-thumb is to dress similar to your peers. Take a look on LinkedIn, at images elsewhere online to see how your peers and senior executives in your industry are dressed.

Pay attention to people who are successful in your network. Of course, it also depends on your personality, industry and where the photos will be used.

Dress for success! If you’re still not sure, then ask us! We’re always happy to provide guidance.

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How Should I Pose for my Corporate Headshot?

For corporate headshots, we find less is more, and minimalist poses work best. Leave it to Bethesda Headshots to guide you. We’ll warm up with simple straightforward poses. Simply be yourself and we’ll coax a warm smile from you.

Best to capture both formal, informal and candids. No need to go crazy on your poses for business headshots.

In our sessions, we tend to focus on minimalist poses. We’ve seen other photographers force clients into some truly bizarre poses. But, we avoid this practice.

We are, after all, showcasing your professionalism — not our photography.

What Backgrounds Work Best for my Corporate Headshot?

For more conservative industries like law and finance, neutral studio backdrop such as white, light, medium or dark grey usually work best. With these neutral colors, we can get some really nice shots that work well with a variety of outfits that convey professionalism.

If you work in creative industries, non-profits, or tech, and you’d like your background to stand out more, try an outdoor or in-office environmental session. We can also do a custom color background for a bit more personality if necessary..

If you’re a senior executive, entrepreneur or thought-leader, it might be nice to have several branding photos of yourself that you can use across platforms. Ideally, you would have a couple outdoor photos to supplement your in-studio headshots.

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“We worked with Mark and Laurel to take headshots of our team. They were wonderful to work with – punctual, pleasant, professional, and most importantly, produced AMAZING quality work!”
Monica Yohai
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