5 Tips on How to Prepare for your Business Profile session - Dartmoor Photography

Wedding Hair Make Up Business Branding Dartmoor

I really enjoy working with creative enterprises and small business owners in and around Dartmoor. I love being able to piece a story together to be able to showcase who they are and what they do in the best light, no pun intended!

Business Profiles are as much about your offering and your brand as who you are as a person. The aim of your session is to create a storytelling collection of images to help clients connect with you as a person and what you do, rather than solely with your product. Professional Business Profile photos give you the confidence to post images of yourself, building trust with your audience through all the various platforms you use to promote your business or creative enterprise.

Are you ready to tell your story?

Do you feel that your business would greatly benefit from having a cohesive portfolio of images but you’re not sure how to tell your story? Have a look at my five tips on how to prepare for your Business Profile session below.

Rebecca Wedding Hair and Make Up, Devon

Rebecca Wedding Hair and Make Up, Devon

1. What is your purpose?

  • What kind of content are you looking for in your photos? Mostly lifestyle images, product shots, headshots - or a selection of all of these?

  • What kind of story should your photos tell? What message are your trying to get across to your audience? 

  • Where will you be using your images? Blog, social media, website, brochures? 

2. List of must have shots

Once your message is clear and know how you would like to use your images, it’s a good idea to have a list of ‘must have’ shots. Some clients find it useful to create a mood board on Pinterest. This can be really helpful in thinking about the little details in the photos as well as any props you may want to include. 

3. Your workspace

Where will your session take place? If you have a studio or dedicated work space, it’s always a good idea to have a tidy as this will make a big difference in the final images. It’s also really helpful to have all your products and props ready to make the best use of our time together. I’m very happy to go for a little walk nearby to chat as we take your headshots.

4. How long does it take?

If possible try to set a good chunk of time aside for your business profile session as it always takes longer than you think. Business sessions usually last 3-4 hours. 

5. Personal

Plan for a couple of wardrobe changes during your session so that you have more variety in your portfolio – you could simply have your jacket on/off, scarf on/off for example. Think about your style of clothing, to either suit your brand colours or to suit the mood of your business which will create a more cohesive feel for your collection of images. I’m very happy to give you guidance on styling if you need help, but generally I find block colours work better for portraiture. 

Knowing that you, as the driving force behind your business, will be in the limelight on the day of your session can be a little daunting. Don’t worry, you don’t need to do anything special – all you need to be is the best version of yourself! My process allows you to relax by focusing on the business side first, which gives us time to get to know each other better before taking any headshots. I also say lots of silly things, intentionally and not so intentionally, so I’m sure you’ll be giggling before too long! Be yourself, relax and have fun – this is your chance to show the world what you love about your business and to showcase your work.

Annie’s idea of a business profile is such a fantastic way of showing who I am as a person and a business behind the computer screen and effectively people can meet me before they have to click a button to confirm online. Annie was the brains behind the whole thing, she listened to my interests and who I am as a business women and a person and she chose the spots to take the photos. She has captured both the business and my personal life as I would like to be seen.
— Rebecca Wannell

After the session

You will receive your full Business Profile portfolio online within three weeks via a private gallery from which you can download both high- and low-resolution images. Included in your gallery with also be your signature Business Profile montage to share on social media. 

If you’re looking to update your headshots for your business, please click on through to find out more about my Headshot Mornings throughout the year.

More about Rebecca Wedding Hair and Makeup

Wedding hair and make-up is about more than just the cosmetic side of how someones looks on one of the most important days of their lives. We form a pocket sized friendship in a very short space of time. I get to hear all the secrets about her day and we get to be creative with hair and make-up ideas. But I can’t lie, even though being there on the morning of her wedding and helping her into her dress is SO special, when it comes to talking about hair pieces or Flowers, Red lips or Nudes these are my favourite personal touches that make each bride individual.

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