There are many things to consider when choosing a photographer for your portrait. Here's a checklist of some of the most important points:

Choose a photographer who is specialized in corporate headshots.

Experience matters. A lot of clients pick a professional photographer that has had experience in fashion photography or the modeling industry. But do you really want to look so glamorous that it feels a bit awkward to your peers? Or are you going for a more natural and credible look that makes a positive impact and brings you your desired outcome.

a more natural and credible look that makes a positive impact

Choose a photographer who understands your industry or field.

Photography is an art. Hence photographers are usually artists. And you want to pick somebody who is capable of thinking like your audience does. It is important to understand the environment in which you operate. A baker should look like a good baker, not like a lawyer. And she should look like a baker you feel happy engaging with. Not just any average baker - your baker. A real estate agent should appear to be helpful, energetic and detail oriented. Not intimidating, arrogant or cocky.

Choose someone who is easy to work with and makes you feel comfortable.

Choose someone who can coach you through the photo session, making sure that all those little details that make you feel uncomfortable (like being able to take off your jacket) are taken care of ahead of time so that you can focus on looking like yourself!

The right photographer will ask you intelligent questions before the session begins. He or she will guide you step by step throughout the session. Where to look. What to do with your hands. What thoughts to think (yes! so that it sparks the right expression on your face that can be captured by the camera).


Choose a photographer who can work with you to create the right look for your portraits.

This is especially important if you are looking for a unique and creative style that will help you stand out from the crowd.


Choose a photographer who has a portfolio of corporate headshot portraits that you can review and get ideas from.

Look at the different styles and images to see what works for you.