Portrait, Headshot, Lifestyle & Branding - Which Is Right For You?
It sounds like a lot of confusion, do I want a Headshot, a Portrait or a Lifestyle session...but the explanation is actually pretty simple.
A portrait session is primarily shot in my studio and we are focused on you and we work to create images that capture your spirit and imagination. They are usually stylized and edited for creativity and beauty. Here are some examples of portraits sessions:
Headshots are a specific style of professional image, the headshot is shot in the studio and is generally top of the shoulders and head. If we show more body than that and it becomes a portrait instead of a headshot. Headshots are lit for beauty and subtlety and while there is creativity involved, it's usually much more about presenting you in a professional manner based on your profession. Therefore the keys to great headshots are lighting and expression, which I coach you on the day of the session. Here are some examples of headshots:
Professional Portrait Session:
Sometimes a headshot is a little too "buttoned up" for your needs. Maybe you need photos to fill out your website or social media or maybe a speaking engagement, panel or a photo for a guest post or online forum. These professional options range from quarter, 3/4 or full length photos. They're more environmental and can be shot in the studio or in your office or another location outside of the studio.
Lifestyle / Brand:
Lifestyle is more along the lines of personal brand website images, online influencer photos and advertising type images. They are generally half body to full body and they are heavily influenced by the environment. In this case, we use the city as a larger part of the image than a portrait or headshot.
You can book me for this type of work through TNQ Studios - A Visual Creative Agency where we shoot brand, and other high impact images that my clients want to use on their websites, social media, reels, Tik-Tok and LinkedIn.
As a visual creative agency we can create your custom website, video or course designs in addition to your photography. Here are some examples of our lifestyle and Branding sessions:
Easier than it sounds right? If you're interested in learning more about the details of these sessions you can visit my services page to learn about the details and pricing, or you can send me an email or DM me on Instagram!
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