Headshots: What To Wear

CONSISTENT AND PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS FOR LAW FIRMS

 What you wear is a big part of how you present yourself, and while you can physically change your clothes from day to day and from situation to situation, your headshot photo cannot. Together we will create a photo that will represent you.

 

  • Choose attire you would normally wear for executive meetings or to meet with clients.
  • Bring more options than you think you will use, especially anything we can mix and match.
  • Avoid anything seasonal or too trendy. We want to create a timeless look that will wear well no matter the season.
  • Test every outfit to make sure it’s comfortable and fits well. Have a spouse or friend give an honest opinion.
  • Be sure all clothing is cleaned, ironed, and photo-ready.
  • Bring everything hung separately on hangers in order to avoid wrinkles. Wearing the items while driving can cause unwanted creases or folds in the materials.

 

TAKING LESS TIME OUT OF YOUR DAY

Gustavo will bring the studio to you, saving you precious time. Our seamless process assures that employees will only miss a few minutes out of the busy workday — with as little disruption to your schedule as possible.

 

Once we arrive, we set up in your conference room or meeting area and file through each team member one by one. We can also do group photos of your entire office staff or smaller group breakdowns like the partners, associates, and paralegals.

COLOR AND FIT

  • Most men wear a shirt and suit jacket, necktie optional. We can do photos with and without the jacket or tie.
  • Select vibrant, solid colors that complement your skin tone. Some texture is ok.
  • Avoid busy patterns, such as plaid or paisley, or anything that distracts from your face.
  • Don’t wear shirts with large logos or text on them.
  • Avoid any material that shines, shimmers, or sparkles. Sequins will reflect onto your face.
  • Longer dark hair contrasts better with lighter-colored tops or jackets.
  • Choose clothing that is fitted rather than loose. Loose or baggy clothing can make you appear heavier. Also avoid clothing that is too tight, for the same reason.
  • Layers work great- bring along a jacket or two for some variety in looks.
  • Full length or three-quarter sleeves work best. Sleeveless tops or camis are okay if layered under another top, wrap, or jacket. Avoid showing the arms, the only skin tone visible in your headshot should be your face and neck.
  • Women: avoid anything too low cut or revealing. Scoop, Crew, and V-Necks work well.
  • Women: be sure to bring undergarments that you would normally wear under each outfit, since some may require different styles or cuts. Be cautious of lacy or textured undergarments not looking smooth under thin materials. Smooth nude or skin toned bras are usually best.

HAIR, MAKEUP, AND ACCESSORIES

  • Keep makeup natural and matte.
  • Avoid anything that shimmers, glitters, or shines.
  • If you are prone to shiny skin, consider dusting on a translucent face powder just before the shoot.
  • Style hair the way you would for a professional function.
  • Consider using a professional hair and makeup person.
  • Wear glasses if you usually wear glasses; we can photograph some photos with and some without if you’d like.
  • Avoid flashy or overly large earrings and necklaces. Keep jewelry simple or even go without. If you have something that you think really works well or you just aren’t sure, bring it with you, and we can make a final decision when you get here.
  • Men, a nice watch can work well in poses that show your hands. If you normally wear one, go ahead and bring it.

     

    Read our FAQsHow to Prepare for Your Headshot Session, and What to Expect from Your Headshot Session for more information. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions, we look forward to seeing you for your headshot session.

Corporations large and small trust GFP with their headshots. Join the many Fortune 500 companies like Google, Forbes, J.P. Morgan, Hewlett Packard, and NASDAQ — as well as dozens of law firms and financial firms in San Francisco — and contact Gustavo Fernandez Photography today to upgrade your company headshots.

The Photography Process

1. Complimentary Phone Consult

When we make first contact, we will discuss all the details of your photography shoot including volume, location, and safety.

2. Your Photo Shoot Day

Experience a professional, high quality, and consistent photoshoots for yourself and all your staff, whether on location or in studio.

3. Same Day Client Viewing

After we finish the shoot, each subject will get a chance to view their photos and we make sure that you will be satisfied with the results.

4. Photography Delivery

After touch-ups, we deliver all relative files and photographs to you directly, with a 3 - 5 business day turnaround time. Same-day and next-day rush orders are available.

About The Photographer

Gustavo Fernandez specializes in clean and crisp, hassle-free headshots for both small and large businesses in the South Florida area and beyond.


Gustavo Fernandez Photography works with clients such as Google, J.P. Morgan, Forbes Media, and NASDAQ. Every year, about a dozen headshots of his are featured in Times Square, on the eight story high NASDAQ MarketSite tower.


He has been recognized as a leading professional in his field, and is trusted by many corporations to capture their events and deliver top-notch headshots.


Outside of work passions, he is actively involved in serving the community through organizations like The Guardsmen and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He even created a charity called “Hogs for Kids” where he rode his Harley Davidson across the US doing portrait sessions, donating all sitting fees to support at-risk you in the Dominican Republic with Children International.

Raves & Reviews

At Gustavo Fernandez Photography, we understand what businesses are looking for in a photographer, and we deliver. Our studio is the best at what we do. But don’t just take our word for it — see what other professionals are saying. 

The Benefits of Professional B2B Photography

Consistent and Matching Images

Gustavo Fernandez Photography knows that when photographing company headshots, consistency is key. Subjects will have your specific look and lighting, every single time. Each portrait will not only look great on its own, but will be part of a cohesive set of images with the same specifications, all tailored to match your brand. As you expand and hire new employees, each one of them will also have a matching headshot, even across different locations.

Professionalism And Communication

We understand what companies are looking for – you need a photographer who is professional, personable, responsive, and competent. The process should be seamless and stress-free from photo shoot to delivery, with a quick turnaround. You won’t need to hand-hold; once we have a mutual understanding of what you want, we will deliver, every time.

We Can Help You Look Your Best

Your staff may not feel “camera ready” or maybe no one really wants their photos taken, but Gustavo makes the process quick and painless. Proper lighting, posing, and a little Photoshop come together to enhance the best traits, and we will be sure to capture natural smiles. We even offer a professional hair and makeup artist to give each team member a quick touch up before they step in front of the camera, if you choose to add it.

Traveling Photo Studio

Instead of taking hours out of your work day for photos, GFP comes to your workplace, and sets up a mini studio in your conference room, so each staff member only needs to miss about 15-20 minutes of billable time. Not only does this save you time and money, but it makes the task seem much less daunting, and remains easy to keep up with as you hire new team members.

Elevate Your Brand

Photography is an important marketing tool, and your headshots are a large part of how you present your business, both on your company website and on social media. Invest in your image and elevate your brand perception with quality headshots.

On-Site Headshots For Your Entire Team

Do you need consistent, high-quality, professional headshots for your team, even as you expand your business across the state, or the globe? Gustavo Fernandez Photography specializes in headshots for both small businesses and large corporations in the Miami-Dade area and beyond.

We provide a safe and efficient experience.

Above all, we believe in being good community citizens. We are working cooperatively with the state and local leaders to provide a safe environment for all.

When was the last time you had professional headshots taken?

Great headshots are absolutely essential as a thriving professional in today’s digital world, and they’re the most important component for making a captivating first impression.

 

As your photographer, my goal is to make you shine in front of the camera and capture your essence — creating inviting photos that attract your ideal clientele.

A headshot is a photograph of one’s head and shoulders, with the main focus of the image being the face. Photos often feature a solid or neutral background, and can be cropped vertically or horizontally.

  • Corporate Leaders such as CEOs, CFOs, and COOs
  • Lawyers and Law Firm Staff
  • Presidents, VPs, Board Members
  • Investors, Financial Firms, Private Wealth Managers
  • Bankers, Brokers, and Accountants
  • Realtors / Real Estate Agents
  • Small Business Owners
  • Fortune 500 Corporations
  • Human Resources / HR Officers
  • Authors
  • Public Speakers
  • Insurance Agents
  • Marketing Professionals
  • IT Techs
  • Sales Reps
  • Medical Professionals: Doctors, Nurses, and Caretakers
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives
  • Dentists and Hygienists
  • Therapists
  • Performing Artists: Actors, Dancers, Musicians
  • Company Website
  • Social Media
  • Press Releases
  • Business Cards
  • Newsletters
  • Marketing Materials
  • Email Signatures
  • ID Badges

About 80% of our clients choose white, but we also have solid black, for a more formal, dramatic look, as well as several tones of grey. Check out our page on backgrounds for examples.

If you want something more environmental, GFP can also photograph you and your team inside your office, with your workspace as the background, or on location outdoors.

Absolutely! We can set up a portable studio in the conference room or lobby of your office building and get all of your employees photographed in one day.