Do I Need A Professional Corporate Headshot?
Do I reaaaaaally need Corporate Headshots of myself now? Or is it a MUST in this climate?
Since 2019, there had been layoffs in big banks and companies all around the world. Lately, the trend of layoffs appears to have plateaued slightly or perhaps not reported as much but challenges remain perhaps during these trying times.
Opportunities arises with every challenge. We cannot control whats beyond our control but we can certainly do our part to control what we can for ourselves and others.
Preparation work such as sharpening business operations, updating SOPs, updating websites, strengthening staff training, and doing the things that most people won’t have the time to do during busy times.
Maybe you’re a fresh graduate and about to step into the working world, not sure what or how you are going to get to that job yet. Have you prepared your photo for your CV to compete with experienced workers?
Perhaps your company had been looking to update the website to show images of your team, so potential clients can put a face to a name to make you relatable. Or even the company could want to be more active on LinkedIn and need professional profile shots of key members in the company.
When businesses pivots and evolve to include more digital touch points at an accelerated rate, it is inevitable that an updated headshot of yourself and your team would be needed. It is said that a picture tells a thousand words and it is the first impression of you of whether you are given the opportunity for the interview. Do you have your professional headshot for your fighting chance?
Still unsure? We’re here to help! Download Our Corporate Lookbook. We are sure you will find something that fits what you need from there.
Have You Been Doing This?
Our experience shows that majority of people haven’t been looking for work in the past 2-3 years, and the last time they have their corporate images taken were from 4-6 years ago.
Have you been using an old photo of yourself? Or maybe been cropping a group photo to just your face? Or have you been using your selfie images?
If you have been doing these, it’s a sign you need to do a corporate headshots for yourself.
There’s nothing wrong with these images on a personal level, but your photos should represent the kind of person you are and still be taken seriously and professionally. Stand out from the rest, a professionally done corporate headshot is a much needed tool in today’s tough job market.
Needed a corporate photo and came across on Google. Making an appointment and getting the photos all in 2 weeks. Amazing service and quick turnaround. Special thanks to photographer Magdalene and admin Lydia! – Garion
Why Do I Need Corporate Headshots For?
Even if you’re not looking for new jobs, it’s always important to be earlier prepared. You may never know the importance of it till you need it urgently. It’s important to have a professional headshot of you because a photo speaks a thousand words more quickly than what’s written on your resume. It’s the first impression.
2. It’s been requested by your current company
Your company may want to build a brand image with the help of consistent images of the team on the company’s website, brochures, announcements, annual reports or even for company events.
3. Be searchable on LinkedIn
You can decide on the vibe you’d like to give out, professional yet approachable, professional yet casual, fun or however you need it to be! But still being taken seriously with a professional photo, and not a pixelated image from your phone.
When you’re out for work events or even if you’ve bumped into a stranger who is from a company you’d be open to get to know with, a business card will definitely come in handy! Business cards are great for you to easily be contacted. Nowadays, there’s even digital business cards, so a professional headshot is important to put a face to your contact details.
5. Personal Branding
If you’ve started your own business, you need to ensure your targeted audience understand your visions as a company through a congruent style that reflects that. This applies to your personal headshots as well!
6. Personal Images for Social Medias
Be it Facebook, Twitter, Tinder, Tik Tok and all the other social media platforms these days, we need a professional photo taken of us to encapsulate the kind of person we are out there!
This is the time where you need to stand out, a normal passport photo picture of yourself is not going to cut it where there are more people fighting for the job that you are after, the attention of your prospects when they are deciding between you and your competitor.
Invest in a few professional headshots of yourself, and simply enjoy the shoot experience while we do the rest. A simple photo can help to even boost your confidence in yourself and the skills you present. Be proud of yourself, you’ve come a long way!
If you think this is what you need to give yourself a push further in the job market or for job security, just drop us an email for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or WhatsApp us at +65 8717 1558 and we’ll get back to you the soonest.
Had a really fun corporate photoshoot session! Team was happy to communicate with me via email throughout & will give you a step-by-step guide on what to expect on the day of, what to pay, what to prepare etc. The end product was really good, worth recommending to others.
Shereen, May 2021
Since we started in 2009, we had been very lucky to witness the love and care in families, and watch them grow from the family photoshoots they’ve had with us through the years.
One of the most common reason why people come to have a professional photoshoot is to celebrate and capture the moment. Celebrate the milestones of a person’s life such as birthday, children, mum, dad, grandparents, years of wedding anniversary, new addition to the family, wedding, having a newborn baby, baby’s milestones or graduations.
For some it starts with their first Maternity Shoot as a couple, then a 6-Months Baby Shoot, then a Family Shoot, and then a Generational Family Shoot. Sometimes, the list goes on because photos are never too much – every major milestone is different.
Too often we hear parents say, “It feels like it was just yesterday when they were little.” Time passes us by, and before you know it, our babies are all grown.
The best part of having your photos taken every milestone? Is being able to watch your family change and grow over time again and again, and being able to remember the little moments and feelings that came along with it. We may have different reasons to why we are always taking photos, even if it’s of the same people. Being able to capture our journey, allows our history to be something our future kids can be a part of, from just looking at the photos – letting them see and know who we were once like, how we were like. Your memories become theirs.
We first met the Reijngoudt family of 7 at Singapore Botanic Gardens in 2012. The youngest boy was 16 months at that time.
The following year, they were back for another family session, this time at West Coast Park.
In 2015, they came back to capture the memories of the kids, this time in our studio. The growth we saw in these kids were phenomenal. We can’t help but keep staring at the photos of them and thinking to ourselves how much they’ve grown since our last session. It seemed like yesterday!
In 2018, we got a note from mum saying this time round, we have a new member, one of the boy’s girlfriend will also be joining in the photoshoot too!
Photos are sentimental. These are the things families look back to and remember how far they’ve gone as a family. It may even be a source of motivation to them, the reason why we keep going.
There is a saying that goes, “Children Spell LOVE as TIME. There may be many reasons as to why you cannot be with your children but none of them can replace the time lost. Once lost, it’s gone forever, you can never recreate the moment again.” The older kids from the Reijngoudt family are already in their late teens, early 20’s now. Perhaps away from home for their studies.
Being able to watch Reijngoudt family and many families grow, and to provide a tangible memory for families is the greatest reward to us.
You know how sometimes we browse for photo inspiration and goes “Eh, I think I can pose like that too!”
And we start to screenshot the photos happily wanting to follow the exact pose and “feel”.
“Is it achievable?” “I really like it and I want to tell the photographer before the shoot to follow the exact style!”
We thought we’ll share with you some of the questions you have in achieving these dancing shots (a popular request by pregnant mummies).
Is it easy?….
It seems like it is something I can do too?…..
Is it safe? …..
Do I have to be a dancer to achieve this? …..
It can always be edited by photoshop right?…..
We will be sharing all the “tried and tested” Q&A session on the entire experience with you thanks to our experienced photographers and our dancer mummies!
Q: I really like this pose for it looks so elegant, is it safe? Do i have to be a dancer to achieve this?
A: Your safety is always our number 1 priority and yes it helps if you are a dancer because it would mean that you have been practising for a period of time. You will also know your body best, how flexible you are and how much you can “push” for the angles you would like to pose and achieve.
This beautiful mummy in the photo has been practising dancing for over a decade and she shared with us that she is really comfortable twisting and have no problem balancing. She wished to include dancing movements and poses in her photoshoot because dancing has played a huge part in her life. Our photographer, Mag, was the one who was more concern and kept asking if she is doing ok instead!
Q: I am not a dancer and would love to pose like one. Will you be able to help?
A: Our photographers are trained to help ease you into posing comfortably and safely but it is also important for you to understand your body.
For dancing poses it helps if your body is more flexible even if you have no dancing background, for instance you have been practising yoga or pilates, it might help you balance better.
Your body’s center of gravity is constantly changing during pregnancy, you might be less coordinated and may even find it harder to maintain your balance. It is important to share information with your photographer for example you have been practising yoga and pilates and would like to add some poses into the shoot or you have learned chinese dance before and would like to incorporate some of the postures because this will help photographer to better achieve what you want.
This is also why our photographers will always discuss with you prior your photoshoot session to better understand your likes and preferences.
Q: Can you include some dancing poses with me and my husband because it looks cute and fun? Are you able to help us?
A: You can most definitely show our photographers what you really like and they will be able to advise you based on your movements and flexibility. It would be best to also discuss with your husband at home and try out some of the various dancing poses that you like.
Sometimes what we think in our mind does not necessary translate into our actual posing, so this will allow you both to see if you are able to recreate what you like. It is also important to remember to have fun and enjoy the photoshoot session so that when you look back at the photos, it is not only meaningful but in time to come will turn into stories to be shared with your children.
Q: But I really really like that pose and I want to create the same!
A: Our photographers will always prioritise your safety and give their best in helping you create what you like. With that being said, there are many other factors to take into consideration as well.
To manage your expectations, our photographers will discuss with you and try to recreate similar pose based on safety, your body flexibility, how well you can balance, stretch, just to list a few.
Q: Do you provide dancing costumes? Or do I have to bring my own outfits?
A: We do provide a variety of outfits to choose from and you can get some outfit inspiration. You are also welcome to bring your own outfits to make the photoshoot session more personalised and intimate.
Impressive service, exceptional photography. We booked a family/maternity shoot for a weekend morning, but when the day arrived, everything seemed to go wrong: my makeup artist was a no-show and my daughter was sick and very cranky as a result. We nearly wanted to postpone the shoot, but decided not to in the end. Our photographer, Fatilyn, and another of the staff, Melissa, were very patient in handling our fussy child and managing the entire session. Still, I wasn’t too optimistic about the outcome, until I saw the photos, which were sent to us the very next day. They are of great quality and we couldn’t have asked for a better set of photos despite the circumstances that day! – Clarice Ting
Doing your Maternity Photoshoots soon or still can’t decide what to wear?
We understand the dilemma of selecting that perfect wardrobe can be daunting.
After thousands of maternity shoots, let us help you! Here are some tips…
Outfit Inspiration for Mummies
1. Maxi Dress
Maxi dresses are perfect for maternity shoots as they are very comfortable and flattering. It’s great for showing off your beautiful baby bump, but can also cover up any ‘problem areas’. The dress can be halter neck, 3/4 sleeved, off-shoulders or even sleeveless, take your pick!
2. Body Hugging Clothing
Body hugging clothing looks great to show off those beautiful pregnancy curves. It’s simple and keeps the attention drawn to your tummy and you.
3. Solid Colours
We recommend solid colours as this would help your bump stand out the most. Simple solid color focus the attention on your baby bump.
4. Bare Your Bump
If you’d like to show off your bare bump, we recommend wearing a solid, coloured tube and matching bottom. You can also wear crop tops or a shirt with buttons undone and matching bottoms/denims (non-maternity type) to show off the shape of your bump
5. Texture Texture Texture
You can make your photos look more interesting by wearing clothing with different textures. It’s a great alternative to prints or patterns, and adds more dimension to your photos. You can wear an embroidered top, lace dress or pair your denim jeans with a cotton shirt. Be creative!
6. For More Intimate/Sensual Images
If you’re thinking of doing a more intimate and sensual shoot, we recommend bringing along some nice lingerie or sheer baby doll dresses in soft muted colours.
Sheer, lace robes are also perfect for that soft romantic look. They show off your baby bump but also help hide any unflattering areas.
If you’re thinking of getting your own robes, we recommend the robes from Bell & Birds! You can check out our blogpost to see how we styled these robes during a maternity studio and milk bath shoot. We also have an exclusive discount code for Bambini’s clients, use “Bambini10” to get 10% off all purchases from their online store!
Or go for something edgy, robes like these or even a leather jacket works too!
7. Simply Use What We Have In The Studio
Feeling tired, out of wits, out of time, simply not sure or whatever reasons, no worries!
We have a selection of clothing and materials in our studio too, just let us know beforehand so we can get ready some ideas and prep the fabric drapes, dresses, tubes and bottoms for your maternity photo shoot!
We will style it up for you! Some mummies prefer to go completely bare under the drapes, if not you can bring nude/black/white coloured undies to wear underneath.
8. Modest Wear
Modest wear has been on a rising trend and here’s some ideas how you can match it up for your maternity session with us. We look most beautiful when we feel confident and comfortable with ourselves. With that, the photos will show your pregnancy glow too.
Warm atmosphere and professional team! Syafiq was lovely to work with and took beautiful photos — making this pregnant mama look and feel like a model! I highly recommend – Erin H, Feb 2021