One of the first things I do when a client contacts me about headshots through my website is ask to speak to them via the phone. Call me old fashioned but phone calls give an understanding that sometimes does not come across in emails.
Smaller details are discussed such as what headshot background would suit your needs. Larger needs include how will you use the images. These larger details might impact the smaller ones. It allows me to anticipate the images you will need and further your use of them on your website, social media and blogs. This can be done with one outfit (as shown) or up to three looks – it all depends on your individual or corporate needs. Note: Many banks have rules on how to dress and backgrounds.
Paul Cleary, of Horn IT needed a professional update for his website. His company provides information technology services (IT) to mid-market companies in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. The need for a clean professional look was essential in this industry and for clients who invest in these services.
We created the images on white to allow for his website professional to easily be able to cut him out as needed for branding purposes. We created three looks using one outfit, opting for a closer crop which he can use when connecting via his blog. Paul now has three professional looks to carry him into the upcoming years; headshots he can use on social media, his website and blog.
Guilliana came to me with a request to add some polish to her headshot for use in her company intranet, social media profile photos – especially her LinkedIn. Many clients come with this same brief but have no idea how to achieve it. What was special with Gullianna is she knew exactly the image she wanted to create. We got down to work and achieve her goal of a professional, classic look.
For a headshot we always recommend by passing the “phone selfie” – especially on LinkedIn. A professional headshot should be updated every two years either in studio or on location with a professional eye for posing, catch lights (the lights in the eyes) and and over all understanding of light. Couple that with a professional touch to the skin creates a strong, professional end result.
The end result was achieved with one outfit by simply removing her jacket to create two different but equally classic looks. The necklace worked well with the blouse but conflicted with the collar of the jacket so we removed it. Simple but effective posing gives her 3 strong looks with smiles and the extra non smile rounded off her final look.
If you are looking to update your headshot or need a quote for a team, please contact us through our connect page form.
Kirsten McGoey, Visual Storyteller | Whitby, Ontario; Greater Toronto Area
Location Shown: 601 Dundas St. W. Whitby, ON L1N 2N3 (second location in Orono)
The Village Bakeshop in Whitby is run by Cory Vreeker, son Gary and Carol Vreeker who own both the Orono and Whitby shops.
The shop is full of treats – many of the owners Dutch heritage and many made with the finest, freshest ingredients. Gather at the counter for fresh soups and sandwiches. The glass cabinets are laden with treats from pastries, donuts, small cakes, breads, and delicious fudge. Aisles are packed with delicacies from Europe, not just the Netherlands, but rest assured you can find the right packages to make traditional Oma’s soups and other Dutch delicacies. The deli is full of meats and cheeses of all varieties.
To learn more about capturing images for your business: Capture the experience
Join us for a trip through some of our favourite images from our 19 shoot, 13 day creation period that culminated in the 2018 Explore and Experience Whitby magazine.
This portfolio reel showcases some of our favourites from shoots with – Kb, Antonio’s Deli, A Tavola, The Goodberry, Little Beasts Brewing Company, the Town Brewery, the Brock Street Brewery, 5 Paddles Brewery, Penney and Company, M & R Catering, Port Whitby Marina, Butchie’s, Cupcake Junkie, The Village Bakery, trail images from the new Cullen trail to the Ashburn bike aid kiosk, Brooklin Vintage Decor, historical downtown buildings and our friends at the Station Gallery.
This fall we switched to a customer portal and part of that experience is integrating the galleries so you have access to them all from one client portal destination. Shootproof will replace Pixieset this fall for your gallery reveal and ordering sessions and provide our holiday storefront for The Christmas Barn Experience and all future session experiences.
Let’s take a brief tour through a sample gallery on Shootproof:
Your Gallery will have a cover page – click the OPEN GALLERY button in the right hand bottom corner to open your gallery. If applicable, add your email and a pin code (on the email we sent) to access the gallery.
Once in the gallery one of the first tasks we have is to create a list of favourites for you from your session experience. Use the STAR ICON to add specific photos from your experience to a favourites list. There is no notes section here so click on a single image (while on a desktop computer) to let us know your comments on a specific file name by email (if applicable).
Inside the Favourites you will find only the items you have selected the STAR ICON on to create a collection of your own choices.
Our most asked question is “how do I download my files?”. Here is how to DOWNLOAD ALL in Shootproof. Enter the PIN Code provided in the email we sent – if it’s missing let us know right away.
Check your EMAIL for a .zip of the download of the size provided, in most cases client receive “HIGH RES” versions of the file sized to 3600 pixels.
As with anything new please excuse our growing pains as we learn this new software and by all means call us if you are stumped. It is our job to help and we are in the office typically from 9 to 2 Monday to Friday to help.
This is the fifth post in a series of blog posts highlight the past few years of creating strong, impactful images for clientele through my Corporate business and the editorial work I create for East of the City magazine. In this series I will introduce you to some amazing human beings who run their own business(es) and shape the business landscape in the Durham Region.
When I first walked into the warm ambiance of The Country Cheese Co. I was impacted by the way Tammy and her team interact with customers. There is an unmistakable warmth in her demeanour and the customer response is relaxed, people laughing and enjoying one of my favourite things in the world – cheese.
The store environment reminds me of a tasting room for cheese or wines – the light is darker and warm, the smells surround you and entice you.
289 Kingston Road East Unit 3, Ajax, ONL1Z 0K5, Canada
Country Cheese Company provides hand cut artisan and farmstead cheeses from across Canada and abroad, including:
artisan cheese boards for events of all sizes
gift baskets & boxes for that special occasion
artisan cheese panini sandwiches
We offer a variety of accompaniments, mainly locally and CANADIAN MADE products including:
Charcuterie and Pâté
Artisan made and Gluten Free Crackers
Chutney, Jam and Spreads
Locally made Cheese Boards
If you are looking to create powerful images that make your business STAND OUT in a crowd contact us to tell your story. We create colourful, focused and professionally executed photographic images that stand the test of time.