I really do love working with someone to create a headshot. They're fun and engaging and people are motivated to get the best look that they can from them. So I was thrilled to hear from Tiffany that she had been advised by her career coach to update her headshot to something professional. Specifically an image with no background distractions.
Since the point of a good headshot is to make the subject the star I was totally onboard with this. I did make one suggestion though was that I would bring my white background and to also try some with a soft out of focus background (shallow depth of field). As Tiffany shared she needed an executive headshot I thought that an urban look would lend itself nicely.
So I brought my gear to her condo and we got to work. She had the perfect outfit and her hair and makeup was nicely done. I brought lighting and set up in the living room which had a lot of lovely window lighting. We started with the white backdrop and then moved to the dining room where I could catch some of the city feel of her neighborhood. Below are the images from our session:
I delivered 3 images processed and included black and whites. I also created a copy that is set to LinkedIn photo specifications so that she could easily upload her favorite image without need to crop or resize.
Good luck on your job search Tiffany! I hope the headshots help your future employer to see how fabulous you are