Delighted to see my photography of Vanity Fair's talented contributing editor Lili Anolik in their 2018-2019 Holiday IssueRead More
When I get an assignment to photograph executives in dark suits against a black background, the challenge is to make them more of a portrait than a headshot. By shooting them off-center and giving them something to lean against, the tension makes the portrait more distinctive.Read More
Enjoyed working with Jack Petersen of Dynasty Financial Partners for Summit Trail Advisors
Read Wall Street Journal full article “On Working With Financial Executives” on wsj.com
Shoutout to the boss ladies disrupting their industries in style!Read More
I always encourage my clients to shoot The Street Portrait in addition to their office shoot because some people look amazing under natural light and the backdrop of NYC makes everyone look good.Read More
As the photographer working with LinkedIn executives, I'd like to share the elements for a perfect corporate headshot. Here are 7 tips to achieve a high-ranking profile pic:
- Hire a Professional.
- Arrive with an open mind.
- Look straight into the camera.
Orcutt has held curatorial positions at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the New York Historical Society, Harvard Art Museums & the Bruce Museum in Connecticut.
She has contributed to the "Armory Show at 100" show & catalogue, exhibiting over works from the inaugural Armory show in 1913, then called the International Exhibition of Modern Art.
Her Book "Power and Posterity: American Art at Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exhibition" will be published in 2017 by the Pennsylvania State University Press.
Orcutt received her B.A. in art history from Hope College in Michigan and her Ph.D. in art history from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.
Her position began May 16th at the Brooklyn Museum as the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art.
Read more about her here.
Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor for the New York Times, has officially stepped down to take a new position at The Washington Post. She began her tenure in 2012, and held the position longer than the five other public editors who have held the position, and was the first woman hired for the position.
New corporate headshots are vital when changing positions, especially for public figures. Executive Photos NYC made sure her photoshoot was easy, enjoyable, and provided quick results - and is happy to have had her as a client.
To which, we ask right back at you: What are you trying to say? If you are a lawyer, or CEO, a suit and tie is often worn for your corporate portrait. However, if you’re at a forward thinking marketing startup, maybe you can wear something more tailored, and casual. However the case, we recommend looking up coworkers and competitors in your field to take a look at what their personal branding is if you are unsure.
That being said – there are a few guidelines. (Keep on reading to learn more)
MENS CORPORATE HEADSHOTS
- Wear your favorite suit that doesn’t bunch up when you sit down in it. Avoid distracting patterns and colors. When in doubt, think more conservatively.
- Ties look best when they are a shade in between the suit color and the shirt color. (ex. A black suit, a white shirt, and a blue-grey tie). Avoid repeating patterned or tightly stripped ties.
- If you’re looking for a more casual look, avoid polo shirts and T-shirts. A colored, button up shirt is a good in-between for a professional, but casual look. Darker colors for fairer skin tones and lighter colors for darker skin tones are a good choice, if you are unsure about what color shirt to wear.
WOMENS CORPORATE HEADSHOTS
- While you have more options for variety in your nature of dress, make sure your outfit remains classic – on trend styling, however corporate, can look out of date very quickly.
- Just as with mens corporate headshots, avoid loud patterns. Bright colors are acceptable, although it is inadvisable to wear red. (Red is the color your eye is most attracted to in any photograph.)
- Keep jewelry minimal, so that it doesn’t distract from your face.
- A little bit of texture in the fabric of what you choose to wear can add a nice accent to your headshot.
Interested in hiring a makeup artist for your shoot? Feel free to inquire about rates when you schedule your corporate headshot session.
Kelton Global is a research consultancy firm with offices in Silicon Alley, New York City. While having both qualitative and quantitative data analysts on their team, their ultimate goal is to provide data analysis that is readable and easy to interpret by the client. Clients of theirs have included Bloomingdales, Viacom & Target.
This form of data journalism is growing more and more popular in the digital era. Kelton Global's branding is approachable and demonstrates out of the box thinking. As a result, they required corporate headshots that had visual variety and were a little more creative than the average studio shoot. On location portrait photography was the decided route of action; studio portraiture just wouldn't do. Executive Photos NYC Photographer Michael Benabib went on a walk in downtown chelsea with each new employee and photographed them in a variety of unique locations, conveying a unique part of their personalities.
Luckily, Executive Photos was lucky to have a client that understood and appreciated the value of quality images. As written on the Kelton Global blog, Sarah Stone writes, “If imaginative empathy is fueled by great photography, then we can build the empathy habit by looking at powerful images every day. By pausing briefly to consider the feelings, lives and experiences of people we view only from a distance, we practice imaginative empathy, broaden our range of understanding, and become better 21st century marketers.”
All images from our day with Kelton Global will be used on their website. Click here to read more about personal branding and photography for websites as an important marketing tool.
From the Rockefeller & Co. Website:
From its roots over a century ago as a private investment office to the diversified financial services firm that it is today, Rockefeller & Co. has always taken pride in the integrity, depth, and vision of its professionals.
Today, the firm serves a wide range of individuals and institutions. Successful families and individuals rely on our planning and wealth management skills in seeking to preserve, diversify, and grow their wealth – often from one generation to the next. Institutional investors select us for our asset management expertise. Charitable and other organizations recognize the sophistication of our financial and investment services, as well as our longstanding credentials, in the nonprofit world. And we remain, as we have been since our inception, the financial stewards of one of America’s great family legacies.
William Barron Hilton (born October 23, 1927) is an American business magnate, socialite, and hotel heir. As son and successor of hotel pioneerConrad Hilton, he has created a record in business and philanthropy that mirrored the success of his famous father. He is the retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of Hilton Hotels Corporation, and chairman emeritus of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation. Hilton was also a founding partner of the American Football League and the original owner of the San Diego Chargers.