I received an interesting request from my friend and Financial Advisor, Brett Blackwell with Edward Jones.  He asked if I could create Professional Executive Headshot portraits of him, posed specifically for cut-outs for Social Media.  We chatted a bit about the details and I agreed to give it a shot… see what I just did there J

It was great to work with Brett in my studio.  Here are a few ‘behind the scenes’ shots, and the results.


How to create a great Headshot-1

Step 1: Look Silly

… when noone else is around!

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Step 2: Simple Details

A simple background sometimes isn’t so simple

How to create a great Headshot-3

Step 3: Perfecting the Lighting

Getting the lights just right is the basis of great headshots.

How to create a great Headshot-4

Step 4: Perfecting the Color

Calibrating for color ensures a great portrait

How to create a great Headshot-5

Step 5: Client Needs Are Satisfied

When it ALL Comes Together

Process for a great headshot 1

Step 6: The final Composite

on Brett’s Social Media page.

The REAL DEAL Headshot

Step 7: Take it to the next level:

Give 100%. Making the client VERY Happy