Professional Business Headshots

San Diego mortgage banker photographed in her office for bank advertising

People want to work with those they know and trust. Because of this, professionals need to present an image that is friendly and approachable. Image is an essential part of building trust, and that can be provided with professional business headshots for business. Morton Visuals has been doing this for over 14 years.

All images Copyright William Morton.

Business Headshots Near Me

Coeur d’Alene Headshots

Recently establishing a new office in Sandpoint Idaho, Morton Visuals is now available to service the growing city of Coeur d’Alene with professional headshot photography. A recent member of the Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber of Commerce, we are able to offer business headshots throughout the North Idaho panhandle region. Get a headshots quote for your entire office team! We are looking forward to supporting the CdA business community!

Spokane Headshots

A very short drive from our Coeur d’Alene market, Spokane is a vibrant hub of activity for eastern Washington. Although we don’t typically offer individual headshots in Spokane, our well-established process for team headshot photography offers new options for business headshots in Spokane. We can bring a professional studio setup to your company’s conference room, training room, or even your lobby and photography your entire team – from executives to sales professionals to your office staff – efficiently and consistently. And we can do it at an affordable rate! Get a quote for your office team’s headshot photography.

Seattle Headshots

Now that we have expanded in to the Seattle market, we are able to offer business headshots for your office in the greater Seattle area. Our Seattle headshots are time-efficient, saving you and your team money. Our corporate headshots provide consistency and a professional appearance for your customers. And where needed we can match the style of previous headshots already in use! Contact us for a quote for your Seattle office headshots.

Dallas Headshots

Morton Visuals has been offering Dallas headshot photography since 2015. Originally based in Farmers Branch in north Dallas, Headshots in Dallas currently operates out of Camera Ready Studios, whose new facilities are now located near the Addison Airport. Due to traveling for conventions and conferences, we now have limited availability for individual headshots. But we can often accommodate a full day booking for (quantity) group headshots for your office team. This provides you with consistency with your branding, and minimizes the time imposition on your busy staff. Check out how we produce on-location Dallas headshots.

We have also been providing conference headshots for conventions, conferences and annual meetings in the Dallas area.

San Diego Headshots

Morton Visuals is a proud member of the Coronado Chamber of Commerce, and offers San Diego headshots as well. Although not studio-based, Morton Visuals is able to bring a photo studio to you – at your office, conference, or other location – for headshot photography convenience. This is particularly cost-efficient (and time-efficient) for photographing your office staff.

In San Diego we’ve set up in conference rooms to photograph headshots for law offices, realty offices, financial advisors, bankers, and many more. We reduce cost by working efficiently, offering quantity discounts, and reduce the time requirements on your team. We have also added this service for conferences and trade shows at the San Diego Convention Center, the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, and many other locations. Learn more about our headshots in San Diego.

Why Do I Need Professional Headshots?

-William Morton

Morton Visuals excels at making you look your best by creating that valuable first impression for your potential clients and customers. Whether you need straightforward, professional social media headshots for your LinkedIn profile or an executive portrait of you in your environment for business marketing purposes, we offer headshot photography that can help.

William Morton is ready to put thirty years of photography experience to work for you. Fourteen of those years have been spent exclusively focused on corporate photography. You can be sure we understand the importance of branding and marketing. We understand the necessity of appealing to different outlets and demographics.

From corporate lifestyle photography to formal executive portraits, we achieve the highest quality business headshots for your company. We also strive to make the process as quick and easy as possible by bringing the studio to you! This is particularly valuable for team headshots, where we can photograph your entire staff with a minimal impact on your team’s time. We are happy to travel, allowing you to get several kinds of photos for you and your staff in one session. We save you time, so you can get back to doing what you do best.

Who needs a professional business headshot?

Any business person who interacts with customers needs a good professional headshot. Some fields in particular that can benefit from a strong business portrait include:

  • Realtors
  • Sales People
  • Business Leaders
  • Public Relations Professionals
  • Politicians
  • Lawyers
  • Bankers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Wealth Managers
  • Celebrities
  • Insurance Agents
  • Networkers
  • Consultants
  • Speakers

Ultimately headshot photography is about representing you (and by extension, your business) to potential customers in your best light. Did you know that LinkedIn profiles with professional headshots get fourteen times more views than those who choose a selfie or low-quality image? If you want to reach consumers, you must show that you care about your profession and that you are willing to invest in yourself in your business.

You can’t do anything halfway when it comes to achieving your dreams.

A good headshot photo that conveys confidence and approachability will make you look more appealing, which is ultimately the goal of all your marketing efforts.

What’s the difference between a business portrait and a social media headshot?

The key visible difference between a business portrait headshot and a headshot for social media is in the cropping.

A CEO portrait often shows the professional and their environment. It typically displays larger and may be used on websites, in brochures, and in the office.

A social media headshot is typically a small thumbnail. More often than not, it is a cropped square. To make matters worse, social media websites often apply a circular mask, cropping even the corners. For that reason, an excellent social media headshot needs to have a close-up of the face. A full-length image will make the face too small to see and make it more difficult to connect with the viewer. And that’s the goal of any headshot. Two examples are below.

executive portrait of founder Mary Erickson at Camera Ready Cosmetics in Dallas by Morton Visuals
Mary Erickson, founder of Camera Ready Cosmetics
professional social media headshot photography of Mary Erickson for her online profile photo
Mary Erickson

Social media headshots for professionals are most often used on LinkedIn, but depending on your business and branding, you may also need them for the following outlets:

  • YouTube
  • Google+
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Community Forums
  • Meetup
  • Quora
  • Instagram
  • Pinterest

Get every kind of headshot or portrait you could need in just one session with Morton Visuals, from formal business headshots to casual social headshots.

Office Headshots and Team Headshots

professional headshots of the entire office team

One service that we frequently provide is creating professional headshot photography for an entire team. This may be office staff, a sales team, or a managerial team. In the freelance world, it may be perfectly acceptable to have staff headshots featuring different styles and locations. In an office setting, however, it’s always preferable to have a uniform look to office headshots.

These may appear on the same company webpage, business cards that are similar in style, in a brochure, or even on event promotions for your business. Having a consistent look for everyone shows cooperation, cohesiveness, and professionalism amongst the team.

It also shows that you are willing to invest in your team and your company so that they (and by default you) shine in the best possible light.

In-Studio vs On Location Headshots

Morton Visuals photographing on location business headshots in Dallas
Morton Visuals shooting headshots in the client’s conference room

The studio headshot is the most typical image we see on someone’s professional social media profile. This is usually requested by home-based business people or those who work out of the office (i.e. sales people). These are the quickest and easiest portraits for someone to get, and tend to be the most economical.

However, it can be hard for a successful business person to make a studio portrait session a priority. Your time may be limited, or your schedule may not allow you to drive to a studio during business hours.

With Morton Visuals, we bring the top-notch photography equipment to you and photograph you in your environment, whether you need a simple profile photo for LinkedIn or a more formal business portrait for your company’s About Us page. People are often more relaxed in a familiar atmosphere, which means it’s easier to exude that charisma you’re trying to convey. You can hop off the phone for your session and hop back on immediately following.

On-location photography is also an ideal alternative to a studio session if you’d like to have your entire team photographed. There are several perks to this:

  • Everyone is present at the same time, so scheduling isn’t an issue.
  • The images will be finished and ready to submit to the website designer, printer, etc. at the same time.
  • The images will look consistent, emphasizing the team’s cohesiveness and the professionalism of the company.

It’s for these reasons that Morton Visuals goes on location. We bring a headshot photographer with a mobile studio to the convenience of the company’s offices.

On-location headshots or business portraits greatly minimize the time requirements for the busy professional. In some professions, a quick return to billable hours saves more money than the cost of photography.

This method of headshot photography interrupts their work for only the bare minimum time.

Don’t put it off!

While discovering everything it takes to run a business, it’s easy for seemingly unimportant details like professional headshots to fall by the wayside. However, the images you display to the public are vital to your success.

First impressions are important, and they happen fast. One article by Forbes suggests people decide everything they need to know about you within the first seven seconds of meeting you.

A 2006 study by two Princeton psychologists suggests that amount of time might be as little as 1/10th of a second. That’s about the time it takes to glance at a photograph.

Don’t lose a sale or a client because your image is unprofessional or low-quality.

What is the best way to organize business headshots?

There are a few different ways to set up the equipment for staff headshots and office headshots.

location photography setup for team headshots in corporate training room
Training room setup

Typically, we set up in a company conference room, or perhaps a training room or multipurpose room. This way, we can photograph many headshots in succession. We have done this for small real estate offices with only 4 people and banks with 27 customer service representatives.

We can provide this service at trade shows, conferences and conventions. These are a great opportunity to track down attendees, board members, and key personnel. Since many organizations are remotely located rather than all working in the same office, a convention or conference is sometimes the only opportunity for everyone to be together.

Although a bit more time-consuming, we can also do headshots of your team in action, in their normal environment. This is an excellent option for those who are interested in lifestyle photos as well as headshots.

Read more about headshots for your office staff.

Headshots for a Conference

We have increasingly been asked to offer professional headshots at conferences, conventions, and annual meetings. Check our articles on Event Headshots case studies as well as Services and Pricing for Event Headshots.

Helpful Tips

We regularly post helpful articles in our blog. Here are a few popular articles to describe professional portraits, business headshots, and headshots for your social media profiles.

pro makeup artist at work on a model to prepare for headshots

How to Look Your Best for Your Business Headshots

We have a handy reference on How to Look Your Best for Your Business Headshot, to ensure that we can make the most of your time. This was generated by a professional makeup artist, who has spent decades making people look their best for headshot photography.

Care to discuss how Morton Visuals can help your company? Contact us today!