Executive Portraits and Social Media Headshots

People buy from those they know and trust. Because of this, we need to present an image that is friendly and approachable to help build that trust. Morton Visuals excels at making you look your best, by creating that valuable first impression for your potential clients. Whether it’s straightforward professional headshots for your LinkedIn profile photo or a business portrait of you in your environment for your marketing, we will help you. We offer casual lifestyle photography or formal portraits — whatever fits with your brand. We go on location and bring a studio to you. This way we minimize the time you need to spend, which allows you to get back to doing what you do best.

All images Copyright William Morton.

Who needs a professional headshot?

Any business person who interacts with customers needs at least good professional headshots. 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. 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 business portrait often shows more of the person and their environment, and usually displays larger. Whereas a social media headshot, usually used for a LinkedIn profile photo or similar, is typically a small thumbnail. More often than not it is cropped square. But to make matters worse social media websites often apply a circular mask, cropping the corners. For that reason you really want to see a closeup of the face. A full-length photo will make the face too small to see – and you really want to create a connection with the viewer. 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
Mary Erickson profile photo for social media
Mary Erickson

Studio vs On Location Headshots

Morton Visuals photographing on-location headshots

The studio headshot is the most typical image we see on someone’s 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 usually the quickest and easiest portrait for one to get, and thus are the most economical. 

However, there are many times when a person’s time is limited, or their schedule doesn’t allow them to drive to a studio. Sometimes a business wants their entire team photographed for a consistent look. Because of this Morton Visuals goes on location, and brings 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 interrupts their work for only the bare minimum time.

Headshots for Your Entire Team

business headshots of the entire team

Once service that we do frequently is creating headshot photography for an entire team, or all the office staff. The key benefit here is providing a consistent look to everyone’s headshot photo. This is quite valuable when they all appear on the same company web page.

We can set up in a company conference room and 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 have even offered this service at trade shows, photographing either attendees or the organization’s 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 in the same place. Read more about headshots for your office staff.

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!