If you are seriously looking for a business headshot in Los Angeles, photographer Aaron Gil of FotoNuova says to make sure you have the right style portrait created that speaks to your type of client. “Often people think that a portrait is a portrait.”, Aaron says. “However, this could not be further from reality. Stop and consider what is the ultimate goal of this portrait? More than likely the goal of your business portrait should be to either attract clients or convey that you are an open, friendly and a real person.”
Although a portrait can be created by virtually anyone, Aaron advises that serious professionals that want to make an impact with their portrait, hire a professional photographer that specializes in business head shots. “Really, hiring someone who specializes in these portraits is the best way to get the most personality and warmth out of someone”, said Aaron. “There is a big difference between a photo of someone and a portrait that captures all of your personality. You only have split seconds for your portrait to make an impact with a potential client. They either will see that they can want to work with you or not. Why take a chance?”
Aaron creates both studio and natural light headshots in Los Angeles, Pasadena and surrounding areas in Southern California. Most of his clients prefer for Aaron to go out on location to either their business office or a list of preferred locations that Aaron often uses. “We’ve created beautiful studio portraits in small conference rooms or an office lobby.”, said Aaron. “For these type of portraits, a client may want a traditional solid backdrop or perhaps a more involved portrait that can include incorporating their office environment. In addition to professionally lit studio portraits, our specialty is creating on location portraits using natural light.”
Aaron uses a variety of complimentary poses and provides his clients with a list of suggested clothing to help make his clients look their best. “I’m often asked by clients that they want to look slimmer and younger.”, says Aaron. “I uses posing and clothing to aid with the appearance of being slimmer. I use lighting that’s complimentary to help wrinkles and blemishes look less prominent.” Photoshop is the tool of most professionals these days. Photoshop can be used to retouch and create an overall color and contrast tone for your portrait. “Our basic business headshot service includes; blemish removal, lighten wrinkles, teeth whitening and stray hair removal.” said Aaron.
Business portraits take as little as 10 minutes for clients that only need one final portrait, to as much as an hour for clients that need multiple portraits with clothing changes.
Aaron Gil of FotoNuova is a business headshot photographer based out of Pasadena and servicing all of Metro Los Angeles. Call 626-588-2445 today to find out more about creating your business headshot.