Professional Business Headshots Photographer Located In Waverly, IA
Iowa Professional Business Headshots For A Great First Impression
Bo Studio 121 has been creating the best headshots in the Waverly, Cedar Falls, Waterloo area for over 25 years. Professional Business Headshots and Corporate Portraits are perfect for business websites, social networking, business cards and employee recognition. Your photograph is the first handshake you make with a potential new client. You only have one opportunity to make a great first impression.
A powerful first impression can determine if a potential client wants to do business with you. Your first impression in the business world is often times your corporate headshot. Professional Business Headshots are the gateway to gaining new clients. Your headshot portrait should be current and represent you. Every one of our professional business headshot photography sessions is an individual experience in creating the best possible photo for your needs. We will help you choose the right look, style and clothing for your headshots based on who you are, what you do, and what your needs are. See our clothing tips below for choosing the best headshot attire. We recommend you update your headshot every two to three years.
Since 1996, Bo Studio 121 has provided professional business portraits for Waverly, Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City, Des Moines, New Hampton, Mason City and Clear Lake as well as Sumner, Tripoli, Fredericksburg, Plainfield, Charles City and more.
Professionals Work With Professionals
You deserve an amazing professional business headshot that not only shows what you look like, but also sends a positive marketing message about who you are.
A poor quality or poorly composed portrait could mean the difference as to whether a potential client chooses you or your competition. Select a true professional photographer experienced in lighting, posing and clothing who interacts well with people. All headshot sessions include guided posing instruction, creative lighting and masterful retouching to help you look your absolute best.
Individual Business Headshots pricing and services
Professional Business Portraits $145 // Includes a session with 5-10 pose choices with image selection immediately following. One retouched image file with print permission delivered by dropbox/email within 24 hours. Conveniently sized for web and print.
Your Team or Office Headshots pricing and services
Professional Office and Corporate portraits $95-$110 // Includes a session for each team member with 5-10 pose choices with image selections immediately following. One retouched image file with print permission.
Multiple employee discounts and location services available. Contact us for a quote.
Schedule your Business Headshot session today by calling 319.352.3211, or visit our studio located at 121 East Bremer Avenue, Waverly, IA
Professional Branding Portraits
Ready to take your business to the next level? Professional Branding Portraits are perfect for the entrepreneur on the rise! We start with an in-person Style and Concept Consultation to help unlock your business’s marketing needs and creative vision. Concept possibilities are endless and add freedom and flexibility to your photo session. Together we put on our thinking caps and as a result, create something truly one-of-a-kind.
Preparing For Your Professional Business Headshots
What to wear for a professional business headshot
When choosing clothing for your professional headshot, think classic. Pick a suit that fits you well, preferably a classic dark color like navy blue or gray. Choose a suit that doesn’t bunch up when you button it or if you sit down, and a shirt and tie that complements it.
Try to stay away from bold, distracting patterns or colors. Clothing with really tight grids or a small herringbone pattern can have a moiré pattern effect in a photograph, so stay away from tight grid-like patterns. Thin stripes that are a little further apart are okay. Ties look best in a tone between the suit and the shirt, therefore, if you wear a dark suit with a light shirt, choose a tie in a shade somewhere in between. Stay away from very reflective, shiny, silk ties.
If you don’t wear a tie, choose a non-white shirt. White shirts without a jacket and tie to break them up can lose detail. If you wear a button-down shirt, it’s best to wear a jacket or sweater of some kind to layer the look. If not, choose a darker color shirt that fits well. Unbutton a button or two, but make sure your undershirt doesn’t show. Wear a V-neck or no undershirt at all.
What to wear for a professional business headshot
Choose a professional suit or business-oriented outfit that has a classic look. You shouldn’t be able to tell what decade the photo was taken! Don’t choose anything with bold, distracting patterns or colors unless you can layer a plain blazer or sweater over it to minimize the pattern but still give you a pop of color.
Clothing with tight grids or a small herringbone pattern can create a moiré pattern effect on the portrait so stay away from grid-like patterns. Thin stripes are okay.
Try not to wear stark white unless it’s under something, such as a suit jacket, cardigan, or sweater. V-necks generally look best on women as they accentuate the neckline, just don’t choose something with too low of a neckline. Avoid turtlenecks…they tend to make people look like they have no neck at all.
Executive headshots tend to look better without bare arms so short sleeves and sleeveless outfits are not recommended. If, however, you prefer a sleeveless blouse or dress, we can make it work. Just bring a blazer or sweater to put over it as an additional option.
For jewelry, simple is always better. Go with something small, classic, and not too reflective or flashy. Earrings shouldn’t dangle more than an inch from your earlobe. We never want to notice your jewelry before we notice your face!
Do your makeup how you would for an average day. You want your headshots to be easily recognizable as how you generally look in person. Choose light to medium eyeliners, eye shadows, and lipsticks only a shade or two darker than your skin tones. This brings your features out in a subtle manner without making it look like you’re wearing lots of makeup. Avoid heavy foundation and eye shadows.
Skin blemishes, pimples, and even wrinkles can be retouched. It’s not cheating…we promise!
And now you’re ready for your headshot…BOOK ONLINE!
Business Portraits In Action
From websites to business cards, brochures to billboards, our clients have found countless marketing uses for their professional business headshots and branding portraits. Nothing makes us happier than seeing those images out in the world. During your consultation we’ll discuss how you want to use your marketing portraits and plan out the settings, wardrobe, lighting, and layout elements to realize your vision!
Make Waverly Your Destination For Professional Business Headshots
If you are looking for great staff headshots or the best corporate headshots in the Cedar Valley, look no further. A short, easy drive from Cedar Falls, Waterloo and many other surrounding towns, Bo Studio 121 provides great professional business headshots for all types of professionals: lawyer headshots, attorney headshots, entrepreneur headshots, realtor headshots, finance headshots, and executive headshots for any industry.