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Professional Corporate Portraits

| Duane Furlong |


Professional Corporate Portraits

No matter what type of business you are in, you are represented by your employees and anyone connected to your company. When it comes to having those people represent you in a positive and promoting way you must have a professional corporate portrait. To a potential client, your personal first impression and the company’s first impression is reflected by the employee portraits on your website, social media, business cards, etc. Professional corporate portraits are worth the investment because of the versatility they hold. You can put your portraits anywhere and they will do nothing but benefit you!

The 2 Best Types of Corporate Portraits


  1. Professional Headshots

Most professional headshots are the ones you see as a social media profile picture. These are normally done in studio/setup in a building but can also be done outside. These images are taken only showing the upper body where the focus is on your face, which is also the representation of your company. This is your first impression and I recommend that you wear what you would normally wear when meeting a potential client for the first time.


  1. Branding Images

A branding photoshoot differs from a headshot photoshoot because of its way of showing character. These images are taken as a full body shot and tell your story through the image. These images are mostly taken at your place of work, but I have also done many branding shoots in my studio. This approach to a portrait is unique way of showing your professionalism through a photo and it still professional and popular in the business world. The clothes that people wear for a branding photoshoot differs from person to person. It is up to you and however you want to showcase your personality!

What Should You Wear for A Professional Portrait?


It is expected that you have a certain charm for your professional headshot. In a lot of cases, this worries a lot of people because they don’t know what to wear. I am here to tell you!

I always tell my clients solid-colored clothes are your best friend. We want the attention to be on you, not what you are wearing


Colors like purple, blue, and green always look great for corporate portraits, but I recommend choosing a mid-tone color that brings out your eyes (which is our focus in a headshot). Your confidence also shines through when you are wearing a color you know you look good in. 

For a headshot you should avoid colors that are too close to your skin tone. For a branding image you should also avoid colors that are close to your skin tone but also wear different colored pants and shirts.


I mentioned that solid colored clothing is your best friend and that is true. Patterned clothing takes away from the focus of the image (you)!


I will say that I have had clients come in wearing colors like bright yellow and the images looked amazing. Only wear bright colors like this if you are confident, you can pull it off!


You know yourself better than I do.

My job is to make you feel comfortable behind the camera and to get you the portraits of your dreams, but you know what you like more than I do.

  • If you have a good side, tell me.
  • If you have a pose you want to try, tell me.
  • If you have a certain emotion, you want the image to capture, tell me.

Do not worry if you are clueless walking into the session, most of my clients are, and that’s when I ask you questions and get to know you. This ensures that we get you the images you are looking for!


Corporate portraits play a role in the business world and help you engage/network with more people, especially on social media platforms like LinkedIn. This blog may have not answered all your questions, but I promise I can give you the answer you are looking for. I love what I do and I hope you will reach out to me!


If you are searching for a photographer for corporate headshots for your business,

employees, or for your social media profiles then you can contact me at or call at 480.201.7204


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