With the recent early winter snowfall in Metro Vancouver, there was an increase in the number of headshot portrait inquiries for on-site at my client’s offices. Mobile headshots services are a common service I provide to my corporate clients who need profile photos for their staff, but need the work to be done in a time effective way that won’t add any unnecessary work disruptions.

My mobile headshot studio normally consists of professional studio lighting gear that can fit into almost any space to produce professional looking headshots that appear like they were shot in a commercial studio. I often use boardrooms, lunch rooms, or even office lobbies – so long as there is space to set up my equipment, I can produce modern-looking headshots at reasonable rates.

mobile headshots for a high-tech software company
Mobile Headshots for a Vancouver Software Company

These are the web profile headshots produces for a recent mobile headshots shoot for a healthcare software company in Vancouver’s Gastown district. The light gradient grey background was chosen in advance to compliment their branding and website colours.

These were shot in the company’s staff/meeting room, which was a medium sized room that accommodated the setup of a large seamless backdrop, and professional lighting gear for the main light and background light, along with the grip equipment.

Following the session, an online photo proofing gallery was set up to allow my clients to select their best photos. Their selected headshots were then prepared and delivered within a couple of days. So if you need a fast turn-around time, I’m more than happy to accommodate!

I offer excellent group rates for departments or businesses that need new photos for web profiles, LinkedIn, editorial stories, or for print marketing purposes. So if you are interested in producing custom headshots for your business at your office location, please contact us today for rate info and availability!

These two studio headshots were photographed at the same session with two lighting setups for two distinct looks. The Studio Dark look on the left conveys a more dramatic look, while the look on the right is brighter with softer lighting.

Studio lighting looks for headshots
Studio Dark (left) and Studio Bright (right) lighting looks

Notice the difference in shadows around the face. The headshot on the left has darker shadows around the jawline, which helps to shape my client’s face. The headshot on the right has more even lighting across the face, and appears softer and brighter overall.

Although both these headshots were photographed at the same time of day, the configuration of studio lights, type of modifiers and reflectors has a big impact on the overall look and feel of the headshots.

If you are looking to produce two different looks during your photo session, get in touch with us for details on what type of headshot session would work best to meet your goals.

Here are some headshots for Vancouver business coaches I photographed at the studio against a seamless white backdrop. The headshots were produced for use on their Vancouver-based leadership coaching website and other marketing materials.
headshots for business coaches in Vancouver

The clean white “high key” background was a good choice for versatility. The white backdrop produces headshots are simple, yet fresh and modern. leadership coach headshots

If you are interested in producing similar headshots for your coaching business, please get in touch with us for rate information and availability. Headshot sessions can be done at the studio or on site at your office.

A studio headshot mini session is the perfect way to produce a professional-looking portraits for Canadian medical residency applications (CaRMS). These session take 20 – 30 minutes in-studio and are photographed with professional lighting against a plain backdrop. The photographer will help you with posing in a relaxed environment that will help you look your best. All you need to do is come prepared with business casual attire, and hair and makeup done (optional, but recommended).

You’ll get to select the top two headshots for use in your application and we also provide custom cropping and file sizes for CaRMS applications at no additional charge. Turn-around time is usually 2 days, and rush priority service is also available. Special group discounts are available starting from groups of two or more. For current information about accepted photos for the residency matching service, visit the CaRMS website.

CaRMS headshot photo in Vancouver for UBC medical professionals
Medical resident headshot photo

RecycleSmart is a Richmond-based recycling company that asked me to produce a series of creative headshots for their staff that they could use on their website and other marketing materials. Each person brought in a personal item that helped to characterize them in a fun way, and these are some of the results:

Fun corporate headshots by Pro Headshots Vancouver

Not all corporate headshot session need be static and traditional. Companies can really separate themselves apart by producing unique images that highlight their company culture. By producing these sorts of fun photos, RecycleSmart helped to promote staff morale and attract new clients and employees to their brand.

All photos were shot on-site at their Richmond office, and everyone made the whole experience fun and entertaining. I’m looking forward to seeing how they use these photos for their business going forward!

 

 

I did this headshot session with Sandeep over the summer. We shot outdoors using a mix of strobe lighting and natural lighting (a la Cinematic Headshot). Sandeep wanted something shot on location that would be different from the other realtors in town, so I chose a location with an interesting set of background cool bokeh options.

Surrey and Vancouver Realtor headshot outdoors

These realtor headshots were shot using Canon 580EX flashes and Westcott softboxes. What I loved most about working with Sandeep was his easy going nature and openness to showing his personality in the photos. The fact that he’s a sharp dresser with good attention to detail didn’t hurt one bit – All signs of a good up and coming real estate agent. I’m looking forward to see how he uses these realtor headshots in his Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley realty business marketing.

Metro Vancouver Realtor Headshots Metro Vancouver Realtor business headshot

The team photo below is an example of another composite corporate group photo created in Adobe Photoshop CC from 7 separate digital business headshot portraits. These types of photo composites are great for company websites and print marketing when the option to add or remove people is needed. It was shot against a pure white background in studio for the specific purpose of maximizing flexibility in the future to modify the team size over time.

How often have you scheduled a corporate group photo only to have one or two people become unavailable for the photo session? Do you reschedule and hope to find another date and time that works for everyone? Composite team photos offer you flexibility in these types of situations. You can photograph everyone that is present, then add team members missing from the photo at a later date.

Composite team photo created from separate headshots taken at my Vancouver photo studio.
Composite team photo created from separate headshots taken at my Vancouver photo studio.

Composited group photos created using Adobe Photoshop offer a good way for business to add and remove people from their group or team photos. In the example below, 5 separate photos were put together to create what looks like a team photo (aka. faux group shot!). Since each person is on their own Photoshop layer, it is easy to add team members. Each person in the photo can also have their photo taken at different times – so if someone wasn’t able to make it to the photo shoot, no problem. They can be photographed separately and added later to produce a nice panorama shot for an “about us” page banner.

photoshopped composite group photo

Small businesses can really benefit from headshot photos for their website. Good headshots can help create that personal connection between businesses and customers that is so critical to doing business in today’s hyper social media world. Establishing personal connections quickly have always been important for establishing trust, but in our connected world, where a customer can access numerous other business in minutes, it is more important than ever that a small business is able to show “who” they are.

Having a brand and “about us” page is helpful, but if you want your customers to really know who you are, it is good practice to show who the actual people are behind the business. Customers see logos and mission statements all the time, but what really separates a small business from another are people who represent the company. This is why presenting good headshots of a company’s staff is so important for business.

A local well-known business recently contacted us to help them produce a set of photos for their staff. The company has a history as a family business and displaying photos of their local business operators has been an important part of their marketing for some time. Since opening a new funeral home in the Dunbar neighbourhood of Vancouver, Martin Brothers has been investing in their marketing to local families in B.C. As part of their online marketing effort, they wanted to create a set of headshots of their local staff for their company website. Here are a few of the photos we took for them, both in studio and on location.

Small business headshots for a Vancouver funeral home

 

I often do lawyer headshots on location, where I’m photographing a number of lawyers for a law firm, but for this headshot photo session, Grace visited my studio in Vancouver on a sunny November afternoon, so I decided to set up the shoot to make use of natural light for a handful of photos. The headshots taken here are a just a couple from the set of photos taken that mixes natural light with flash strobes.

Here, I’m using natural light from the windows bouncing against a large reflector. I’ve added fill light using one of my new favourite studio strobes, the Elinchrom RX One in a Rotalux Octabox. I particularly like the RX One with mixing with natural light indoors because it allows for a very low power setting, making it easy to balance the ambient light with fill light coming from the front.

Getting the right look is about finding the right shutter speed to let that clean natural high-key backlighting come through. The result is a clean high-key headshot in studio as shown below.

In Studio Lawyer Headshot ideas Vancouver