Frequently Asked Questions
About Corporate Headshot Sessions
Where is the best place to take my photos?
You can certainly come to our studio located at Oval Damansara, KL! We have a variety of backdrop colours to choose from – white, black, grey, sky blue, brown and rustic brick walls. We can also photograph headshots in your office or around your office compound if there is a suitable place. This is a great option to showcase how your office space looks like.
Another option would be outdoors for more casual portraits. Keep in mind locations that align with your brand image. Since we utilise a lot of natural light for our photos, it is preferable that you opt for locations that are well lit (eg with large windows or doors). Some public locations are free, and there are those that charge a fee. It is the client’s responsibility to book and pay the fee for the chosen location.
When is the best time to photograph my headshots?
It truly depends on the final look that you are going for. If natural light is not really a concern, you may come to our studio between 8am-6pm for portraits. However, if you want to have environmental portraits at your office or outdoors, it’s good to consider how the space looks like at different times of the day.
Some locations look better in the morning than in the evening. We’ve been to the same location in the morning and evening and produced completely different images. The direction of the sun illuminates a location differently throughout the day.
The best time to do outdoor portraits would be between 7am – 9am and 5pm – 7pm (based on Malaysian sunrise and sunset times). That is the time when the lighting is most flattering on a person.
We would appreciate it if you could arrive 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled shoot start time so that we can start and end on time as we may have other appointments or sessions scheduled after.
What should I wear?
Style – Since this is a corporate shoot, do wear your work attire. You can bring two sets of clothes: One that is more formal with a well-fitted blazer or coat (not too tight, not oversized) and another that is more casual. It should be something you are comfortable wearing so that you feel confident and at ease during the shoot. Try to bring a variety of bright and dark coloured outfits.
Ladies, you can wear comfortable shoes to the shoot and bring your heels if your heels aren’t good to walk or stand in for long.
Men, your shoes say a lot about you so do wear a pair that complements your business suit.
Colours – You can choose to wear hints of your company’s brand colours especially if the photoshoot is specifically for your current company. If not, just dress in simple colours. In general, avoid outfits with clashing bright colours, too many prints and patterns, or anything with words on it (unless its your company / team t-shirt that you all plan to wear as a team). Generally shades of black, navy, light blue, and white are a good combination or white, beige, and peach. These combinations tend to look good for professional corporate photos.
Read more about colour and how it can impact your styling.
Do I need to wear makeup and style my hair?
Light makeup is preferable – whether you do it yourself or get pampered by our makeup artist! For the men, do bring some tissue or facial blotters to wipe away perspiration or minimise oily faces during the shoot.
Do I need to bring anything else?
You can bring props if you feel it will help you tell your unique brand story visually. This could include a laptop, property keys (for property agents) or healthy fruits (for a wellness coach). It all depends on how you’d like people to remember you. Don’t worry, we will use these props wisely so your photos won’t look tacky!
When will I get my photos once the shoot is done?
Once the shoot is over, it will take approximately 2 weeks for us to touch up your images. If it is urgent, you can pay for our speed editing service. Keep in mind that our editing is mainly for colour and contrast, and do not include things like reducing tummy or arm size! Our editing style makes you look natural and beautiful but not through too much Photoshop-plastic-surgery.
However, if you do have specific requests like removal of specific blemishes, changing of body shape (eg making the face/arm appear slimmer), reducing flyaway hair, removing bald spots and more, you can add that as an extra service.
Once the photos are ready, it will be placed in an online password protected gallery where you can select your favourites from the shoot according to the number of images promised in your package. We will then provide the final delivery as a link where you can download your digital images.
How should I prepare my company / team for a photo session?
All the above suggestions are also relevant if you are planning a photo session for your company / team. If you are the organiser of this photo session, it would be really helpful if you could use the above information to brief everyone who will be involved in the photoshoot. It will give your team members the chance to be more prepared for the photoshoot and make the most of the time we have with you.
Need more tips on organising a photo session for large groups? Check out our article here.
If there are any questions you have which were not covered here, feel free to ask us before the shoot. We look forward to photographing you!