What Are Group Headshots?

Compiling high-quality professional photos is often utilized for various purposes like company websites, business cards, press releases, and LinkedIn profiles. LinkedIn serves as the primary platform for the average professional to flaunt their team’s captivating headshots.

Group headshots highlight the team members’ professionalism, amiability, and competence. A stellar headshot serves as a crucial first step in establishing an impressive brand that enhances sales figures and attracts potential investors.

Employers should strive for consistency in employees’ headshots throughout the team. If all team members are unable to gather in one place at the same time, creating a corporate account to schedule individual studio sessions is a viable solution.

Are Group Headshots Important?

Have you ever encountered someone whom you instantly either liked or disliked?

Sometimes, you might have an apparent reason for your reaction, while other times, it remains unexplained. Yet, it’s common for most individuals to form “first impressions” in just a fraction of a second. These initial assessments can significantly influence their decisions on hiring, purchasing, and even listening to others.

In today’s digital age, first impressions often begin online. Prospective clients catch their first glimpse of your employees on platforms like LinkedIn or via compelling PowerPoint presentations. Investors turn to the company’s “About Us” page to gain insights about its executives.

In this context, having a remarkable business headshot becomes paramount. It holds the power to make a positive first impression on those individuals, ultimately impacting both your career and your company’s success.

What Do I Wear for Group Headshots?

The appropriate choice of attire may vary depending on your personality, industry, and the intended placement of your photos.

For industries like law and finance, which often adhere to conservative norms, we recommend opting for the standard suit-and-tie attire or the female equivalent.

To get a better sense of what is considered appropriate within your industry, take a moment to explore LinkedIn and observe how successful peers and senior executives present themselves. Rather than solely relying on your immediate network, pay closer attention to those who have achieved notable success.

Remember, it’s essential to dress for the job you aspire to have, not just the one you currently hold. If you still need clarification, feel free to contact us for guidance. We’re always here to help! 

How Do I Pose for Group Headshots?

At Zen Studio, we believe in capturing the essence of your team’s professionalism without overwhelming poses. We steer clear of gimmicky or bizarre postures and focus on minimalist poses that highlight the true character of your group.

During our sessions, we begin with simple poses to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera. A genuine smile can work wonders, setting the tone for the session and bringing out the warmth and approachability of your team.

As the session progresses, we may introduce arms-crossed headshots and candid shots to add variety and depth to your team headshots. These poses exude confidence and showcase the camaraderie within your group.

Our approach to team headshots is adaptable to your specific needs. Depending on where the photos will be displayed, we can mix up poses among team members to highlight individual personalities or match poses across the group to convey a unified and cohesive image.

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What Backdrops are Best for Group Headshots?

For industries like law and finance that lean towards conservatism, we suggest using neutral backdrops in shades of white, gray, or black. These colors allow for capturing impeccable shots that communicate reliability and consistency. Check out our headshot backgrounds page for a preview of all studio background options.

For individuals in creative industries, non-profits, or the tech field, adding some “pop” to your photos can make a difference. Consider choosing a colored studio backdrop or arranging for an outdoor/in-office session. These kinds of photos tend to have more personality.

When booking for senior executives or thought leaders, it’s advisable to capture various photos that can be used across different platforms. Ideally, include a few outdoor shots to complement the studio headshots. Using the same headshot on LinkedIn, the company website, and press releases can appear unprofessional.

At Zen Studios, we offer different backdrop choices!

How Should I Prepare for Group Headshots?

Preparing for your headshot in advance requires three key steps.

Firstly, prioritize getting ample sleep, exercising regularly, and soaking up some natural sunshine in the weeks leading up to your session. While our editing team expertly airbrushes your chosen photos, your preparation is crucial in ensuring a natural and effortless look.

Secondly, a few days before your session, briefly try on the outfits you intend to wear. This will allow you to confirm a proper fit and determine if any garments require dry cleaning or adjustments.

Lastly, take a moment to review previous photos of yourself and identify any shots that you particularly admire. Upon your studio arrival, share these images with your photographer. They will serve as a valuable reference, helping us discover angles that highlight your best features and flatter your style.

What If I’m Not Photogenic or Hate Getting My Photo Taken?

At Zen Studios, we’ve got you covered! Unlike portrait photographers, who often create an uncomfortable atmosphere for their clients, we aim to provide a delightful experience. We prioritize understanding our client’s needs and desires for their sessions, ensuring they feel valued and relaxed.

Step into our studio, and you’ll be greeted by upbeat music and a stress-free environment. We constantly seek feedback from our clients, working hand-in-hand to capture an exceptional headshot you’ll proudly showcase online. With us, your portrait experience will be nothing short of amazing.

How Much Do Group Headshots Cost?

Looking to level up your professional image? Business headshots are a must. 

But here’s the deal: the cost varies based on location, package options, and your chosen provider. You have to watch for two things: licensing and retouching fees.

Now, licensing-wise, most photographers only grant ownership for the photos you “buy” from them. That’s different from the “session fee,” which covers the time spent in their studio. Additional licensing fees may apply if you use your shots for press releases, ads, magazines, or book covers.

Now, let’s talk retouching. Some photographers charge around $50 to $150 per photo. So, consider those costs when calculating your total session investment.

But wait! At Zen Studios; we’ve got something special. Our sessions start at $225. You get 100% usage rights for ALL the images from your shoot. Not just that, you also receive a custom-retouched image of your choice. Now, that’s a winning deal! 

  • 1 Look (1 Outfit / 1 Backdrop)

  • Wardrobe Consultation

  • 1 Hi-res Retouched Image

  • Women – Makeup – Add $140

  • Men – Grooming – Add $125

  • 2 Looks (Outfits and/or Backdrop Change)

  • Wardrobe Consultation

  • 2 Hi-res Retouched Images

  • Women – Makeup – Add $140

  • Men – Grooming – Add $125

UNLIMITED LOOKS

$999
  • On-Location Shoot – 120 min Session

  • Wardrobe Consultation

  • 10 Hi-res Retouched Images

  • Women – Makeup – Add $200

  • Men – Grooming – Add $125