Most people would rather have a rectal exam than a corporate portrait because it’ll be over quickly and they know their co-workers aren’t watching. But it doesn’t have to be like that. I’m an experienced corporate portrait photographer based in Brisbane and I make the process painless. For both you (the saint charged with herding all those cats into a schedule) and the subject.
There’s a difference between knowing you need photos of your staff and knowing why you need them. What impression do you want to give your clients/stakeholders when they view the images? Do you want your staff to appear relaxed and approachable? Or serious and formal? The message you’re trying to convey will dictate the type of portraits you need. As an experienced commercial photographer, I can help you design a series of portraits that communicate the core strengths of your brand. Regardless of what you need, together we can create a series of engaging, creative images.
There’s no rule that a corporate portrait must have a white background. They have their place, which I discuss here. But I think it’s better to photograph people in an environment that’s relevant to their job. Firstly, this elevates the portrait to something more than just a good photo.
Firstly, this elevates the portrait to something more than just a good photo. Environmental portraits show your clients what your business is about. I can photograph your staff on site where they do their job, use an interesting feature of your office as a background, or select a piece of Brisbane that gives context to your location. Being in a place your staff are familiar with means I’m on their turf. This makes people more relaxed, which means you get better portraits of your people.
Secondly, environmental portraits are way less intimidating. Being in a place your staff are familiar with means I’m on their turf. People are more relaxed, which translates to better portraits.
There’s also no rule that says people have to be standing alone in space like an awkward pickle. Or that they must sit up straight like it’s some sort of school portrait/police line-up. There’s also no rule that says you can’t use props. The best portraits show the subject is relaxed. And that’s 100% my responsibility; to make your people feel their corporate portrait is the easiest thing they’ll have to do all week.
If you’re looking for interesting, creative corporate portraits get in touch and we can discuss what you need, why you need them. Together we can develop a plan to herd all your cats.