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New Starters Headshots are an important part of your organisation’s culture and brand. All too often companies ask their staff to provide a ‘headshot’. The results can be disaterous.

First impressions are everything, especially in the business world. When it comes to new starters, it’s important to make sure they have professional headshots that accurately represent them and the company they are joining. In this article, we will discuss the importance of professional headshots for new starters and provide tips for creating modern headshots that reflect your organisation’s brand.

Staff Headshots. Four staff headshots with different backgrounds.

Why Professional Headshots Matter

Professional headshots are essential for new starters as they are often the first point of contact for potential clients or customers.

You want to give your new member of staff the tools they need to succeed, a great headshot will not only make your new member of staff feel like part of the team, they’ll look like part of the team. And that is so important when your existing customers make their first contact.

Professional headshots convey a sense of trust and credibility, making a positive first impression. It also shows that the company values its employees and takes pride in their appearance. In today’s digital age, where social media and online profiles are prevalent, having a professional headshot can also help new starters stand out and make a lasting impression.

Tips for Creating on Brand Modern Headshots

Clothing and Accessories

Young businesswoman on dark background headshot for London Corporate Headshots, Studio Grey

When it comes to creating on brand, modern headshots, clothing and accessories play a crucial role. Encourage new starters to wear something that reflects their personal style while still being appropriate for your workplace. This could be a statement piece of jewelery, a bold tie, or a pop of colour in their outfit. Avoid busy patterns or logos, as they can be distracting in a headshot.

Location and Background

London Corporate Photography - Businessman Headshot

Choosing a unique location and background creates a narrative to your headshots.

These portraits are marketing documents with work to do so, consider your brand – a creative agency may need a graffiti wall, Private bankers and office environment or property developers a rooftop with a city skyline. This will add visual interest and personality to the portraits.

Lighting and Angles

Lighting and angles can make or break a headshot. For a modern and edgy look, understand how light falls across your face, so that you can be lit with the most flattering light. Understand that there is no such thing as “natural and unnatural” light. It is just light and your photographer will no how to use additive light or subtract light for good effect.

They will also know which is your best side. Of course, you may have a preferred side, just let them know.

Editing and Filters

It’s important to be honest in corporate pictures. You don’t want to throw away hard-won trust by injudicious use of filters and retouching. Retouching that maintains the ‘real you’, whilst removing tiredness under the eyes or the odd bit of acne maintais authenticity whislt showing the world the best you.

Fliters have to be applied consistently. So once oyu have decided how your images are going to look, make sure you document the post-production process – it’ll mean images taken in 6 or twelve month’s time will be consistent and polished.

The Importance of Consistency

Directors Headshots, St Paul's

Consistency is key when it comes to headshots for new starters. It’s essential to maintain a consistent look and feel across all headshots to create a cohesive and professional image for the company. This includes using the same background, lighting, and editing techniques for all headshots.


Professional headshots are crucial for new starters as they can make a lasting impression and convey a sense of trust and credibility. By following these tips for creating on brand modern headshots, you can help new starters stand out and represent the company in a positive light. Remember to maintain consistency across all headshots to create a cohesive and professional image. With these tips, you can ensure that your new starters have headshots that accurately represent them and the company they are joining.

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