Corporate Branding, The Corporate Headshot and LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a tool for your business and shouldn’t be regarded casually.  It's more than just a personal profile.  It is a key channel for B2B marketing and a place to establish your brand as a thought leading field (read more in Forbes article about Brands and LinkedIn here).  

Your team’s headshots on LinkedIn matters for your company.  Their professional profiles are an extension of your branding so make sure they are just as well-considered.

The Booth for Business - Retouching

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RETOUCHING

We think you are all perfect and gorgeous, yet the most common question we get is, 'Do you retouch our photos?' Yes, we do, and for staff portrait packages, we include 15min for everyone.

Our retouching includes:

General color correction.
Fly-away hairs.
Blemishes.
Skin smoothing (upon request).

Special requests?  No problem.  We are happy to evaluate your needs and offer solutions.

On-site Headshot Selection Tool

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ON-SITE IMAGE SELECTION

It is now possible for event attendees or staff to select and email their headshot directly from the event.  It is a delight for people to get their images so quickly.  Further, it considerably cuts down on the countless hours you would otherwise have to spend getting people their photos.

After each person takes a photo they:

-Step to the iPad kiosk to view the photos they just took.
-Select the image(s) that they like.
-Email the images to him or herself.

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Conferences – Attendees walk away with a new headshot that they can upload to LinkedIn before they leave the room.

Staff Photography – Staff selects their image on the spot.  We supply you with a list of selections, cutting your post shoot timing considerably.  

Online Staff Scheduling Tool

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SCHEDULING SYSTEM

Getting your team organized for headshots is not easy. Chasing team members down and juggling schedules is time-consuming and difficult. With our scheduling tool we handle that piece of the headshot project, while giving you continued oversight.

Here's how it works:

We send your point person a link to your customized scheduling webpage.
You share that with your team.
Each person selects their preferred time.

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Registers:

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And receives a confirmation in their inbox:

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1 day ahead the team member gets a reminder about their headshot appointment.

We can provide you with a spreadsheet with all bookings at any point, helping you stay organized and on top of your team.

 

 

How Does It Work? Headshots with The Booth for Business

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HOW DOES IT WORK

Our mission is to make every part of headshot photography easy so we integrate this idea into every step of our process.
Here is how you book The Booth for Business:

Check out our website. Do you like our photos? If yes, then...

  • Contact us with your company name, where you are located and how many people you want covered.
  • Look out for a proposal that lays out a clear cut package, including your needs for:  number of headshots or time, photography staffing, date and time, final image tranfer.
  • On shoot day, the best photo team ever will arrive 2hrs early to setup and be ready for the first subject.
  • Breakdown takes about 30min.
  • 48hrs later, files will be delivered via your preferred transfer method (USB Drive, Online Gallery, Database Transfer, etc.)

A few things that make it extra easy:

Pre-event scheduling system (blog post coming, but reach out for more information)
On-site image selection
Built-in retouching at 15min/person (included in staff photos, only)

Our menu is short, but it's all you need. Really.

Corporate Headshots With A Mission

Taproot is a wonderful organization that connects nonprofits and social change organizations with passionate, skilled volunteers who share their expertise pro bono.  Yesterday, we got up early to hang out with them and a group of professionals from corporations that were looking to do good.

We collaborated with their team to create a unique, mission-driven and professional conference-appropriate photo experience.  Guests snapped a few photos holding a sign with their fill in of "________ inspires me to make a difference."  They put down the sign, snapped a few complimentary headshots and then took their print and added it to a "community" board.  The results were diverse, touching, funny and inspiring.

Corporate Headshots and ExhibitorLive

We just spent 4 days in Vegas networking and taking photos of some of the most impressive brands and clients in the trade show industry at ExhibitorLive.  Thanks to Jeff Naccarato for getting us into a great spot.  Row 900 ruled and we had THE BEST neighbors (hey there TurnoutNow, ZigZibit, Showgo and LogoMats!)

First we want to thank everyone who stopped by for their professional headshot.  We hope that your new LinkedIn photos are bringing you all kinds of good business vibes.

 Rebekah, ready to take your corporate headshot.

Rebekah, ready to take your corporate headshot.

As usual, we made new friends and were happy to reconnect those we have met on the circuit.

Our all-time trade show favorite, David Nay of Think Green Promos was a friendly face in our booth.  He showed us some fabulous, innovative products (backpacks and water bottles with subtle, well-thought out and very clever details were our favorite).  He gave us a great smile for his new corporate photo.

 Hey David!  Looking good on our iPad Kiosk social media tool.

Hey David!  Looking good on our iPad Kiosk social media tool.

We saw some amazing and smartly thought out displays.  One of our favorites was by Skyline Exhibits, who strategically placed a video display on a luminous wall with the same graphic, only still.  It was just gorgeous and the effect was mesmerizing.

Freeman showed off an on-site capability to speak to attendees about their dream space and make digital renderings ON. THE.  SPOT.  They also did it in their cool double decker exhibit, a design concept also utilized by Gorilla Production Group.

Lego was the theme with Spoon and Impact XM.  Using these building tools each told their stories in a unique and tactile way.  

The week was full of so many great ideas and fabulous people.  We are looking forward to following you throughout the year.  See you again in 2018!

Fear and the corporate headshot

A completely unscientific study based only on our experience tells us that 80-90% of people fear getting their professional portrait taken at work. They worry that they will look bad, that their smile won't be natural, that their clothes won't photograph well, that their hair doesn't look right today.  

You would think with our selfie culture there wouldn't be a person on earth afraid of the camera, but that is not our experience AT ALL.

But we get it. It's awkward to stand in front of a stranger. You have to take instant direction from them - how to stand, where to look, how to move your shoulders and chin – and trust that their goal is to make you look as good as you want to look.

The one compliment we get time and time again is that we put people at ease. It's truly a point of pride with us and truly the best tool we know for getting great headshots.  For each new person, we introduce ourselves and smile. We talk with them to put them at ease. We listen if a subject is uncomfortable and pay attention to their body language. We show them the images so they know they look great or give them an option to jump in for round 2.

There is no longer a need to fear the photographer when you have a team like ours!

Scheduling Your Team's Professional Headshots - We Couldn't Make It Easier

Every marketing and HR professional we speak to knows their team needs headshots.  They all want it, and one of the main reasons we hear:  they just don't have the time to book it, organize their team or work with each staff member to get selections.

 

We spend considerable time thinking through these issues and came up with solutions.

Scheduling:  First we send you a link to your customized scheduling tool.  Your team can use that link to sign up directly for a time that works for them.  We send you a list ahead of time so you can see who signed up and when.

 

Image Selection:  Our on-site selection tool is a valuable time-saver for larger teams.  After an employee has their photo taken they step over to the viewer and choose their favorite image.  We present you with an edited gallery of all final selections as well as a spreadsheet with the subjects name and image number.

 

Our goal for The Booth for Business is to simplify every step of the corporate photography process.  These are two of the tools make it easy.

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BizBash Part 1: What We Did

Last Tuesday we had a great time exhibiting at BizBash NYC. This year we showed off our new headshot booth and gave it a twist!  Guests took a corporate headshot and then were challenged to engage socially via an IRL tagboard.

We had a blast taking photos and meeting new people through our booth activation.  Thanks BizBash and thanks to all the attendees!

Corporate Headshots & Holiday Parties!

It's that wonderful time of year again! Your employees work hard all year round, an extravagant Holiday Party is a perfect way of showing gratitude. Our booth will bring fun to your party and a fresh look to your New Year's corporate headshot!

Whether it's a still image on a festive background or a gif booth with lots of confetti, this party will be one to remember! Our studio-quality 4x6 prints make great keepsakes too!

 

 Can't go wrong with a Holiday Red Backdrop and a 4ft wreath!

Can't go wrong with a Holiday Red Backdrop and a 4ft wreath!

 Bring in the New Year with a fresh look!

Bring in the New Year with a fresh look!

 Let's bust out some moves in our GIF Booth!

Let's bust out some moves in our GIF Booth!

Corporate Headshots, Simplified

Clients ask us:  Why should we choose you?  What makes you stand out?

Three answers:  Quality photos, fair pricing, easy to book.

The photos have to be good.  That's a given.  But it goes beyond that.  Though we know price is key, we believe the way we have simplified this process for our clients is a game changer.

Our clients always know with absolute clarity what they are getting and when they are getting it.  Our triple threat of photographers, production staff and customer support make sourcing photography the easiest item in that stack of 50+ other tasks you need to complete before your day starts tomorrow.

So, basically, you want to do something easy today?  Book headshots with The Booth for Business.

 

The "Not-So-Corporate" Professional Headshot

We have a few go-to styles to help clients identify how they want their photos to look.  Our most versatile style is the "Not-So-Corporate".

A contemporary update on the traditional business portrait, our Not-so-corporate look delivers a headshot that is both professional and genuine.  It's a great choice for law firms, medical offices, financial institutions or other corporate workplaces looking for consistent and refined professional photos.

A few samples:

Your Portrait, Your Brand - What Your Professional Photo Says About What You Do

A corporate headshot should visually signal something about what you do.  Some professionals and businesses prefer that to be subtle.  Some want it to be clear and obvious.  Here are some examples.

 Top:  Financial services, Event Tech, Writer.  Bottom:  Software Developer, Skateboarder, Chef.

Top:  Financial services, Event Tech, Writer.  Bottom:  Software Developer, Skateboarder, Chef.