How to make sure you get the best images from your photoshoot

It is so important that our photography captures a great representation of you, your company, and staff, and to ensure this happens it is essential that you are fully prepared.

Images will be edited, but please bear in mind that there is a limit to what can be achieved – for example, we cannot remove clutter from someone’s desk, add signage to a van or make someone look 10 years younger than they are – so it is vital that you are prepared for the day.

The more prepared you are, the more images you will have at the end of the shoot.

Pre-shoot preparation

  • Please supply a full list of headshots required.
  • Ensure that all of your staff are briefed prior to the shoot so that they are fully prepared;
    • All staff to be dressed in their uniform, if required
    • Uniforms should be in a ‘like new’ condition and free from any workday stains (such as grease or paint)
    • Staff should be clean, tidy, and well groomed
  • The office / showroom / site must be clean and tidy and exactly how you would like your business to be represented on the day. Anything that you do not want in your images needs to be removed from the environment, so you need to do the following where required;
    • Clear desks – remove keepsakes, pictures, food, drinks
    • Remove posters from walls if they are not business related
    • Take coats off the back of chairs
  • Ensure that all props, printed collateral, equipment, and products are ready and to hand so that time is not wasted on the day of the shoot.
  • Ensure that company vehicles are thoroughly washed, clean and tidy (outside and inside, where required). The camera will pick up dirty hubcaps/splashed mud guards and smeared windows – this cannot be edited.

It is in your interest to make sure the space is prepared, every moment spent tidying on the day is time spent not taking pictures.

If you have any questions regarding your photoshoot, please do not hesitate to contact me on 07717 740 072 or email

The day of the photoshoot

  • Ensure that there is a someone onsite to greet us and assist, when required, during the shoot.
  • Ensure that all staff involved in the shoot are onsite and on time – we will brief you on how to photograph corporate headshots so that you are all prepared.
  • Your images need to represent ‘Business as usual’ so you must have the relevant materials/props ready, for example;
    • If you were a decorating company, you need to use the ‘actual’ paintbrushes that you would use if you were ‘actually’ painting that wall.
  • We will follow the brief for the shoot, however if any additional shots are required, they can be added to the list and taken at the end of day, providing there is time to do so.

The weather

  • I will always monitor the weather, keeping you updated and changing plans accordingly, if required.
  • The shoot is subject to last minute rescheduling if we experience adverse weather conditions on the day.

All of the images will be available for you to use for all your website, social media and promotional materials.

I really hope that you enjoy your photo shoot.