As someone who embraces the outdoors, professional outdoor headshots perfectly align with my style. My photography journey started over twelve years ago photographing children and families outdoors. I couldn’t think of anything worse than stuffing families into a studio. More recently, I’ve fallen in love with studio light too allowing me to offer indoor and outdoor options for your headshots. Here, I’ve outlined a few compelling reasons for you to consider having your professional headshots captured in an outdoor setting.
Soft and Flattering natural light
Natural light, especially during the golden hours (early morning or late afternoon) can be incredibly flattering. I will scout the finest locations for your headshot session ensuring we find the softest, most diffused light. I’ll avoid the harsh midday sun at all costs, it casts harsh shadows that are very unflattering.
Choosing your background for outdoor headshots
The possibilities for outdoor headshot backgrounds are vast and varied. Although I’ll choose locations based on light first, the background is of course important. I’ll choose a background that will compliment you and your brand and avoid distractions. By changing my camera settings I can blur the background ensuring the focus remains on you.
Incorporating nature into your brand
The outdoor environment allows you to incorporate nature into your brand. Katie Flammon (pictured below) sought professional headshots outdoors that embodied her tagline ‘Fabulous from the ground up’. Capturing her lying in the grass amongst the flowers in her garden proved to be the natural and fitting choice.
clothing tips for outdoor headshots
As with all of my shoots, I’ll provide you with a preparation guide which includes clothing tips. I’ll offer guidance on the best colours for you wear typically suggesting those opposite to your background colour on the colour wheel.
Overall, the connection with nature, coupled with the freedom of outdoor spaces, contributes to a more relaxed and authentic professional headshot session. If you are looking to have some outdoor professional headshots, (or indoors!) I’d love to help. You can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me on 01444 891596.