26 Jul

A Modern Headshot For Personal Branding


First impressions count for a lot, and most of the time they happen on LinkedIn. Experts say you should use this career platform as a living resume. This means that your profile must always be complete, active and with a profile photo that shows your personal brand.
Your photo should be fresh and reflect your current look, so if it’s been more than two years, consider getting a new one.

A Modern Headshot For Personal Branding

On LinkedIn, your profile photo should tell people who you are at first glance and give them an idea of ​​your personality, but always in a professional and tasteful way.
Try to look confident but not seem intimidating. Remember: on LinkedIn, as in life, a smile goes a long way and opens doors.

Your face should take up at least 60% of the frame, starting at your shoulders and ending just above your head. The background doesn’t need to be gray or made of solid colors, but avoid anything too distracting.

Why should you invest in your personal brand?

If you’re like us, you hear the word “professional portrait photography” and immediately think of gray backgrounds, boring suits, and forced smiles… but you’re not stiff or boring, so why should your portrait be?

A professional portrait photo is an opportunity to show off your personality, help you stand out from the crowd of images and most of all make connections. Your photo should reflect who you are and what you can do to inspire people to work with you. 👋

The world has changed a lot in the last two years. Nowadays most companies are looking for people who want to work remotely, many businesses run by text messages and emails. Potential customers, clients, co-workers and bosses are looking for you through social networks and virtual platforms. Never before has your profile picture has been so important.

Wondering what your modern portrait could look like? Here are some ideas:

✔ Seek for images “at your workplace” to showcase unique skills and talents while giving insight into what it’s like to work with your business. 👩🏽‍💻

✔ A lifestyle session is perfect for those who want to update their social media profiles with high-quality images of their daily lifestyle. 🤳

✔ Do you like classic? The corporate portrait doesn’t need to have a gray or solid colored background. You can achieve a timeless business headshot with personality with a meaningful and/or beautiful background by getting the most out of a building or landmark where you live.


Headshot for a interior designer in Paris.

How can I have a modern portrait session?

Book a 60-minute Session, a  2-hour Session or 3-hour Session (depending on the number of places you want and the outfits you will wear)
In Captourist you can book in the city where you want your session, if you don’t see it on the platform you can request the destination you are looking for here.

Headshot for a real state agent.

What are the best places for my modern portrait session?

There are endless places to choose from to take photos outdoors… the only limit is your creativity! Think about your goals, taking into account your personality and profession.

A city shoot adds an urban feel with buildings in the background and showcases your location, from the classic New York City skyline to the romantic City of Lights. Choose a location in nature or near a waterfall for a neutral background with earth tones, or a city park for beautiful greenery in an urban setting. You can show off your favorite city facade, or add a splash of color with a bold mural. Modern business portraits help us tell a story: what’s yours? 💥

Any doubts? don’t worry we are here to help you! You can text us on our  WhatsApp or send us an email at [email protected]


Pablo & Fernanda


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