Although my focus is on women and ensuring they get in front of the camera, men need portraits too. Jason is a young professional who had a headshot and branding session. He was initially worried about posing for the camera. He told me he didn’t know how to smile naturally so avoided smiling in pictures. My goal with his session was to create authentic headshots.

Professional, authentic headshots always make a better impression than one that looks stiff or unnatural.

To overcome his discomfort, I gave him specific direction about what to do so that I could capture a genuine expression. Your professional profile picture is your chance to make a first impression. Professional, authentic headshots always make a better impression than one that looks stiff or unnatural.

We used a dark gray background and three outfit variations. With tie on, tie off and a jacket, he has many variations and looks from which to choose. What is your first impression when you see these pictures of Jason?