corporate headshots, studio

Grifolsgrifols-headshot-rtp is a large global healthcare company working in the area of transfusions and blood banking. While the company is worldwide, a local RTP team needed cohesive group headshots for internal use. Coordinating the schedules of seven coworkers can be a bit of a challenge so this is where the studio option becomes ideal. Over the course of three separate dates (and in this case, over the course of three separate months!) each individual Grifols employee was able to schedule a headshot mini session at the time that worked best for them.

professional-headshot-rtpWe coordinated outfits in advance and shot each session on a matching backdrop. As new people are hired down the road we will be able to continue to match the photos to the first set, keeping a cohesive look the easiest way possible for this team.

We work with several companies to maintain current photos of new hires and existing staff on a variety of in studio backdrops. The most popular choices are light to medium gray, black, white and blue but we will work to accommodate whatever color color best matches your branding.

raleigh-headshot-studio-corperate-grifolsBulk pricing is available for ongoing projects such as these and each client’s photo will receive the same time and retouching. We can set up direct with your employees, or work with a point of contact at your company.

durham-headshot-grifolsIf planning a day of headshots for your seems like an daunting task let us make it easier for you! Our Raleigh studio is available by appointment morning or afternoon. Contact us for a quote specific to your project and let us update your team photos the easiest way possible!

 

on location, Real Estate

lisa-shanahan-durham-headshot REAReal Estate Associates, REA, is a North Carolina real estate asset management company. Founded in 1968 in Durham, NC, they are one of the oldest real estate companies serving the Triangle area.  They focus on commercial brokerage, property management and residential services in Durham, the Research Triangle Park area and beyond.

During a website and marketing update they were interested in new photos for their team of about 30 members. While many of our headshots take place in the studio REA wanted something a little different; a more modern take on a traditional headshot featuring their beautiful Durham hometown as the backdrop. These photos were 3/4 shots, meaning instead of just head and shoulders we captured from the waist up so more of the background would be visible.

We started at the amazing Durham Hotel and then used surrounding streets and alleys to get a different of looks over the course of the day. The end result is a dynamic look on their new website with varied photos that show more than just their employees faces, but their personality as well.

It is so important for companies to invest in professional images for their website and branding. Large or small, mismatched headshots or outdated selfies probably do not portray the image you have worked so hard to create. In one day we can create a look custom designed for your brand with results you will be proud to share. Don’t know where to start? We will guide you through every step of the process from location scouting, scheduling, what to wear, and of course the posing guidance to get the best possible shot of each member of your team.

In addition to the value to your company, these photos are a great employee appreciation gift as they can use the files for their personal use as well. Urban shoots are just one option for company headshots, let us know if we can help you create a look for your business today!

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entrepreneur, medical

professional headshot north raleighI am excited to bring you another client guest blog post, this time by the very beautiful Meredith Harris of New Life Aesthetics in Raleigh, NC.

And trust me, if anyone should be giving advice on aging gracefully and all things gorgeous it’s this woman. Guys; this is not retouching you see, her skin is actually this flawless! Meredith offers Botox, Dermal Fillers, and other skincare solutions to, well, basically to help us look like her! She came to me for some non traditional headshots as she worked to update her website and overall brand look. She is beautiful, her outfit color choices were flattering and the North Raleigh location was a perfect match for her branding.

5 Practical Ways to Slow Down the Aging Process, New Life Aesthetics

Who wouldn’t want to age gracefully? I am asked every day in my practice, ‘Meredith, what can I do to slow down the aging process?’ Here are 5 practical things that you may not have known.

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  1. Avoid inflammatory foods. Vegetable oils, margarine, processed foods and alcohol cause inflammation which can accelerate wrinkle formation.
  2. Avoid stress. I recommend regular exercise, and healthy stress reducing activities. Recent research links stress to accelerated cell death and aging of the brain and body.
  3. Sleep… and don’t sleep on your face! Side sleeping causes wrinkles. Seven to nine hours of sleep per night is necessary for the body to repair.
  4. Avoid sunbathing. Daily sun protection reduces the risk of wrinkles and skin cancer.
  5. Don’t smoke. Even secondhand smoke triggers the breakdown of collagen which leads to skin sagging. Smoking also causes overuse of the mouth muscle, leading to deep lip wrinkles.

Meredith Harris HEADSHOTSMeredith Harris is the owner and Nurse Practitioner of New Life Aesthetics in Raleigh NC.  As a leading injection specialist with a decade of experience and a profound passion for all things beautiful, Meredith seeks to serve her guests with a unique experience.  From the first touch-point, whether educating, treating various skin conditions, or discussing aging-related concerns, her care is customized and the time with her is in a private and serene environment. When not in her Crabtree boutique studio, Meredith travels extensively to teach and train new and advanced injectors.  Her contagious passion for aesthetics is evidenced by the joy she shares with her guests and professionals in the industry.

Learn more at www.newlifeaesthetics.com or https://www.facebook.com/newlifeaesthetics. Browse this site for more details on scheduling a headshot session for you or your business, or visit our sister website Season Moore Photography for portrait photo sessions.

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Guest Blogger

Colin Romoda is a Raleigh content writer and businessperson. His personal branding photo session took place in downtown Durham on a hot summer’s day with several looks that best capture his personal style and brand. Of course as a headshot photographer I see the value of every professional using professional images but today you can hear from the other side of the equation; the client.

4 Reasons Why Every Raleigh Businessperson Needs a Professional Headshot

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In today’s society, everyone and everything is online.  Even with no intention, a simple Google search can populate troves of personal information and images.  As a business professional, it is imperative to place controls on what information and images can be found and in doing so protecting yourself and your business.  A simple first step – self-publish a professional headshot and market it as the first image anyone will discover – set it as the profile image on your personal and business accounts, including websites, blogs and social media.  North Carolina is home to a booming Capital city, an incubator for entrepreneurs and veterans alike, establish your mark with a professional Raleigh headshot.

An Investment in Yourself and in Your Business

A professional headshot is more than just a photo, it is an investment in yourself and in your business.  It shows you care enough and are willing to place time and money into how you and your business are perceived by the public.  It cannot be stressed enough how technology has revolutionized industry.  Customers no longer just follow companies, but also the leaders behind them – think Sir Richard Branson of Virgin, Jeff Bezos of Amazon and Elon Musk of Tesla – we are as much proponents of them as we are their companies.  Would we think as highly of them if every photo we saw was crooked, blurry, out of focus and poorly lit?  Short answer – no.  Invest the time and money, a professional Raleigh headshot will prove its worth.

Business Culture is Not a Selfie Culture

durham professional branding photographerReality check – a selfie is NOT professional.  Sure, it is easy and cheap, but it also comes across that way, not exactly the image you want to portray to the public.  Scrolling through LinkedIn, viewing possible connections, it is amazing how many profile images were taken with a mobile phone in a group of people and the individual simply cropped-in to their face.  It may not be a bad photo, but on the contrary it is also not your best photo.  Put your best photo out there, it is the first thing people are going to see and people jump to judgment, don’t give them a reason to judge you and your business poorly right out of the gate.

Showcase Your Personal Style

Don’t think of a headshot as capturing only your face.  Often, especially with professional headshots for business purposes, the image can capture from the shoulders or waist up, or even the entire body in certain positions.  This element poses great opportunity to showcase your personal style.  Take advantage of this, it will present the public with more insight into who they are entrusting their hard-earned time and money with.  Particular indicators of how you come across will weigh more or less heavily in different crowds – appease to your consumer base.

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Take it out of the studio!  If a simple studio backdrop is all you desire, no problem, but if given the opportunity, choose a location shoot for your professional Raleigh headshot.  This will add more depth to your overall image and provide you with a portfolio of images you can choose to mix and match.  The possibilities for locations are seemingly endless; I’d recommend a location that will identify with your industry – a music hall for a concert promoter, a kitchen for a chef or a tarmac for an airline pilot.  Give this serious thought, it will require a little more upfront investment, but well worth the payoff.

A professional headshot is an absolute necessity for every person in any industry, make it count!  I trusted Raleigh headshot photographer Season Moore in helping me succeed in gaining a portfolio of professional images that capture my very best.  From first contact through receiving my final images, the experience could not have been more fulfilling.

businessperson colin romodaColin Romoda is a Raleigh-Durham, NC based content writer and Season Moore Photography client.  Colin has a wide range of interests, from health and fitness to music tour management, that help enhance his writing and allow him to meet independent needs.  Whether seeking to rank higher in online search engines, increase traffic to your website or sell more publications, great written content will set you apart from the competition.  To view Colin’s full bio and writing portfolio visit www.freelancewithcolin.com and connect with him on LinkedIn.

promotions

Welcome September, welcome headshot promotion! This time of year always comes with mixed emotions for me. I love summer and hate to see it go (not to mention I always manage to get a year older in September…) but it’s time to buckle down and prepare for the craziness that is the holiday season. The fall season season brings with it crisp air, fresh starts and a whole new wardrobe so the time is now  we are kicking things off with a studio headshot special!

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In studio headshot sessions are a quick, easy (painless!) way to update your professional appearance for social media, business cards, email signatures and more. Represent your brand with a photo that captures your best self in a relaxed, laid back environment. 30 minute sessions at our Raleigh studio yield 20-25 proofs for you to choose from and include one retouched high resolution digital file. It’s time to make a great first impression – ditch the selfie! (Availability for this promotional rate is limited so please be in touch asap).

These discounted sessions will take place Monday – Friday, from 11-3pm at our studio located on Creedmoor Rd. See available session times on the calendar or be in touch to check our schedule. Browse our online magazine for even more details and what to expect. Group discounts are available for staff photos, let us know what you have in mind and we can make it happen for you!

Don’t put it off any longer, invest in yourself and your brand the easiest way possible. I promise you will love the results, and you might just have a little fun in the process!