Acclaimed Photography – Family, Senior & Headshot Photos in Seattle, WA

Seattle Area Photography, Acclaimed Photography, Bothell, Wa

Information Regarding Your Professional Image June 23, 2009

An executive portrait is a sign of your success!

An executive portrait is a tool for business success. Every successful executive should maintain an up-to-date selection of publicity stills. Today an executive portrait is a powerful public relations and sales tool that can help your company or organization build its image and business in the community. For instance, it’s a fact that people pay more attention to a news item if it has a photograph with it.  The impact is increased if the photograph is one of quality. Furthermore, your local newspaper is always looking for news about the people in your community. Wise use of photography can greatly benefit your business if you take advantage of every opportunity to submit photography – enhanced releases.

An Executive Portrait Has Many Business Uses!

In addition to those uses normally considered, it creates a valuable communicator for your business. Your portrait with a story about you, your products and services should go to personal and business associates.


At Acclaimed Photography our business is making the best business portraits your money can buy.  Don’t put off taking advantage of the benefits you can receive from a fine executive portrait any longer.  Put us to work for your team right now and notice the difference.

The Acclaimed Photography Advantage

At Acclaimed Photography we take your professional image very seriously! We have several backdrops in our studio from which to choose, or any location of your choice. We use a three light system for enhanced portrait lighting. Acclaimed Photography carefully retouches the final image you choose (to use for your business cards, advertising and publicity). Put your best face forward with your royalty-free unlimited-use image. Call and schedule your appointment today.

Simple as they may seem at first glance, creating an effective corporate headshots requires a sophisticated photographer capable of understanding the branding of your business, and of translating that into a visual message. Kerri, of Acclaimed Photography, always photographs the corporate headshots, and never delegates the responsibility to other photographers. Most images are created digitally, and most fees can be quoted as simple flat rates.

We encourage you to compare Kerri’s corporate headshots side by side with any other photographers you are considering (always be sure to ask to specifically see a portfolio of business headshots) and ask yourself who you would most like to do business with based on the photography.

A few tips on creating a great corporate image:


1. Take two or three changes of clothing so you can experiment with contrasting colors. You only need the top half of the outfit for “head and shoulder” type headshots. V neck, a button up work well.

2. Ask me what color background we are using and what prime color would compliment it.

3. Tell me (before you arrive) the image you are trying to convey. What type business are you in? What is your corporate or business culture? Look at other photos of those in your company for samples to compare. 

If you are “not” a corporate type, let me know what type of look you want to portray. Maybe send me samples of images you like.

4. Dark clothes put the attention on your face and eyes. 

5. Guys: if you have a heavy beard, shave right before arrival.

6. Guys: Do bring something additional if you are adding a “casual” look (vs. just taking off a suit jacket and tie and trying to make your white shirt look casual.) 

Take along a button down, or golf shirt, or something similar on a hanger so it is indeed “casual” but still fresh.


1. Don’t get a new hair cut just before the shoot. Give it a week.

2. Don’t wear something that might “clash” with background (know background color in advance.)

3. Don’t wear white unless you wear it underneath something.

4. Don’t wear jewelry that would distract from your face or that looks dated.

5. Don’t overdress. Don’t wear “big” jewelry, big scarves, big hair.

6. Don’t wear loud stripes or checks. Avoid herringbone.

7. Don’t wear a turtleneck (unless it is a very good look for you.) In general a v-neck style will be more attractive.

8. Don’t be afraid to ASK your photographer about any of these BEFORE you arrive.


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