I’m a fan of these sultry beauty headshots so evocative of mood. While not popular for people commissioning portraits currently, these are timeless images sure to bring joy to any who have the foresight and act on opportunities to work with talented stylists and photographers to craft one of these glamorous headshot portraits.
These are the headshots we often see in magazines, posters and bill boards. Less seldom, we find them on the walls of homes of those who have commissioned one of these beauty style portraits.
Glamour headshots create dreams in viewers and subjects alike. We who view them, our imaginations are ignited about things that may be. What is this person thinking? How do they look so beautiful? Wow!! is the general feeling when seeing such stylized beauty captured in photographic form.
Most people are not walking incarnations of beauty portraits, at least not all day every day. It usually takes a bit of spit and polish and smoke and mirrors magic to craft the look we see in print.
Crafting a portrait like this typically requires professional styling of both hair and makeup and often wardrobe as well. Beyond this, the lighting and set design are important to get the right look and feel.
Perhaps your most important consideration will be choice of photographer, as the photographer is usually the central focus coordinating all the other points, as well as in charge of the photography and direction, as well as in final image selection and editing.
In a large commercial shoot, while the photographer may direct goings on, the client and ad agency will have a more hands on approach to many of the details of styling, location, model choice and so on.
In the case of commissioning an ego portrait, your photographer will more usually coordinate more of the details for you.
In homes where a portrait like this is displayed prominently, or discretely, viewers are frequently stunned. Silently or vocally, well executed ego prints create a reaction, usually of awe and respect.
While every person is unique as is each headshot portrait, in choosing a portrait artist for your glamour headshot, make sure any photographer you consider has access to first class styling resources and has samples of work in their portfolios similar to what you are envisioning for yourself.
You will most likely be amazed at how great you will look in your portraits. While many of us do not like how we look in photographs, this is often because few of us invest the time and treasure to be photographed by someone with the skill and experience in photography to portray us powerfully and well. With cameras so affordable and ubiquitous, many really badly photographed images ruin peoples perception of how they would look when portrayed well. In short, since anyone can and most of us do take photos, photography is a oft undervalued, and very real and valuable skill.
A glamour photography headshot session is an experience which uplifts and keeps on uplifting every time you or a friend review your portrait completions and prints. They make great gifts as prints, and a glamour photography session can be a great gift idea for one’s spouse, loved ones, family or friends. Best of all, it’s an awesome gift to oneself.
Save your mad money then find your right photographic artist and commission a glamour headshot session for yourself. You’ll have a blast and be glad you finally really did it right.