Open honest communications with your professional headshot photographer is key to how effective your headshot portrait it’s ultimate intended use.
To paraphrase Peter Adams, the photographer makes your image of you tell your story. When taking a portrait, it’s the man, or woman, or machine behind the camera that captures your image for all to see.
The single most important decision with regards to your headshot is who you choose to sit for your headshot portrait with.
Be very sure your chosen headshot photographer is able to clearly and effectively communicate with you, in an honest and open fashion about the real needs and purpose for your portrait. Every picture is wroth a thousand words, whether intended or not. Be quite sure that you really desire your portrait will be saying about you will effectively be portrayed in your final complete headshot. This can only happen by communicating with your photographer, see the video to see for yourself how much communication with the photographer can impact the final headshot portrait.
While the video in this link shows how very differently these six photographers photographed the same subject, the subject is an actor who gave the photographers six different stories about himself.
Notice how dramatically the subjects communications impacted the feel of his final headshot and how different was the work of each of these 6 photographers of the very same subject.