On Saturday, our professional business headshot photographer headed to the Toronto office of Wingmate to photograph Rachel, their Customer Success & Pipeline Manager. Rachel’s setup of choice was no backdrop with a blurred background. We photographed her portraits near a bright office window with a great view of the surrounding buildings.
The blurred background is an excellent choice if you would like a professional headshot; the blurred background adds character and depth to your images while keeping you the centre of attention. If you plan to use your pictures for LinkedIn, it is an excellent choice, as it is professional but a bit more casual and appropriate for the social media platform.
When deciding if you should choose the blurred background set up in your office, we encourage you to consider where we will be able to photograph. If you can book a board room, office, use a hallway or vestibule that does not impede movement, it is usually preferred. If we are photographing in an open-concept office with others working, we kindly ask you to ensure they are comfortable with flash photography. While we are very quick, it can sometimes be bothersome to those with light sensitivities and certain eye or neurological syndromes.