While a studio headshot may be most appropriate for some, it’s not the only option. You should choose a location that is appropriate to your industry, represents your business, and perhaps even reflects your personality. If you have a storefront or an office where you conduct business, it would probably benefit you to have your headshot taken at your location. Service providers such as massage therapists, dentists, daycare providers, personal trainers, etc., benefit from showing off the interior of their space along with their smiling face to make it welcoming for new customers to stop in. If you have a location that isn’t open to the public, such as a manufacturing facility, it may be a good opportunity to intrigue your client base by standing in front of some impressive machinery or something that exemplifies your profession.

If you work from home but don’t want to show your house, you have several choices. If you usually meet clients over coffee, we can get permission to shoot at a local coffee shop for an inviting “come have a chat” feel. For a more traditional headshot, architectural elements such as brick walls, interesting windows, stairwells, dramatic hallways, even a textured wall could get you the right effect.

There are several compelling urban settings to shoot at, iconic Spokane locations if you want to show some hometown pride, and lots of favorite nature spots if that’s more your style. The location you choose will communicate something about you and your business, so you should know what you want it to say and then choose appropriately.

Just as you should carefully select your outfit for your headshot, you should put a lot of thought into the setting. At Rogue Heart Media, we shoot on location throughout the Spokane area as well as in our studio. If you’re not sure about the right setting, we can help you decide what is right for you and your business.


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Written By Mallory Battista

Mallory has a bachelor’s degree in Business and over 10 years of experience in marketing, print and Web design, brand development, copywriting, and creative promotional campaign development. Whether designing Web pages, print campaigns, or a start-up’s branding identity, she connects clients with truly unique creative design and the materials and media to best garner results.