When your facial expression says it all

Looking for professional headshots or professional portraits? Are you in greater Chicago or DuPage County? Janice D Nelson Photography,  Lombard, IL can help.  Three headshot and portrait plans are available. All are a minimum of 2 hours and provide for multiple looks, backgrounds, usage licensing, and a set of digitals for LinkedIn, social media sites, corporate and business websites, and high end professional printers (AdobeRGB or CMYK, you choose). Different backgrounds are available. Be sure to check out the blog posts related to the different types of headshot and portrait photography. All web images are optimized specifically for each usage license. Each image ordered comes with a set of digitals. All plans come with one retouched image included. Check out the professional headshot portfolio below and the professional portraits that follow.

A headshot is a tightly cropped image that focuses on the face. Headshots fill a frame from the collarbone on up or slightly lower. They may even crop the top of the head. Expression and energy are especially important in a headshot because the focus remains squarely on the face. Headshots are great for Social Media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram. (Typically LinkedIn headshots are cropped at a 1×1 ratio, with the height and width equal length.) Both headshot and portrait photography services are available at the in-house Lombard, IL studio.

When the full view matters, too

Portraits show a bit more than a subject’s face. They are not all shot or cropped alike, however. A portrait might show a 3/4, full, or classic 8×10 view captured from the chest up. (Many model and actor headshots are shot or cropped as 8x10s and captured from the waist on up.)

Headshot and portrait sessions are great for those who want the most flexibility in session choices. Regardless of which session you choose, both photoshoots allow clients to receive one retouched image with the following digital deliverables and usage licensing:

  • One 1024 short side (SS) optimized digital sRGB JPG licensed for social media (watermarked)
  • One SS optimized digital sRGB JPG licensed for corporate websites (no watermark)
  • One digital AdobeRGB JPG licensed for use at professional print houses (no watermark)
  • One SS optimized cropped sRGB JPG licensed for LinkedIn (1×1) (no watermark)

Portraits can also be used for LinkedIn headshots as they can be cropped from the collarbone up. Portraits are very versatile options for most users. (One exception are clients looking for images to span a website header. If you need a banner, be sure to request this at the time of your appointment. Be sure to allow for capturing enough of a background area to fill the span.) Many clients enjoy the flexibility of shooting both styles.

Regardless of which image type you select with your plan, be sure to consider wardrobe, styling, posing, lighting, and background options as you look through these images. You might want to check out the blogs here at this website that offer tips on what to think about when planning for a photoshoot.