Leading Business Photography in San Francisco, CA

Climb the corporate ladder with the help of our business headshots!

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Our professional headshots will show your true colors

At Profile Business Photography, we strive to provide our clients with distinctive business headshots that will showcase their personality. With decades of experience in professional photography in San Francisco and the surrounding areas, we’re able to create high-quality headshots that help our subjects leave a lasting impression on their future employers and present clients. Our experienced photographers will create a dynamic headshot that reveals more than just what you look like.

Why do you need corporate headshots?

Regardless of whether you’re a realtor, an entrepreneur, or a business owner. You need premium corporate headshots that will help you excel over the competition: Our headshots will: 

  • Present a professional look
  • Leave a strong first impression
  • Showcase a more profound side of you
  • Generate a buzz on social media
  • Reveal that you are ready for top quality clients

Why choose us as your photographers?

With decades of experience taking exceptional business headshots, we know what it takes to get you relaxed and ready to shine. Here’s what to expect:

  • Excellent photographers
  • In-office photography sessions as well as on-location
  • Business to business mentality
  • Consistency, reliability, and timeliness
  • A range of tailored  photoshoot packages

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Testimonials

I have never experienced such an awesome and professional photographer. Jordan brings the confidence out of you and he really has the eye for whatever look you want, even when you’re not used to seeing yourself in a certain light. Illy was so amazing at fixing my makeup, clothes, and every strand of hair. I love working with them so much and I look forward to retaking amazing shots every year. I KNOW that my business will grow with the CONFIDENCE that my picture exudes.

Michelle Zhu Michelle Zhu

I’ve never had professional photos taken so I had zero expectation walking into the appointment. I was blown away by how professional, pleasant and great everyone was. I’m so glad I did this (and I hate hate hate taking pictures so coming from me that means a lot!).

Andrea Guerrero Andrea Guerrero

Amazing experience. They are experts at bringing out the best in the subjects they photograph. Their shots are second to none. I highly recommend their services. Confidence is priceless.

Debbie-Ann smith Debbie-Ann smith

Thank you so much for your expertise, patience, and the fun vibe! We love our team picture and cannot wait to add it to our marketing material. We will be in touch for our updated professional pictures and team expansion.

Naeomi Montenegro Naeomi Montenegro

Very professional, kind, and easy to work with – they work quick and get the right shot without any hassle!

James Skorupski James Skorupski

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This is what our process is like

The main mission of Profile Business Photography is to provide every single client in San Francisco and the nearby areas with the highest level of corporate headshot photography. That is why we have taken the time and put in the effort to develop a process that ensures the best results:

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    If you need modern corporate headshots and you like our style, visit our website to DIRECT BOOK our services by filling out an easy form. Or… if you prefer please call us, or contact us via email.

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    Our pre-shoot guide will provide you with a step by step prep for getting ready for your session. Appropriate wardrobe, hair and skin care and sleep are covered in our pre-shoot guide.

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    Always arrive at the studio on time, not after or before, as our schedule is busy. Relax while we take care of all backdrop and outfit changes to ensure your photo rules!

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    In studio sessions our camera is tethered to a computer, which allows you to review the photos as we’re taking them and make sure the shots are what you were intending.

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    Once we’re done, we want you to be completely satisfied with not only the photos you get, but also with the time you spent at the studio. We don’t look at our business as simply creating a headshot… we look at it as providing an experience.

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    You will receive your IMAGE GALLERY within 48 hours of the shoot, and we will RETOUCH and offer photos in high resolutions depending on the headshot photography package you’ve chosen.

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    Retouching your photos can take as many as 4 days to do right, but once we’re done, we will make your photos available in high and low resolution for printing and web purposes.

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    We would love it if you’d take the time to tag us when posting your photos on social media, as it means more people would get to see our work and come experience it for themselves.

LOCATIONS

2165 San Diego Ave, St 103, San Diego, 92110

San Diego clients can visit us at our beautiful studio conveniently located in South Park, the indie hub of Downtown.

1715 R St #140, Sacramento, CA 95811

Our stunning Sacramento studio is an incredibly photogenic space located in The Ice Blocks, the heart of Midtown.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are professional headshots worth it?

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Yes, choosing to visit a professional photography studio in San Francisco or the surrounding area is always worth it. Having a qualified photographer take your corporate headshots can really make you stand out from the rest of your competitors and provide you with the product you desire. Why waste time on a headshot you WON’T WANT TO USE… instead go straight for quality, and save time and money.

Profile Business Photography is here to make sure you get the most striking business headshot for your career. Our goal is to provide a unique and outstanding headshot for you to grow your business. We are creating the most important piece of marketing for your business… and we take that job seriously!

Using an amatuer to take your headshot WILL NOT save you money in the long run. Yes everyone has access to a camera, be it a phone or a professional camera… but understanding lighting, backdrop, performance, pose and wardrobe are skills that take time, and are vital to you getting THE BEST headshot for your business.

How do you photograph a headshot?

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There are some steps that an experienced photographer should take in order to ensure highest-quality business headshots for their clients:

  • If you are planning on using professional images to grow your brand and generate business, it is advisable to chat with your photographer before the session about what your goals are from the images that are taken at the session.
  • Your photographer should have an opinion about wardrobe options, and backdrop choice. Theoretically your photographer has experience walking clients through the process, to make sure you get the product you are expecting. Creating adequate separation from the background to make the client stand out.
  • Relaxing the client with music and a clean pleasant studio. There is nothing more un-relaxing than smelling food and hearing total silence in a studio.
  • Trying out different positions and lighting to ensure the best shots are captured.
  • Not going with the “shotgun approach” where the photographer is shooting photos non-stop. Professionals typically craft a shot, then capture that moment. This will create a sense of confidence and relationship between the client and photographer.
  • Making small talk and keeping the client comfortable throughout the session.
  • Offering camera tethering so that the client can review the photos in real time.

At Profile Business Photography, we offer all these conveniences to make sure our clients are ready, relaxed, and eager to show their true selves in every single one of the photographs we take. We will help you get the business headshots in San Francisco and the surrounding area that will make you shine online! Contact us today to schedule your session!

What makes a bad headshot?

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Taking good corporate headshots is difficult, and it requires you to visit a reputable professional photography studio in San Francisco or the surrounding area and work with an experienced photographer who knows how to get the true you out.

However, you also need to know what aspects can make a business headshot look bad, unprofessional, and unappealing. Here are the biggest mistakes that make headshots look subpar:

  • The lighting in the headshots is too bright or too dark.
  • Your pose is unnatural, stiff and unflattering.
  • Your nose, chin, cheeks, or forehead turn out unnaturaly shiny.
  • Your expression is disengaged.
  • The background of your headshot is distracting, and likely not soft, and out of focus.
  • Your skintones turned out wrong in the headshot due to lack of post production skills.
  • The clothing you’re wearing is not suitable, and/or not styled appropriately in the shot.

When you choose to partner with Profile Business Photography for your corporate headshots, you can expect us to understand these pitfalls, explain how to avoid them, and provide you with invaluable and honest feedback as we produce the very best corporate headshots for you and your team. Contact us today!

What clothing looks best on camera?

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Choosing the right clothing for your business headshot session in San Francisco and the nearby area is essential for ensuring your corporate headshot turns out great. Here are some tips on how to choose the best possible clothes for your professional photography shoot:

  • Choose clothes that fit your character type, but don’t be too eccentric. Keep it simple, fitted and not too much pattern.
  • Wear clothes you feel comfortable in –  for a meeting… not for movie night 🙂
  • Stay away from wearing anything silly, this will be a first impression, and even if you have a sense of humor, your clients may not.
  • Don’t go for overly-intricate clothes that will take the attention away from you.
  • Feel free to bring jewelry, a bag, or a stylish hat that might accentuate your personality.
  • ALWAYS bring a few different wardrobe options to the shoot (but please not your whole closet!).

Where can I get impactful business headshots near me in San Francisco & the area?

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Having professionals take headshots for your portfolio can make a huge difference when trying to move up the ranks, no matter the field you’re in. That is why you should always turn to experienced business photographers for your headshots. Luckily, you have Profile Business Photography on your side.

We are the most reputable professional corporate photography studio in the area and all the surrounding areas. You will have no difficulty reaching our location, no matter if you are cruising down Lombard Street, or spend time closer to Coit Tower. We are here to conveniently provide you with business headshots that will make you stand apart from the pack.

However, not only are we here for you in San Francisco, but we also offer exceptional professional photography services in San Diego, as well as top-quality headshot photography sessions in Sacramento. Reach out to us today!