headshot photography for TalkTalk
Business Portraits shot with limited time for the board of TalkTalk
Corporate Headshots and business portraits are always a challenge to organise for any company. There is rarely a time when everyone is available. Its often a sales kickoff or an AGM when enough of the required people are in the same place at the same time! Its a challenge for any company but when its a major PLC, it can be even harder. We worked with TalkTalk to find a date that would work for them and ensured that we captured at least two different looks while working to everyones ever changing schedule.
The business portraits that we captured were for use across various platforms so we decided on two different looks. Everyone was shot on a white background for complete continuity in the images should they be placed together. White backgrounds are also ideal for use in press releases, websites, speaker lineups, etc as they tend to work well with any colours they are put alongside. Working in one of the meeting rooms at the West London head office, we created two spaces so we could photograph the two looks within a couple of minutes so everyone could return to their meetings.
We are more than used to creating corporate headshots and business portraits under strict time limitations. Our key aim is to help everyone relax in front of the camera (as much as possible anyway!) and capture a range of portraits. Our images are typically used for PR, press, websites and offline publications.
The most time we had with anyone on this day was just under 5 minutes!
For the environmental portraits, we wanted to create a more relaxed and approachable look to the images while still having a clean and crisp feel. Having a prop often helps people to relax in a business portrait.