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The Benefits of Natural Light Corporate Headshots | Boston Headshot Photographer

In the fast-paced world, first impressions can be a deciding factor on if someone is going to work with you or not -- your headshot is often the first glimpse that potential clients, partners, or employers get of you. While you've likely seen the standard solid backdrop studio headshot, natural light corporate photos are an alternative option that, in my opinion, are much more memorable and are much easier to showcase your personality.


1. Enhanced Authenticity

Natural light brings out the genuine you. Unlike artificial lighting which can sometimes be harsh and abrasive, natural light provides a softness that comes off as more inviting, trustworthy, and relatable. People are more likely to connect with a headshot that feels real and approachable!

2. Vibrant Colors

When you're photographing in a studio, your colors are limited to the backdrop and your clothing. But when you're taking natural light headshots, you also have the addition of your background and the sun/sky. While you do want to be careful to not have a background that is busy or distracting, having a headshot in natural light location will add various color, texture, and dimension.

3. A Positive Atmosphere

Natural light can also contribute to a more relaxed and positive atmosphere during the photoshoot. Being in a well-lit, naturally illuminated environment can ease the tension and make you feel more comfortable and at ease. This relaxed state often translates into more natural and engaging expressions, enhancing the overall quality of your headshot.

If you're worried about not having the same privacy that a studio sessions allows for, schedule a sunrise session during a weekday -- this will likely be before commuting hours so less people will be around.

4. Environmentally Friendly

Opting for natural light is an eco-friendly choice. It reduces the need for extensive artificial lighting setups, which consume energy and often require additional equipment. By choosing natural light, you're not only benefiting from its aesthetic advantages but also contributing to a more sustainable approach to photography. And who could say no to helping out Mother Earth?

5. Versatile and Dynamic

Natural light offers versatility that artificial lighting sometimes lacks. Depending on the time of day and weather conditions, natural light can provide a variety of moods and effects, like the warm, golden hues of morning and evening light.

6. Cost-Effective

Using natural light can be more cost-effective compared to setting up artificial lighting. Without the need for a studio rental, the overall cost of the photoshoot can be reduced. This makes natural light headshots an attractive option for individuals and businesses looking to manage their budgets effectively while still achieving high-quality results.

Whether you're working in corporate sales or are in the arts, you can't go wrong with natural light headshots! Ready for your own Boston headshot session? Click here to book!


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Taylor Rossi is natural light headshot and branding photographer for classical musicians, creative entrepreneurs, and couples in Boston, Massachusetts.


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