Professional portrait photography can often conjure up the worst memories — Mom dressing you up in a sharp outfit and dragging you to Sears to sit on a rail in front of a pastoral painting. But not all portraits need to be corny, and not every professional portrait session needs to be painful.

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Professional portrait photography
by Ted Menzies.

When we say professional portrait photography, we don’t mean professional in the sense that the photo is paid for. Professional portrait photography should capture who you are as a professional. This is sometimes referred to as an environmental portrait: capturing you in your element, showing what it is that you do best.

In this example, my own self-portrait serves a number of purposes. First, it showcases some of the equipment that I own. You can see that I use a professional camera, have a top-notch Arri light kit, and some pretty impressive sound gear. You can also see that I have a green screen, which clues you in to the fact that I can handle special effects in a video presentation. Finally, I like to think that the little touch of grey in my beard tells you that I’m not new at this, and that I bring a lot of experience to my work.

So much of our public interaction is done online these days, it’s hard to overstate the importance of professional portrait photography. When someone clicks your “About Us” tab, or visits your profile on a site like LinkedIn, the photo is the first thing they look at. Before they read a line of text, even the headline, our eyes are immediately drawn to a photograph. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.

Professional Portrait Photography Services

At TeeFour Productions, we’re here to help you make the most of your professional portrait photography needs. We have a completely mobile setup that can produce great-looking photos in nearly any setting. We come to your business and help you determine where the best place to shoot is, and what kind of props give off the right message about you and your company. Get in touch with us to see how we can help you create a great image for all of your professional communication.