Iron Bridge Lending Office Headshots and Group Photo

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Team Group Photo and Headshots for Iron Bridge Lending

We photographed the team of Iron Bridge Lending on site at their office in Portland, Oregon.

Our client wanted to update their team’s headshots and create a team group photo. We used the colorful office space as our on-site studio.

“Iron Bridge is committed to the belief that to be successful as a lender, they must be genuinely interested in the success of their borrowers.” —Website

Headquartered in Portland, OR, Iron Bridge Lending is a private money lender offering funding in 10 states across the country.

For our set up we used a 7ft umbrella with a diffuser on a b10 strobe flash head for the headshots and a second light to light the background for the group photo. Using the same equipment will allow for future sessions to blend seamlessly with the photos already made.

View the new headshots below, the headshots in a social media crop and some behind the scenes photos of the on-site session!

Our on-site lighting set up and backdrop for the headshots.

For the new headshots, we used an available conference room with an accent wall painted in their brand color. Using the colorful background of Iron Bridge’s brand created a custom back drop for their new headshots. By using the already created space this can provide consistency to future new hire headshots without having to make new ones for each staff member. 

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The Iron Bridge Lending Headshots!

We delivered the headshots of Iron Bridge Lending to all have consistent lighting and background colors to ensure the headshots match. This also allows for future new hires to have matching headshots later on.

Each person was able to send any retouching requests after receveing a proof gallery following the sessions.

Have questions about getting a headshot?

Visit our Booking FAQ for more information or contact us.

Social Media Icon Examples

Final images are delivered in multiple crops for easy use. The most popular is the square crop for social media profile photos.

View our Headshot Booking Guide for more about delivery details.

Banner Image for Website

Our client requested a 2000x700px sized crop for their web team to upload to each team memebers bio page on the website. Crops in specific sizes are available upon request.

Team Group Photo

Behind the scenes to our lighting set up and background at the Portland office of Iron Bridge Lending. The space is well designed and painted to be on brand which provided a custom backdrop for the headshots and group photo.

Learn more about booking or adding your Team Group Photo to your headshot sessions.

For companies that are growing and hiring staff, consistent looking company headshots is key to a website presentation and the professionalism of your business.

View Company Headshots to view more examples or to learn about booking team sessions.

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Best Studio Backgrounds for Professional Headshots

Best Studio Backgrounds for Professional Headshots

What are the best tips for choosing a background for a headshot at a studio?

In this guide we will show some of our studio background options.

Our Studio Background Headshot Guide

Studio backgrounds can have a big impact on the overall look and feel of the photo. It’s important to choose a background that will make you stand out and look professional. In this guide we will show some of our studio background options.

Let’s explore some of the best backgrounds to consider in the studio for your professional headshot.

Examples of our studio backgrounds in this guide

  1. White or Gray Background
  2. Black Textured Wall
  3. Burnt Orange Wall
  4. Light Green Wall
  5. “Office” Setup Background
  6. “Greenery” Setup Background
  7.  Any Color Background Option (made post production)

Below we show examples of each of our most popular studio backgrounds for some of our clients. Depending on their needs we customized their background to match either their exsisting headshots or to make new ones.

Pro Tip: Background colors can be endless. We can change the color in the post production process to your desired brand color.

What are the best studio backgrounds for professional headshots?

In our Natural Light Studio located in NW Portland, Oregon, we photograph with a white background for most of our headshots. Depending on the client’s needs, we can desaturate the background, add a gradient, or change the color completely.

Studio backgrounds can provide a solid-color for your professional headshots. For corporate photos the most commonly used color are shades of gray. Shades of gray are clean, classic and suitable for most industries and work great with social media and website layouts.

Questions to consider when deciding on a studio background:

  • What background set up or color works with my business?
  • If I don’t know can my photographer suggest a background color?
  • What background colors or textures does my industry use?
  • Does my company already have an existing background color?
  • What colors am I wearing? Will the background wash me out or contrast with the colors I’ve chosen?

Pro tip: Know what your headshot will be used for before you decide on the look you want.

1. Classic White and Gray Wall Option

Client Background: Studio light gray

Our client, TCA, Tyee Carr Advisory were photographed in our studio with natural light as our light source. We used the classic white wall backdrop for these headshots in our Natural Light Studio located in northwest Portland, Oregon.

Client Background: Studio light gray and dark gray backdrop

Client Background: Studio light gray wall 

Client Background: Studio light gray wall without desaturation in post production 

2. Black Textured Wall Option

Client Background: Studio black textured wall

Our client, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center headshots were photographed in our studio with strobe flash as our light source to match exsisiting headshots already made for the team. We used the black textured rolling backdrop for these headshots in our Natural Light Studio located in northwest Portland, Oregon.

Client Background: Studio black textured wall, added blue hue in post production

Lawyer Attorney at Law Headshot

3. Burnt Orange Wall Option

4. Light Green Wall Option

5. Office Studio Setup Option

6. Greenery Studio Setup Option

7. Any Color Background Option (made post production)

Want to see more examples of our studio headshots? Visit our Studio Headshots Gallery

For additional questions about headshots and photography sessions, visit our FAQ or view our guide to preparing for your headshot session.

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Team Headshots for Cascadia Wealth Advisors

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Team Group Photo and Headshots for Cascacdia Wealth Advisors

We photographed the Portland team of Cascadia Wealth Advisors on site at their office in Northwest Portland, Oregon. Our client wanted to update their headshots and create a group photo.

Team group photo of the Portland office at Cascadia Wealth Advisors.

Updating headshots for the team at Portland’s financial firm, Cascadia Wealth Advisors

For the new headshots, we used one side of the floor to ceiling bookcases in the meeting space of the Portland bugalow turned office space. Using the textured background of book spines we created a custom back drop for their new headshots. By using the already created space this can provide consistency to future new hire headshots without having to make new ones for each staff member. 

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For our set up we used a 7ft umbrella with a diffuser on a b10 strobe flash head for the headshots and a 3 ft Profoto octabank modifier for the group photo. For the headshots we lit the subjects so that the headshot background environment of the city during the day and office space would come through. Using the same equipment will allow for future sessions to blend seamlessly with the photos already made.

View the new headshots below, the headshots in a social media crop and some behind the scenes photos of the on-site session!

Cascadia Wealth Advisors develops personalized plans and delivers advice to help map your journey to financial wellness.” —Website

Social Media Icons

Final images are delivered in multiple crops for easy use. The most popular is the square crop for social media profile photos. View our Headshot Booking Guide for more about delivery details.

Our on-site lighting set up and back drop.

Behind the scenes to our light set up at the Northwest Portland bungalow turned bespoke office firm. The space is flanked by two gorgeous book cases of colorful spines that provided a custom backdrop for the headshots and group photo.

For companies that are growing and hiring staff, consistent looking company headshots is key to a website presentation and the professionalism of your business.

View Company Headshots to view more examples or to learn about booking team sessions.

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Updated Headshot for Author and Professional Loren Pankratz PhD

Headshot session for author Loren Pankratz PhD.

We photographed Loren in his library of collected books on-site at his home. We used a 2 light set up, one 7 foot umbrella as the main light source and a single light in the back of the long library hall with a 3 foot umbrella.

Loren is a former consultation psychologist at the Portland VA Medical Center and retired professor in the department of psychiatry at Oregon Health & Science University.

He is a book collector and writer who specializes in the history of deception, swindles, cons and magic. Although not a practitioner of these disciplines his background as a doctor of phycology allows him to delve into how belief works.

He has published several books Patients Who Deceive, Mysteries and Secrets Revealed: From Oracles at Delphi to Spiritualism in America and Modern Swindles: A Romp through early 20th century Con-games, Frauds, and Fallacies.

See our behind the scenes lighting setup at the end!

Our on-site lighting set up.

Behind the scenes to our light set up at the beautifully designed home library for Loren’s book collections. The space, a walk way well crafted to hold thousands of books was perhaps only one foot wider than the 7 foot umbrella modifer we used on our strobe lights! 

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2024 Company Team Headshots Guide

View our 2024 headshot guide to company team headshots.

Learn about what they are, how to get company headshots that match, what makes a good company team headshot, how to prepare for your headshot, choosing backgrounds, posing, how much company headshots cost, and tips on coordinating with your team prior to the session. 

What Are Company Team Headshots?

Team headshots are individual professional mini photography sessions to capture the individuals of a company. Use team headshot sessions to update your company’s website or to onboard new hires. These sessions require two staff members for team headshot pricing. Team headshots are created in our studio, outdoors or on-site at the client’s office for easy coordination.

Creating staff headshots with the team at Erica J Mitchell Photographer allows for consistant lighting and backdrops for companies updating over time or onboarding new employees to their team. Returning headshot clients recieve an automatic 10% off future bookings.

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grid of 9 corporate team members with a gray background
Studio Headshot

Why is it Important for Companies to Have a Team Headshots that Match?

Having headshots that match is important to provide consistency to your brand and website. Seamlessly coordinate your onboarding system by setting up new hires with headshots to match the existing team.

Booking for updated or new hire headshots that match allows for the headshots on the website to look consistent as if they were all photographed at the same time. This allows for companies to onboard without the stress of making an old headshot work.

For companies that are growing and hiring staff, consistent looking company headshots is key to a website presentation and the professionalism of your business.

One option we offer to help headshots match is for the client to choose solid colored backgrounds retouched to each headshot. If there is already an established background, for example medium gray, the next new hires will get the same background color.

Pro tip: Some company headshots are cropped funny or too warm toned or too cool toned compared to the other headshots. As a client at no charge, we offer to color match previous headshots to match new ones!

What Makes a Good Company Team Headshot?

A great company headshot reflects your professionalism as well as your personality. As a result, it’s critical to think about your photo’s settings, background, expression, attire, and poses.

Consider a simple background and coordinate with your team for dressing for your industry or company brand. 

Company team headshots that have the same background color, lighting and poses can showcase the unity of a company. 

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Preparing to Take a Perfect Company Team Headshot

Before your headshot session, ensure you’re well-rested, hydrated and allow for plenty of time to get ready. You’ll also want to pick out an outfit or two. Think comfort, and think layers. There is a changing area with mirrors for your outfits. If your clothes need it, a quick ironing goes a long way for your headshot.

Consider getting a professional haircut or style and light makeup to enhance your features. If you are not used to a makeup and hair routine, consider giving yourself a few minutes to apply foundation and a quick style.

Visit How To Prepare For A Headshot Session for more details.

Choosing the Right Company Team Headshot Background

The background of a company team headshot should be simple and uncluttered, allowing the focus to remain on the subject. Studio backgrounds can provide a solid-color for your professional headshots

In our Natural Light Studio located in NW Portland, Oregon, we photograph with a white background for most of our headshots. Depending on the client’s needs, we can desaturate the background, add a gradient, or change the color completely.

A neutral color that complements the subject’s attire and the company’s brand colors is often a good choice.

We can customize the background color to match your brand.

View our Studio Background Guide↗

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    Lawyer Attorney at Law Headshot

    How to Pose for Company Team Headshots

    Posing for a company headshot should reflect your professionalism and confidence. During your sessions we will go through a few poses standing or sitting,

    Pro Tip: Sit on the edge of the seat to help you sit up straight, angle your body slightly towards the camera, and remember to smile naturally. Decide ahead of time if you’d like to show teeth or none at all, or both.

    The aim for your company headshot is to reflect your role within the company and to look approachable and trustworthy. One thing we keep in mind while posing during your session is, your pose should be consistent with the other members of your company when they’ll be shown side by side on the website or other digital platforms such as social media.

    How much do Company Team Headshots cost?

    We offer group headshot sessions for companies seeking new or updated headshots of their employees and teams. 

    Team headshot sessions start at $240 per person for a group of two employees. The more emoployees at the session, the cheaper the price per person is.

    Minimum two staff members required for group pricing.
    Add a team photo for $55.

    All Pricing Includes:

    1. Corporate group photography sessions (5-10 minute each)
    2. Proof gallery for selecting
    3. 1 final retouched photo in two file formats for print and web
    4. Image usage rights
    5. Includes Studio Rental

    Great for marketing executives, new hires, corporate events and retreats, hybrid and remote team in person workshops, and updating photos of your team members on your company website.

    Corporate Team Headshot Pricing

    1 person 20 min $325
    See Individual Pricing for more information.
    2 – $240 each
    3 – $225 each
    4 – $210 each
    5 – $195 each
    6 – $180 each
    7 – $170 each
    8 – $160 each
    9 – $150 each
    10 – $145.00 each
    11 – $135.00 each
    12 – $130.00 each
    13+ $125.00 each flat rate

    View Team Headshot Pricing↗

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    Coordinating for Company Team Headshots

    What is the best way to coordinate group headshot sessions with the photographer?

    Typically headshot sessions are coordinated 2-3 people every 15 minutes, or one person every 10 minutes. We like to schedule in blocks of 3 hour sessions for groups over 40. For example, we’d book 12 people each hour for 3 hours and take a 15 minute break, then repeat.

    We found there are two types of ways to help a coordinator manage headshot sessions for teams.

    One method is using Sign Up Sheets. Sign up sheets are great and help the subjects know when to arrive, although sometimes people are late. It’s helpful for the coordinator to be able to find someone if they don’t arrive to their scheduled time. Plan to have people sign up for every 10 minutes. Please provide a copy of the teams names their email addresses for putting together proof galleries after the sessions.

    Another method we call, Tag . Some coordinators will either have the subject that finishes up get the next person, or they will go get the next person when one is done. The Tag technique is great for getting people one right after the other and sessions can go more quickly. When this style is used our team can bring their own sign up sheet so we know who went in what order.

    How long do you need for each headshot? 

    Sometimes we only need 2-5 minutes with a subject, sometimes up to 10 minutes, it usually depends on the comfort level of a subject. Some folks need more time in front of the camera. We don’t usually go over 10 minutes. But we like to over guess how much time for the sessions just in case we need to move lights or adjust for anything. For example, if we are moving pretty fast, it’s possible we could do 12 headshots within 1.5 hours.

    Common Questions for Company Team Headshots

    What do we get with our company team headshots session?

    Each person will have a 5-10 minute session that includes one image selection from the proof gallery received by email to each person or Point Of Contact (POC) a couple days after the session.

    The proof gallery will have between 4-8 images to select from. After the one selection is made, the images is then edited and formatted for print and web. The images are then delivered to each recipient or the POC for quick and easy use!

    What if I don’t like my headshot?

    There is no charge for reshooting a session!

    Do you offer a black and white copy?

    Black and white images are not included but are available upon request with no additional fees.

    Can I see some examples of company headshots?

    Yes! We have a Company Headshots Gallery and more details about our Company Headshot Pricing

    Add a team group photo to your headshot sessions.

    We offer company group photos for businesses. Either book a group photo session or add-on to your headshot booking. We’ve got it covered.

    Team photos can create trust between potentioal customers and your business. Customers will like to know who they will work with before investing in a business’ services. A group photo can show the harmony of a work team and also show the growth of the company.

    View our Team Group Photo Guide↗

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    Guide to Company Team Group Photos

    Team Group Photo

    A guide to team group photos for corporate staff members and small business teams.

    Team Group Photo of Janet Hoffman and Associates

    Showcase the leaders, team members or work group of your business.

    We offer company group photos for businesses. Either book a group photo session or add-on to your headshot booking. We’ve got it covered. 

    1. Preparing ahead of time

    When preparing for your team group photo, you’ll want to consider:

    • Coordinating the group’s clothing
    • Carefully choosing the location

    For clothing, decide if you’d like the group photo to be more casual or professional. Having the team wear suits and ties or more causal with jeans and polos will allow everyone to prepare their outfits ahead of time.

    For choosing a location, depending on the size of your team you’ll need more space to get everyone in the shot.

    Pro tip: Sometimes going on-site a few days prior can allow for location scouting and coordination for the session.

    Behind the scenes of the setup for a team group photo of Janet Hoffman and Associates.

    2. Coordinating with your team

    Time your group shot well. The best time to book your group photo for your team is close to your teams lunch hour. Scheduling the session prior to lunch or just after lunch allows for your team to continue the days work with meetings or tasks.

    Pro tip: Provide a buffer for your team to freshen up before the session.

    3. Do some candid group photos

    Want to get a professional group photo but still show your team’s personality? Add a candid group photo to your website. Let your team know ahead of time that you want to do a fun shot at the end.

    4. How to book your team group photo

    We can come on-site to your office or schedule a studio session.

    Team Group Photo (no headshot sessions) include:

    • 1 final image selection from the proof gallery. Additional selections are $55.00 each.
    • Cost: $325.00 USD

    5. Adding a team group photo to your headshot sessions

    Already booked headshots for your company team? Add a team photo to your headshot sessions.

    • Includes 1 final image selection from the proof gallery.
    • Sessions can be on location or made in studio.
    • Cost: $55.00 USD

    What you receive
    Final high-resolution images in multiple crops in two file formats for easy use.

    Booking Schedule
    To book a session, a 50% deposit and contract is required.

    Pro tip: Establish a color theme or textures for the team to wear for the group photo. For example, ask everyone to wear a shade of blue.

    For additional questions about headshots and photography sessions, visit our FAQ or view our guide to preparing for your headshot session.

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