One of the things you can do to help your photographer is to have a think about what you want the final image to look like. Do you want to photographed in the studio or outdoors (or both)? Do you have a special spot that you would like your photographer to travel to and meet you there? Do you want to be photographed in your home or at your office? We always offer to do an obligation free site visit if you would like us to come to you. We come to the desired location at the time of the booking usually a week or a few days before hand to check lighting and general environment. With any of our studio shoots we always offer some outdoor portraits as well, beach and a local park are both fairly close to the studio.
In the studio there are also multiple options - different coloured backdrops, or environmental natural light portraits in the studio. Lots of choices. If you are unsure, what look and feel you would like to create, do some research online and see what appeals to you. It is helpful to send inspiration images to your photographer before the shoot. This applies to most of our work, headshots, family portraits and even product photography.
The below image was taken at the clients office, I set up a full headshot studio there for the individual headshots. We needed a good spot for the team photo and stairs are always great for setting up groups as the steps help to “layer” staff.