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Business Portrait in Market Magazine of Headhunter Christophe Mauron

While over the years I have been getting used to see my work published in different magazines, it is always a pleasure to discover my portraits in printed format. It makes me feel like a kid before the Christmas tree, regardless of brochures, print media and magazines or a company newsletter.

Christophe Mauron of Lotus Partners Executive Search in Genève / Geneva. Photo Credit: Patric Pop Photo Studio

Christophe Mauron of Lotus Partners Executive Search in Genève / Geneva. Photo Credit: Patric Pop Photo Studio

This time, I found my portrait of Christope Mauron, Founder of Lotus Partners Executive Search in the Swiss magazine Market that aims for the HWNI (High Net Worth Individuals).

As Headhunter recruiting candidates to top level management postions, Mr. Christophe Mauron knows only too well the importance of an excellent picture. That is .also why he had hired me for taking the Headshots of all the recruiters at Lotus Partners one year earlier.

At the occasion of the photoshoot organized to show the new and beautiful offices in down-town Genève / Geneva, Mr. Mauron asked me to add a portrait shoot for the press publication to the to-do list. We seized the opportunity of radiant weather showing the sights of Geneva overlooking the roofs of old-town from the last floor of the building near Rive and the Rue du Rhône.

The deadline to hand in the final image was tight, but I made sure to Rush deliver the business portrait to the client.

Now, it would have been just so great, if only the magazine would have added the credit to my image. Nobody is perfect.

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Good Reasons to Renew Your Headshot Business Portrait

Good Reasons to Renew Your Headshot Business Portrait

All of my clients have in common that they are looking to improve their personal and social branding. Some of them are in between jobs. Some simply seek to reposition their identity within the organisation they have been working at for some time.
Finally, some come to see me to announce their appointment to a new role.

How to get the best Headshot Portrait Photo taken when wearing glasses.

Chances are, you probably have to wear glasses at work.
As Associate of the globally operating HeadshotCrew Portrait Photographers in Genève / Geneva, handpicked by Peter Hurley, the most successful professional headshot photographer of our time, I encourage all of my clients to wear their glasses at their headshot photo session to work together closely and to achieve stunning results.

And if you are like me, who has been wearing glasses since the tender age of seven, not having your glasses on makes you feel naked. Me and my glasses are inseparable and I make it a must to be known for them. Interestingly, many of my clients are insecure wearing glasses in front of the camera, to the degree that they feel embarrassed, intimidated or simply shy.

And this specific case is no different of the many I have seen: while Anabel is super friendly and the kind of person whose' presence and conversation you will enjoy over a good dinner after work, she is not at ease in front of the camera. Holding back, holding her breath, creating mental stress and physical tightness. She wanted to start the session without glasses despite the fact that she wears them most of the time.

Comparison of the before and after headshot: shortly before booking my headshot session, she did see another professional photographer in Geneva. And the result from that photo session (shown in the small picture) gave her all the right to be doubtful on a positive result. As you can see in that one first deceiving image, she looked stressed, in pain, very unhappy.

I understand that other photographer’s motivation to move the studio flashes to the side to prevent unwanted reflections on the lenses. But moving the lights so far aside created deep contrasted lines on Anabel’s face. There is simply not enough light illuminating her face and in addition of having her long strands of hair dropping on dark clothes, creating this very dark, contrasty, even gloomy picture. I don't know who took this crappy picture (and I honestly don't care - I would never ever give away such a picture for free or - god beware - charging money for it!), but it gave me the opportunity to excel and do better, as well as rebuild my client's confidence in herself and making her look good with her glasses on!

With my coaching technique I do help my clients achieve the best results, getting them to radiate naturally and showing confidence and approachability.

If you would like to take a picture of a friend wearing glasses, I recommend not using the on-camera flash (or smartphone flash) and using ambient light. Have the person turn the head until you don't have any unwanted reflection on the lenses.
And if you do shoot in a studio with strobes, well then you should be enough professional to have figured the best angles and how you position your lights…

And you - What are your fears of having your picture taken?
Share them with me and I can reassure you that my «Happy» Headshot Portrait package has all the potential to leave you deeply satisfied. Or even accepting your photo being taken and being serene with the more extensive «Bliss» Headshot Portrait Package.
Looking forward hearing from you. – Patric Pop

When a Business Executive Coach decides to get her Headshot Portrait done, what are you waiting for?

As Associate of the globally known HeadshotCrew Portrait Photographers in Genève / Geneva, handpicked by Peter Hurley, the most successful professional headshot photographer of our time, I recently did have the absolute privilege to shoot Business Executive Coach Anne Moity from Potential Centric Coaching.
Until she came to see me for a corporate headshot portrait, she was using a quick snap taken at her office - which certainly was ok compared to most corporate pictures that are out there on LinkedIn or similar social media sites -  but which showed her not being at ease. This unease translated into a lack of confidence, which is quite the opposite of this strong woman.

At the photoshoot, I had the opportunity to work with Anne using my own coaching techniques to bring out her true nature. This woman certainly has to offer tons of business experience and together, we managed for her headshot to find the perfect balance of showing this experience, confidence, trustworthiness and approachability.
I managed to capture these subtle nuances in a timeless corporate portrait, where even her smile is credible and winning you over.
You may read her raving feedback on the testimonials page.

If a Business Coach has felt the need to redo her Headshot to stay updated in the age of personal branding on social media, what are you waiting for to book your Headshot photo session?

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