Denver Headshots Mistakes Made When Choosing A Location

June 19, 2023

Must have brand photos for your biz
3 branding mistakes to avoid
How to update your brand in 10 minutes
Now Trending:
I'm Lisa (aka lilo)!

Your new favorite branding strategist and brand photographer. As a 13+ year business veteran, I am here to help you create a vision, teach you to use your voice, help you craft eye-catching visuals and walk you through how to show up confidently and consistently in your marketing.

oh hey

Ready for a great photography experience?

Get started

I am here to help you level up your business through branded images that tell your story!

Amazing headshots have so many uses: social media profiles, LinkedIn, business marketing, or even just your email signature. Maybe you need to attach one to your acting resume! No matter what you need them for, get the best Denver headshots!

Headshots are tricky, and as a Denver commercial photographer, I want to share with you some mistakes I’ve made (and some mistakes I’ve seen other photographers make) when it comes to these important photos. 

Getting Fussy Over Denver Headshots Locations 

Unlike other types of photography, headshot work doesn’t require a full, perfect location. A headshot is closely fit to the face and body of the subject. Location does matter, somewhat, but, for headshots, only a small amount of location is seen! 

All I’m saying is, you don’t need to head into the heart of the Rocky Mountain vistas to get an amazing Denver headshot photo. 

Ignoring the Importance of Light 

Ok, moving forward from my last point. While background details aren’t important for Denver headshots, light IS. In fact, light is the MOST important part of location, generally. For good headshots, you must avoid harsh shadows, so pick soft overhead light, no matter whether you’re at a studio or outdoors. 

Obsessing over Uniformity 

You probably don’t associate the word variety with headshots and branding.  But, since “headshot” is classified as any photo that is cropped at the midriff to create focus on the face, there’s actually a lot of wiggle room in there! Your headshots should not be a point-and-shoot, call it a day.

When I do Denver headshots and branding, I work hard to do a ton of different poses and angles. Variety is so helpful! And it gives you way more photos to put on social media.

Stress Free Denver Headshots

The last mistake I’ve seen is high stress levels during a session. There is nothing worse than a forced smile and someone who is constantly tell you to move your chin up, down, side to side. You need to feel relaxed, comfortable and CONFIDENT!

To solve this one, make sure you jive with your photographer beforehand. Pick someone who has a style that you are comfortable with. And, if you’re working with me, trust me as your photographer to make you look AMAZING (even when I ask you to do something a little out of the norm, ha)! 

If you’re in the market for Denver headshots or branding for business, let’s work together! I love to help people feel so confident during their photos, and I promise your photos will be so great, you’ll use them for years to come! Book here.

+ show Comments

- Hide Comments

add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I'm Lisa (aka LiLo), your new favorite branding strategist and brand photographer.

It's frustrating and defeating when you can't seem to create content that engages your audience. It can cause imposter syndrome and leaves you feeling like you are constantly on the hamster wheel making zero progress. I am here to help you create a vision, teach you to use your voice, help you craft eye-catching visuals and walk you through how to show up confidently and consistently in your marketing without feeling overwhelmed. Which means you will have more time and will be making more money without second guessing yourself! I can't wait to help you unlock the power of your brand.

Meet LiLo

hey there!

oh la la!

"Lisa's talents in the area of social media marketing were so helpful in getting my business up and running."
- Annie

Get the Free Caption Starter for Social Media!

20+ ideas to get you unstuck and ready to post on Instagram or Facebook. These captions starters will help you create interaction and level up your social media marketing.


Free Download

Social Media Caption starter

    Get Our Free Guide to Kicking Ass on Social

    Taiyaki occupy farm-to-table swag fashion axe four loko. Church-key palo santo selvage helvetica iceland tumblr.




    "Margi's guide was kick-ass indeed and quite literally changed how I show up on social." - Jen Olmstead

    oh la la!

    Denver's premier commercial marketing photographer and brand strategist.

    Lilo photography & Branding

    © Lilo photography 2024  |  Design by Tonic  |  Photos by lilo photography   |   Terms + Conditions   |   Privacy Policy

    Get in touch
    Branding Resources

    Branding strategy

    branding photos



    Lilo on instagram >

    On the Gram:

    Is your brand losing you money?

    Take the quiz to find out

    start here!