6 Tips For Capturing Professional Profile Pictures
September 25, 2019

Having high-quality professional profile pictures is not only for the famous! Capturing a high-quality professional profile picture is useful for relaying the right impression to your clients and highlighting your professionalism.

Before you get a professional profile picture captured, we have gathered together 6 tips on how to do it right so you can get the best results.

Then when you're all set simply submit a free request to hire a top-notch photographer in your area!

1. Choosing a Photographer

Whatever your reason for capturing a professional profile picture, you will need to choose a photographer. Every photographer is unique in their own way, has their own style, and personality behind them. 


Before hiring a photographer, we recommend asking for previous samples of their work or a link to their portfolio. This will give you an idea of their style. You can also view their work on their Bidvine profile!

2. Look The Part

When getting a professional profile picture captured, you should definitely make the most of the moment and look the part. If you're looking to capture a professional portrait for your career keep in mind your industry as inspiration. For instance, if you're considering a career in finance, wearing a suit, dress, or business attire for the shoot could be a great fit. 

Alternatively, if you want to highlight your artistic personality for a portrait that will be used for your artist's profile at a gallery shoot, choose a creative outfit that fits your personality and style.

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3. The Setting of Your Profile Picture

The setting of your profile picture is crucial. Whether you'd like to convey your role for business, a startup, or a more relaxed tone, the environment matters. For example, you may choose to have an environment headshot taken. Environmental profile pictures are generally the more relaxed kind, perfect for giving off a friendly vibe.

Outdoor Portrait Photo

If you're looking for a more serious kind of photograph, we recommend taking a photograph indoors. This allows the photographer to create shadows, backdrops, and more serious poses.

4. Show up on Time!

Showing up on time, or even early if possible is highly recommended. Not only will you have time for final preparations, but you will also have time to discuss any concerns, questions, or queries you may have with the photographer.

5. During The Shoot

Now that you look the part, it’s essential to act the part during the shoot. You want to calm your nerves, stay relaxed, and communicate effectively with the photographer to produce the highest-quality profile pictures.

Business Portrait Photo

If you're feeling nervous during the shoot, consider asking the photographer for some background music to ease your nerves. Don't worry if you're a bit nervous at first, you'll gain more confidence as the shoot goes on. Be sure to listen and work with the photographer and you're sure to capture great photos.

Finally, it is essential to listen to the photographer. Remember, this is their job. They know what they are doing and will guide you to producing the highest-quality profile picture possible!

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6. After The Shoot

The majority of professional photographers will also edit the images after shooting. Be sure to discuss with the photographer if you have any special requirements for the editing process. 

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If possible, try and take a look at the images captured after the shoot. Select any photos which you aren’t overly fond of and asked to have these removed. Chances are, the photographer will do this themselves, but it can also be helpful to offer suggestions on your photo preferences.


Professional profile pictures are no longer for the select few and celebrities. Professional photoshoots for profile pictures are a great way to market yourself while giving off a top-notch first impression!

Remember, when getting a professional profile picture done to communicate with the photographer. Express what you would like the images to look like, what poses you would like, and how you want the pictures to be produced. Once the photographer has your ideas, they can suggest further improvements and or poses to convey different emotions and attitudes.

Finally, be sure to do your research before arriving at your shoot. Bidvine makes this process easy. When you submit a free request you'll receive bids from top photographers. Then you can compare reviews, portfolios, costs and experience to hire the best!

Looking for more information on what goes into professional photography costs? Check out our handy Headshot Photography Price Guide for full details and cost considerations.

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