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Aug 22, 2019

Back to Work Week: How to Take Your Next Business Headshot in Astoria

This is part of our “Back to Work” Series on WHA, where we’ll be sharing the best neighborhood tips, tricks and resources to take your career to the next level (…)

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Photo by MelDez Productions, of Glow House owner Maria.

This is part of our “Back to Work” Series on WHA, where we’ll be sharing the best neighborhood tips, tricks and resources to take your career to the next level this fall. Whether you’re a local business owner, a budding entrepreneur or a corporate office worker, we hope this week helps you get back on track and has you feeling inspired to take those next professional steps, whatever they may be!

In our digitally-focused world, photography is so important for personal and business branding. Whether you need a new headshot for your LinkedIn profile, content for social media and your website, or photos of your small business, we’ve rounded up some great local photographers who will help get your site work-ready this fall!

  • Shoott: Photography meets tech-startup at Shoott, which is a great option if you’re looking for flexibility and affordability…you can book a professional photographer on demand and only pay for the photos you love at $15/photo or less–light retouching included. They’re having a summer pop-up on Saturday, August 31 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. right in Astoria Park. The 30-minute personal photo sessions are complimentary to book, and 3-5 business days after your session, you’ll receive a gallery of 40+ digital high-res photos to choose from. You only pay for the ones you love at $15/photo, with package deals of $120 for 10 photos or $220 for your entire gallery of 40+ photos.

Photo by MelDez Productions of Nicole Panettieri, owner of The Brass Owl.

  • MelDez Productions: Local Astoria-based photographer Melanie is focused on making gorgeous content “one boss babe at a time.” She regularly takes photos for local woman business owners and holds events at the WeWork with great photo deals (keep up with events and deals on her Instagram). Email to book a photo shoot, or check out affordable scheduling options here.
  • Sylense Labit Photography: Though her sweet spot is wedding and family photos, local photographer Sylense Labit has an amazing portrait section of her website that shows examples of gorgeous photos perfect for whatever your business needs are. Fill out her contact form to learn more about package options.

Photo by Sylense Labit.

  • DeMato Productions: DeMato Productions is very focused on providing content for websites, social media and blogs, and helps with writing as well as photography. His “branded lifestyle portrait” option includes a strategy call (to determine photo shoot details based on your business and who you serve), an Idea Nugget Workbook (to help you generate endless content ideas), the Portrait Session (including lifestyle and working images), and a Review + Selection to help decide how to leverage each image. Schedule a time on their website or email
  • Ebbs ‘N’ Flows Photography: Ebbs ‘N’ Flows Photography takes more of a unique, artistic approach to photography, so founder Adeline is a great option if your brand is a little more creative (check out what I mean here). She loves focusing on each detail and movement, as well as special, colorful settings. Reach out here.
  • Maria Tolios Photography: Maria Tolis Photography knows how valuable business portraits are, with a section on her website devoted to the use options (from Marketing, Advertising and Publicity to Corporate Communications & Investor Relations to Social Media). She looks especially experienced for those working in performing arts. Visit the studio right at 22-17 Steinway Street or call at 718-956-5602.
  • Arthouse Images: Based in Long Island City, Arthouse Images is run by industry veterans. Principal photographer ilir Bajraktari has been published nationally and internationally in New York MagazinePeopleNY Daily News, and more. A One-Hour Professional Portrait Session in Manhattan/Queens/Brooklyn includes all of the usable high-resolution digital images from the session (usually at least 100 photos) and the rights to make unlimited prints from those files for personal use for $395; and 20-minute Professional Portrait Session LIC (Long Island City, NY scenic waterfront area) includes all of the images from the session, one and the rights to make unlimited prints from those files for personal use for $195.

Let us know if you’re a local photographer that takes business-focused photos and we’ll add you to the list!

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