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10 Surprising Ways To Use Your Cityscape Professional Portrait Session

Kirsten Quinn Headshots, Professional Portrait, Visual Marketing

Our Cityscape Professional Portrait Session is one of our most versatile shoots. Check out all the different marketing opportunities you can get from a single shoot!

One of the things we love most about introducing new shoots — such as the Cityscape Professional Portrait Session — is watching how our clients add their own ideas and personality to the shoots.

Over time, we see how each session can serve clients in new ways, as our brilliant customers bring their own ideas to the table.

This has been especially true with Cityscapes, probably because it’s such a versatile shoot!

That’s why we wanted to share their brilliance with you, so you can benefit from these amazing ideas and fresh takes on professional portraits in Santa Clarita.

10 Surprising Ways To Use Your Cityscape Professional Portrait Session

Here are 10 surprising ways our clients have used their Cityscape Professional Portrait Sessions to shake up professional photography and uplevel their visual marketing like a boss.

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  1. Create Social Media Quote Cards

With such a need for branded social media images, our clients were quick to ask for this type of shot. To create stand-out social media quote cards with your image — instead of a stock photo — we simply shoot with extra room to one side of the image, giving you the photo real estate to add quotes, text about promotions or your contact information.

The options with type of image are truly endless when it comes to social media.

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  1. Show Them What It’s Like To Meet You

When a potential client is considering you, they picture what it would be like to work with you. Rather than leaving that picture up to their own imaginations, grab the reins by giving them an image of your own creation. Show them what it would be like to meet you for the first time.

Take Ryan Ardity’s Cityscape Professional Portrait shoot for example. Here he’s pictured in the lobby of his building, waiting for you exactly as he would if you were meeting him for the first time to discuss working together. He’s taking control of his first impression and his personal brand — all with one image.

  1. Be Captured While You’re Doing Your Thing

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Just like you want to give potential clients a picture of what it’s like to meet you, you also want to show them what it’s like to work with you.

In a Cityscape Professional Portrait Session, we can meet you at your office — or in Realtor Michelle Chavoor’s case, out in the field — to capture “a day in the life” of your job.

This gives people a clear picture of what you do, as well as how hard you work for them.

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  1. Opt For A Fresh Take On The Team Photo

Another way clients have evolved our Cityscape Professional Portrait Session is by inviting their team along for the ride. This is particularly efficient, as well, because we can take a variety of team shots and individual poses during the same shoot. All in one session, you’ve got a variety of team photos, multiple looks, varied backgrounds, and the opportunity for everyone to get an individual headshot, as well. Plus the outdoor background is different and eye-catching when compared to the obligatory indoor group shot.

That’s one reason why we are so in love with the variety of this shoot with the Natalie Lozon Team of Re/Max of Santa Clarita. You can feel their powerful teamwork vibes by just looking at this photo!

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  1. Show Off Your Office Building

This is another great way to maximize the value of your shoot and get two types of visual marketing done with one session. By holding your Cityscape Professional Portrait Session at your office building, we can capture you in your community, as well as get some business marketing shots done while we’re there! Capture your office building in its best light while you associate your brand with your building.

Then, every time that potential client passes by your building, they’ll remember you’re there, simply because you’ve already created the positive association in their visual minds.

  1. Show Off Your Office Interiors

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Do you have a gorgeous office space that makes clients feel at home? Maybe your office is decorated in a way that shows your personality — as well as your dedication to the job.

You may even have a wall of awards you’d love to be photographed in front of, to deliver the message of your expertise and success visually, without saying a word.

When you shoot your Cityscape Professional Portrait Session at your office space, you can accomplish nearly everything we’ve talked about so far, making it one of the most efficient ways to use your shoot yet.  

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  1. Create Branded Email/Blog Banners

One of the benefits of a Cityscape Professional Portrait Session is the abundance of textures available in an outdoor space. You can take nearly any blank wall or open space and turn it into a textured background that’s interesting enough to draw in the eye, yet clean enough to bring that eye to you. And that type of background is perfect for a branded banner, such as an email or blog banner.

Just picture the beloved Nola Aaronson showing up in your inbox with some tips on hearing health. She’s warm, inviting, glowing and perfectly poised to top off an email newsletter.

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  1. Stand Out With A Stylized Family Session

If you’re not interested in using our Cityscape Professional Portrait Session for business or marketing purposes, you can always use it to create a super-stylized family session — especially if you have teens or adults children who have some serious swagger, like the ever-charismatic Bjorkman boys. A super sweet indoor family session just wouldn’t have captured the growth and personalities of these two boys the same way, and that’s why we love that the Bjorkmans thought to take the shoot to the textured streets of Santa Clarita.

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  1. Catch The Eye With An Edgy Headshot

Originally, we launched the Cityscape Professional Portrait Session to provide a fresh and unique take on the traditional indoor headshot. So Chris Schrage’s edgy headshot should be no surprise.

But here’s the thing, by letting you take up space and interact with the dynamic outdoor spaces of Santa Clarita, you are naturally going to feel more creative — and bring your own edge to the shoot. So these outdoor sessions are more likely to produce a headshot that’s different from the standard. And if that’s what you’re looking for, then this is the headshot session for you.

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  1. Reveal A Personal Side

Lastly, the Cityscape Professional Portrait Session also gives you the opportunity to add a personal element. Take Michelle Chavoor’s shoot as an example. In addition to capturing some “a day in the life” images of Michelle working on a new listing, she also took the opportunity to take some shots with her dog. With a gorgeous home as her backdrop, this image lets people see what Michelle is like at home. It shows her interests, and it makes her more of a real person you can relate to — and less of business acquaintance. She’s no longer just another realtor; now she’s Michelle.

About SchlickArt Photography and Video

SchlickArt, a boutique photo and video studio in Santa Clarita, started in March 2012 with the simple idea that empowerment creates a kind of beauty and authenticity that shines through every camera lens. Built on a philosophy — rather than a product, service or person — SchlickArt has rapidly evolved, meeting professional portraiture, business photo and business video needs as diverse as the community we capture. It’s the desire to take care of you, the client, that drives us at SchlickArt.