Quality corporate headshots don’t have to be a hassle. We make great images a positive experience. Colby’s Photos & Videos delivers high-quality group photos for every use you can imagine—from formal corporate reports to compelling social media. We can shoot just a handful of people or whole conventions using multiple shooting bays. We use our years of experience to streamline the process, so we work within your time constraints. And we keep you informed at all times. If you need company portraits for annual reports, websites, board profiles, business cards, online platforms, or other uses, we make them happen.
“He made it easy so I could check it off of my to-do list.” —Connie White
Our unique process creates amazing business portraits fast, so you and your staff get back to your day. We are hyper-focused on making every step from your initial call to the final delivery as efficient and hassle-free as possible. We address any questions or concerns in advance, so scheduling, location choices, and preparing the staff are professionally handled. During the photography, our specialized mobile studio equipment and processes get the subjects in and out quickly, while providing the highest quality imagery. Afterward, you get staff portrait images back in a timely manner, without having to track everyone down for their choices.
“His level of communication—in understanding the needs, to establishing the date, time, location, and individual requirements—was organized and comprehensive.” –Jaqueline Croft
We create consistent staff portraits—every time. We use specialized equipment and repeated processes to make sure that your portraits will always look similar. If we photograph them years apart, or at various locations around the nation, they will look as if they were taken on the same day. We can also match the look of existing corporate headshots you may have—again saving you time and money.
“He took the time with everyone in our office to get the perfect headshot. He was very thorough in the process and delivered exactly what was expected!”—Jonathan Bednar
We ensure everyone likes their group photos so you don’t get complaints. We create a relaxed environment where each of your people is treated as an individual. It’s not the “school photo” experience. Instead, we engage each person to capture his or her essence. We use on-site image selection, so everyone picks their favorite shot immediately. This makes sure everyone is happy with the results. You avoid having to listen to complaints afterward. It’s a big improvement over antiquated web galleries. You don’t have to track people down for a decision. And you avoid costly, time-consuming re-shoots.
“Any photographer who can photograph 13 women and have them all be happy with the results is certainly talented.”—George Smith
If you want to put your company’s best foot forward with corporate headshots, group photos, or company portraits, call today to schedule.
Frequently Asked Questions – Corporate Headshots, Group Photos, Company Portraits
Do you do individual business portraits? Yes, view details here.
Can you match the staff portraits that I’ve had done in the past? Yes, we can match the look and feel of every company’s past portraits. Please provide examples prior to getting an estimate.
What if one of my employees doesn’t like their portraits? They will be choosing their images immediately after the staff portrait session. If they don’t like them, we will re-photograph them right there, while everything is already setup.
Do you do retouching to your corporate headshots? Yes, unless there is a very tight budget. We typically remove skin blemishes, facial shine, and stray hairs, and we whiten the teeth and eyes. More advanced retouching can be done to all or just a few of the images.
Do you do group shots with multiple people in one photograph? Yes, we photograph anywhere from a couple of people to aerial shots of the entire factory’s employees in one shot.
Can you Photoshop someone in or out of a group shot? Yes, we are experts at this. It is best to discuss options on how to approach this before any session.
Can you match backgrounds with other portraits or digitally drop in backgrounds? Yes, make sure that you bring this up early when discussing your portrait so that everything can be prepared beforehand.
How much do you charge for group photos? As the complexity of our clients’ needs is so varied, it takes a short conversation to determine which options are the best fit for you and to give you an idea of the investment.
Do you travel? Yes, we work not only in Knoxville, Tennessee, but throughout the southeast.
Do you work at conventions or tradeshows? Yes, vendors hire us to do “free” shots for the attendees of their conventions or tradeshows, which creates a lot of buzz, attention to the sponsor’s booth, and easy lead gathering.
How hard are you to schedule? We are a full-time professional photographic studio. Most of the time we can accommodate quick turnarounds, depending on your flexibility.
What is your turnaround time for your finished corporate headshots? We can accommodate any turnaround—even the day of the session. This timeline typically varies according to the amount of retouching and editing requested.
What if someone can’t be at the scheduled session? We have various options depending on your needs. We have a downtown Knoxville photo studio that they can come to, or we could arrange for another session.
Are you used to working with creative teams and marketing departments? Yes, we love the support and teamwork that this type of project entails, and we can easily collaborate. We are also very used to handling the whole workload ourselves if that better suits your needs. We are flexible.
Do you deliver digital files of our group photos? Yes and with no additional charge. We cater to business professionals who use their portraits for the internet as well as print advertising that has graphic design work done around the portrait. As most photographers, we sell the use of the photos, not the photographs themselves.
Who will be taking our company portraits? Colby McLemore, who has an industry Master’s Degree and Craftsman Degree in photography, is the professional in charge. He is usually behind the camera, but there may be times when other highly qualified members of our staff will be taking your photos. If this is the case, you will know about it and approve it in advance. This typically occurs when there are multiple bays shooting.
How long do you keep my corporate headshots? And do you keep all of the photos taken? After delivering the final images, we back up and archive all client-purchased images. Unpurchased images are deleted. We strive to keep multiple backups of all final selections. But unfortunately, technology does fail from time to time. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to recover images forever. It is strongly suggested that you keep digital copies of your images in a safe, easy-to-find place as well. If at a later date you would like us to recover staff portrait images, there is a minimal digital management fee.
Do you charge sales tax? No, many photographers produce tangible products necessitating a sales tax in Tennessee. We provide a service delivering images through the internet, which saves you money.
How do you bill? We invoice you and you can pay by check or credit card.
To discuss your corporate headshot, company portraits, or group photo needs—contact us now.