And I think that that is the key when it comes to good headshots or business portraits: the passion and the energy. And the third I would add is personality. It have to be there. Your photo have to show your personality. In the end, there might be many singers, writers or teachers with the same studies; but personality sets you often apart from others.
Ok, so, the question goes: Does your headshot look and feel like you?
Here comes some photographs from a session that I photographed a while ago. And these are her favorites from the shoot. The second photo was making her saying: “Wow, I love it”. And I just loved to see that she had already used that exact photo for her LinkedIn profile picture. She looks stunning and professional!