Because you never have a second chance to make a first impression, you want to make the best possible one.  We now make it available online and virtually whenever someone is surfing the web.

In today's environment, a professional headshot is no more a luxury but a necessity. 

Apart from social media, numerous individuals are highlighted on corporate pages and industry association directories.

With a GREAT PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS HEADSHOT, it's time to take your business to the next level. When it comes to how you show yourself (and your business) to the rest of the world, this small investment may pay off big time.

TerrificShot Studio Photography™ can assist drive your organization ahead. Allow us to assist you in developing the best online image for your company and for yourself.



Call or text us at +1 (408) 475-1940 or email us if you have any questions.

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You need a headshot for FIVE reasons:


Making a strong first impression at an interview is important, but many individuals are unaware that that initial impression likely occurred online. You'll stand out among recruiters who scour social media.

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No matter where you are in your profession, networking is critical. Your professional network can help you land a new job, a speaking engagement, or a consulting gig.

As a networking must-have, a professional headshot is memorable and helps you stand out from the crowd. You should also include a headshot on your business card so that you are remembered every time you network and hand one out.


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A professional headshot boosts your confidence and the confidence of others in your talents.

You'll respect yourself and others. A great headshot makes you feel good about your personal brand and what other professionals think of you when they view your photograph.

A high-quality headshot helps you appear the part whether you're just starting or navigating the C-suite.

When it comes to choosing the best portrait photographer, you will want to choose someone who knows how to capture your uniqueness. The best headshots are the ones that can show people who you are at a glance.

We fully understand how important it is for your unique personality to come across in your headshot, and that's why we're confident in our ability to provide you with the absolute best professional headshot you need for your success.

Invest in yourself, as it could be the most profitable investment you've ever made. 


Regardless of the sort of service or product your business provides, you want your audience to see you as professional.

Professionalism encourages clients to place their faith in your knowledge, follow your recommendations, and generally desire to do business with your firm.

Headshots taken by a skilled, professional photographer demonstrate your organization's commitment to your brand and the task at hand.

If you present yourself professionally, prospective clients and even future employees will be more inclined to interact with your firm and place their faith in your skills from the first encounter.


Headshots are an excellent way to convey the personality of your team and your organization in general. You want your team's headshots to reflect the professional image you want your business to project.

If your company is a legal firm, your employees may choose to dress in suits and present themselves as pleasant yet experienced. If you operate a restaurant, you may want to try photographing the cooks on-location.

A skilled professional photographer will be able to advise your team in selecting the ideal postures, clothes, and backdrop to correctly represent your brand and provide a welcome experience for your website's visitors.


​​​​​​Portraits are one of the absolute best ways for you to present your image to the public.

The fact that so many people are using modern headshots to promote themselves these days means that having a professional take your portrait is going to help you promote yourself in the most professional way possible.




First Impression

You only get one chance to make a first impression.

Your professional headshots or portraits are many times the first impression for a potential client, job interview, or speaking engagement.

A strong headshot on your LinkedIn profile, résumé, or website can make a big difference for you.

Read our blog about How to Shoot Headshot!


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Personality & Strengths

One of the most important aspects of your headshot is that it must look like you.

We want to achieve with each of my clients to take the most flattering photo that conveys their personality and shows their strengths and professionalism in a relaxing environment.




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Your Headshot Session

The headshot session begins with us going over what we want to achieve during your session.

We will choose the background that fits your needs.

You can bring different outfits and I will give you my opinion according to what you are trying to portray.

We may take periodic breaks to see your photos, allowing us to make adjustments on the spot.



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We personally retouch your portrait with you present and your input.

We know how much is too much retouching, keeping in mind that you should look like yourself.


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On Location

These sessions are designed for a larger group of people that need a consistent look and feel to their images

If you have many people who need headshots or cannot come to our studio, we can photograph your headshot on location.

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This can be at your office, the lobby of your establishment, outdoors or another location we agree upon.

It can be with a studio setup or natural environment. 

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If you have a large number of people that need to be photographed we are happy to give you a custom quote based on your needs.

Call or text us at +1 (408) 475-1940 or email us 

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What should I wear for a corporate headshot? 

For men, we recommend a medium to a dark suit jacket, or if you are not wearing a jacket, you should wear a shirt color other than white, if you need a headshot against a white background. 

For women, long story short, we recommend a top with a simple neckline (scoop neck works well) with minimal jewelry.

Here our blog about 5 tips on what women should wear for a headshot 

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Best rated studio photography with numerous 5-star reviews

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Noor  Noor_headshotNoor_headshot I decided last minute on taking business photo headshots. The photographer offered me an availability within two hours. When I arrived, he was quick at adding suggestions on straightening my suit to avoid wrinkles in the image and recommended background colors I highly recommend if you're looking for a great business headshot!

alexandrea_headshotalexandrea_headshot I needed a new professional LinkedIn profile picture and he delivered. I was in and out in under 30 mins and even received my final edited photos shortly after. He's truly great at what he does and I look forward to using his services again in the future.
woman_headshot_terrificshot_studio_996_el_monte_avenue_mountain_viewwoman_headshot_terrificshot_studio_996_el_monte_avenue_mountain_view I had a great experience getting my picture taken here in Palo Alto. The photographer is professional, prompt and makes the entire process easy. All the information TerrifcShot provides once you make an appointment is very handy. Even the actual photoshoot was very stress-free and quick. I highly recommend TerrificShot photography.


Georges_headshotGeorges_headshot I had my acting headshots done here In Palo Alto. It was a breeze booking a session and the location was easy to fine. The 30 minutes went by fast because the photographer is very efficient. After the session, I got the edited photos on the same day and they turned out great!All in all, great place for professional or casual headshots!

Jay  Studio_headshot_Portrait_terrificshot-9Studio_headshot_Portrait_terrificshot-9 I got my first headshots taken with TerrificShot. The photographer gave me easy to follow instructions to hold my shape and the photos turned out great! Would totally recommend! Mina  mina_headshotmina_headshot The photographer is the most responsible and professional photographer I've met so far. TerrificShot Studio helped me with my headshot session, during which we patiently figured out the best angle and position to shoot making sure the results look perfect. The photographeris also super efficient and completed the polishing and sent the photos to me only 3 hours after the shoot. I highly recommend TerrificShot if you want the quick and high-quality headshot.

Shilpa  Studio_headshot_Portrait_terrificshot-10Studio_headshot_Portrait_terrificshot-10 I had professional photos taken for online use. I got an appointment date without having to wait for too long. The photographer’s experience and professionalism was exceptional. His friendly and relaxed manner put me at ease. He took dozens of photographs with different backgrounds and from different angles. I am very happy with the experience and highly recommended Terrific Shot photography.


Philip_headshotPhilip_headshot For someone who is awkward with taking photos, The photographer was exactly who I needed to make this process painless and in fact enjoyable! He was great with guiding you with the posing, attentive to listen to your preference, and provided feedbacks on photo selection. Not to mention how fast he is with the turnaround time for edited photo. I paid for a corporate professional headshot for 30 mins and it was worth every penny. Thank you TerrificShot!


key point Corporate headshot Womankey point Corporate headshot Woman Well organized and easy to book, both in studio and at our Palo Alto  office. The photographer was on time, professional, and really easy and fun to work with. The photographer had photo gallery link for us later on the same day, and edited pictures were ready just two days later. Actually, we loved most of the pictures, so ended up buying the whole gallery anyways. Already bragged about the photo session and had a slide show with our friends.







We offer different packages to suit every need:

Personal Use: Social Media / LinkedIn (Web Only)

  • Price: $110 at our studio or Outdoor  - 1 retouched web resolution image (1500x1000)

  • Price: $175 at our studio or Outdoor  - 5 retouched web resolution images (1500x1000)

  • Additional image $25, online proof gallery, Next business day delivery

  • Licensing for web use only (any website) for an unlimited time. Unlimited personal use

Business #1 - PR/Web/Collateral

  • Price: $175 studio - $250 at your location

  • Each additional edited image is $50. 

  • One retouched high-resolution image (5000 x 4000)

  • Online proof gallery, images delivered via email

  • Licensing for unlimited commercial usage (PR/Web/Collateral)Excludes book jacket/covers and annual reports

  • Unlimited personal use

Business #2 - Commercial/Advertising/PR/Web/Collateral

  • Price: $295 studio - $350 at your location

  • One retouched high-resolution image

  • Online proof gallery, images delivered via email

  • Licensing for any commercial usage (PR, local advertising, billboards, etc., excludes book jacket/covers and annual reports)

  • No time limit. Unlimited personal use

Business #3 - Corporate "On Location" Larger Group

If you have a large number of people that need to be photographed, we are happy to give you a custom quote based on your needs. Please contact us.

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how much does it cost to get a professional headshot?

The price of our headshot photography can vary greatly based on how you use it (personal versus corporate). We do offer affordable prices for LinkedIn package.  

what to wear professional headshot?

For men, we recommend a medium to a dark suit jacket, or if you are not wearing a jacket, you should wear a shirt color other than white, if you need a headshot against a white background. For women, long story short, we recommend a top with a simple neckline (scoop neck works well) with minimal jewelry.

What if I'm NOT a photogenic person? 

We heard this comment very often.  We will help you during the session just to be YOURSELF! When you stop thinking about how you look is when you look the most attractive. 


How do I choose a Portrait photographer? 

Liking the photographer's work is only 50% as important as liking and TRUSTING the photographer.  There's a good chance you're not a professional model and don't know what to do in front of a camera. It is the photographer's responsibility to direct you to the shots you require. 


How to pose for a professional headshot?

The photographer will guide what to do in front of the camera. Having your picture taken is NOT a natural experience. During the session, we will do our best to make you feel relax. When we reach these moments is when we capture your best personality. 

Do you provide retouching? 

The most important is to get your best facial expression that emphasizes your credibility during the session. Next, all minor imperfections such as blemish, wrinkles, and so on... can be taken care of with a few clicks of a mouse under photoshop! Keep in mind, the best retouching is when you look natural in the picture.

How long will it take to get my final images?  

Right after the session, the same day, you get your photos proofing gallery via email and text for you to pick your images. Once we get your selection, it takes only ONE day. You can provide your feedback on the edited photos and we would be happy to edit more if needed. The final images will be delivered via email or download link. 


Call or text us at +1 (408) 475-1940 or email us to discuss your next project and we will provide you a detailed quote to fit exactly your needs. We look forward to working with you!


Based in Mountain View, California, TerrificShot Studio Headshots Photography™ in the middle of the Bay Area, including but not limited to San Francisco,  Burlingame,  Woodside,  San Mateo,  Foster City,  Belmont,  San Carlos,  Redwood City,  Stanford,  Menlo Park,  Palo Alto,  Los Altos,  East palo Alto,  Sunnyvale,  Los Altos hills,  Cupertino,  Campbell,  Santa Clara,  San Jose,  Saratoga,  Los Gatos,  Milpitas,  Newark,  Hayward,  Fremont,  Union City,  Santa Cruz