“Montages” of professional pictures are fast becoming the new rage verses what we call the “large group team picture.”
Our Littleton studio gets calls from executives who want to do photos featuring their entire staff in order to show their “team” on the website. Here’s how we can help!
Showing your entire team is a GREAT idea and can highlight the connection that your team has and your clients WANT. However, there are several challenges to doing a large group team photo:
1. The first challenge is ATTRITION. Attrition is something every company faces and therefore it makes the large group team picture very time specific and only current for a very SHORT period of time.
2. Getting everyone together at one time in one place is tough, especially if there are employees that are not local.
3. A few people are just NOT going to like how they look.
Our solution to the older, more dated “large group photo” is to create a montage of each employee’s headshot. The collage image is “one piece” so it still shows that you are a TEAM and is much more easily editable over the years as employees come and go.
Several companies like to include the name of each employee and the title, others like the more casual “first name” approach like this one from a Real Estate firm in Denver:
Next time your H.R. director says, “let’s get a group shot!” suggest the montage approach. The other HUGE benefit in this approach is that each employee can use their headshot on social media, marketing materials, email signature, and business cards…