It depends! The most common executive headshots are taken on a gray studio backdrop. Different industries and brand guidelines should be considered before selecting a specific backdrop for your executives.
An insurance provider or financial institution should choose a fairly conservative backdrop (neutral colors).
A friendly tech startup, on the other hand, might prefer an in-office or outdoor session, which add a bit more personality to your photos.
For a really special backdrop, consider taking headshots in an industry-specific location (imagine a construction company’s executive team photos taken at a construction site.)
Before selecting a backdrop, we recommend that you review all potential placements for your photos. Make sure that your selected backdrop will look good in all contexts.
If not, HeadShots photographers can work with you to design a shoot schedule that gets several photos of your executive team on different backdrops. For example, we can plan for one natural plus one studio per person.