Real Estate Headshot Ideas

A Modern Guide To The Best Real Estate Agent Headshots

Real estate headshot ideas don’t have to be over the top or complicated in order for them to be a major hit.

We firmly believe that real estate agent headshots and lifestyle photos that make the most impact show hints of character, charm and relatability (and the real estate agent we have worked with agree!)

Topics Covered in Our Real Estate Headshot Ideas Guide

We’ll cover everything you need to know about capturing the best real estate headshots, team photos and lifestyle pictures.

Major topics we will cover are:

  • How to define your brand so it comes across in your real estate agent photos (very important)
  • What males and female should wear and avoid wearing to their photoshoot (also very important)
  • Plan group photos and discover fun real estate team photo ideas

1: Define Who You Are

Before planning your real estate agent headshot ideas or lifestyle pictures, think about who you are as an individual and show that in your photos.

That is the most important thing that will make your real estate agent headshots and lifestyle photos special.

Do not try and become someone you think you need to be, this will come off fake.

Defining who you are will also help you when planning out your wardrobe. For example, this will stop you from going out and buying wardrobe options that you typically would not wear, but think you should because everyone else is wearing them.

This backfires and you will not feel like your true authentic self.

Look at the real estate agent headshots and lifestyle pictures below. You can automatically get a sense of who these real estate agents are just based on their wardrobe selection and what they are doing in their photos.

2: Who Is Your Target Client?

As with most things in life, one can not do everything perfectly. Therefore you should not blindly try and work with every single type of client out there.

You want to attract the type of client you want to work with with mapping out your real estate headshot ideas!

List the top 3 things about your dream client. Great questions to ask yourself are:

  1. Where do they live?
  2. What do they do for a living?
  3. What hobbies do they involve themselves in?

The two real estate team photos below give off a completely different vibe to a potential client.

One may appear more business and strong natured, while the other real estate team photo gives out a fun and approachable energy.

This matters and can greatly impact the direct of your real estate headshot ideas.

Why Do These Questions Matter?

Defining yourself and your target client is basic 101 marketing and how a company creates their brand.

As you can see from the examples above, you are also company and need to carefully develop your brand to attract your dream clients and show potential clients what you are about.

Not only do the above questions help with questions like wardrobe selection, but also with common questions like where should we take your real estate photos and what type of vibe and energy should you focus on capturing.

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Otherwise continue reading below for more!

Top Tips for Male Realtor Headshots

There are 2 points we want to cover for male realtor headshots so you can capture the best photos during your session.

1: Wardrobe & Clothing

What should I wear for my real estate agent heads? 

Wardrobe is one of the most difficult parts for real estate agent headshots and lifestyle photos. What we explain below should help you eliminate items you don’t need.

  • If your skin tone is lighter, stay away from wearing solid white as it will cause you to appear washed out with no color. However, if you must use a solid white it is best if you layer it was a darker piece to break it up.
  • Accessories are a great way to incorporate your personality into your real estate agent headshots. Whether an interesting tie or fun socks, it’s ok to break the mold and show off your style.
  • Make sure that your clothes fit your body well and if possible are tailored. Nothing looks worse than baggy clothes. You do not want to look bigger than you really are.
  • Use bold bright colors for your photos. Not soft pastels. If the color you are considering to wear is too pastel it will look washed out in the headshots and lifestyle pictures.
  • If possible, stay away from small patterns in your clothes like herringbone and gingham. Depending on the setting, this causes a technical problem with cameras where the pattern will look jumbled together and messy, known as moiré. It’s best to stick with solids or patterns that are larger.

2: Skin and Hair

  • Make sure to moisturize your skin before your photoshoot. You do not want flaky, dry skin to show up in your real estate agent headshots.
  • The same holds true for your lips. Men are notorious for having dry lips. Make sure to bring chapstick so you can apply throughout your session.
  • You should style your hair how you normally would when going out to meet clients for the first time or when having an open house. Meaning you want to look put together.
  • It’s not a bad idea to bring along a comb and hair spray (or whatever products you usually use) to your real estate agent photoshoot. This will help when you need a quick touch up or to tame fly-aways.



Great Tips for Female Realtor Headshots

No need to stress out about your real estate agent headshots or lifestyle photos. Our easy guide below will prepare you for your shoot so that you show up confident and ready to have fun!

1: Your Mindset Is Everything

You would be surprised how much your attitude the day of the photoshoot comes into play. Your mindset and attitude contribute to about 50% of the real estate agents headshots and lifestyle pictures. 

  • Relax. Take a deep breath and don’t over think every little thing. Your pinky does not have to be bent at a 30 degree angle to make or break your photos. Go with the flow and trust your photographer.
  • Stick to the your game plan the day of the session.
  • Remember that capturing the best realtor headshots is a 50/50 between you and your photographer. Your attitude and their creativity is what will create beautiful images.

2: Make-up

  • Yes, you should plan to have your hair and make-up done for your real estate agent headshots.
  • We always recommend to keep your make up very clean and natural so that you look like yourself. You do not want to go heavy as it will look to “cake-y” and may look out of style sooner than later.
  • Avoid trying any new products leading up to your photoshoot. We don’t want any bad reactions or break outs to happen.
  • Similarly, avoid chemical peels, masks, or any other type of facial treatments days before the shoot.
  • It may sound obvious, but make sure to get a goods night rest the day before the shoot. 

3: Hair

  • Planning to update or freshen up your hair style? Make sure you do this at least a week before your session so it gives it a bit to grow out. Definitely don’t get a hair cut the day before your shoot.
  • Blow out bars are excellent for the day of your real estate agent headshots.
  • Plan to bring your usual styling products so we can keep fly-aways and frizzy hair tamed.

4: Jewelry, Clothing and Color Choices 

  • We live by less is more. So keep jewelry in your real estate agent headshots to a minimum.
  • For real estate lifestyle pictures, jewelry is ok but we still recommend you stick with smaller pieces so not to distract from you.
  • Avoid clothes that have odd shapes to them (like bell sleeves) as this can make your body shape look off.
  • When planning your wardrobe, it is best to not include clothes that show too much skin.
  • Be sure that your undergarments are not noticeable through your clothes or bras and straps are not showing.
  • Remember, your wardrobe should reflect your personality and/or the type of clothes you want to attract.
  • Similar to the mens above, stick with solid colors and make sure they are bold, not soft pastels. Soft pastel colors will always tend to read lighter and maybe even look washed out or dirty.
  • Stay away from clothes with small patterns and opt for larger patterns if needed. Graphics should be kept minimal on any clothes as it can be distracting.

Real Estate Team Photo Ideas

Working with a real estate team requires a little more planning and coordination since now we are juggling multiple individuals and personalities.

Below are questions to ask yourself during the planning stages of your real estate headshot ideas in order to capture the best real estate team photos.

  • Do we want to look more serious or laid-back? 
    • What location(s) will further help capture that?
  • Should we plan to wear the same colors, colors in the same family or everyone wear what they want?
  • Perhaps you want to draw inspiration from your favorite T.V. show or film for your team photos. For example, using Mad Men as inspiration for team photos could result in a cool and unique group photo.
  • Should we be doing anything in our team photo, like going over floor plans, or should it be posed and staged?

1: Capture Your Teams Personality

You would be surprised how much your attitude the day of the photoshoot comes into play. Your mindset and attitude contribute to about 50% of the real estate agents headshots and lifestyle pictures. 

  • Depending on the teams personality (or that of the lead), you may want to do more formal real estate team photos or opt for something more creative. There is not a right or wrong here.
    • For example, the team below wanted a cheeky Bradys Family inspired team photo during their session. It’s a cute and fun way to turn something that is traditionally viewed as stale and turn it into something fun. While the latter wanted a more upscale posed team photo.

2: Coordinating Wardrobe & Color

Where do you sell or want to sell? What type of clients live there?

These are great questions to ask yourself when figuring out what everyone should wear.

  • You can see from the examples above that the two different teams wardrobe and color options show a different personality. The team with the color focused on selling close to the water. Therefore, their attire is more relaxed and easy going. All tying into their brand and vibe. The 2nd team wanted a more sophisticated look and settled on an all black wardrobe.

3: Capture Lifestyle Photos of The Team

Lifestyle photos are meant to capture a story about you and your company. 

Is there a group activity the team frequently does together? Incorporate that int your real estate team photos! For example:

    • Golfing
    • Grabbing a drink
    • Volleyball
    • Tennis
    • Team meetings
    • Charity work
    • Cycling

These types of real estate headshot ideas images all your photos from being too stiff and posed.

We Bring Your Real Estate Photo Ideas To Life

Sergio Garcia Headshots is a highly rated real estate agent photographer and photo studio for real estate agents headshots and realtor lifestyle photos.

He and his team photograph throughout the U.S. in the following states and cities.


  • Dallas
  • Fort Worth
  • Austin
  • Houston
  • San Antonio


  • Chicago


  • Miami
  • Orlando
  • Florida Keys

New York

  • New York City
  • Brooklyn
  • The Hamptons
  • Montauk


  • Baltimore

District of Columbia

  • Washington, D.C.


  • Seattle
  • Tacoma


  • Atlanta


  • Nashville


  • New Orleans


  • Oahu
  • Maui
  • The Big Island


  • SoCal
  • NoCal


  • Vail
  • Denver
  • Telluride


  • Phoenix


  • Las Vegas


  • Vail
  • Denver
  • Telluride


  • Billings
  • Bigfork
  • Missoula


  • Alexandria
  • Arlington


  • Anchorage


  • Stamford

Capture Your Modern Real Estate Headshots With Us 

Why Hire Us To Capture Your Real Estate Headshot Ideas?


Before the actual shoot date, Sergio Garcia and his team are available to help you plan your real estate headshot and lifestyle pictures session.

Feel free to ask us any questions about your wardrobe or possible locations ideas.

We want to make sure your photoshoots goes as smooth as possible.

Posing Coach

Worried about freezing in front of the camera? Don’t be!

Sergio is a natural when it comes to working with clients who are camera shy, or that hate it all together.

No matter if you’re male or female, he will guide you throughout the session so that your photos look polished and of magazine quality.

High-End Quality 

We started as fashion photographers and that led us to working with many models and magazines.

Our shooting style has a very high-end and editorial quality to it and that is one of the reasons our images look like something out of a magazine.

We are not your average photography studio and provide elevated real estate headshot ideas.

Have Your Own Real Estate Headshot Ideas?

If you are a single agent or team looking for modern realtor headshots and team photos, send us a note below.

Our studio works across the United States and we enjoy collaborating on modern real estate headshot ideas with our clients.

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