It’s not always black OR white… it can be both!
When you come into our studio, I’ll ask you what color backdrop you’d like. If you are not bound by any particular color (say for instance because other headshots on your company’s web site all have a white backdrop) I will also always suggest trying both the black and white backdrops (and gray, if you’d like) to see the differences. You never know, you might be surprised by the outcome and really dig both options. That’s exactly what happened on my last two shoots. Both clients ended up picking a white and a black backdrop image for their favorite headshot selections, and I loved them all!
Moral of this headshot story, you don’t have to limit yourself. Try something different, you might pleasantly surprise yourself with the outcome.