Below are a few headshots with different backdrops as a sample to help with your decision to choose the proper backdrop for your corporate headshot or lifestyle portrait. There are hundreds of choices on the type of backdrop you may desire. All headshot corporate portraits are taken using photographic strobes unless noted as ambient. Ambient means I use the available light in the room or outside and did not use any photographic strobes.
There are many backdrop style and color to choose from, and I can help you make your selection. One paper manufacturer to explore for examples of color is Savage.
Ambient lighting means I use what is available in the environment. It could be the sun, light coming through the windows, the lights int he ceiling, etc. In some cases, this can cast shadows into the eyes and other concerns of lesser quality. If you are considering this, walk in the area with an associate and see how the light falls on their face.