A professional headshot will make you stand out in the sea of selfies.
What does your headshot say about you? In the digital age we live in, people form their first impression of you well before they ever meet you face to face. It is important to start on your best foot possible when making that initial impression with someone. A professionally taken headshot, by a photographer that specializes in this area, is going to be what will help you stand up and be recognized. Don’t be just another face in the crowd, demand to be noticed!
Set yourself apart from the mundane! Have a headshot taken that shows you at your absolute best. Everyone is unique, and that absolutely applies to you as well. Start with a leg up on your next interview or audition with a headshot that captures people’s attention. A photo that shows you are confident, approachable, and a leader of your field is the best way to do that. Are you ready to show the world how amazing you are?
I’m a business professional, why do I need a headshot?
As a business professional you are always making connections with people. Especially so if you are an entrepreneur or small business owner. You are your own brand, and it’s important that you show people who you truly are. A professionally taken headshot is much more than just a high quality photo of yourself. It is almost always how people form their first impression of you. Why would you allow that first impression to be anything other than your best self?
Why do I need a professional headshot photographer?
“My friend has a really nice camera and offered to take my headshot for $40. Why should I hire a professional and pay so much more?” Shockingly this has been asked more than a time or two. It’s a really simple answer honestly. Would you hire someone to work on your broken plumbing just because they own a wrench? Would you hire someone to service your car because they know how to drive? No, you seek out and hire professionals to take care of these kind of things. While it’s cliche and tired, it is very much true that you get what you pay for. Sure your friend might take a decent photo of you. In most cases though, you are not going to be doing yourself a service. Even among photographers there are different fields of specializing. When you are hiring someone to take your headshot what you are really needing is someone that understands the art behind headshots. There are little minor details that take your image from alright to amazing. Someone that understands how to light a face, how to guide you to the perfect angle, how to get a natural expression from you are all things that add up to creating the best image you have ever had taken of you. So you can either go for price, or you can go for value. In pretty much any scenario, value will always net you a better final image than going with the cheapest in the market.
What is personal branding?
When someone thinks of your business is your face the one that comes to mind? Are you an author, public speaker, REALTOR, musician, actor, or even a photographer? If you are the face of your business then your branding should be a reflection of yourself. Your social media posts, your website, your marketing materials should have be uniquely tailored to reflect you. People want to work with people that they feel they know. If your branding doesn’t ever show people who you are, how can they ever feel that they know you? The best way to establish yourself in the eyes of your potential clients is to brand yourself as an expert and release content to your social media that shows you for who you are, you doing what it is you do. Allowing you to tell your story to anyone that could potentially need your services.
What is a session like with Dallas’ executive headshot photographer?
My number one focus during the entire process from the first moment we talk about your needs to years after image delivery is what can I do to help you out. How can I solve your needs? If we are talking headshots or branding chances are you are needing to revamp your brand, or possibly create it for the very first time. I walk through with you to fully understand what you are needing the images for so that we can capture the best images of you and also tell the story that you are trying to convey. This is why I did away with arbitrary time constraints on headshot sessions. We will work until we have what you need. If we nail that in fifteen minutes or an hour and fifteen minutes we will take the time that you need to ensure that you leave with the best images you have ever seen of yourself. I want you to be at ease during your executive headshot experience because that is how we will capture you at your finest. We will review the clothing that you bring and I will help you to make decisions on the clothing that is going to be most flattering in terms of fit and color. Your clothes should be complementary to you, not the primary focus. We will do image reviews in real time during the shoot so that you can see the images that we are getting. I will coach you through the entire process to make sure that we are capturing you as the amazing person that you are. I have spent years studying the art of headshot photography under the leadership of Peter Hurley so that I can use all of that knowledge and expertise to give you the best experience possible when you step in front of my camera.
Unify your brand with a high end headshot!
One of the best ways to make your company or brand stand out is to have a unified look. If you list your executive team on your company website they should all be photographed in the same manner. Nothing looks less professional than viewing a business’ about page and their executive team or board of directors images are a hodgepodge of assembled photos. This doesn’t show potential clients or donors that you have a solid cohesion in your company. It will make people ask, “If they don’t care enough to represent themselves in a uniform way, how do I know they will be able to deliver what I need? If they are willing to cut corners on branding themselves are they going to cut corners on supplying my needs?” Don’t risk losing valuable revenue because you opted for anything less than the best branding possible when representing your leadership on your website.