Professional headshots are important for everyone.
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.