WHY YOU NEED A PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOT
Investing in a high quality, professionally taken headshot is an investment in your career. It will show you at your best, the way you want prospective clients and employers to see you. An amateur photograph in which you do not look your best can end up hurting you. These days everyone has a camera or a friend with a “good” camera. You can simply just bypass a professional photographer and have your friend take it instead, right?
Taking a professional headshot involves more than just having a good camera.
It involves using proper lighting, choosing the best backgrounds and most importantly positioning and coaching so that you look confident and approachable in your image. Expression is key. You don’t want to look like a deer in headlights or like you were asked to smile.
Social media plays an important role today in promoting our professional abilities and having a professional headshot that makes an impact is more important than ever before. Image has always been important but never more than like today. In order to make a great impression on social media, you need to have a great image. It can’t be taken from your last vacation or from the last Wedding you attended.
You’re a professional and you need a professional image. If you look professional, potential clients, investors, etc. that don’t know you personally are going to be more likely to agree to that first meeting. You will not be taken seriously with a cropped and blurry photo that your friend or sister took with their phone. Even if you have the best qualifications for the job, the guy or gal that I photographed last week will stop prospective employers and clients first, while they simply skip over your profile.
Remember that the very first thing that anyone sees when searching you online is your image. If they like what they see and feel like you have “dressed up” for the interview then they will proceed to click to learn more.
Don’t believe me? Try it yourself. Head over to LinkedIn and randomly scroll through some profiles. Whose profile are you going to click on first?
Do you want your online presence to get you noticed? I can help you with that. Get in touch with me today.