Whether you're a business professional, freelancer, or entrepreneur, making sure that you present yourself positively has a big impact on your success. One of the things that many people do not put enough emphasis on is their headshot. Instead of a professionally done headshot, they might use amateur portraits or outdated photos in their promotional material. This is obviously not ideal if your goal is to land the job, client, or partnership.
A professional headshot is important because it helps you stand out. As you already know, people go online to conduct much of their research. They'll look at job site profiles, social media accounts, and other media channels. You want to make sure that your photo helps you stand out and establish yourself. A high quality profile photo can help you distinguish yourself from your competitors, especially if they haven't invested in a high quality portrait headshot themselves.
It's not enough to go to some cheap service provider and go through a quick photo shoot on location. You want to work with a photographer that can help you bring out your personality. An experienced professional will also arrange the perfect lighting to help you look your best, will use the best color tones, and can add in-depth retouching to remove any imperfections. There's actually a lot that goes into creating the perfect headshot, and we have plenty of experience in doing so.
Beyond the fundamentals, there are other benefits of getting a professional headshot taken.
Do you need to create a serious and professional look for your corporate image? Do you want to convey your personality to show that you are personable and easy to get along with? Do you want to show that you are an authority and your company is credible? Whatever your goal is, a professionally done headshot can help increase your chances of reaching it. Your headshot sets the frame for how you want to be perceived, and it's the first thing that many people see. As a result, the right headshot can serve as the perfect introduction to your target audience.
Many people today need to create a personal brand so that they are memorable and distinct from their competitors. A professional headshot can help convey what your brand is about. For example, if your business markets organic health products, a warm and inviting headshot can be a great way to convey the purpose of your brand. If you are offering network and web security services, you may want to use your photo to convey a brand around being savvy and secure. This will also communicate that you specialize in this industry.
At the end of the day, the goal of your professional portrait is to sell yourself. Whether you're appealing to an employer or looking to build business relationships or land valuable clients, you're trying to make a great impression. You can't deny the fact that first impressions are important. By getting a high quality headshot, you are increasing your selling power and removing the possibility that the person on the other side decided not to do business with you because of a photo.
Getting a professional headshot is an investment towards your success. It can make the difference between gaining a new business partner and having the partner look elsewhere, or the difference between landing that job and losing it to somebody else. Your headshot can either instill confidence in potential clients or have them wonder if they can take you seriously.
Once you’ve considered all the ways that a professional headshot can help you, give us a call to set an appointment! Our studio offers professional corporate headshots and can help you craft the image you need to present to the world.