Did you know that I offer Corporate Headshots?
Your headshot is one of the most important elements of your online profile. A good first impression encourages the viewer to read the rest of your profile and services offered. As a professional photographer, I’ve learned a few lessons along the way about how to create a strong profile picture. Here’s my advice:
1) Hire a Professional Photographer
I use my natural light studio to get the lighting right, I help coach you to a have a great expression and help pose you in a flattering style. I also offer hair and makeup as an addition to your shoot if you would like to take the stress out of that portion. If you want to be perceived as a professional, you have to act like one. People can tell if you snapped a selfie or cropped yourself out of a group shot. Whose hand is that on your shoulder and why is it in your photo?
2) Make sure the photo looks like you
Is your photo more than two years old? Has your hairstyle changed drastically? Do you wear glasses, but not have them on in your profile photo? If so, it is time for a new headshot.
3) Choose the right mood and expression for your audience
Think about your audience. Are you looking for a new job? Are you seeking credibility with potential customers? Are you trying to put customers at ease by letting them know what a nice person you are? I always recommend a gentle smile or the smile-with-your-eyes. I will ensure your photos have an air of professionalism but approachability to them. I make a promise to not allow you to look cheesy or frumpy.
4) Choose and appropriate wardrobe
Although fun and loud outfits may be a part of your style today may be the day to pick the an outfit that is slightly more muted. Now I’m not saying wear something that has no style or isn’t true to you, just pick something that is the best version of you for that day. If you’re still not sure I will be more than happy to help walk you through a wardrobe decision prior to your session.
Now that you know how to do it, update that profile photo. If you currently do not have a profile photo, put on the photo that most closely adheres to these suggestions. Then, find a good photographer and get a professional headshot scheduled as soon as you can.
Here is the latest session for Craven Insurance. You can find them by visiting http://www.craveninsurance.com/