Shonda Hilton
Shonda Hilton

Photographs for your business cards | Whidbey Personal Branding Photographer

Photographs for your Business Cards

First question is should you or shouldn’t you?

My belief is that this is an under-used tactic, I suppose there’s a sort of British reserve that says its a bit vain to put your own features on a business card.

But, if you’re like me, you’ve got 1,000’s of cards and frankly I can’t put an appearance to most of them.

I think your image on a business card will help you stand out and be extra memorable with the recipient of your card.

There’s also really strong evidence that when your marketing materials show you as a individual you get a greater rate of return of your marketing.

For years Viking Direct (one of the biggest suppliers of office supplies in the UK) featured Roger Halford, the one time|owner of Viking, because it personalized the business.

Second question: formal or informal?

That’s going to depend on your business, for women that’s less of an issue, a single outfit can cover both bases. For men, it’s extra complicated, with or without jacket, with or without tie. I think you have to put this in the context of your organization and whether you want to present a more traditional photograph or not.

If your type of business involves a special work outfit, let’s say a plumber, then use it. My cards, feature beautiful client images to showcase my work.


Personally I order from I am not paid to advertise them I just love the quality. I have ordered from Vistaprint and a couple of the labs I print pictures from but by far Moo is my favorite and very reasonably priced. Click here for Moo

Here is a quick design we created that is elegant and modern for a local real estate agent as an example:

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  • AdriannahNovember 12, 2018 - 9:31 pm

    These are great tips! Thank you so much for sharing!!ReplyCancel

  • Angie ChurchNovember 13, 2018 - 6:33 am

    Great tips and suggestions!  Good content!ReplyCancel

  • Deanna WebberNovember 13, 2018 - 7:37 pm

    You are so very right, all those business cards and I can’t put a face to them! Great tips! ReplyCancel

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