I get asked this question a lot! Headshots are an extremely important form of communication. A picture is worth a thousand words and sometimes none more so than a picture of your face. It lets people know who they’re interacting with. Your face shows your whole range of emotion and gets your message across. Headshots aren’t just for actors or models. They are for EVERYONE.
It’s my job as a photographer to make you look like a star…wait is it?
Sounds kind of self-serving.
It’s MY job as a photographer to guarantee you a comfortable headshot session where you can drop your guard and put your best face forward. Let’s face it-most people hate being in front of the camera. Lots of my clients get headshots because they “have to” but they leave completely vamping for the camera and getting into their session. It’s like getting a shot as a kid or eating your vegetables – it’s not so bad once you do it!
At the end of the day people want to see who they are talking to, they want to know who is applying to the new job, who does IT for the company, who is the CEO/CFO/CPA/MVP/NWO of whatever organization you come from, and most importantly they want to know YOU. You can literally upload your headshots to EVERY social media service, dating app, business app, or any website you can think of. Your face is part of your brand and if you’re an actor or model it IS your brand. Keep that in mind when you’re booking a session. A good headshot is an investment in yourself.
You also never know when you might need one! You can get a new position at your job and BOOM they’re going to ask you for a professional photo. You may get interviewed by a news outlet and guess what? They will definitely need a photo of you. You can send them photos from 20 years ago doing keg stands at a frat party or send in that one wedding photo you looked great in while cutting off the rest of the folks in it. People know. They know…and they judge.
My favorite headshot session to do is The Walk Around. I meet my clients at a predetermined location and we walk around and talk for around an hour to an hour and half just shooting and changing outfits. This is my most popular session as well because it’s filled with quality images and great conversation. And don’t worry – if you’re not a big talker I can probably handle that for the both of us. I’m loquacious.
I guarantee you getting some new headshots will be one of the easiest and rewarding things you will do in your professional life.
Lets throw on some tunes and shoot!
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If you are an executive, entrepreneur, or work in a corporate environment- do NOT underestimate the importance of a great corporate headshot. Times have changed and so has company culture across the board as well as the hiring process. Potential employers and clients want to see who you are and that selfie from your last vacation won’t cut it. Now don’t get me wrong – you don’t need a stodgy photo that looks like it was taken 50 years ago but you definitely need something that represents you. Here are a few examples of corporate headshots I’ve taken over the last few years: Corporate Headshots In NY
Now, most people hate being in pictures; let alone professional ones. But you must keep in mind that they are a huge necessity and tool in 2017 and beyond. People see these shots and know who you are. People see these shots to get a feel for who you are. Like I said; no one wants to look at you downing a cocktail at a wedding as your LinkedIn photo. No one wants to see a photo of you from a frat party that happened ten years ago. You need new shots, dudes and dudettes! You’d be surprised how many people use that “CUTE PHOTO” from their last boozie brunch! The point is – if you want to be taken serious you need a well composed photograph that could be used for a multitude of things. In this age of hyper connectivity you could use a handful of your new shots for your website, linkedin, your companies site, email blasts, and press citations. I hear all the time “I have a speaking engagement…and they want a photo…what do I do?” Well – in that case – step into my studio. I offer a quick, painless, and most would say fun process for your shots. You get all images same day plus set number of edits once we agree on a package.
Most of my clientele are booking their shots for the first time and I would ease them through the process as it can be daunting for those that have never had professional pictures done. At this point in time and possibly in your career it’s a necessity and you should embrace being in front of the camera at least once so you can get some great shots. There are a few different styles out there of course but I always suggest a more business casual environmental feel with an out of focus background. It honestly looks really cool especially if shot in a dynamic way.
When you reach a certain level of success or have a large presence online or in the media the odds are that someone will be looking to interview you or highlight you in some regard. When that happens they will more than likely ask for some pro photos. That’s where your corporate headshot comes into play. And I don’t mean just corporate – I strongly suggest a combination of corporate/casual/artistic photos that you can not only send to a variety of folks or outlets but also use for your personal sites or social handles. Believe me a great photo goes a long way. I can’t tell you how many clients I have that reach out to me for multiple shoots because they love the way their shots turned out. It’s an addiction!
You can book your shots with me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org or via text/call at 646-275-4750
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