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!
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Professional headshots? What!? Most people hate having their picture taken. That’s a fact. It can make my job very interesting at times. However, you need at least one solid professional headshot in this day and age more than ever. Why? Well, professional headshots not only make you look like you take yourself that much more seriously but it puts a face to a potential hire, colleague, or client. That being your best face. We live in the digital age, which is a very visual age, it’s a very tap/swipe/snap age. How many apps do you have that let you scroll through photos? In those apps you have the ability to judge those photos if you like them or not. Think about that when you start your LinkedIn profile and decide to use the photo you took last summer at the keg party. The photo is a bit blurry, maybe grainy, and doesn’t show you in a professional light. Most folks go with THAT picture. That random party picture, a cropped group photo with your face as the center, or photos so old that you aren’t even recognizable. You can stand apart from the pack with a nice image. Professional headshots are a window into your personal brand, who you are, and what potential connections can expect. An engaging photo makes all the difference.
When you hear the word “headshot” you automatically think about actors, actresses, and models. The word “headshot” is closely associated with agents, agencies, and entertainment, which makes the average person think “Why do I need a professional photo? I’m not an actor!” That’s where you’re wrong. Everyone needs professional photos taken because this is a professional age. There is a renaissance of entrepreneurship, self starting, small businesses, crowd funded companies, and global personal projects. And because of social media we are all interconnected. Why not show whoever is looking for you a face to attach to your brand? You will get a few great photos to show people and that never hurts either. It doesn’t mean you’re self absorbed.
Of course I want you to get new photos because more business never hurts! But do them for yourself. It doesn’t matter where you work or what you do for a living. That profile photo speaks volumes of who you are. When you see someone’s professional headshots you automatically think to yourself that this individual means business and that means you WANT to do business with that person. I encourage you to book a shoot with me and make an impact with a great image as part of your personal branding.
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