Every year I write a blog post about how booking a headshot session will help your brand. Guess what? I’m sticking to my guns here; much like how you should be booking new headshots every six to nine months and sticking to those guns. I’ve been at this full-time for almost eleven years (March 1st is my eleven-year anniversary of being a full-time photographer, how insane is that!?) and I’m still flabergasted by folks who think they can use a twenty-year-old picture and come across as themselves. Think about how many changes you go through in a year or less. You might get several new hairstyles, haircuts, new wrinkles, less wrinkles, gained weight, lost weight, fixed teeth, or even gained a new sense of style. I firmly believe that if you’re in the workforce, have a brand, or are and actor/model you need updated photos of yourself to present your potential clients with.
Your potential clients could be the firm you’re applying to, a modeling gig, a residency program at a hospital, or any place of business that wouldn’t mind seeing that sweet face of yours. You must look your best and present yourself in the best way possible because you “want the job.” HR folks always tell me how a great photo can be the biggest difference between equally skilled candidates getting the same job. Comparatively, who would you rather hire? The person who posts a cropped photo of themselves at a wedding OR the person who has a professional headshot that they took the effort to book themselves in hopes that they completed the package of their resume? I think we would all go with the person who took that little extra effort to look that much more put together. It’s my job to make you look as good as possible. I always do a mini interview whenever clients book a shoot just by asking “What are these headshots for?” It allows my clients to elaborate, show me samples, and then we nail it. I cater to each of my clients needs as far as photos go. I offer corporate headshots as well as headshots for actors/models and lifestyle headshots – which truth be told are my favorite to shoot especially if that means walking around NYC while we do them.
What sets me apart from other photographers? I’ve been in business a lot longer than most and have been extremely reliable in these unreliable times. I offer bang for the buck so to speak, and I’m friendly as heck. Oh and I also take damn good photos. You are certainly in good hands PLUS I’ll brag a bit and say that many clients have gotten back to me saying their coworkers are jealous of their photos. I always appreciate sentiments like that. I Know most people hate “picture day” but you have to suck it up and climb that mountain. Book that shoot. Apply for that job. Update your linked in. Start going after those acting gigs. It all starts with a great photo.