Be honest…how long has it been since you’ve updated your headshot portrait? Are you showing up to meetings and people don’t recognize you? That’s probably a good sign you need a new photo.
The saying of “don’t judge a book by its cover” is a great idea, but truly… your headshot image is a great first impression to you and your business. Whether you’re showing up to a meeting with a new connection, or reconnecting on social media after a networking event, photos can trigger immediate recognition.
“If you want to be taken seriously in your industry then a professional headshot is a must,” said Jesse Brown Nelson, the staff photographer at Evergreen Media. “This portrait image shows potential clients you are a true expert resource that is willing to take that extra step.”
So where can you use a headshot image?
- Facebook Business Page and Personal Profile
- LinkedIn Profile
- Business Cards
- Email Signatures & User Profile
and so much more!
Put down the selfie-stick, turn off the snapchat filter, and book a session with a professional photographer. Not only will you look the part, but you will stand out from the crowd.
A Few Photo Tips
The most important thing is to be comfortable because when you feel good, you look good!
Try to avoid busy patterns and stripes if you can.
Choose colors that accentuate your skin tone and think of layering your clothing.
Don’t limit yourself to seasonal clothes.