You only have one chance to make a first impression. What do you want that impression to be?
Think of your headshot as an introduction, a virtual handshake if you will.
If done right, a great headshot makes you look more polished and professional, and a really great headshot shows your personality without saying a word. It can mean the difference between “yeah, she looks professional” and “I want to work with HER!” Whether you’re job hunting or advertising to potential clients, the way you present yourself matters…a lot!
Professional photography can even tell a story about you or your business. Better yet, a suite of personal branding photographs can show a variety of looks, showing different aspects of you and your business.
Okay, so professional portraits create a great first impression. But did you know a great portrait can also be a self-confidence builder?
Sure there are plenty of ways to build confidence, and an entire industry of self-help gurus that will happily teach you how. But I'd like to offer another theory.
Imagine a portrait session where you look and feel your best...where your photographer has such a command of lighting and posing that they only capture your best angles. Imagine a portrait session that's fun, and really captures your personality. The result is a portrait you love and can't wait to show off to everyone who will look. Now that's a way to build self-confidence!
(Well guess what? Those are precisely the types of sessions we offer here at Karen K Photo!)
It’s important to understand that a great headshot is so much more than just showing up and having the photographer “snap a picture.” You need to think about how you want people to perceive you. Do you want to be seen as more conservative or serious, or more laid back and fun to work with? Do you want a studio-type headshot or something that shows the environment you work in? Do you need different looks for different things like social media channels and websites?
The choices can be overwhelming! That’s why we're here to help walk you through the process. From choosing the right clothing to scouting out the perfect location, we make sure we get exactly the headshot you're hoping for.