Why Updating Your Headshot Is Important

We’ve all been there, questioning the importance of having a headshot. Every business professional will vouch, headshots aren’t just for actors! They help you stand out in a good way. Applying for jobs, seeking clients, or even just maintaining your reputation in the business world, for example. Sometimes, it doesn’t seem worth it to find a professional to take them, especially since you can take them yourself. Here’s some good tips on why you should seek out a professional photographer for your headshots.

It Maintains Your Professionalism

One of the first things people tend to notice when looking into your website is what you look like. And, a surefire way to keep them interested in your page is a great photo! Often, the photo you choose is the first impression people get, and you want to make a good one! Having a professional take that photo for you will ensure it is the best option you could’ve chosen. They’re pros for a reason!

Take a look at Michelle O’Donnells headshots that I shot earlier in October. She is a realtor from Western Springs, and was searching for an update to her headshots. Everything in the picture, from her outfit to the lighting, screams professional at what she does.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and it’s entirely true! She looks trustworthy, dependent, and reliable. If we can see that from these headshots, everyone can!

 

People Tend To Study Faces

This is so true about every picture. People judge you based on how you look. If you have a great quality headshot, people will be more likely to make a connection with you. These pictures also tell your story, and this is so important!

A great headshot should make your potential client feel as though they know you already. Just looking at Michelle’s photos makes you feel this way, for instance. It’s hard to get that quality from a non-professional photo.

 

You’ll Have Great Pictures For Social Media

An important part of maintaining your image is through branding. When you hire a professional to take your headshots, you get many different photos, poses, and sometimes outfit changes. This is very crucial to branding your image. These photos are not only a representation of you, but also your business. If every social media account has a profile picture with the same vibe, it will make people understand the type of person you are, and the version of you that you want to relay.

Even if they are different pictures, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram all have the same type of image. Consistency in your photos will show people that you have it together, and you are a great professional.  As a result, you’ll have more positive attention in the job world.

In addition, you’ll have great pictures of yourself in exceptional quality!

I look forward to seeing all you all thrive in the professional world! Interested in getting your headshot done? Reach out and schedule a session with me!

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