In today’s world, things are moving faster than ever, or at least they seem like they are. We’re all wrestling for attention and working to make our brands stand out. I often hear that, rather than have a professional do it, people will have a friend who is dabbling in photography take their headshot. WHAT! Amateur photography will make you look like an amateur.
Investing in a high-quality, professionally taken headshot is a statement that you are professional. We have one chance to make a great impression when the anyone visits our website and no one wants their clients to think, “Wow, that was a really amateur looking website.” A headshot done by a professional brings your images to the next level, the way you want prospective clients to see you. A professional photographer will not just handle the photography, but they will also be able to coach you so you will able to achieve more than one look and expression. Professional photographers know how to find your best side and develop an image that is a true reflection of who you want to present to your clients.
Here are six reasons why you should hire a professional to take your brand photographs:
Your professionally shot images will convey professionalism.
A professional headshot provides a glimpse of your personality before clients interact with you.
A great looking headshot will help you be recognized at conferences and meet ups.
A current professional head is brand consistency. An updated headshot gives people an idea of what you look like now.
Having a professional headshot on professional sites such as LinkedIn will also enhance your overall LinkedIn profile, making you stand out from the rest.
Investing in high quality imagery will boost your self confidence and possibly even inspire you to share more of yourself with others. I know for myself, having a great headshot immediately makes me feel great.
Professional headshots aren’t just for CEO’s anymore. Today everybody needs to have a presence on the web that allows for authenticity and brand consistency. A top notch presence requires investing in a professional headshot not just a friend who is dabbling in photography.
If you don’t have one already, invest in a professional headshot photographer.