What's Personal Branding (Head-shots) and why do I need this? Everyone is a photographer today, I know this person who can take my head shots for FREE....why would I pay you $500....
Investing in a high-quality, professionally taken headshot is an investment in your personal brand. Do you want people to see you as a amateur or a professional? I strongly believe you get what you pay for. Your mom, sister or friends who uses a camera do not know how to advise you properly on a style of clothing, hair makeup, color and expression. It gets even more complicated when you photograph different age, shape and size of your client body. Do they ever ask you how you would like to be photographed? Why not? Just like anything in life practice makes perfection and because amateur photographers do not have enough practice with headshots as they photograph EVERYTHING they can do more damage than good to your public image. The wrong image could say that you don’t take your position seriously, or perhaps that you are not contemporary in your thinking, or that you’re not too concerned about projecting your professionalism.
Now that social media has taken on such an important role in promoting our professional abilities, having an impact making headshot is more important than ever. Since every social media platform requires a profile image, your headshot will have a far reaching web presence in addition to more traditional uses like the staff page of your organization’s website and publication in conference or speaking engagement–related materials.
Professional headshots aren’t just for top executives anymore. Everyone needs one. If you don’t have one already book one today!
here is a summary Why you should hire a professional?
Your headshot should express your personality
Many of us are not naturally photogenic
Your headshot conveys your professionalism
Professional headshot will make you stand out from the crowd
Having a quality image of yourself to share with your professional peers boosts your self confidence, and it can even inspire you to share more of yourself with others, take a few risks, and overcome work-related challenges.