We live in a very technologically driven world. When people want to know about something or someone, what is the first thing they do? They go online. When they want to find out about a product or service, they Google it. When they want to find out more about a person, they’re heading to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & Linked-In. Online appearance is extremely important. Many people make their decision while researching online. Whether you are searching for your dream job, vying for a promotion or hoping to appeal to prospective clients, your headshot should communicate that you care enough about your appearance and your profession to invest in it.
Common Headshot Mistakes
Your Smile Is Not Genuine – Your smile is your most important business tool. A professional photographer’s job is to bring out the best smile in every single person. Continue reading
When you think of headshots, you tend to think of actors and models, because they need headshots to book work. This still holds true for their profession but nowadays with the popularity of search engines like Google and Bing, everyone is searching names to find information about individuals and their companies.
A professional headshot is one of the most powerful and affordable pieces of your personal brand. A professional headshot is simply a ‘must-have’ for some professionals as they are a way of marketing yourself, branding yourself, getting your face in front of the general public. People are more likely to do business with those they know, like and trust. A polished professional headshot should portray what you want others think about you and your business. Your headshot should reflect professionalism, trustworthiness and friendliness. Continue reading
A great business portrait is a very valuable tool in marketing your visual brand. Your business portrait will project the image of your company as well as your professional services. Your business portrait should portray the image that you would like to project of yourself, your company and your brand. Not only should you have professional business portraits created for your company website, you also need to think about having the right image for the numerous other sites where your business profile is displayed. A great business portrait will build trust and enhance your professional image on your website, blog, Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and other social media sites. Having multiple photographs is a great way for people to be able to see who you are and feel like they can connect with you.
The Importance of Having Several Business Portraits
Headshots used to be associated with models, movie stars, and Hollywood celebrities. But nowadays, headshots are used for business marketing as well. As a business owner, your face will be associated with your business and brand. That is why it is imperative to have a high quality, professional headshot. No matter how good of a photo your camera, or camera phone takes, that isn’t going to be good enough for the message you are trying to convey. If you are a business owner, entrepreneur, or professional, below are some of the reasons for using a professional photographer to take a headshot for your business.
Adds A Personal Touch
You can add a personal touch to your “about us” page, with a portrait headshot. Consumers want to see a photo of the person with whom they are doing business. When you include a portrait on your website, your business becomes much more personal.
Ready to schedule your business headshot? We have a few healthful tips you should take into consideration before reaching out to a professional photographer. Do your research, plan and ask questions. Here are 5 tips to help make sure your business headshot is amazing.
Contact A Professional Photographer
You need a photographer who understands business headshots, branding and about what your headshot is trying to say. A photographer who specializes in family portraits might be able to get a great portrait but that is not the same as being able to encapsulate your personal brand through a great business headshot. Continue reading
What impression does your online personality give to potential clients? When prospective clients look up your business they are not just looking at what you do, they are also looking at who you are. An appropriate headshot is the difference between landing a client or not.
Making A First Impression
In today’s competitive world, when it comes to winning a new client, a first impression has the potential to make or break the relationship. The internet has made that all important first impression so much more essential. Continue reading
No matter what type of upcoming special event you have, hiring a professional event photographer can bring an endless list of benefits to your event, the attendees and your business development. Here are a few benefits of professional photography.
Photography throughout the decades has been always a portal to our past. Many guests would love to remember, in detail, all the best parts of the event. Professional photos taken capture very special moments to all those involved. Presenters or speakers can be offered professional photos as a thank you gift. Continue reading
Your realtor headshot is the keystone of your personal brand. If you are spending money to advertise your profile on places like Zillow Premier Agent or realtor.com, it is even more important.
Below you we will provide you with tips to ensure that your realtor headshot is sending the right message about your brand. That message should be that you are competent, trustworthy, and confident enough to help people through one of the most important decisions of their lives.
How To Look Trustworthy In Your Realtor Headshot
• Smile – People who looked happy in their photographs are viewed as more trustworthy. Studies show that people who smile in their headshot are seen as far more likable and influential than those that do not. Continue reading
You never get a second chance to make a first impression. It is no different for your real estate listings where that first impression is from the online images of your listings. With all of the competition on the market, it is important to have professional photos. There are many benefits of hiring a professional photographer and here are the top seven reasons why.
Impress Your Online Audience: A good professional photographer knows how to make the rooms look their best and make those images stand out and keep them in the “must see” list. Impress your online market segment with the best “curb appeal” possible. Continue reading
Your headshot is one of the most important elements of your LinkedIn profile. A good first impression encourages the viewer to read the rest of your profile. Business portraits are now on websites, social networking sites and even attached to emails we send. Below are a few simple tips for choosing the perfect LinkedIn profile photo.
Wear Professional Attire
Since LinkedIn is a professionally oriented platform, make sure that your photo depicts you in a manner appropriate for your field. Typically this means a dress shirt or blouse, a shirt and tie, or even a suit. Choose solid dark colors like blue or black. Avoid white, it can make you appear washed out. Dressing professionally also means dressing cleanly and simply, avoid wearing too much makeup, or any over the top, distracting hairstyles and jewelry. Continue reading