Tonight's blog features my friend Linda. She is a fellow professional photographer in the Kennesaw area with a small studio much like ours, LC Photography. We met through Georgia Professional Photographers Association. I've given her a few lighting lessons, she's done some makeup jobs for my clients and myself, we chat about business goals, and build each other up. We grab dinner and have fun behind the camera.
She called me last week needing to schedule new headshots, she's the 3rd small business owner this week to up date. She said it had been a couple of years since she had them done and needed a fresh look to go with her studio branding. I love the idea of doing a bold colorful traditional headshot mixed with the black and white character study styling with a camera and tripod.
Here are 5 reasons to invest in professional headshots every couple of years:
5: Look the Part.
Professional headshots are not just for corporate management and Hollywood any longer. Potential employers (or clients) are impacted by the way you present yourself as a business professional. If you want to be treated as a professional, look like a professional.
4. Positive Impact.
In today's fast passed marketplace a professional headshot will stand out in a positive manner in a sea of cell phone selfies. Personally, when we were looking to buy our house I went through several realtors websites and was flabbergasted by the lack of professional headshots - if they wouldn't invest a couple of hundred into their self image what else are they cutting corners on? My realtor did have a professional headshot - a very well created one! It gave me confidence that he cared about his company.
3. Confidence Boosting.
When presenting your business it's important to have pride in yourself. When you have professional portraits made you will feel like a million bucks. It gives you confidence which is attractive for business contacts.
2. Stand Out from the Crowd.
A professional headshot is useful for drawing attention to your brand. This is your chance to tell the story of your business. Branding is what people say about you when you're not in the room - what do you want them to talk about? When people see a high quality portrait they look longer at it. They remember it; they remember your face, your brand.
1. Puts a Face with a Name.
Business cards are out - but headshots are shining bright! Personal branding is growing in popularity and corporations are starting the see this. Every entrepreneur needs a headshot even if it's just for your social media profiles. When you put your face with your name you will be remembered.
Professional headshots in studio: $200, includes the sessions + high resolution downloads of 3 poses for printed and online marketing purposes. If you're interested in your full office please contact us for an adjusted quote.