Most of us probably overlook getting a new headshot. We may think it’s unnecessary or not important to update our headshot. The reality is that when someone looks at your business they look at you first and make a decision based on their impression whether they want to work with you or not. So then the question is what is your headshot saying about you? Does it send the message that you’re trying to send to a potential client?
I often seen LinkedIn profile pictures that people post that look like it’s their Facebook profile picture they took at a party. Now if you’re a professional party planner then by all means use that photo. If you are in a corporate field, however, then your photo should depict that. You will be much more trusted in your business if your headshot reflects the person you are and the service you provide.
Here is a headshot I recently took for Julie. After a brief consultation with her she decided a more professional headshot would benefit her and her business. Below is the update to her headshot.
Are you a model looking to get signed with an agency or update your portfolio? Male Model, Case, with Talent Plus was looking to get signed to an agency and came to me to begin building his modeling portfolio. We got together to talk about some looks he was looking for and what he thought his agency was looking for and we set a date to shoot. I loved this shoot because we did it in my living room for that was all I had available at the moment on short notice. Both Case and I were extremely happy with the results despite the small low budget conditions. He even ended up signing with his modeling agency as he hoped.