How to look your best for a new headshot.
It’s time for that updated headshot. More than ever your online presence matters. With social media savvy customers it only takes a few seconds for a potential customer to make a decision to become your new customer. But here are some quick tips to help you look your best.
1. Of course, hire a professional
To begin, the day of cell phone headshots is over. Putting your best business foot forward is having a high quality professional headshot to represent you and your business. As a professional photographer I know how good lighting and posing can bring out all your best features. You can then feel confident in using your headshot for all your online presence: website, social media, and marketing.
2. Polish your look
Take some time to really consider how you want to look in your headshot. Your attire should reflect your business you represent.
- First, pick your clothing. When choosing your clothing consider color. Even if you’re a black/white kinda person, consider clothing colors that are soft but compliment your skin tone. Also avoid busy patterns, checks or plaids. Of course, press your clothes.
- Equally important is good grooming. Get your hair cut a week before the photo shoot date, freshen your makeup before you step in front of the camera, and please, check your teeth.
- Finally, keep it simple. Do you need a suit/tie or will a casual shirt look more approachable? What message do you want to convey?
3. More than one pose
I often suggest to my headshot customers to consider choosing a longer photo session that will offer a change of outfits and posing for a variety of looks to choose from. Yes, you need a good profile photo, but what about your website ‘about’ page? Or a different look for your newsletter, social media posts and marketing materials? A variety of looks can give you fresh updated options to use with your on-going marketing efforts.
Time for an update
We are here to help you look your best for any updated headshot needs. From headshots to personally branded images, Carla Jacobson Photography can create those images you will love and be confident to share. Just give us a call and we can chat on how to get your started. SCHEDULE HERE!
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