I know what it’s like to step in front of the camera and feel awkward. Just because I’m a photographer doesn’t mean I like to be in front of the camera any more than you do.
I promise you, my experience as a Los Angeles Headshot Photographer, will make your headshot photo session painless. In fact, I’ll bet money you’ll even have some fun.
And that fun will translate into a stunning headshot where your best qualities shine through.
Still not convinced? Here are my top five reasons you should get that updated image!
5 Reasons Why You Need a Professional Headshot
1. A good headshot lets people get to know you
It can be hard to get to know someone online, especially in this day and age of socialally distancing. Your online image says a lot about you. It can give someone a glimpse into your personality and eliminate the anticipation of that first real-life meeting.
A smile shows your warmth and approachability.
A serious look shows that you are focused, determined and committed.
If you are unsure about how you should “look” during your headshot photography session, my advice is to look natural. But we’ll take several different shots so you’ll be able to pick the one that best represents you.
2. You will use it everywhere – especially online
If your day-to-day business doesn’t require you to hang out online, you may not realize the importance of a great headshot. I even wrote about why you need a great profile image here.
Whether you realize it or not, and whether you like it or not, people that don’t know you will look you up. You want to make sure you put your best face forward – pun intended.
3. It supports and enhances your skills and experience
A professional, polished image helps you stand out from the crowd. It shows that you take yourself and your work seriously.
If you claim to be an expert, the best at what you do and/or the person that can solve a problem, it helps to look the part.
Plus a professional headshot it can boost your self-confidence, and give you a renewed inspiration to go for big goals.
4. A proper headshot helps you make real-life connections
People study faces and a professional image will help them relate to you. When someone is doing their research, they will look for reasons to like you or dismiss you. It’s sad but true.
A current headshot that captures your true essence will attract the right people to you. I will help by capturing you at the right angle with your head tilted just right. By the way, the key to a great headshot lies in the head tilt.
5. Keeps you up to date and shows the current you
As we age, we change. Make sure you are representing who are today, not who you were years ago. You may not look as young as you want, but stepping into the real you shows a level of confidence that is infectious.