As a professional headshot photographer I absolutely love capturing beautiful headshots for my clients. A headshot is just that, a photograph generally from the shoulders up that features your face with a beautiful expression that shows the viewer who you are the type of person that you are.
So why can’t I just take a selfie and use that for my headshot?
Of course there is nothing wrong with a selfie, but if you want to take your online presence to the next level, look more professional and allow the photographer to capture a gorgeous expression of you that shows who you are and the feeling someone gets when they work with you, then hire a PRO! Plus they can organise hair and makeup if you aren’t great at doing it yourself as well as provide advice on what to wear and what not to wear. Plus a great professional photographer will make you look and feel relaxed and natural in front of the camera, show you how to pose and coach you to get a beautiful expression from you. It’s hard to do that with a selfie.. Plus a professional knows how to work the right angles and use the best light to make you look your best!
Organising a professional headshot is a great investment in yourself. It shows that you value who you are, what you want to achieve in life and that you are willing to invest in yourself.
Here are our top reasons why you need a great headshot:
• Hiring a professional photographer shows that you care about the details and how you appear to others. It shows that you are willing to invest in yourself, you take yourself and your career seriously.
• Having professional head shots creates a great first impression. It builds trust, inspires confidence and makes you feel approachable. A good head shot can say I want to get to know her, she looks nice.
• It also helps you to look the part. If you want to be treated like a professional, you must look like a professional especially online. Your website or social media generally is the first contact that most people have with you. Are you making a positive impression?
• And lastly in the sea of selfies and mediocre, having a collection of beautiful head shots that showcase your personality, your professionalism and what you do makes you stand out from the crowd. It may make all the difference between being hired or not.
So you can see that there are so many reasons to hire a professional photographer to capture your head shots. They don’t have to be boring or stuff, they can be warm, relaxed and even playful depending on your career. So why not invest in yourself and your future today.