We get it. Getting a good headshot can be a chore, and you’re super busy. But before you go on using that iPhone photo from 5 years ago (again), hear us out on why getting a professional headshot could make or break your career.
1. A professional headshot makes a powerful first impression.
Have you ever searched someone on social media or on Google before meeting them for the first time? Nowadays, we don’t even have to meet someone face-to-face to form our first impression of them. Getting to know someone before you head into a meeting with them or before you interview them can give you a leg-up on the conversation. But who will the internet say you are? Will it say you’re a dependable professional? Or will it highlight your inattention to detail? We better make sure it’s the former and not the latter!
2. Your headshot is the most personal part of your brand.
Everyone has something that makes them stand out. Your personal brand should showcase the things about you that make you attractive to clients and employers, and your headshot is the only piece of your brand design that is completely and absolutely unique to you! You can (and should!) tailor a professional headshot to match your brand. A professional headshot is a chance to tell your story without using words.
3. You want people to recognize you when they meet you.
The last thing you want someone to think immediately after meeting you is, “wow... they don’t look anything like their photo.” Having an extremely outdated or over-edited headshot can make you seem inauthentic and unreliable. Furthermore, the more memories someone has of your real face (whether they be via photo or via face-to-face interaction), the more likely they are to remember you, which could mean the difference between securing that competitive position and losing it.
Have questions about headshots? Let us know with a comment! We have been working with professional headshots and branding photos in Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, and the greater Phoenix area for 27 years. Professional photos are one of our areas of expertise - let's bring your business to the next level!
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