Have you been on Linkedin lately?
I have been noticing a lot of headshots that honestly have my head spinning. Many photos are blurry and dark. Some pics are obviously selfies. And then a little bit of this...
- Babies and dogs. I like cute faces too but I definitely don't want to see them in your professional business photo. Really not appropriate for a work related photo.
- Artwork. I am a huge fan of creativity but I really don't think your headshot should be a sketch of you (for real!). Let's use real photos!
- Empty heads. If you are showing up with nothing for your photo, then I am questioning if you are legit. Looks suspicious and/or lazy!
- All about the location. I love a grassy field and a graffiti style backdrop, but your headshot is not the place for it. It should be clean and not distracting. I want to see your face up close and personal.
Now I could have taken some screen shots to show you these photo faux-pas but that's not my style :) Instead let me share what I think headshots should look like and what they should do for your business.
Your headshot is your first impression. It's your way to communicate that you are a professional.
Your headshot is an opportunity for you to get noticed and connect with your audience and customers.
Your headshot is a tool to share a quick taste of your personality, style and vibe.
Your headshot is the gateway for someone to take the step to get to know you better. A good photo can be the encouragement a prospect needs to click on to your website or pick up the phone to book you.
Don't take your headshot for granted and use a random photo that doesn't support your brand. Your headshot is so important and is literally the face of your business. If you're a realtor, coach, author, doctor, finance analyst, actor, photographer, event planner, teacher, baker, designer....it doesn't matter what field or industry or role you have, you need a headshot to introduce yourself as a professional. In today's online virtual world, a good photo is a necessity for business. It's just as important as your website, logo and business card.
If you feel like one of the above scenarios speaks too close to home (no judgment!), I am hosting my popular Get Gorgeous headshot event on March 28 at Blow In Blow Out - Summit, NJ. We take care of your hair, makeup, styling and photography so that you all you have to do is show up and shine. My dream team of experts have been working with me for almost 4 years and we have serviced close to 300 women. It's my favorite photography event!
Only a few spots are left to join and we would love to have you. Sign up and more information can be found HERE.