- A selfie may be okay for Facebook, but not for work. You deserve to look more professional. No one in your professional life needs to see you cut out of old vacation photos.
- You don’t look like you. Yes everyone would agree you were thinner and younger then, but we want to recognize you. Besides, the wisdom and experience of the last 10 years looks good on you.
- Styles have changed a bit. Your hair is more modern and clothes have changed since the 2000s. For men ties are thinner and facial hair is more in vogue. For ladies makeup is more subtle with emphasis on the eyes.
- If you have changed jobs, then chances are your headshot matches the coworkers from your old company.
- Your last portrait was taken late in the day. Men have beards that grow during the day and for some they may look like they need to shave again. Hair and makeup looks fresh in the morning but not so much hours later.
- It might be time to use a new background (that blue background is so like the ‘90s!). Also consider outdoor or environmental portraits for a different look.
- Would it kill you to smile? Well if you were in the Army or the Marines you are off the hook, but for everyone else: “A smile will increase your face value!”
- In your last portrait there was a zit on your nose. These are modern times. We can clean up any blemishes and enhance your look with modern technology.
- You look a bit plain. Perhaps the photographer showed up on a day you weren’t prepared. Dress it up a bit with your best outfit. The right accessories and a fresh haircut will help you look sharp.
- Can’t see your eyes. Look directly into the camera and push your glasses up. Viewers want to get to know you, “the eyes are the window to your soul”.
You want to make the best first impression to promote your business. A great headshot can help you build your personal brand and presents you in the best light, pun intended! It may feel like a chore to get a new set of headshots, but if you value your image, it may be time for an update. Here’s why you should consider a fresh set of professional images:
I'm often asked if I miss shooting with film. In a word... No!
My Epic sister-in-laws blog