A Basic Guide to a Great Headshot Photo Session
Published on: March 7, 2022

A professional headshot is the first introduction to you, your business, and your brand.

Around 93% of HR professionals and recruiters turn to LinkedIn to find quality candidates, 2 in 3 turn to Facebook, and more than half utilize Twitter. This proves that a headshot plays a vital role in your professional life. Your headshot should be a powerful, compelling, and confidence-instilling. Headshot that makes prospective clients, employers, and partners want to reach out and connect with you.

Before you head for your professional headshot photo session, consider what you want others to see when they glance at your profile page.

Think about some of the characteristics that embody your personal brand. Are you a chef, an educator, or a writer? Write down some keywords and phrases. If there are certain props that could help tell your story, bring them along to your session too.

We will usually take a few different shots using various outfits so that you have an excellent selection to choose from. If you’re going to be using your headshot on a specific social media platform, you might want to tailor it to fit that site.

It’s important that your look matches the image you’re trying to convey.  What you wear daily is a great place to start. Solid colors are always a good choice, as are tops with strong collars and necklines. We suggest that you wear clothing that compliments your skin and eye tones. It’s best to stay away from very bold colors too. Even though you’ll only be photographed from the shoulders up, it’s essential for your entire outfit to be professional. You may want a shot or two that is taken further away and incorporates more of your body.

Even though this is a more professional shoot, remember to have fun. A relaxed, comfortable subject naturally exudes confidence.

To schedule your headshot today, contact me or call (617) 259-0883.


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