Professional headshots are the first introduction to you, your business and your personal brand.

Around 93% of HR professionals and recruiters turn to LinkedIn to find quality candidates, 2 in 3 turns to Facebook, and more than half utilize Twitter. This just proves that a headshot plays an important 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 to the studio for your professional headshot photo session, think about the things that you want others to see when they glance at your profile page.

We will usually take a few different shots using various outfits so that you have a good selection to choose from. If you’re going to be using your headshot on a specific social media platform, you might even 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 on a daily basis 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 and it’s best to stay away from very bold colors too.

Drink plenty of water in the week prior to your headshot photoshoot, as this will keep your skin plump, smooth, and clear. Try to avoid sun exposure, which can make you look tired and leave your skin irritated. Sleep, plenty of sleep can avoid dark circles under the eyes.

Prepare your facial hair for your headshots by trimming, plucking, and/or choosing a style for shaving facial hair in advance.  Knowing that plucking can leave red marks, and bleaching can irritate the skin, be sure to do these things a couple of days before your session.

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.

There is no better time than now.