5 Reasons why you need a professional headshot

Are you using a photo from 10 years ago, something cropped from a picture of you and your ex? Do you have one at all? You could be losing out on career opportunities.


1- IT empowers you. With your best outfit, hair & makeup all done. You feel fabulous and a professional photographer will make you look fabulous with all the right poses and lighting.


2- You have one shot to make a great first impression and today that first impression is done online via social media rather than face to face.   A good headshot can get lost in the sea of headshots but a great one will leave lasting impression.  LinkedIn’s own research shows that profiles with photos are reviewed seven times more often than those without pictures.


3- Your profile photo should look like you on your best day, or look like you, full stop. A photo that doesn’t resemble you could confuse people, or even put them off. How often have you heard or said I recognize the face but I’m sorry I can’t remember your name. Why is that? Because many people have visual memory. Why not have a fantastic photo that will keep a lasting impression.
















4- IT shows your personality- People don’t buy what you sell… They buy YOU!!! A great headshot will capture your essence and give the viewers a feeling for who you really are.  Connecting you to the people who see your photo. It’s that connection that will draw people in and make you stand out!  A snap or selfie will not do that.  A good photographer can do that for you!! You also need to consider what you’re wearing. Just because you wear it to work doesn’t mean it will work for you in a headshot. Professionals will often make the assumption what their professional attire should be without consideration for what works well on camera and creates a complementary look for them.”


5- Lastly, it shows professionalism. A great headshot makes you look and feel professional.  IT shows that you take your job, company and yourself seriously. When you are willing to invest in yourself, others are more likely to invest in you as well.  According to Forbes Magazine.” Whether for a social profile or your company’s website, the quality and style of your headshot conveys a lot about you as a person and signals how you conduct business.

What kind of photos are you using on your professional profiles?

If you think it’s time for something new, let’s talk.