You either looked forward to it or dreaded it with every ounce of your being…PICTURE DAY! Everyone remembers how they felt. You may even have an old photo in an album or hanging on someone’s wall that keeps the memory fresh.
Young Stacey aka Bangs
Today, you think your photo from ten years ago is good enough…or the one you snapped on the elevator before anyone else got on. Let’s be honest with each other…it’s not okay!
You’re an adult, a professional, and people should meet the same person they saw on your LinkedIn profile (an avatar, by the way, is unacceptable).
There’s beauty in capturing the different stages of our lives. I’ve had the honor of photographing everyone from the receptionist to the president of companies. Every person I meet has a reaction towards having their photograph taken, whether positive or negative. So what if you’ve gained a few pounds, acquired a gray hair (or twenty), or have lines that trace the smiles you’ve been blessed with throughout your lifetime. At the end of the day, we are all just a soul in front of a lens. As a photographer, I take it as a chance to meet the real you. Your picture is meant to capture the essence of who you are. A professional can do just that.
So the first step to a great headshot is not solely comprised of the right outfit (although very important, check back next week for that). It has a lot to do with how you’re seeing the man (or woman) in the mirror.
Start a new memory of “picture day”. Hire a professional to do your headshot and fall in love with your image. A professional headshot is not just a good idea, it’s a great one!
Click here for a free headshot consultation with Smit’N Photography.