Whether you’re a small business owner, entrepreneur, professional in your industry, speaker, coach, or influencer, professional photography can take your branding to the next level. There’s a time and place for selfies and iphone pictures but if you’re wanting to stand out it may be time to hire a professional. Here’s some reasons why you should seek out a professional photographer for your headshots.
Give your “About Us” page a professional edge by bringing everyone together for a cohesive, high-quality portrait session. Often times, your picture is the first impression that future clients get so you want to make sure it’s a good one! Consumers will take your business more seriously when you present yourself as a professional in your industry.
I loved photographing the team at Glenda Williamson Realty! My main goal when providing headshots is to provide a fun and relaxed photo shoot experience. We laughed and had fun with it, which always results in the best pictures. Check out their website and “Meet the Team” page to see how they used their headshots to create a friendly and welcoming feeling.
People are looking for a connection. Having a great, naturally posed headshot makes your future client feel like they already know you. Everything from the lighting to how you’re dressed and posed helps show a confident and trusted professional.
Hiring a professional photographer allows you to focus on what you do best. As a business owner, you shouldn’t have to worry about creating your own social media content, email images or pictures for your website. Time is money and taking your own pictures, uploading them, sorting through them, and retouching all takes A LOT of time. Photographers are pros for a reason so let them do their job so you can do yours.
When you update your profile picture on LinkedIn or Facebook it sends out a notification to your contacts. This is important because it reminds all your contacts who chose to follow you that you are still alive! Consistency in your photos will show people that you have it together. As a result, you’ll have more positive attention as an expert in your field. They are following you because they want to stay in the know with you and your brand. Give them a reason to have you in their brains today.