5 Reasons Why You Need A Professional Portrait
1. You need to put your best image forward.
We live in a digital age. Potential clients and employers get online and research you before ever considering to do business with you. They are literally forming a first impression of you from the minute they click onto your website or LinkedIn page. Therefore, you need to show yourself in the best possible light… use a professional portrait. One taken by a professional photographer.
2. It’s all about making a connection.
People like to do business with others they know. Having a portrait helps people feel like they already know you.
3. You’ll get a boost of confidence.
It makes you feel good to look your best. Having a quality image of yourself to share with your professional peers boosts your self confidence, and it can even inspire you to share more of yourself with others, take a few risks, and overcome work-related challenges.
4. Potential employers will notice you.
People spend more time looking at your photograph than anything you’ll ever write. People naturally study each others face, and its a well known psychological fact that we assume a lot about a person based on how we perceive them (even if it isn’t fair!). If an employer or a client thinks you look friendly, like-able and trustworthy, it will get your foot in the door.
5. Proper branding.
Your business’ brand is its identity. Without proper branding, the public simply cannot form a relationship with your business, right? Well, the photos you choose to use are a major part of that process.Customers want to get to know you and your business on a personal level, but they can’t do that when the photos you use have nothing to do with your business. This is the trap that many entrepreneurs fall into when using stock images. While stock photos are certainly high quality, they do not represent your company.You want potential customers to have the best first, second, and hundredth impression possible when visiting the website you’ve built. So, give them photographs that showcase who you are and what you do (your real self). Let your branding relate to them on a personal level with professional shots.
As you can see from the sample images above, a professional portrait session does not have to be stuffy or in front of a blue backdrop. Your photograph can reflect your style and personality and still look professional. I’d love to create the perfect branding style for your needs. If you’d like to learn more about my portrait and branding services, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404.453.7918.