At Cream City Photo Video, we love taking headshots. From students getting their first professional headshot to seasoned business professionals looking to update their personal branding, we see people coming in looking to update their headshots for all reasons. One of the questions that we get asked most commonly is “Why should you get a new headshot taken?” Here are some of the most common reasons that you would want to get a new headshot taken.
- Look the Part: If you want to be treated as a business professional, you have to act like one. That includes investing in professional headshots. If your current headshot is one that projects an image that is anything less than that, it is time to consider a headshot taken by a professional.
- It gives a people chance to see who you are before they meet you: Key players in your industry can learn a lot about you before you ever meet. Your style, mannerisms in the picture, and facial expressions can read volumes about who you are.
- A good headshot can help with networking: You wonder how? A distinct headshot is more likely to jump out in the minds of individuals that you may have connected with at an event. Simple features such as a smile or pose in a clean, polished setting can stand out and jog a potential client’s memory.
- You get to showcase your personality: Your headshots aren’t meant to be stuffy. They are an opportunity to display your personality. If you’re an individual that loves to laugh and can be a little quirky, bring that into your photo! A good photographer can offer guidance on how to bring your personality traits into each shot. Don’t be afraid to ask them if they have any suggestions for poses or facial expressions to help bring out that personality.
We have seen a significant increase in headshot requests, especially as more and more of the workforce heads back into the office. If you are looking to get a professional headshot taken or update a current headshot, we’re here to help. We can’t wait to help take your professional look to the next level.