Have you ever considered how important your professional headshot is and how it actually works for you. Check out some of my latest work and read about how I get the awesome out of everyone I work with.
Had Mark come to the studio this morning, he owns Corporate Dramawww.corporatedrama.co.uk and he wanted to update his head shots. Spent a couple of hrs with him in the studio this morning and he went away with some awesome shots.
These shots prove the power of using LinkedIn to network, I was making connections last week and Mark was one of them. My timing was perfect as he was looking to have new head shots. He checked out my profile and website that day and booked his session.
Picking and choosing the right people to connect with will pay dividends and don’t bombard people with loads of messages telling them what you do. Be polite send a thank you for the connection and explain your services, tell them that you’re their if they need you. Send updates every so often just as a reminder but don’t be pushy. Its all about networking! Upset a connection and you have lost all of those potential recommendations.
It seems obvious but you do need to have a good think about why you need a professional headshot long before you have your professional headshot taken. Not only will these be helpful for you but they will also help your professional headshot photographer. The things you should thinking about are:
Why you need a professional headshot? (new website, new opportunity, social media presence, press release, recruitment i.e LinkedIn)
When do you need a professional headshot by?
What brought this on?
Where else do you intend to use your headshots? (i.e. website, business card, LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, one pager biography, press releases, book cover, products, roll up banners, email signature, a copy for your mum? See here for more ideas on how and where to use your professional headshot.
What are the main messages you would like your professional headshot to communicate? (i.e. confidence, approachability, trust, professional, caring, fun, quirky)
Whats the very best thing that can happen as a result of having a professional headshot?
What will achieving that result mean to you?
What are your/your companies core values?
Who is your target audience or ideal client you are looking to attract?
Are you thinking of writing a book or launching any products (CD, DVD etc) in the near future?
Have you seen any professional headshot photos that you particularly like the style of? (take examples to show your professional headshot photographer)
Do you (or any of your staff) have any particular worries or concerns about being photographed?
Would you like to book a professional hair and make up artist for your shoot?
Would you like professional image advice?
Other things your professional headshot photographer will need to know…
What are your current brand colours? (logo, website, etc)
What style of photos do you like? (studio, location, posed, candid, colour, black & white)
Are you working on any other branding?
If it’s a company team headshot shoot, is there anyone in your company that may need a greater selection of images? (i.e. Senior Execs, company spokesperson)
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