Headshots play an important role in making a first impression by a recruiter. About 93% of recruiters look at social media and Linkedin to find quality candidates. So getting professional headshots can help get recruiters to contact you.
Your headshot is the first introduction to you and your personal business brand. So what should a headshot involve?
Your headshot should convey your personality and show confidence so that potential employers will want to reach out and connect with you or potential customers who will want to buy your products.
Before you head to the studio for your professional headshot photo session, your photographer will help you plan your session.
We will usually take a few different shots using various outfits so that you have a good selection to choose from. We will tailor your styling and poses to fit the type of business you are in.
When it comes to styling solid colors are always a good choice and wearing clothing that compliments your skin and eye tones. Even though you’ll only be photographed from the shoulders up, it’s important for your entire outfit is professional as you may want a shot or two that is taken further away and incorporates more of your body.
We can also include certain props that could help tell your story, bring them along to your session too.
It’s important that your look matches the image you’re trying to convey. What you wear on a daily basis is a great place to start. It’s important to also get your hair and makeup done professionally. I have make up artists that I will recommend, who know how to apply your makeup specifically for headshots in a studio, or outdoors. It’s important to get make up done that is nothing drastically different to what you would normally wear so that you feel confident, which will carry over into your final images.
You will have the option of choosing an indoor/studio type headshot session, or outdoors session. It will depend on your type of business, which we discuss when we plan your session during our free consultation.
Even though this is a more professional shoot, remember to have fun. A relaxed, comfortable subject naturally exudes confidence.