Are You 1980’s or 2019? | HeadShots

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Remember Ferris Bueller’s iconic words, “Life moves pretty fast…” What would he say now?

We don’t have much time to catch someone’s attention as they scroll down their feed. The key is getting noticed and letting them know they have found the right business or person to help.

What does your professional headshot say?

Today the your professional headshots can be infused with personality…YOUR personality! If you’re the face of your brand you want different looks of your personality to use on different platforms. If you’re a Realtor having studio shots with a classic backdrop it’s important, but images showcasing you in a home or office space you manage is equally important. Taking images around the community you’re selling also gives buyers confidence that you can help them with MORE than answering questions about their new home. Designing an entire Branding Session and having multiple images on hand enables you to show potential clients who you are and how valuable you can be to their new home search.

The key to branding your business is giving value + sharing your human, everyday side.

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Facets of your personality to capture during your photo shoot depends on your unique brand and business. I’ve photographed headshots for performance playbills, website launches, and creatives who are looking to show all parts of their business.  Below are a few ideas to consider when booking your Branding Session with me.  Think ahead and make a list of places you’ll use the images from your session.

Are you a service or product based business?

How do you help potential clients?

What emotions due you want to capture?

Make a list and email these before your Branding Session.  We can capture a few of these looks in your Deluxe Headshot Session.

Personality Shots To Capture::

  • Confidence
  • Excitement
  • Surprise
  • Professional
  • Shock
  • Admiration
  • Joy
  • Satisfaction
  • Whimsical
  • Relaxed

A Branding Session allows us to capture a variety of lifestyle shots, headshots, and photos in-the-field.  While most of your images are related to your business, including a few personal images share your human side, especially if your business promotes work+life balance. The type of lifestyle images depends on your business and brand.  But the latest small business research says being MORE HUMAN in your all your marketing for 2019.

Lifestyle Shot Ideas::

  • Taking a walk
  • Reading a book
  • Cooking
  • Coffee shop
  • Roaming a library
  • Nature trails
  • Downtown life
  • The classic jumping for joy
  • Massage therapy room

I incorporate different looks and lifestyle events into your Branding Session.  However, some clients are looking for simple, classic headshots and those shorter, more basic, sessions focus on the facial expressions from shoulder’s up. We collaborate on what’s best for your business and budget. We talk about the above ideas, plan what’s best to wear for your business and body-type, colors, and jewelry choices.  I run my own business, I know how hard you work to achieve each goal set.  You have a lot going on, and that’s why I’m here to help you achieve a piece of your dream with what I do best.  I have the planning and guiding already to go so you can focus on growing your business!

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Let’s talk about your Headshot or Branding Session today!

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