A picture is worth a thousand words, but your professional value is priceless. You know you’re the best person for the job. So how do you tell that to the world? Reasons why you should invest in professional headshots from a Northern Virginia headshot photographer.
Your headshot is your first impression. It’s what sets you apart from the competition in a digital world where we all have an online presence. Research shows we make a judgement on people within the first 7 seconds. What do you want that judgement to be when business connections or potential employers are scrolling LinkedIn?
Think about this. Are you more likely to work with someone with a professional headshot, or the one with a cell phone snap of them on vacation clearly cropping someone else out of the shot?
When you invest in your personal branding, you are conveying your commitment to your craft and professionalism. You are saying you are trust worthy and dedicated.
But your headshots don’t have to be boring to be professional. They don’t have to be you awkwardly sitting on a stool in a studio with artificial lights against a white backdrop.
Remember, you are telling the story of you, your brand, what you bring to the table. So they should feel like you while you’re taking them and also look like you when you’re done. You on your very best day, of course. And, you can have a variety of images to create a seamless visual experience across different social media platforms that all still convey the same message.
And as a side note, even if you don’t use some of these for your professional growth, there is something to be said about how confident a gorgeous photo gallery will make you feel. And that is truly priceless. You will take that confidence with you out into the real world, professionally and personally.
We know I specialize in making everyone feel comfortable and relaxed during their family photo session. Allow me to bring that same energy to your headshot session as your new Northern Virginia headshot photographer. Sorry that sentence was weird, I’m blaming SEO. Anyway. Email me today to book.