Headshot photo is not just a bust up photo of you. It is your asset, something that you thank 10 or 20 years down the road of your career, something that you will constantly update every few years. If you still haven’t known why, let me give you 4 reasons why you should get it from Chicago headshot photographer:
Your face is your branding
If you have ever searched the value of some logo designs you will see the strength of it. Google, as we all know it, cost 0$ to make and I assure you if you are to use their logo for whatever purposes to be posted in public and aim to increase your business sales, you will face a lawsuit. Google today is worth approximately $102,000,000,000, about a trillion dollars.
Your headshot photo will be a first impression to others. Employers and potential clients will look at your profile picture and decide from it whether this person is (looks) professional or not unconsciously. And for a headshot photo to look professional and strong, it is strongly advised that you get it from a professional Chicago headshot photographer rather than trying to do it yourself or by the help of a ‘friend’, except if that friend is a professional photographer. There are several things that only professional can do, such as lightning configuration, editing and experience with different people of different shades and shape.
When the job is given to a professional you get:
Headshot better than the real thing.
We have photoshop and other amazing, magic, photo tools that just make us look better. Since that your photo is something that will build up your first impression, it should not go beyond plastic surgery quality, but one that looks like the better version of you. Most of the time.
…And that branding is going to be everywhere you are
If you have a business page on facebook, twitter, instagram, blog and every other social media the world has come up with, be sure to have your headshot photos on all of them. Repetition of the same picture may be easier to remember for clients and followers. It is also part of building trust before even anything is said between you.
Benefits and positive image of headshot only works if it looks like you now, not the younger you of 7 to 10 years ago. Businessmen do not like people that give old pictures of themselves which is unprofessional. A photo that resembles the real you is also a heads up for your client in knowing and guessing what kind of person you are. Here are cues to get your headshot updated:
- New haircut or hairstyle
- Change is bodyweight
- Change is face shape, for example from plastic surgery or other reasons
- As you get older and your wrinkles are showing more
- Definitely when you look better, for example, when you’ve just had your braces taken off
From the formal outfit you wear, the expression you show, the make-up and even how you pose for your picture all matter and a professional Chicago headshot photographer knows how to make you look like what you want. It does cost some to take one, but the investment is a must if you want to give your best on every business and every relationship with your clients.