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Why bother with a professional headshot?

With the prevalence of cameras these days, especially in our phones, why bother with the time and expense of a professional headshot? Isn't it fine to snap a selfie and throw that up as your LinkedIn profile picture?

The answer is all about you. Your headshot is one of the things that makes YOU stand out. Your face is one of the most important parts of your brand. The fact that so much business is done online these days doesn't mean you can hide your face. In fact, this is all the more reason to have a great headshot! Like it or not, people normally decide whether they are going to work with someone within ten seconds of seeing them. So it makes sense to have a headshot that will make a killer first impression!

Studies have shown that potential employers and clients are influenced by your headshot. A Jobvite study concluded that 41% of recruiters are influenced by the headshot of the job candidate. Furthermore, according to LinkedIn, users who have a professional headshot get 14 times more profile views than those who don't. What does this mean? You can reach more potential clients or employers if you have a professional headshot on your profile!

A professional headshot session with me is all about helping you achieve what you want. Before we ever get into the studio together, we have a conversation to talk about your personal/company brand and how you can communicate that and build on it with your headshots. In the actual session, I spend time coaching you to achieve the genuine expressions that will match your brand and give you that first impression that stands out from the crowd.

Let me know how I can help!

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