Do I really need professional head shots?
The short answer is YES! And here are some reasons why.
Many professionals these days can benefit from having a good quality headshot. You should be aiming to project a level of professionalism a step above a cropped family photo from last years family reunion. Whether you are a doctor, lawyer, real estate agent, home based or small business a professional headshot will help you to stand out.
Looking for a job? An important part of marketing yourself is being able present yourself professionally in the modern competitive job market. Just as you wouldn’t show up to an important job interview in ripped jeans and with dirt all over your face, why would you show potential employers a photo of you at anything less than your best? A professional headshot does not guarantee you a job but it can help employers want to meet you and help you to get a foot in the door.
Hey there’s nothing wrong with that. Being single can be fun. But if you’re single and you don’t want to be, your online dating profile is your gateway to the dating world. A professional profile photo can round out your gallery of more casual photos by adding an element of contrast and quality. A great-looking profile photo lures the viewer in for a closer look.
Do you want to elevate your social media presence? A professional portrait or headshot can really have that effect. No matter what network you’re on, you can tailor your profile picture to really show what you’re all about. Your profile pictures for various social networks like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter might have different goals and purposes. Do you want to highlight your professional side? Your fun-loving side? Your goofy side? Your all-encompassing sexiness? A good professional photographer can help you share your best traits on social media.
5. You are getting older
Let’s face it, we’re all getting older. That’s not necessarily bad, it’s just the truth. Your head shots need to reflect this. There isn’t anything sadder than seeing someone clinging desperately to a photo that was obviously taken in 2002 and pretending that’s what they look like now. A great way to respect your age and the wisdom that comes with it is to get a spanking-new headshot that beautifully captures your increasingly mature and elegant look!
If none of the above apply to you, then congratulations. You belong to an extraordinarily tiny minority of people. However, you’re not out of the woods yet, because you probably have a face. And belonging to such a select group while still owning a face is really a major accomplishment. You should celebrate by getting your headshots done!