What is a Headshot? And why is it important to hire a photographer?
In the digital age, your professional internet persona is defined by a few factors: A LinkedIn account, your social media history, and a professional headshot. There is a myriad of reasons to have your headshot taken by a professional photographer, so let’s take a look at some of them.
It will look professional…
If you’re on the neverending quest for a job, or you have a job but want to continue networking and building strong connections, a professional headshot will say a lot about your commitment to your career. Anyone can use a selfie of themselves standing near a lake or a mountain for their social media, but getting dolled up for a studio-grade headshot exclaims, “I’m dedicated to my life as a professional.” And that sort of exclamation is exactly what other professionals look for.
You will use it frequently…
Think of all the business expenses that require your headshot. Business cards, social media profiles….okay, so there aren’t a ton of business expenses, but if you want to set yourself apart for the aforementioned, using a professional headshot will do so. Think of it this way: LinkedIn is essentially a perpetual online networking event. For a networking event in real life, you groom, shave, comb your hair, and wear your fancy clothes, because you want to make a good impression on the people you meet. Your professional headshot on LinkedIn is basically your way of making a good first impression on people, and first impressions are everything.
It’s an investment in your future…
Do you fear that you’re not photogenic? Not to worry, a professional headshot taken by a professional photographer will be edited in post-production, ensuring that you will look your best for LinkedIn. A photographer understands that not everyone feels comfortable in front of a camera, and has the necessary interpersonal skills to communicate what will look good and what won’t.
The Christian Purdie Photography Take on Headshots
Free time for a professional is hard to come by. You sacrifice eating full meals for an energy bar so you can make that phone call with a major account. Sleep? You’ve never heard of it. You don’t have time for that vacation you’ve been planning for a year because you have call time. They may not actually need you, but dammit you’re committed.
When it comes to headshots, you don’t have time to drive 15 minutes to a photography studio. So what do you do? First of all, don’t fret. Christian Purdie Photography takes the photography studio to you. We travel with a lead photographer, an assistant photographer, and a lot of equipment to recreate a studio at your convenience.
At Christian Purdie Photography, we realize the necessity of a good headshot, but we also understand that for some people time is of the essence. Whether you’re an individual looking to build your personal brand, or you’re a part of a larger corporation that requires its employees to have professional headshots, Christian Purdie Photography is dedicated to providing you with a headshot you’ll be proud of.