5 Reasons Why Bay Area Locals Need Professional Headshots 

Whether you own your own business, have a corporate job, or have any kind of career you want to advance in then you will need professional headshots. Professional headshots are one of the best ways to promote your services and set yourself apart from your peers. You don’t get a second chance to create a strong first impression and many people underestimate the impact their image can have on their career advancement.

If you still aren’t convinced, here are five reasons why you need professional headshots:

1.    You get what you pay for

Many people convince themselves that a digital camera is a substitute for a professional photographer, but it isn’t. The cameras on cellphones have improved a lot in the last few years, but they cannot compare to a professional photographer. Photographers have the right equipment and understand things like lighting, framing, and editing.

If you are tempted to try to save money by asking a friend or a family member to take photos of you just know that there will be a noticeable difference in quality.

2.    Headshots establish credibility

Many people understand the importance of acting and dressing professionally in person, but forget to display that same professionalism online. And the truth is the majority of your professional contacts will find you online. Professional headshots demonstrate that you take yourself seriously and made an investment in yourself and your career.

3.    You can effectively brand yourself

Obviously there are many ways to brand yourself, but if your headshots look unprofessional this will undermine all of your other marketing efforts. Professional headshots give you an opportunity to stand out from other people in your industry by uniquely branding yourself. The outfit choice, location, color scheme, and any other factors you choose all say something about you and your personality.

Having a portfolio of headshots will help you create the image you want others to remember you by.

4.    You will use them repeatedly online

If you don’t spend a great deal of time online then it may be hard to understand how often you will end up using professional headshots. You can use them on your website, your LinkedIn profile, your Facebook profile, in your emails, on a corporate website and numerous other places. It is always a good idea to have a consistent image to share across all your social media channels.

5.    A professional headshot is more visually appealing

You know the saying, “Never judge a book by its cover?” That sounds nice but everyone knows it isn’t realistic. Humans are visual beings and we are all judged on how we look to some extent. Having a professional headshot can help you create the right image for yourself whereas images that are low quality and visually unappealing can actually be detrimental to your business or career. Having a professional headshot is a chance for you to show the best version of yourself.

Ready for your professional headshot? Schedule a consultation today.

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