3 reasons why you need a professional headshot!

Do you run your own business? Work as a freelancer? Do you have a LinkedIn profile? Are you on Facebook or Instagram?

If you've answered yes to any of those questions then it's time to put the selfie stick away and book a professional headshot photo session.

Here's 3 reasons why you need a proper headshot:

1. You need to look professional

Whether you run your own business, work as a freelancer or work for a company, you will need a decent headshot. A good headshot will convey your professionalism at work and portray you in the best light.  A professional headshot will stand out amongst the array of cropped and blurry selfie images. It will also will show your potential employers, clients and colleagues that you value yourself and that they should too.

2. You can use it in multiple ways

A photographer can work with you to create a set of images that you can use across a number of platforms. You might need something formal for a conference brochure or something informal for a magazine interview. Or, you might be asked for a portrait image for a presentation or a landscape image for an online article.  You can use them as profile pictures on Facebook and LinkedIn or on Instagram to introduce yourself to followers. The possibilities are endless. One thing is for certain, it's an investment that you won't regret.

3. It will make you feel good

Having a selection of professional images that you can use will make you feel good. You'll no longer panic when someone asks for a headshot as you'll have a variety of images to choose from. Having a set of great images will raise your self esteem and give you one less thing to worry about.

This year already I've taken lots of professional headshots for local business people, from physiotherapists to dentists, actors to freelancers and consultants to writers. Each session is tailored to create a set of images to portray them in a way that makes them feel professional and proud. In the next few weeks I'll be photographing a ceramics artist, a harpist and a therapist - each session will be totally bespoke for their needs. Keep an eye on my social media platforms to see them!

Have a look below at a selection of my favourites images from this year. What does your profile picture say about you?

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Staff headshot photo session

This was no ordinary staff headshot photo session, oh no! This was epic.

With a background of a fantastic old colliery, staff that were up for a laugh and a (sort of) Reservoir Dogs themed feel, with a gritty industrial twist, I knew this photo shoot was going to be fun!

This company wanted something a bit different. They wanted their staff page to raise a smile and show some personality. I thoroughly enjoyed working with all of them. Not only did I get to do some fab headshots, I also photographed some great abstract images to be used for their website (you can see them at the end of the post).

To find out more about my corporate shoots or if you'd like to book a staff headshot photo session for your company website and social media platforms - drop me line! Gem x


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