1. You get what you pay for—
While anyone can take a quick picture of you on their phone, creating a consistently great headshot experience takes time, training, and skill. A headshot photographer will deliver consistently high-quality photos, while making you feel comfortable, directing your poses and facial expressions, and finding the most flattering light for your face. And we know that most people aren’t comfortable in front of a camera, so matching with a great photographer means bringing your personality out through their photos. A true professional will always make sure you look your best.
2. Build your brand—
The “About” page is often the most frequently viewed page on a website and it’s your first chance to make a good impression on and connect with potential clients and employees. This page will always look better with beautiful, consistent, and engaging headshots. And if you’re a company that regularly hires new people, make sure to find a photographer who is willing to come back periodically to keep your website consistent.
3. Only have them done once—
I’ve worked with countless individuals and companies that had their pictures retaken after a horrible headshot experience. HR managers have told me about pictures that have never seen the light of day because they were so unflattering. If you hire a photographer based on the cheapest quote, you may end up having to get them redone entirely, which costs you significantly more money in the long run.
4. Put your best foot forward—
There’s a reason that you considered getting professional pictures taken in the first place. Maybe you’re looking for a new job or haven’t gotten a new headshot in over a decade. But whatever the reason, investing in quality to have a photo that puts your best foot (or face) forward, makes you easier to connect with in a world where you can’t always meet people face to face. High quality photos also give you a headshot that you’re not only excited to share, but help fuel your professional confidence as well.