The importance of investing in a Professional Headshot

Whether you’re looking for a surefire way to ensure that your LinkedIn profile stands out or you’re looking for a professional photo for your business’ website, it’s well worth investing in a professional headshot.

After all, first impressions count!  It is crucial that prospective clients, prospective business partners and prospective employers get the impression that you’re a confident, professional and approachable individual.

Just consider this: You are shown two LinkedIn profiles, one which boasts a professional headshot and one which shows a blurry photograph taken on a smart phone.  Which profile would you be more interested in?  If you were looking for a potential employee, chances are that you would consider the candidate with a professional photo for the position you were offering over the candidate who put up a hastily taken photo.

Remember that your headshot is an indication of the type of person you are.  If you have taken the time and effort to get a professional headshot, it’s highly likely that you take your job or your business seriously and you are not the type of individual who cuts corners.

Should you choose to book a professional headshot session with Gordon Clark Photography, our goal will be to ensure that at the end of the session you will have a wide array of high quality headshots to choose from.  While some photographers will present their clients with a single headshot, we will provide you with a variety of options. This will enable you to choose the right headshot for each of your professional profiles.

For example, you may want to feature a headshot with a natural smile on your social media and may opt to use a headshot with a confident and approachable expression on your LinkedIn profile.

If you have never had a professional headshot taken and are unsure of the look that you should go for, our professional team will be happy to help you find the look(s) that will best suit your needs.

A lot of our clients were initially nervous about having a professional headshot taken.  Our team excels at creating a comfortable and relaxing environment, and making the sessions fun.

Just look at the attached photos of Christiane, who was in need of updated headshots.  She does not usually feel comfortable in front of the camera.  After a few minutes of coaching, she relaxed.  The results speak for themselves.  She rocked it!  Christiane ended up with a number of different looks, ranging from informal to business.