A Basic Guide to Great Headshots | Richmond Hill Headshot Photographer

A Basic Guide to Great Headshots | Richmond Hill Headshot Photographer

Professional headshots are the first introduction to you, your business, and your personal brand.

A whopping 93% of HR professionals and recruiters turn to LinkedIn to find quality candidates, 2 in 3 turns to Facebook and more than half utilize Twitter. This just proves that a headshot plays an important role in your professional life. Your headshot should be a powerful, compelling, and confidence-instilling headshot that makes prospective clients, employers, and partners want to reach out and connect with you.

Before you head to the studio for your professional headshot session, think about what you want others to see when they glance at your profile page or email signature.

Think about some of the characteristics that embody your personal brand. Are you a chef, an educator, a writer? Write down some keywords and phrases. If there are certain props that could help tell your story, be sure to bring them along to your session.

At MMP, we will usually take a few different shots using various outfits depending on the package you choose. If you’re going to be using your headshot on a specific social media platform, you might even want to tailor it to fit that specific site.

It’s important that your look matches the image you’re trying to convey. What you wear on a daily basis is a great place to start. Solid colors are always a good choice, as are tops with strong collars and necklines. We suggest that you wear clothing that compliments your skin and eye tones and it’s best to stay away from very bold colors. It is important that your entire outfit is professional as you may want a shot or two that is taken further away and incorporates more of your body. And not to worry, we will send you a prep guide and can even provide professional hair and makeup artistry, if you’d like!

Even though this is a more professional session, remember to have fun. A relaxed, comfortable subject naturally exudes more confidence.
Ready to schedule your headshot session? Email us at megan@meganmyrickphotography.com.

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