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Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

 

WHY ARE PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS IMPORTANT FOR MY BUSINESS/CAREER?

 

Well, you know what they say - you never get a second chance to make a first impression! Your headshot is often the first glimpse people get of your brilliant personality and professionalism. With an on-brand, modern portrait, you can instantly convey confidence, approachability, and "Heck yeah, I've got my stuff together!" vibes. Just think how reassuring it is when you visit a company's website and the team looks like a bunch of friendly humans rather than stiff corporate robots. 😉

 

 

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR FOR MY BRANDING/CORPORATE HEADSHOTS?

 

My number one tip? Choose outfits that make you feel like an absolute million bucks! When you're oozing confidence in clothes you love, it'll shine through in your portraits. As for specifics, think of tailored looks that align with your brand's vibe and your industry's dress code. Solid colors and simple patterns tend to photograph best. But if that snazzy floral blazer is quintessentially "you," then by all means, rock it! I'm here to capture your authentic personal brand.

 

 

 

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR MY BRANDING PHOTO SESSION?

 

Prep is simple - just be yourselves! I'll handle all the posing and prompting to keep things feeling natural. The most important things are to get a good night's sleep, stay hydrated, and maybe do a little power posing in the mirror to channel your most confident self. Oh, and make a playlist of songs that'll have you grooving and laughing during our time together! Let's make this a fun experience you actually enjoy.

 

 

 

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BRANDING AND CORPORATE HEADSHOTS?

 

Corporate headshots are typically more traditional, focused solely on your face/upper body against a simple backdrop. They're perfect for more conservative industries like finance, law, etc. Branding portraits, on the other hand, can incorporate more styling, props, and environments that reinforce your brand personality and messaging. For instance, a life coach might have portraits with motivational books, affirmation signs, or outdoor scenes conveying freedom and self-discovery. The options are endless to creatively express your unique brand!

 

 

 

HOW CAN I MAKE MY CORPORATE HEADSHOTS LOOK MORE APPROACHABLE AND FRIENDLY?

 

The key is to ditch that tight, forced smile and go for warm, relaxed expressions that crinkle your eye area. I'll guide you through prompts to think about your favorite things - that hilarious joke your bestie told, the adorable way your dog tilts their head, or anything that brings out your genuine happy glow! With some laughter and movement in between clicks, your portraits will radiate authentic approachability.

 

 

 

SHOULD I GET NEW HEADSHOTS EVERY YEAR? HOW OFTEN SHOULD THEY BE UPDATED?

 

There's no hard and fast rule, but most personal branding experts recommend updating your photos every 1-2 years. Hairstyles and looks can change a lot in that timeframe! However, if you've had a major life event or rebranding, it's a good idea to get new portraits that accurately reflect your current self and brand messaging. Think of it like getting fresh new outfits for your online presence!

 

 

 

I'M SO AWKWARD IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA - HELP! ANY TIPS FOR FEELING MORE NATURAL?

 

Oh, friend, you are SO not alone in feeling that way! I'd say at least 95% of humans get a little camera-shy. My biggest tip is to ditch any ideas of "posing" or smiling on command. Instead, we'll play some fun games, listen to music you love, and just act like total dorks together! Before you know it, you'll be cracking up and forgetting I'm even there. Those genuine, un-forced moments are when the BEST portraits happen.

 

 

 

HOW CAN I CONVEY MORE CONFIDENCE AND AUTHORITY IN MY HEADSHOTS?

 

Powerful posture is key! I'll guide you through stances that make you feel in command, whether that's hands-on-hips, arms crossed, or a nice shoulder-roll-back. We can also incorporate any props related to your expertise, like books, instruments, sports equipment, etc. And don't be afraid to bring your game face! A nice, intense gaze can read as incredibly grounding and self-assured.

 

 

 

WHAT ARE SOME UNIQUE BACKDROP/LOCATION IDEAS FOR BRANDING PHOTOS?

 

The possibilities are endless to creatively reinforce your brand personality! For example, a quirky children's author could do portraits surrounded by oversized building blocks, chalkboards, and cozy reading nooks. A fitness coach might opt for an urban backdrop with graffiti walls and workout equipment. And for a more upscale, luxe brand, maybe we'd do a swanky hotel suite or rooftop terrace with a view. I'm always scouting fresh, unexpected locations that will make your portraits stand out!

 

 

 

HOW MUCH SHOULD I BUDGET FOR PROFESSIONAL BRANDING PHOTOS?

 

When it comes to investing in high-quality branding photos for your business, pricing can vary based on factors like the length of our session, whether you'd like hair and makeup services included, and any specialized styling or backdrop needs. But no matter what you choose. to book, you're getting wayyyy more than just pretty pictures! My pricing starts at $595+tax for a one-hour session with me; depending on how many digitals you decide to purchase, the final cost will vary from $630 to $1400 before taxes. While that may seem like an investment upfront, you really can't put a price tag on the impact high-quality, on-brand visuals will have for your business! At the end of the day, these photos are an investment that will pay dividends in your business for years to come. We're talking about a website and social media eye candy that has customers saying, "OK, I need to work with them!" Plus, you'll finally have personal branding images you actually feel proud to share. No more cringy, outdated headshots!

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