Why You Need a Professional Headshot


As some of you may have noticed on Twitter or LinkedIn, I’ve recently updated my profile photo across all my social media sites; I finally bit the bullet and did a professional photo shoot.

I decided it was beyond time for me to do this because a) I want to portray a polished and professional image, and b) I disliked the only professional headshot I had because it was taken right after I landed from 10 hours of travel. In addition to that, I now wear my hair curly and people literally did not recognize me at events with the old photo and hairstyle. (Tip to others: have you recently made a big change in your appearance? If so, consider updating your photos.).

Long story short: I needed some new professional photos, stat. My sister recommended her co-worker photographer Misha Lytvynyuk and I was not disappointed. In fact, the hardest part was choosing just one photo! These were my top 3 contenders:

collageHere are 3 important reasons you should also consider professional headshots:

Shows You Care

Someone who devotes time and money to professional photos shows they care about their image and want to make an investment in it. That says a lot about a person and their commitment to their career.

Looks Matter

Whether we like to admit it or not, people are judged based on their profile photos. Use a photo that makes you look your very best and remember that this image represents your brand and personality to the world.

It’s What Professionals Do

Have you noticed that almost all successful people have a great-quality, professional profile photo? Put yourself amongst that crowd; a great photo make you look like a polished and organized professional.

Do you have any tips of your own about professional headshots? Any thoughts or feedback about my article? Let me know in the comments below!

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