Written by Jen Lowe - Branding & Photography Director | Business by Barnhill
Remember when we talked about how you business and web presence starts with YOU and the importance of having professional portraits that reflect you and the brand that you represent?
Well, now it’s time to talk about ways to help make your headshots and/or portraits stand out from the crowd.
1. Find the right fit.
I think the most important thing is tofind a photographer that feels the most comfortable to you. Be sure to find and hire a photographer that feels like a good match for your personality and the look that you are going for. Your photographer should make you feel very comfortable, almost like a friend. This will allow both you and the photographer to get the most natural images the reflect your personality. I find that my best sessions are with clients that feel like old friends!
2. Personality above glam.
While choosing the right photographer will ensure that you get images that reflect your personality, it is so important that you look like you! Your personality should shine through without crazy makeup and styling that makes you look like a different person. While having a trusted stylist to help you with hair, makeup and perhaps even your wardrobe for your session is a great idea, DO NOT let it turn you into somebody that you aren’t not. I like to say that you should look like yourself on your best day, but not like you tried too hard.
3. Think outside the box.
Consider doing a variety of images for your session. While most photographers can and will provide you with more “standard” style headshots, consider incorporating things that are unique to you and your business. Taking a “lifestyle” approach is very appealing and a great way to incorporate things such as your office environment, the location of your business, and many other things that are unique to you and your business. Lifestyle sessions provide a much more creative look to your portraits.
So make that appointment to find the right photographer and help propel your business to the next level with some unique portraits.
Photo by JLowe Photos (Jen Lowe)