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Are you asking yourself, “What does she mean by Types of Headshots?!”?  Let me lay it out for you.

First, we have the classic studio headshot.  This is what you usually see on bus stop benches and on company websites. It’s also what actors and entertainment professionals bring to auditions.  It consists of a neutral color backdrop and a close-up image of your face.  It’s used to put a face to a name.  People underestimate how important it is to have this done professionally, because everyone can tell when the effort has been put in to have this done right… or if you used a selfie.  Which message do you want to send?

Another option is an environmental portrait.  These will be done on-location, usually at your office or working environment.  These give a little more insight into what you do and what you offer and hint to what your brand is.  Think a chef in the kitchen, or an artist in his/her studio, or maybe you have a killer workspace that you want to include because it reveals your personality.  These really give you and your photographer the opportunity to tell a story about you within an image!  This option is also perfect for those looking for really great dating profile images.

The last approach to the headshot is a branding session.  These are much more involved and should definitely take place in your workspace, or a space that provides more information about what you do.  The benefit of a branding session is the variety of images you walk away with.  These days we need more than a static headshot sitting on a website.  We need social media content, and we need to actively be showing up on multiple social media platforms.  And to do that, you need content.  Some of us love it, some of us hate it, but it must be done when we are promoting ourselves and what we have to offer the world.

With a branding session, you will walk away with environmental portraits as well as a small library of images showing what you do, who you are, and what you have to offer.  This option is the best when trying to give some insight to your personality, and what it would be like to work with you.  These sessions are particularly important for small business owners, side hustlers, and people working in niche industries who are trying to set themselves apart.  Examples might be: boutique law firm, personal chef, wellness coach, yoga instructor, writer, blogger, wedding planner, and so on!

Are you ready to get started on yours? Contact me today!

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Types of Headshots and How to Choose Which is Right for You

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