There are many uses for a professional headshot. With so much communication happening online and through social media, a professionally photographed headshot puts your best self out there. From doing business to getting a hot date on a dating site, a good profile portrait is key. People will feel more comfortable getting to know you when they see you looking fab and professional online (sounds shallow, but first impressions do matter!). Head over to LinkedIn and scan the profile photos. There is a world of difference between the professionally photographed portraits and ones that weren’t done professionally. You don’t look bad in these non-professional headshots, but you don’t look the best you can look.
That is the portrait photographer’s number one priority: to make you look better than you’ve ever looked before. At least, that’s my number one priority! I love hearing from my shocked clients that they have never looked so good in a photo before. And that’s usually just a quick look on the back of my camera! That’s because I’ve got lots of photog magic tricks and techniques to make you look amazing.
Here’s an example of a headshot I recently took at Windansea Beach in La Jolla. I shoot most of my sessions outdoors, and headshots are no exception. Note the beautiful golden-hour light highlighting her hair, the even lighting across her face, the flattering pose, and her gorgeous eyes illuminated by my pro flash (WIN!) The techniques displayed in this headshot can only be achieved by a professional photographer who has the experience and know-how to photograph quality portraits.
To book a San Diego headshot session, contact me using the menu link at the top of my blog or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The sessions start at $79 for 15 minutes and includes one retouched digital image. I offer discounts for larger groups, as low as $40 a person! Contact me for more info.