Good First Impressions Start with a Professional Headshot

Headshots. Whether you love or hate them, that little square profile picture is an important first impression.

Showing off your best self in a photo that is engaging and authentic is often the reassurance an employer or client needs to move forward and connect. It is important that images are of the highest quality and natural. This is not a glamor shot. Be yourself. Wear the makeup, hair and clothes you would “in real life.” A professional photographer will then work to pose you comfortably and put that twinkle in your eyes.

I personally prefer outdoor sessions for headshots. Being at a park (or an open window in a pinch) instantly creates a relaxed vibe that leads to natural smiles. Throwing in extra studio equipment and flashes can create perfect lighting but also distraction and strained expressions. It’s enough pressure to look into that big lens and remember there is an actual person behind it waiting for eye contact and a smile!

This series of headshots was created for the fabulous and NEWLY ANNOUNCED Firenze Wealth Management team. There was a constant buzz of conversation behind the camera. It was obvious to me and anyone walking by that this was a team that enjoyed working together and was excited about where they were headed. Now each team member has a selection of quality images to introduce them to clients and make that first impression count. Each image sends a clear message of professionalism and approachability.

An added bonus? By shooting as a team with a consistent set of backgrounds and editing, the company now has a set of headshots that look good together in marketing materials and on its new website.

What does your current headshot say about you?

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