1. Your look / style has changed
Your picture is often the first thing potential clients and colleagues will see of you. It’s your first impression and your first opportunity to build trust, so it’s very important that you don’t misrepresent yourself. We all age and with that, our appearance changes. Similarly, our look can change in other noticeable ways. Perhaps you’ve lost or gained some weight, colored or restyled your hair, begun or stopped wearing glasses. You want people to recognize you when they meet you in person, and if your actual appearance doesn’t match the image you’re casting, others could feel they’ve been mislead. Avoid having an outdated photo by regularly updating your headshot.
2.) Your energy has changed
While hair, makeup, and styling have huge effects on your image in your headshot, your emotional element is noticeable as well. Have you grown in your business or grown personally? These changes come across in your photos and by having your headshots taken in accordance with your energetic growth, you can be putting out a more befitting energy, more in line with where you are in your business and goals presently.
3.) Your Brand or Company has evolved
Has your message changed over the years? Does your business offer new or different services? Has your clientele or audience expanded? Just as our appearance changes, so does our work and it’s important that the image you are using to represent your business and brand lines up with the current version of your business and brand.
4. Your image is outdated, technologically or stylistically.
As photography trends and technology advance, it’s important to stay current with the latest standards. Cameras, lighting, and image quality get better and better every year, so if you’re showcasing an image that is of noticeably lower quality, your clients will be able to tell, and it could reflect poorly on your business. Additionally, headshot styles, posing, and other trends evolve over time, and you don’t want to appear passé or represent your brand and business with lower quality images
5. You are not happy with your current image
Are you proud to display your photo on your social media profiles, publications, website, etc.? Do you feel like it stands out from other headshots in your profession and community? If you answered “no” to either of these questions, it might be time to have a new one made. Exude confidence and pride in your photo and in real-life.
6. Your professional presence should stay active
Be engaged on social media, your website, etc. By changing your image every so often, you show that you are both active and reachable. Maximize your exposure and be top of mind. Additionally, representing your most realistic and current self will better connect you through the often impersonal wall of the internet.
7. Your headshot is not up to par with your colleagues’
Is your headshot shown alongside those of your colleagues? Project consistency, organization, and attention to detail by ensuring that the headshots of your business’ employees are similar and of the same style.
8. It's fast, easy, and fun.
Let's be honest, not a lot of people love to have their portrait taken. We try to make your experience whether in the studio or out on location as fun as possible. Our clients tell us we've made their session surprisingly fun, very easy, and timelier than they thought.
9. Free Same Day Service.
That's right, we offer free same day turnaround service for Headshot sessions that take place before 1pm and guarantee them fully retouched and in your email by 5pm. If your session takes place after 1pm you can expect your fully retouched headshots delivered to your email no later than the following afternoon.