Reasons to Get Professional Headshots

A high-quality and professionally taken headshot is an investment worth making. Whether you are an individual on the hunt for a new job or a business owner looking to increase your network, personal headshots are a great way to maximize your efforts and successfully meet your goals. In our latest blog, we go over a few reasons to get professional headshots.

 A Lasting First Impression 

There is a concept in psychology that is used to describe the way we draw conclusions through nonverbal cues and elements. This concept is called Thin Slicing. Thin Slicing goes hand-in-hand with the notion of “first impressions,” as observations and conclusions are made within the first 5 minutes of meeting someone. Non-verbal cues include our physical appearance. With the help of a professional photographer, you can put your best face forward and make a lasting first impression. A professional photographer will be able to capture you in the best light, allowing those to see it to draw all the right conclusions. 

Professional Headshots Let’s Your Customer Get To Know You

There is an old saying that we’re sure you’ve heard of and that saying is the classic adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” And while it may seem like an old cliche, it doesn’t take away from the truth behind it. Having professional headshots gives you the means to have your customers properly get to know you. Working with a professional photographer will allow you to provide your customers with the right words to better understand who you are and what you represent.

Better Curate Your Brand

Professional headshots facilitate excellent brand story-telling. While stock photography is readily available for use, nothing compares to what personal photographs can do for your businesses. Personal pictures can convey emotions, add perceived value, and create brand trust and recognition unique to you. A professional photographer can effectively tell your story at a snap of a button and allow you to express yourself in ways no stock photo can. And while we are taught not to judge a book by its cover, humans naturally make connections and judgments based on our “covers.” Cultivating a well-crafted “cover” that properly reflects what’s on the inside can help facilitate your success.

Here for you!

Put your best face forward, allow your customers get to know you better, and better cultivate your brand with our help! At Mike & Jenn Photography, we’re passionate about capturing the best version of our clients. We work closely with our clients to make the most of our sessions, ensuring they’re comfortable throughout and pleased with the results. Hope to see you soon! Mike + Jenn