Executive Portraits, Professional Portraits, Business Portraits
I’m often asked if a professional portrait can help a career.
In a world of cheap digital cameras, smartphone cameras and “selfies”, one would think the photos professionals and executives use for publications, press releases, the company website or their Linkedin, Google+ or other Social Media accounts would be much higher quality.
Perhaps you’ve noticed this yourself. How often have your thoughts been negatively influenced based on first impressions of seeing a prospect, potential supplier or business associate’s photo? It’s unfortunate, but this happens every day.
If first impressions of a photograph have influenced you, have you considered how others are making judgements about you, based on the current photograph you’re using?
In the Business World First Impressions Count
A high quality executive or professional portrait is a necessity in today’s business world. Social media has changed the landscape dramatically. Meeting a new prospect? They’ve likely done their homework and viewed your website, your Linkedin profile and several other online sources to find out more about you, prior to the meeting.
Cropping a head shot from a family vacation group photo and using it as your “official photo” is likely hindering rather than helping the favourable impression you want to generate.
You’ve seen the full range of photos that people use as public portraits. From“mugshots” to “deer caught in the headlights” to flat lighting and bad hair days, it’s surprising what people will use without thinking about the repercussions.
A Professional Portrait, One of the Best Investments You Can Make
As a professional photographer with 30+ years experience, I have the experience, skill and state-of-the-art equipment to create an executive portrait that you’ll be proud to display or use for any purpose.
Your new portrait will radiate your true personality. When asked for a photograph, you’ll be proud of the professional portrait you’re supplying or posting online.
When your portrait projects confidence and professionalism, those seeing your photograph can’t help but notice and be influenced in a positive manner. That’s why a professional portrait is one of the best investments you can make to boost your career.
We’ll Save You Time by Coming to Your Office
The actual portrait session – sitting in front of the camera, requires only a short period of time. Many business clients don’t have the time in their busy schedules to travel to a photography studio. That’s where you’ll love my “On Location” service. I’ll come to your office and set up my portable equipment allowing for a professional executive portrait to be taken on site quickly and efficiently.
Often, companies will schedule time to have all their executives and key people in the office photographed in this fashion. It saves everyone travel time and requires only a few minutes of each subject’s time away from their desks. In addition, photographing at your office presents a perfect time for an executive group portrait.
Get the Portrait You Deserve
The difference between a professional portrait and a “good shot” you may currently be using is the the same as the difference between night and day.
Perhaps your “good shot” is fine for one application but less than adequate elsewhere.
It’s in your best interest and that of your career, to present yourself to the world when you look and feel your best. That’s what I promise you, you’ll receive. An executive or professional portrait you’ll be proud of.
Whether you decide to have me create your portrait or not, the information I’ll share with you on the call, will ensure you make the best decision.