i.e. invest in a pro headshot, pretty please!
Don’t get me wrong, I love me a good selfie.
I think it’s a great form of documentation of your own face, and the many phases it goes through.
Now listen close, I am not promoting the ‘duck lip’ look here (please. stop.)
I tend to shy away from the camera, and being a photographer, am mainly behind the lens.
Therefore the collection of images I have of just myself can be pretty lack-luster.
Cue the selfie.
I’m comfortable photographing myself. And I’m going to bet you are too.
You know what you like best about your face and you know how to highlight that.
You’ve had your face for how long now?
You get how you would like to see it photographed.
And those electronic devices attached to most of our hands are a pretty convenient way to do just that.
However, when it comes to putting your best foot, er, face forward, you should not rely on your smart phone to get the job done.
While the selfie is fun and works to boost your esteem with the many likes it may get on social media, it’s just not the best way to portray yourself if you’re placing this image out there with your career in mind.
Find a pro photographer you are comfortable with, whose work you connect with, where the subjects look relaxed, well lit, and most importantly, approachable.
A great photographer understands the nerves you may be experiencing before a shoot and will know how to put your mind at ease and allow you to breathe easy during your session.
They will be there to help guide you on what to wear and how to wear it. They’ll have hair and make-up professionals available to hire to help you get the most out of your shoot.
They’ll know the best way to light you, pose you and, in all, create an image that is you, only turned up a notch.
A good professional will help you create an image you are proud to use to promote yourself, your business or any other professional endeavor you are pursuing.
Now, don’t stop taking those selfies. I enjoy seeing how others see themselves.
They are fun snapshots that I know I will continue to take & treasure.
Just be sure, that when it’s time to really show the world your best side, you forgo the selfie and invest in you.
Keep smiling lovelies!