Your photo on LinkedIn and on your website could be the first impression you make for a client, customer, or potential employer. According to the Wall Street Journal, “LinkedIn profiles that include a photograph are seven times more likely to be viewed than those that don’t, according to company stats. Without a photo, you’ll be more likely to miss out on a job rather than land one.”
You probably have a photograph on LinkedIn and possibly on About.me, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Is that photo the first impression you want to make with your customers, clients, colleagues, and potential employers? A quality executive portrait can display your confidence, trustworthiness, enthusiasm and more. It builds your brand and promotes you.
I can help you make a great impression. Here are two photos taken in the same place with an iPhone and with professional equipment and minimal retouching. Personally, I prefer the second shot compared to the one with the orange tinted big nose and dark shadows.
I try to create a friendly and easy-going atmosphere and get to know you as we go through this process. My goal is to give you a photograph that tells your story. I realize that your time is not necessarily your own and so I work efficiently without rushing you. I have portable lighting and backdrops so we can make your photographs where it is convenient for you; in your home or office, an outdoor setting, a business venue, or my home-based studio. If you want to use an office or outdoor setting, I will scout it out ahead of time and have everything ready when you arrive. I like to shoot your photographs while we are having a conversation so we can keep everything casual and easy. I will make your photos with different lighting and compositions and show the photographs to you as we shoot them so you can see how we are doing.
Do you need a single high-quality portrait for social media profiles (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter)?
Do you want to use your portraits for varying purposes such as social media, customer presentations, business cards and brochures, print media with text overlays, and personal use? Are you in an office with others who would benefit from a professional headshot so we could make portraits for multiple people in a single session?
Richard is a fantastic photographer who goes above and beyond to meet the needs of a client. He captures all the details of an event beautifully and does awesome business portraits of staff. We truly enjoy working with Rich.
- Erin Skaggs, Easter Seals Marketing & Communications
Do you need multiple photos for the people in your office and want them to have a consistent format?
We should talk. I have lots of questions for you and I'm sure you have lots of things in mind for your headshots. I generally provide:
Contact me and set up a session. Here are some tips to prepare for it.