The short answer is, yes, you really do! If you google the term "head shot", you will get this definition: A head shot is a specific type of portrait where the focus is on person's face. Your head shot will most likely be used for professional purposes, although it can also be for personal uses. It is often the first impression on your website, business card, online profile, etc.
Your head shot will say a lot about you, so make sure it is an accurate representation of you, your company and your unique brand. By choosing your clothing, backgrounds and color scheme carefully, your head shot can be a way for you to stand out from your competition. Just investing in the services of a professional photographer will separate you from the crowd.
You need a great head shot if you are in a profession that involves working with other people - and that is almost everyone. Your clients and potential clients want to know who you are, not just what you do. An effective head shot allows clients to connect with you and develop a camaraderie and trust even before you've had a chance to meet face to face. If your business is professional and has professional standards, it is important to make sure your head shot, and those of your staff, are also held to these standards.
Your head shot is an investment in you and your company - think of all the places you will be using it:
Social media sites
Online profiles and Directories
Heck, even for your online dating profile!
Take a minute to review the images your company is using on your websites, business cards and professional online profiles. Are those images up to date? Are they relevant and truly representative of you and your brand? Are they professionally photographed and telling your story the way you desire your customers to see it.
If your answer is no or even maybe, perhaps a head shot portrait session would be something you should consider investing in. I will work with you to produce images you will be proud to present to your clients and which will reflect you and your company as you grow and evolve. Get in touch today and lets start planning your professional head shot session.