Are you one of those individuals who’ve been contemplating getting professional headshots but always find a reason to delay it? You’re not alone! Many people hesitate when it comes to capturing their true essence through stunning headshots. As a headshot and branding photographer, I’ve heard every excuse in the book. Let’s have a check-in on those myths and uncover why you should make headshots a priority. Here are five common reasons and why they shouldn’t hold you back:
1. “I’m Too Busy”
I get it; life is a whirlwind of responsibilities. But consider this: headshots take just a fraction of your day. A well-planned photoshoot can be quick and efficient, leaving you with high-quality images that will make a lasting impression. Don’t let a busy schedule keep you from investing in your professional image. In fact, headshots can save you time in the long run by boosting your brand’s visibility and credibility. AND the next time you get asked for a photo to accompany that amazing article you’ve just written it’ll make it super-easy to pull out a stunning image so that that you won’t have to spend ages looking for one good shot that doesn’t involve you on holiday or with your dog (though actually DO bring your dog to the headshot session – you know I love dogs!)
2. “I’m Not Photogenic” / “I need to lose a stone first” / “my hair always looks rubbish in photos” or any one (or three) of those other reasons why you think your appearance is holding you back
Guess what? Most people don’t consider themselves photogenic until they see the magic a professional photographer can work. My job is to make you feel at ease and capture your best angles and expressions. We’ll work together to highlight your uniqueness and professionalism, creating headshots that you’ll be proud to show off.
3. “I Don’t Like Being in Front of the Camera”
I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it like the scratched record that I am (actually, do people actually understand the concept of scratched records anymore? ‘scratches head‘).
Most clients feel nervous.
Feeling camera-shy is perfectly normal, but it shouldn’t hold you back. I’m here to make the experience as comfortable as possible. We’ll chat, laugh, and create a relaxed atmosphere, allowing your true personality to shine. I’m not promising that you’ll forget about the camera but you will glide away with images that truly represent you. And remember if I take a photo that you hate, no-one but you and I will ever see it – pooof its gone!
4. “I Can’t Afford It”
Maybe your new into business so there are so many other things that you need to spend money on But investing in headshots is investing in your personal brand. It’s a wise choice for anyone looking to stand out in today’s competitive professional landscape. Plus, the impact of a great headshot can be significant. It’s a cost-effective way to enhance your online presence, make a memorable first impression, and boost your business or career prospects.
5. “I’ll Do It Later”
Procrastination is the enemy of progress (yes, I’ve been planning on writing this blog post for at least 3 months!) By putting off your headshots, you might be missing out on opportunities that could change your career or business trajectory. Time flies, and a headshot session is one of those things you’ll wish you had done sooner once you see the results.
In conclusion, it’s time to conquer your hesitations and invest in the power of professional headshots. Don’t let these common excuses hold you back from unlocking the full potential of your personal brand. Reach out to me, and let’s create headshots that will leave a lasting impact, making you stand out in the professional world.
Stop delaying and start showcasing the amazing professional that you are. Your future self will thank you for it!
Now, if you want a great way to get your headshots done check out my latest Heroic Headshots – the link is here