Your Business Needs Great Headshots, Part 2

In my previous post, we had a good heart-to-heart. You certainly understand the need for great photos. You want to represent your brand, build trust with your potential clients, show off your team, or simply incorporate great portraits into your marketing materials.

But studio photos just aren’t your jam. They aren’t your cup of tea. They aren’t your thang.

I get it. Maybe they’re a bit too traditional. Maybe you’re scarred from a collection of awkward yearbook photos throughout your public school career. Maybe your brand is about a certain aesthetic or environment that can’t be communicated with a solid color backdrop. So let’s do something different.

Let’s find a place that represents you. Maybe it’s your office or workshop. Maybe it’s the city you love or the place you volunteer. Maybe it’s a simple natural setting that gives your photos a look that can’t be replicated in the studio. Whatever the location may be, the focus is still on you: the small business owner, the consultant, the go-getter, the professional who provides the expertise and the drive to make it all work. Let’s tell the story of who you are with awesome headshots!

Your Business Needs Great Headshots, Part 1

Let’s have a chat. Your prospective clients are searching online every day for a business they can trust to provide the services and goods they need. The first online interactions with your brand become the first opportunities to build that trust. Are you making a connection with your potential customers?

Let’s keep talking. We both know your phone’s camera is pretty great. It can take some impressive photos in the right settings. But using selfies in place of professional headshots is not representing you well on your website, social media, and other marketing materials. Do you have sharp, well-lit, and nicely composed photos to go with your branding materials?

Let’s discuss one more thing. A consistent look means a lot to our highly judgmental eyes. It’s hard to get visually pleasing consistency with a team of employees who each submitted their own photo – all with different backgrounds, angles, styles, and ages (How does Larry look 25 years younger in the photo?! Well, because it was taken 25 years ago.). Do your team’s photos look like they were taken at the same place, and in the same decade?

We can solve these problems together with updated headshots. Come to my studio, or I can come to you with a traveling studio setup. Studio style photos are a great way to provide your company with high quality, consistent, professional photos for online and print marketing. Contact me today to chat about how quick and easy it is to make it happen!

Brenda and Tyler’s Five-Year Anniversary

Let me take you back to 2005 or 2006. My husband, Kyle, (fiancee then) was working somewhere in the middle of Nebraska for a few weeks installing satellite dishes after some tornadoes or heavy storms swept through the area. He took his BMX bike with him to enjoy his favorite hobby on his one day off. He found a skate park. He met Tyler. They became instant friends (maybe bro soul mates). Their friendship was one of those “meant to be” kind of things, I’ve decided. For starters, my husband isn’t the type to make friends with everyone he meets. And it’s not that he’s mean or unapproachable, but he can be shy and anti-social. Anyway, for the last several years, Kyle and Tyler have kept in touch, usually with hour-long phone calls (again, completely unlike my husband) and road trips to Lincoln or KC once or twice a year. I have enjoyed being pulled into the friendship on some of the road trips, or welcoming Tyler and his awesome wife, Brenda, into our home over the years.

Our road trip to them this time around included a tour of their new home, which they are in the process of renovating. Tyler grew up in this house, then his parents sold it, then several years later, the new owners decided to sell. Tyler and Brenda were first in line. The rest is (becoming) history.

It also happened to be Tyler and Brenda’s five-year anniversary around the time of our visit, so they wanted some portraits to commemorate the occasion. So here’s my first Nebraskan photo shoot!

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