There are many reasons why you should have a corporate headshot taken. A new corporate headshot is like having your hair highlighted or a new hair cut that you are happy with. A new executive headshot is like a new suit, new shoes, a fancy dinner, it just makes you feel good. The joy a corporate headshot still surprises me after over fifteen years of photographing executives and entrepreneurs. There’s a sense of pride that’s hard to explain. Clients never realize how critical a headshot is until they get a professional business portrait taken that they are thrilled with.
This Happened Today
More proof of why you should have a corporate headshot taken. My neighbor recently landed a new job after looking without desperation for a couple of years. I’ve taken her headshot before; however, she wanted a new business portrait for the companies internal system. The session went great, and we photographed a variety of poses and styles. We both were happy with the end results. A few weeks past and she texted me, “Hi Rob, I want to show you (insert her company here) internal site and my picture there. Can I show you?.” She was excited about how it turned out and how her business portrait looks the best out of thousands of employees. That is what she told me, and I have to admit, it felt great.
Malcolm Gladwell Knows About Corporate Headshots
There are many reasons why you should have an executive portrait taken. The first time clients and potential clients see you will be from your business portrait. Whether it’s the picture in your email signature, LinkedIn, company’s website, your headshot will determine how a potential client feels about you. As Malcolm Gladwell said in his book Blink “decisions made very quickly can be every bit as good as decisions made cautiously and deliberately.” Think about this when you look at your corporate headshot. What’s that first impression people think of when they see your profile picture on LinkedIn, email signature, and company’s website? Remember, people make their decisions about you as quickly as they blink. It’s not fair, but it’s the truth.
The Good News Is
The good news is that it’s easy to change this. All you have to do is contact Rob Wilson Photography, and I will get you on track. I’ll make sure that your professional headshot is better than your manager, your boss, the owner. This happens all the time, and I love it as much as my clients. I hope I was able to convince you why you should have a corporate headshot taken. Don’t brand for the job you have, but for the career you want. Call (800) 757-3491 or fill out the form below to get started.