Let’s set the scene: Its 5:00 pm, Friday evening. The email just came in. The article you wrote for “ENTREPRENEUR MAGAZINE” has been accepted for publication, a prestigious coup for your company, and one you have worked hard to make happen. Congratulation! Your assistant has just shared the good news.

There is only one request from the magazine: they require a headshot to accompany the article. They inform you that it needs to be a high resolution TIFF file and they need it immediately. The article will only be printed if you provide the photo.

OH NO!!! You don’t have one? You have to scramble to get one? Where do you go? Who do you call? How much will it cost? What should you do?

The moral of this story is – don’t let this happen to you. You don’t have to find yourself scrambling to get a professional headshot at the last minute. As a professional, no matter what your industry may be, you will need a professional headshot, long before a press publication requires it. Knowing this, get this done sooner rather than later.

The good news is – there are professional photographers in almost every city. From the moment you begin seeking work to the day you start working, you should have a professionally photographed headshot as part of your portfolio.

In fact, in this day and age, given that some people get to know you online before they meet you in person, and any publication worth it’s salt requires a photo with any publishable work, everyone who wants to be taken seriously in business, MUST have an up-to-date, professional photograph of themselves. No excuses. We are not talking about your Bar Mitzvah picture or a casual cell phone photo or a photo taken by your kid on a family trip. Oh no! As a working professional you need a photograph that tells people who you are inside and out, what your goals are for yourself and your company, and they need to know you are a consummate professional and that you and your company are capable of delivering the professional goods. Isn’t it time to plan on getting a great business headshot?

Think of all the ways you can use a professional photo – website, brochures, Linkedin, business cards, articles, book jackets, press releases. It might just be the most important thing you can do for yourself and your business. Isn’t it worth doing right? Contact a professional photographer today.

The powerful use of photographs

Photographs say so much about you… whether you understand the rules of the game you are in, the expectations that you will make yourself available to be as authentic and real looking as you are. If you are a professional yet you do not take the time of effort to present yourself professionally, what would this say about you?
That you don’t care that much, that you don’t know how, that you are not ready to get out there, that you don’t like yourself enough to give yourself what you need to become all you can be in your desired profession…. i think so actually.
So, what would be the most caring and loving thing to do for yourself?
Get a great professional image so that you can be proud to get yourself out there in the world in a powerful, beautiful or handsome way.
The photo says so much… why not tell the best story you can about yourself….
get a great professional portrait done.

What if i need a new business and dating photo? Can you do that ?

I had a potential client come in today and she wanted to begin again. She wanted a new job and a new boyfriend.
Yes, she had come to the right place as when i do my two look photo shoot, you can do your business and your sexy dating head shot all at the same time. We discuss how this can be accomplished in the absolutely free design session, did i say FREE,
and she went home to check on her clothing.
She could have hired a hair and makeup specialist or she can do it herself. THese are some of the choices.

We talked about what she wanted and then she asked a very important question..” What if i don’t like the pictures ?”
In all fourteen years, i only had one person not like their photographs, and of course we redid them with the guided meditation technique, most people are prepared to go in front of the camera ready for a great experience and great results. I love the feeling watching my clients walk out extremely happy with their new images , feeling that they now had the tools they needed to move to their next step.
That is when i told her that i guarantee my work. I am a professional. That is what i think is right ..
If you have a bad case of hives, it might be best to change the date of the session, but if you walk in and want the best head shot of your life,
this is where it is most likely to happen… where relaxation, makeup and hair, lighting and collaboration work together, and my goals are your goals for yourself, then we have everything working together to achieve your ultimate photography experience.

It is so gratifying to see one person walk in , and see a very confident and happy and a “ready for the dreams to come true” person walking out …

This is why i do the work i do …