Why You Need a Professional Headshot



Have you ever found yourself scrolling through social media or pursuing a stack of resumes only to be stopped by a striking professional headshot?

It’s no secret that first impressions count, and when it comes to making a powerful visual impact, a professional headshot can make all the difference.

That’s where I come in. As a skilled pro headshot photographer based in Wenatchee, Washington I know how crucial it is to make a long-lasting impression in the professional world. Whether you’re looking to secure a new job, land a big client, or elevate your brand, a standout headshot can be the key to success.

Think about this: when you meet someone for the first time, what’s the first thing you notice?

Their faces, of course! It’s no wonder people tend to trust, befriend, and do business with individuals who reflect confidence and approachability in their profile pictures.

But don’t just take my word for it. Experts on LinkedIn, one of the world’s largest professional networks, have found that a professional headshot can increase your chances of being hired by a whopping 69%. 

How to Get the Perfect Headshot: Do’s and Don’ts from a Professional Photographer

Your professional headshot should be representative of who you are and what your personality is about. Here are a few tips to prepare for your Headshot session.

  1. Dress For Success: Choose your outfit wisely, as it greatly impacts the whole look and feel of your Headshot. We have a Headshot Prep guide that is provided after you have booked your session. The Prep Guide will give you several ideas and suggestions on how to prepare for your headshot session.
  1. Hair And Makeup: Our headshot package professional hair and makeup is included so you do not have to worry about the details. Instead, you can sit back, relax, and focus on showing off your personality at your headshot session. Besides helping you look your best, our professional stylists will leave you with an added level of self-confidence and belief in yourself that will radiate through your photos. If you’re doing your hair and makeup, keep it natural and understated, focusing on highlighting your best facial features.
  1. Practice Your Posture And Expressions: Your body language and facial expressions reveal much about your personality and demeanor. Spend a little time practicing your posture and experimenting with different expressions to find what works best for you.
  1. Communicate Your Needs And Preferences: Before your session, we will connect on the phone (or in person) to discuss your style and preferences before your headshot session to make sure I capture portraits you love.

Professional Headshots for Entrepreneurs, Freelancers, Corporate Employees & Business Owners

In today’s digital era, your online presence is your live resume and portfolio. Whether you’re an Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Corporate Employee, or Freelancer, your headshot is often the first impression you leave with potential clients and customers.

Headshot and Branding Session with Peggy from Berkshire Hathaway

A professional headshot can convey your Confidence, Competence, & Approachability in a way that a selfie or a casual snapshot can’t. It can help you stand out in a highly competitive marketplace, build trust with your audience, and create a personal connection that can lead to long-term relationships. 

Remember never to underestimate the power of a professional headshot – Invest in yourself and Book Your Session Today!

At Lynette Smith Photography, we specialize in creating images that provide an accurate sense of who you are. We not only want your headshots to look like your best you but feel authentic to you and your brand.

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