S P R I N G is here and it's a great time to update your business portrait! I am currently taking new headshot clients, with sessions taking place either in my home studio or at your office. This is a painless and fun 30-minute photo session, guaranteed to give you photos of yourself that you will love. Please contact me for more information!
Call me crazy, but my favorite part of receiving something is quite often the thanking I get to do after. There's nothing better than composing a little handwritten note on beautiful stationary and sending it off all pretty and neat to an unsuspecting recipient. I always imagine the moment of delight my note might bring to someone's day and that in itself is reason enough for me to pop a card in the mail. I've been sending thank you cards since I was a little girl and trust me, I'm not stopping anytime soon. Recently, I came across some thank you notes from my grandmother who had sent them to me when she was in her 90s! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I make it to that ripe old age, and I sure hope I'm still churning out thank you notes between my aquasize classes and hairdresser appointments!
So what was the occasion for this most recent gratitude mail-out? Well, check these out:
These are my swanky new business cards, specifically intended for the corporate headshot market and I love them! Headshot photography is an aspect of my business model which is growing and I wanted a tangible way to reach this important market. Everyone needs a headshot, and if you don't believe that statement, then you need to read this post on the importance of having a great headshot ASAP!
Of course, the first thing I thought of when I got these beautiful cards was I HAVE TO THANK MY CLIENTS WHO ARE ON MY NEW BUSINESS CARDS!
Honestly, it was just what I needed to pull out the stationary and pop a little love into the mail...
I ran into a client last week and she was so excited to share the following news with me: SHE LANDED A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CLIENT BECAUSE SHE HAD A GREAT HEADSHOT.
Really? No kidding? All because of a headshot I took for her? I couldn't believe it, but she maintained that it was absolutely because of her new headshot on LinkedIn that a complete stranger reached out initially and finally became her client. I was so happy for her, not to mention proud to have contributed to her success.
The more I thought about it, the more I realized the importance of having a great headshot; a headshot can shape the way people perceive you, even before they actually meet you in person. That's an interesting point to consider, especially in today's world of on-line everything. As a professional, in order to stay ahead of the game, your headshot should portray you in your best light, and bring to mind adjectives such as cool, confident and capable. Ultimately, you want your headshot to say, "you can trust me, I've got this".
The day before school started last week, my kids surprised me and asked for their own professional headshots, and this is what we came up with:
What do their photos say to me? They say "trust us, we've got this, Maman". Okay, perhaps my son's photo breeds a little more confidence, but that's because my daughter's a silly goose.
Hmmm... the importance of having a great headshot... even if you're only in grade 4 or 6!
To see more examples of professional portraits I've taken, please visit my dedicated headshot board on Pinterest.