The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades - Timbuk 3

So, you've decided to level up your LinkedIn game with a new headshot. That's awesome!

Having a professional headshot on LinkedIn and/or your company's website can really make your profile stand out when you come up for managers and clients in search results.

As a photographer who has snapped countless portrait photos, I'm here to guide you through the whole process, making it as fun and easy as possible. Here's my insider guide on getting prepped for your headshot session:

Pop, pop, pop ya collar. Don't let 'em sweat you - Usher

1. Dress to Impress (But Still Be You)

First off, choose outfits that make you feel like a boss, but still reflect who you are. Stick to solid colors, preferably ones that make your eyes pop. And bring a few options to the shoot – it's always nice to have choices!

Get a haircut and get a real job - George Thorogood

2. Look Fresh

If you always look your best after getting a fresh haircut, then scheduling your photo shoot right after a trip to the stylist can be a great way to ensure your online profile is always looking good.

We're off to never-never land - Metallica

3. Catch those Zzzs

Make sure to get a good night's sleep before the shoot. Trust me, it shows in the photos. Plus, you'll feel more relaxed and ready to take on the camera.

You know, you know, you thirsty - Mariah Carey

4. Stay Hydrated, Stay Energized

On the day of the shoot, make sure to drink lots of water and eat a healthy meal. It'll give you the energy you need, plus your skin will thank you!

I'm expressing with my full capabilities - Dr. Dre

5. What's Your Story?

Think about what message you want your headshot to send. Are you all about creativity? Or do you want to show off your serious side? Knowing your goal can help guide the direction of the shoot. Remember, this is all about showcasing you and most important thing is to feel comfortable and authentic in front of the camera.

Oh, it's such a perfect day - Lou Reed

6. Chill Out and Trust the Process

Lastly, remember to relax and have fun. It's completely normal to feel a bit nervous, but your photographer has got your back. We're going to work together to capture some amazing shots that you'll be proud to show off.

Getting a professional headshot doesn't have to be a daunting process. With a bit of prep and the right mindset, it can be a really fun experience. And remember, I'm here to help you every step of the way.

If you live near Charlotte, NC and are ready to rock your professional image with a headshot that screams 'you', drop me a line to book your headshot session today. Let's create something amazing together!


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