You don't need to be a famous actor or actress to get headshots. According to Zippa, over 26,034 professional photographers work in the United States. Many of these professionals take headshots for any industry. Here are the benefits of getting professional headshots for your profile.

1. Branding

Your brand is everything in business. How you carry yourself in a meeting or online represents your professional brand. If you want people to take you seriously, you should have marketing that shows you in your best light. That includes high-quality videos, blogs, social media posts, and, yes, professionally shot portraits.

2. Professionalism

Maybe you're transitioning from a side gig or hobby to a full-fledged business. It's not enough to make such an announcement. You must show your conversion to a more professional mode in your media products. Your headshot is an introduction to any business you're starting or upgrading, so it should look professional. A selfie shot on your phone doesn't show that you mean business in the way a well-lit headshot can.

3. Good Angles

People may have a good side or a bad side that they prefer photos being taken from. It may be hard to highlight your best side when doing your selfies, even if you have a timer and tripod. Even if someone else is holding the camera, if they're an amateur, they don't have the eye that a professional photographer does. A professional photographer works with many different people every day. They can capture you at your best angle and lighting. They know how to direct a shot to get the ideal photo of you.

4. First Impressions

First impressions matter when you meet someone for the first time, even when "meeting them online." When someone views your LinkedIn profile, professional website, YouTube profile, etc., you only have one chance to make a first impression. Use those headshots to make people want to see more about what you're about.

5. Competition

There's lots of competition out there. Whether you're an influencer, consultant, CEO, or entrepreneur, you're fighting for attention among others doing the same thing. Make it easier to stand out with good photos that highlight your business.

As you can see, professional photos are worth the effort and time. We're an LA-based photography studio that also provides classes. Whether you need family or wedding photos, we can make you look great. Contact us at Eye Wander Photo to schedule a session today.

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