1. YOU HAVE ONLY SECONDS TO MAKE A GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION

There is no denying it, today your digital image is likely to be your audience’s first impression of you. You are more likely to meet people digitally for the first time than ever before. Before you can score that face to face zoom interview however, you have to impress with your photograph! Whomever your prospective client, customer or employer sees as you look back at them from the screen will immediately form their opinion of you. If you are holding a glass of wine at last years 4th of July BBQ or kissing your dog or on vacation you are not going to be taken seriously. Really. Hiring a professional photographer to create sharp, modern personalized images is the way to go. You want those first few seconds of exposure to create a positive, lasting impression!

2. YOU NEED TO BE A FIRST CLASS PASSENGER ON THE DIGITAL EXPRESS!

There are a myriad of reasons a professional headshot might be critical for you. As an individual you might have an active Linkedin profile to help you stay visible in the job market. You might need a high quality headshot to enhance press releases and articles if you are in the entertainment world. Perhaps you are active on social media (aren’t we all?) And need fun professional portraits to change up your image and provide new perspectives. Your personal branding is always enhanced with high quality professional headshots, as are your business cards. A business card with a stand out picture of you on it is much less likely to end up in somebody’s trash can!
Your are much more likely to present first class images if you work with a professional photographer who understands lighting, composition and exposure. You won’t be disappointed! Your photographer will help you make appropriate wardrobe choices and decide whether a studio or outside setting will work best for your desired look. Choosing to go with photographs that are old or do not accurately represent who you are today and what your objectives are, will surely be an unwise decision.

3. ‘PRICE IS WHAT YOU PAY, VALUE IS WHAT YOU GET.” Warren Buffet

It’s hard to put a price on the value of a great professional headshot in todays digital world. Recently, in the Covid-19 environment, it’s even more important to present your self favorable over digital platforms. Most definitely a professional photographer’s fee will be more than your best friend will charge for a quick shot outside the pub but the value of this investment will be instrumental to your success in today’s media driven world.
The value of hiring a professional photographer to help you with your headshots is unquantifiable because it’s an investment in you and your future.

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Chris Cottrell Photographer

Chris Cottrell

Chris Cottrell is a Jacksonville, Florida based professional portrait photographer. He obtained a Graphic Arts Degree from Brunel Technical College in the United Kingdom and he has been practicing the art of photography professionally for over 25 years. His experience ensures you receive the beautiful images you are seeking.