Archive for January, 2019

Recently, Patty came in for an updated headshot. “I really love my old headshot.”, she said as she pulled it up on her phone to show me. “When was was that taken?”, I asked. “Oh, at least 10 years ago.”, she admitted. I struggled to focus my eyes on the dated headshot. The resolution was blurry and the style was reminiscent of a church directory photo. At the urging of her marketing director, Patty reluctantly agreed to be photographed.

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You might be like Patty who has held on to an old photo for so long that it no longer looks like you. Trust me, you are not doing yourself any favors by using a dated photo. In our modern age, your web presence is even more valuable. When someone looks you up online and finds a dated photo with a mottled backdrop, they are going to wonder if you are up to date with your skills. If something as important as your headshot looks old, and more importantly if it doesn’t really look like you, they might not trust you or think you aren’t up for the task.

Here are some reasons why you should update your headshot:

1. It’s been more than 3 years old since you had one taken (or 10+, like Patty!)
2. You look different (new hairstyle/hair color, lost or gained weight, etc)
3. Your current headshot was not taken by a professional photographer
4. Your current headshot was taken at a party, wedding, event, etc
5. You had to crop someone else out of your current photo

At Minneapolis Headshots, we can help you capture the best possible photo. Flattering, yet still the authentic you. Visit our website to learn more.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Kathy Longo for the last 5 years. She is a successful Financial Planner who has released a book called “Flourish Financially”. The subject of money and financial planning can be a tough topic but Kathy breaks it down in an easy to understand way.

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Check it out on Amazon!

Are you an author looking for a stellar headshot? Please contact me today!