Your confidence is going to come from your eyes. You want to avoid that deer in the headlights look to drive home the fact that you’re an expert in your field.
Approachability is a combination of the body language and the smile. Not all smiles are created equal therefore, if it looks fake, you can forget about looking approachable.
What are you trying to convey with your headshot? Does your current headshot get the job done, or is it costing you opportunities? Is your headshot positioning you properly to get the work you’re looking for?
A great headshot is no longer an option, it’s a requirement. Your LinkedIn profile is working for you 24 hours a day 7 days a week whether you want it to or not. Have you ever googled yourself? People who insist upon the best, choose 312 Elements Headshot Photography. It’s not a coincidence that I’m continually voted the best headshot photographer in Chicago, but don’t take my word for it. I have tons of testimonials all over the internet.
“You don't get a second chance to make a first impression. It takes most people less than 7 seconds to form an opinion about you. Your personal branding is more important now than it's ever been before . Take control of your personal branding and you take control of your first impression”
Sound familiar? Fear not. I get this ALL the time. Anyone can click the shutter on camera, but it takes an expert like myself to coach you from behind the camera. There's a learning curve to being photographed. If you walk through the door with a the ability to follow instructions, I can take care of the rest. This is one of those scenarios in life where you absolutely get out what you put in. It's a team effort.
If you answered yes to that question, you’re definitely in the minority. My business exploded in 2012 when we discovered the secret to helping people look their best in photos. Not only will you be coached throughout the process by one of the best headshot photographers in the country, but you’ll also be able to review the images in real-time to put your mind at ease.
Let us come to you. We'll set up a small version of our studio in your office. We can match the style of your existing headshots or provide you with a unique look, using your office as that backdrop. Last year I photographed over 3000 people on location. Nobody in Chicago has more experience working in corporate environments and law firms than I do.
Are you looking for corporate headshot photography in Chicago? As trends continue to push people online, the corporate headshot is more important than ever. A professional headshot is a great way to build a lasting impression online. Let me help you stand out in crowd. Call and schedule an appointment today.
Are you an actor in need of a headshot? Your 8x10 headshot is your calling card; your only tangible marketing tool. we work with all of the major agencies in town and we're happy to answer any questions you might have. We have a great deal of experience working with actors, and we look forward to making sure youland that next big role!
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It's my job to make sure that you get an amazing headshot. The timeframes listed with the packages are merely guidelines. Sometimes we need more time, sometimes we get it done faster. Every session is as unique as the individuals who walk through my door. My promise to you is that I'll spend as much time as you need to make sure that you get what you paid for. Please don't walk out the door until you're sure you've got something that makes you happy.
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I'm a husband, a father of two beautiful girls, and very fortunate to be able to call what I do a career. If there's someone out there that has more fun going to work than I do, I'd love to have a beer with them.
We will come to your office. Our prices for location headshots start at $1000. Please contact us for a quote.
I think our makeup artist team is worth every penny. It's an optional service, but strongly recommended for women. In general I prefer that men not wear makeup for headshots.
The thing about being the best, is that I stay very busy. For that reason, I only offer discounts for groups of 3 or more.
YES! You're hiring me! I have friends that I'll bring on large location jobs, but otherwise you'll be working directly with me. I truly believe that nobody could repeat what I do. Don't be fooled into shooting with assistants or associate photographers.
Fit: An ill fitting garment is a deal breaker. You'll look thinner in something more fitted as opposed to something boxy.
Formality: Think meeting or audition
Colors: Avoid the combination of black and white. Black is fine, white is fine, just don't wear them together. Avoid the color red. Otherwise go with what you like. I personally like shades of grey and jewel tones.
Jewelry: Think studs and pearls
Patterns: Leave them at home
Final thought: Bring extra stuff. Better to have and not need than to need and not have.
My makeup artist will fix your hair, but you're going to want to come in with your hair styled so that she knows how you like it to look. Don't ever let a stranger do your hair.