Is your LinkedIn profile picture out of date?

By |2021-07-22T11:37:21+00:00May 31st, 2021|Black & white, business headshots, Dark background headshots, Fashion, Personal branding|

We all judge what we see I’ve spoken before about the importance of having a professional headshot for your personal brand and business’ social media profile pictures. After all, they are the first things your potential customers will see – and judge! At that first glance of a picture, we have already formed our first impression. It’s key to look approachable, friendly, open and trustworthy. It’s so important that the headshot actually looks like you too. There’s one thing worse than not having a profile picture, and that’s having an outdated one. As agile working increases [...]

What a difference a light makes

By |2021-03-03T15:26:34+00:00February 8th, 2021|Colourful background headshots, Fashion, Female headshots, Personal branding|

Here’s something you can’t do with an iPhone In previous blogs I’ve talked about how important facial expressions and eye contact are, about having a good hair cut and wearing the right clothes. All these elements are key to creating that perfect first impression and there are loads of articles on our blog about it. You can read about them elsewhere on our blog. But what if you want to reposition our personal brand and just target those people who get you, are [...]

Headshots with Angela Langley

By |2021-01-18T09:34:45+00:00January 18th, 2021|Colourful background headshots, Female headshots, Personal branding|

How important and clothes, backgrounds and cropping? Last summer we did a fab shoot with Angela Langley. She wanted selection of headshots and portraits to use for her business profile on LinkedIn and for her other gig - she's a standup comedian. Now, you'd think that someone who can entertain an audience and keep them laughing for an hour or so wouldn't be worried at all about having her headshots wouldn't you? Well, it turned out that Angela was really worried about it. She came along to our Warrington headshots photography day with a great selection of clothes and loads [...]

What is personal branding and why is it important?

By |2020-12-27T15:43:24+00:00December 1st, 2020|Branding, Personal branding|

Personal branding, put simply is how you promote yourself. You are effectively marketing yourself as a brand , demonstrating the skills, experience, knowledge and most importantly, personality that you have to offer the world. Your personal branding is what ultimately sets you apart from the competition, makes you unique and when done properly, your personal branding can outshine that of any traditional business, offering the personal touch that simply cannot be matched. In traditional marketing your personal branding could be summed up in one business card but as we move into a more digital centric world, your personal brand spans [...]

Is it better to be casual or professional in headshot

By |2021-01-11T16:57:36+00:00December 1st, 2020|business headshots, Personal branding|

In order to understand whether it is better to have a casual headshot or a professional headshot, we must first understand the purpose of a headshot. A headshot is a modern digital portrait which typically focuses on the head and shoulders of an individual and is a term that is most commonly used to describe a photo that is to be used in a professional capacity. Your headshot is what will make you instantly recognisable across all channels and is a clear representation of who you are. Where can a headshot be used? Headshots can be used in wide variety [...]

10 common headshot mistakes

By |2020-07-30T07:39:11+00:00July 3rd, 2020|Female headshots, Hints & Tips, LinkedIn, Male headshots, Personal branding|

Your headshot needs to make a powerful statement about you and your business. Here are ten common mistakes people make. They can be found on most social channels but are particularly serious errors on business social networks like LinkedIn. Self-portrait taken with a camera phone standing under a light or with the light behind you Face too far away - people need to see who you are Sunglasses - if we can't see your eyes we can't see you A picture of your kids instead of you - who wants to do business with an eight year old? Holiday snap [...]

I can deliver!

By |2020-09-15T08:29:05+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Corporate background headshots, Hints & Tips, Personal branding|

The headline reminds me of an old joke about a man who goes into a butcher’s shop… Anyway back to the story. People who are in business for themselves, whether they’re 
self-employed or own their small company, are business leaders or are looking to change jobs or advance their careers tend to have a presence on social media, and more often than not, have a website. Marketing takes up a lot of time. Keeping the pipeline full whilst getting the work done is a constant challenge for many of us. What we’re trying to do is build trust with [...]

Have you ever noticed how really successful people 
have stunning headshots?

By |2021-03-24T07:57:38+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Black & white, Business portraits, Corporate background headshots, Headshots, Hints & Tips, Personal branding, Uncategorized, White background headshots|

I have but I’m supposed to notice these things. Successful people invest time and money in projecting their success, their credibility and marketing their marketability if you like. Actors do it, business people do it, politicians do it, sports people do it. Hell, if we’re in business and trying to push forward, we all do it to a degree. As a portrait photographer, I look at every portrait photo and study it. The first thing I notice is how it portrays the person. What does the photo say? What messages does it transmit? Can I see their eyes properly? [...]

St Helens | Headshots with Dewa Consulting

By |2020-06-04T07:36:26+00:00April 15th, 2020|Business portraits, Corporate background headshots, Dark background headshots, Headshots, Personal branding, White background headshots|

Projecting the right first impression St Helens based Dewa Consulting provides mental health first aid training and consultancy services to companies and individuals. As well as training it provides wellbeing strategy and implementation. Deanne Walsh, Dewa's CEO came to see to one of our Headshots Days in Lymm near Warrington for new corporate headshots for her Linked In and other social media profiles. We asked Deanne to tell us in her own words about how she felt about her headshots session and [...]

Why do you need a modern headshot?

By |2020-06-24T08:16:28+00:00March 30th, 2020|Branding, Business portraits, Corporate background headshots, Hints & Tips, Personal branding|

Essential when it comes to representing yourself in an ‘always on’ culture, having a headshot can help you put your best foot forward when it comes to promoting yourself or your business. However, many do not realise the importance of regularly updating their headshot and what risks may accompany a lack of diligence. So, why exactly do you need a modern headshot and what are some things to consider when it comes to taking one? What do you mean by ‘modern’? When a lot of people see the word ‘modern’, it’s common to think of something tweaked, stylised, or photoshopped. [...]

Why should you have headshots on your website?

By |2020-06-13T05:36:12+00:00March 20th, 2020|Headshots, Hints & Tips, Personal branding|

Whether you are a blogger, freelancer, or CEO, having a headshot on your website is an essential part of living in the ‘always on’ 20s. Delivered in portrait, a headshot is what it says on the tin – an image of an individual from the shoulders up, placing focus on your face. These can be fun and playful, or crisp and serious – granting you a large degree of control over how you choose to present yourself. An ability to craft your identity makes headshots an essential tool for a website, no matter what purpose it exists for. How can [...]

Chester | Headshots with Cody Gapare from C-Lash

By |2020-06-14T08:31:20+00:00January 5th, 2020|Branding, Business portraits, Female headshots, Headshots, Personal branding|

Cody came to our very first Chester headshots day which we host at the Abode Hotel. We use a top floor suite with a large balcony and we have space for studio backdrops and natural backdrops using Chester city centre. […]

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