Can I Shoot my Own Headshot?
Whether you are just starting a business or want to update an outdated business portrait, you may be wondering whether you need to hire a professional headshot photographer or if you can instead just shoot your own headshot. After all, everyone has a smartphone these days, so you can just take a “selfie”, right?
While you technically can take your own “selfie”, or have a friend take a portrait to use for your business website and other marketing materials, we don’t think you should take that approach, for a number of reasons.
First of all, your social media profile, website and marketing materials will often be the first impression you make. Prospective clients and business partners will be evaluating you. By taking a “do-it-yourself” approach, your first impression can end up looking like you didn’t put a lot of effort into your image. That is not the impression you probably want to make. A good professional headshot or business portrait will show you the way you want to be portrayed.
With a variety of backgrounds available, a professional photographer will also be able to make your business portrait look its best, without you having to search for the best spot to take your own photos.
You probably don’t cut your own hair, even though you technically can; you also probably don’t change the oil in your car yourself. You rely on the people who do those jobs every day to handle those things for you, right? Don’t treat your business portrait any differently.
You want to look polished, professional and confident, and a good professional photographer will help you do just that. Let the pros handle your business portraits so you can focus on your business and not on what filter to use on your phone’s camera.
Contact us to schedule an appointment for your own professional headshots and business portraits.