Redefining The Headshot

So you need a new headshot. But you need more than just your average portrait. Your headshot is your brand, it’s your initial identity. Every day the people you interact with, see a picture of you. Whether that headshot is up on LinkedIn or when they call you on Skype. And when they do see you, they are going to have a gut reaction. That gut reaction can persuade them to either work with you or not. Hire you or not. It’s just not something to take a chance on.

 

In today’s reality,

 

“It’s Not Just A Headshot”

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Redefining The Headshot

So you need a new headshot. But you need more than just your average portrait. Your headshot is your brand, it’s your initial identity. Every day the people you interact with, see a picture of you. Whether that headshot is up on LinkedIn or when they call you on Skype. And when they do see you, they are going to have a gut reaction. That gut reaction can persuade them to either work with you or not. Hire you or not. It’s just not something to take a chance on.

 

In today’s reality,

“It’s Not Just A Headshot”

“It’s one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it’s another thing to make a portrait of who they are.”

~ Paul Caponigro

So Why Is It Not Just A Headshot

It’s not just a headshot because people judge you. People judge you based on the most insignificant and ridiculous things. Whether you like it or not, it’s just the reality that we live in. But you can use that to your advantage. Your headshot needs to present you in a way where their judgment works in your favour. It needs to present the real you – the best you. You need a photographer who knows how to capture that. That’s why you’re here and where I come in.

Getting a headshot shouldn’t be something you dread doing. I want you to look forward to it. I know how to make your headshot session the best and most enjoyable experience you’ve ever had in front of a camera. I guarantee it.

Their Speed vs Our Results

Face it, when we first meet someone, we get nervous. We all do. Mental blocks go up, you appear tense and on edge and then you get a camera put in your face which makes everything even worse! This feeling sticks around for at about 30 minutes. That’s when you relax and the real you starts to show. Those 15 or 30 minute mini sessions other photographers do is a waste of your time and money.

Don’t Get Caught By ‘Thin Slicing’

Subconsciously, we take small pieces of information, simply from looking at someone and come to one important decision, “Can I trust this person?”. When people see your headshot, you better believe there’s thin slicing going on. Is your headshot helping people feel they can trust you?

It’s All About Confidence & Approachability

A picture says a thousand words, right? Well, what’s your headshot saying about you? Your expression is the key. If you’re too confident, you’ll appear arrogant. If you’re too approachable, you appear inexperienced.

A balance between these two says you know what you’re doing and are easy to get along with. That’s something your resume can’t quite say by itself.

Retouching – You still need to look like you

Retouching is such a simple thing to get wrong by taking it too far. You need to be seen as you but also the best version of you. This isn’t a time to look plastic. It can throw people off when you meet in person and look nothing like your headshot.

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What My Clients Have To Say

Before I tell you about Adrian, let me tell you a little about myself. I have no experience in front of the camera, I don’t like all the features in my face, and I am my worst critic. However I needed new headshots as I wanted to put my best face forward during my job hunt for a more senior role. I found Adrian online, looked at his portfolio and made my decision. It was a leap of faith as I had no personal reference but looking at those sample pictures I could see something unique: they had a soul, it wasn’t the typical cookie cutter picture that everyone has in LinkedIn. I thought that that alone would help me differentiate myself. Adrian is amazing, he is approachable and down to earth so it was easy to feel comfortable right away. He shot a few pics and showed me the result, I knew right away that he was a master of his art, trusted him and forgot about my self doubt. I guess all that translated to the final result. It was hard to pick the “the one” headshot that I would use as there many good ones. In them you can see a mature man confident in his own skin. I’m glad Adrian was able to capture that.

Miguel

I wanted a professional photographer for my headshot (and so should you). A hobbyist won’t necessarily know how to turn a vision – the statement you want to make – into a finished photograph. The communication of emotion and intention is what an artist does – and that’s why I was looking for someone like Adrian. The session is comfortable, the space is private and everything you would want or need has been thought of. Adrian takes the time to explain how he will capture what most photographers and subjects miss – the authentic you. This is so important because your headshot is your visual calling card – your first impression – and you need every advantage to stand out from the pack. You get what you pay for. Adrian has remarkable skill (and gear) to get you the headshot you always wanted. He has also has a library of really bad jokes to get you smiling (you’ve been warned). Really fantastic job! Go look at his website and you’ll see. Thank you sincerely Adrian! -Chris Williams, Owner and Podcaster, Badass Agile

Chris

Adrian is a total pro. From the moment I walked in, his goal was to make me feel comfortable and put me at ease. He knows what makes a great headshot and shares his wisdom in the moment so that he can capture the essence of who you are. Won’t hesitate to return and work with him again.

Stephen

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…he really knows a lot about headshot psychology etc. and incorporating key elements into a shot. You made something I do not particularly enjoy doing very easy and fun!

Carol

Although Adrian is an excellent photographer, his knowledge and experience go far beyond taking great pictures. I learned a lot about human expression and marketing myself

Tom

Adrian was great, efficient and friendly. I was in and out in under an hour with over 70 shots to choose from. Highly recommend!

Lindsay

I have worked with many photographers in the past but he really takes the time to explain how to get the best shots

Jeannie

Adrian also did a great “Headshot 101”, something most photographers should add into their sessions because the photos show the extra five minutes is worth it!

Janet

He was a total professional, and even walked through a bit of “schooling” with me before we got started… there were so many great photos to choose from that it was hard to narrow it down!

Amanda

Adrian was punctual, professional and most importantly, really good at what he does! As a complete photography laymen, he was able to explain what he was doing every step of the way. That not only made me comfortable, we were able to get better pictures as a result. 5/5, would recommend.

Steven

Adrian was very professional and effective at making it a totally comfortable experience with a great outcome !! Highly recommend him

Laurisa

Adrian was great! Took extra time to explain the little tips and tricks to give the picture its extra touch. Easy to work with and knows his stuff.

Jay

It was great pleasure connecting with Adrian. I can say he loves what he do and that reflects in his work. He helped me with all patience to get a head shot I needed. I would highly recommend his services.

Pallavi

Fantastic experience and great photos. Adrian knows his stuff and set up a great vibe.

Ziyan

Adrian did wonders

Angeline

The whole experience was a blast! Adrian was friendly and helpful putting me at ease right away. I appreciated that he took the time to explain the process to me.

Max

The session was much more than I expected and the results are fantastic. Adrian knows his stuff

Mike

Adrian has a great sense of humour and easy going attitude that helped make the experience comfortable. I’m really happy with the outcome, and I learned a lot about taking a great photo too.

Leah

Fantastic photo session with Adrian!! I am quite uncomfortable in front of the camera and he made the process easy and fun. I am very happy with my pictures. Great experience overall.

Megan

He makes you feel relaxed and gives you a great explanation on what makes a great headshot and how to show emotion.

Philip

He was so easy to work with. My daughter had a blast, he made the experience for her an enjoyable one. Would highly recommend this business.

Sonia

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