Unfortunately you are not special, you are not even a minority. 75% of people I photograph introduce themselves as :
Hi, I am … I hate having my photos taken!
Why is that? Often because of bad selfies and snaps or holiday photos taken by other people without warning.
You might feel uneasy and vulnerable while you are having photos taken, or even experience the fear of being judged. All those feelings are natural and not uncommon, you are not weird.
Think: Have you ever judged someones ability to provide you a great service by how they look on the photo? No!
Statistics show that we are much more likely to get in touch with a professional who has a good portrait on their website or in an online directory. We usually choose a person over a logo. We want to know who to expect when we meet them face to face. Good photograph builds trust and allows us to feel more comfortable with them. People want to do business with people!
Those who show their face (looking their best self) are perceived as authentic, open, transparent, trust building and self confident.
We all complain about something in our look, but this shouldn’t stop us from presenting ourselves professionally to potential clients.
Know this, having a good photograph of yourself can be very empowering. It can boost your self confidence.
How do you get a good photograph of yourself? You hire a professional head shot photographer. They know how to pose you, how to discover what your head shots should say about you, how to make you look like your best self.
You don’t need to know what to do, where to look, how to pose, it’s a role of photographer. Relax, book your head shots and improve your brand.
Do you have questions? Get in touch