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Professional Headshot Photography In Exeter by Becky Craven with Pop up studio in your office or Exeter, Plymouth or Taunton Based location

Why do we need a photo of ourselves on your about me page?

After all, people are buying your product or service, so what difference does it make in how you look?

Having a photograph of yourself on your business page immediately enables your customers to connect with you. The old adage that people buy from people is never truer, especially in the current digital universal.

A professional commercial headshot, also known as a photography portrait or headshot will help you stand out from the competition. It helps you introduce yourself to your customers directly.

Many people feel that it’s really awkward having their photo taken, so they try to avoid professional photos by taking a selfie themself at home where it is – safe and unobtrusive.

I agree, having your photograph taken is a bit weird. Over the last 15 years working as a photographer, many people have started a conversation with me that goes something like this.

” Hi Becky, I need a photo of me for my website / about me page / twitter profile / LinkedIn profile and so on but I really really don’t like my photo being taken, I think I am the only person in the world who thinks like this, but can you help me?”

But Yes I can help you! First of all, I’ll share some details with you.

99% of people who book a photographer say they don’t like having their photograph taken

So I understand that it’s a weird thing. It makes you feel nervous and awkward and perhaps reminds you of being a small child with your parents insisting that you stand next to the Christmas tree for an annual photo and perhaps that has scared you for life…Or is that just me? Anyway…

Some people avoid this task so much that they decide not to put a headshot on the “About Me” page of their website. This is not a solution folks. You need to show firstly that you exist, it highlights a level of integrity. It also shows who you are, people really like to see that. It helps reinforce your company brand and reminds viewers that you are authentic and relatable.

Professional Headshot Photographer In Exeter

As a portrait photographer, it’s my job to acknowledge the weirdness of the situation and help you along. Collaboratively we can create a collection of headshots that are relaxed, professional, interesting and most importantly on brand for your company. In short, we can create a collection of killer images that you will want to use on your website and social media.

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If you would like to discuss having your headshots updated to find out about a team photograph please fill in the form below:

Quick Business Headshots in The Office in Devon

Having your company photos taken in your office can save your team time and ensure you get new headshots of all your staff and teams quickly in just a day.

I have a portable lighting studio that I can set up in a meeting room in your offices so that staff members can drop in to have their photos taken during the day.

It’s a great opportunity to update your About Us pages and team photos on your website and in Linkedin Profiles. Many people feel uncomfortable having their photos taken, but it is valuable to have professional photos of your staff and team members on your website and social media platforms. The reason is that people buy from people. As we all do more business online and remotely it has become more important to have a great professional photo for everyone to see.

Also when you attend networking events or provide Press releases it’s vital that you have an up-to-date picture. We know that people buy from people, but if they can’t see you how can they even begin to know you or trust you?

How many times have you come across a Linkedin profile or website where you discover a person either has no photo or a poorly light or worst holiday snap being used as their About Me picture?

Sending out a professional message is not just about the words and branding of your company, it is also about the pictures you choose to use and the style of the headshot photos you have online.

Top 5 Tips to quick business headshots in the office

  • Book the time in your company diary. Treat this photoshoot with the same importance as a quarterly business meeting. Tell your staff the importance of them attending the photoshoot as this is part of your marketing promotions.
  • Make a list of all the people who need new headshots. Give the list with full names and departments to your photographer so that they can tick off all the people as they come along for their photo.
  • Allow more time to set up group shots. As there are more people involved it’s important to allow extra time to set these up. Talk to your photographer about how long to allow.
  • Before the photo shoot, decide on the style of the headshots you want. Are they all going to be taken on the same colour background? Or do you want more informal relaxed photos outside or on location like these
  • Understand that most people will be uncomfortable with having their photo taken, you can share the video below which explains the process and will help put everyone at ease.

These photos were taken for And Partners an insurance company that had recently been rebranded. They have offices all over the UK and a new website is being produced.

The issue was that they needed a collection of headshots and group photographs with new team members plus showing the new signage inside and outside the building. It was important to them that I could visit the offices and set up a portable photo studio.

If you need headshots of your team, please fill in the form below to find out more or book a quick discovery call over coffee here to see if we click.

colourful branding photographer

This is the time to stand out and be bold in your business. It’s time to show your personality, be visible and feel confident using your photos online.

So that means getting rid of the holiday snaps or dull grey background profile picture you are using online and booking a professional branding photoshoot.

You might be a small business owner, a creative, a team or an entrepreneur that needs a photo for your next book launch, update your profile picture, have a new photo on your About You page or use the pictures in your next article or podcast.

The photograph you choose to use to promote your business needs to be on brand and speak volumes about you. We know it’s not right to judge a book by its cover but we all do it nevertheless. Your photo is the first thing people see when they look up your company, see you on Linkedin or hear your podcast.

It’s time to level up people and make your branding photographs work hard for you.

I understand that most people feel uncomfortable having their picture taken, they are reluctant. There is an awkwardness to the idea of having a photo taken of yourself. It feels a bit weird at first. However, you are in safe hands. I’ll put you at ease within a few minutes and soon enough you’ll find you actually enjoy the process.

Taking natural, colourful branding photos of you, will help people to find out more about you. Branding photographs have become so much more than just your LinkedIn profile picture. Now you are encouraged to use photographs of yourself on all your social media platforms – you can see how I use mine here

I work with you to capture you naturally at work or in my studio in Mid Devon.

I plan the photoshoot based on your brand, your ideal client and what makes you tick. This type of photo shoot is not a quick snap, it will take a few hours. I fully encourage you to take time out to enjoy the process and not feel rushed.

How does a branding photoshoot work?

  • Book a discovery call with me to talk about what you need.
  • Fill out a questionnaire to help me understand your business and help me plan the photoshoot
  • Share details like your brand colours and style guide
  • I source locations that are relevant to your business to bring the lifestyle into your photography
  • Or you come to my studio near Tiverton where we have colourful backgrounds set up to use.
  • I help you with planning what you are going to wear, get styling advice and use a hair and makeup team to help you feel amazing.
  • I create a collection of images that you are proud of and help you stand out from the crowd
  • You choose which photos you want to use on the day from the gallery. Then we edit the photos and send them over to you to use.

So let me help you to embrace the weirdness of having your photo taken and book in a branding photoshoot.

To book a 15 minute discovery call to find out more.

Read more about how to enjoy having your photo taken here

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