With the new year upon us, it’s a great time to start setting goals to keep ourselves motivated and focused. One goal that you may want to consider is updating your headshots or getting your first professional headshot taken.
Personal branding is a way to differentiate yourself and your professional identity. It’s about showcasing your unique skills, experiences, and values in a way that resonates with your target audience. In today’s competitive job market, having a strong personal brand can help you stand out and achieve your career goals. By investing in a professional headshot and carefully crafting your online presence, you can showcase your authentic self and build trust with potential clients or employers.
Here are some tips to help you prepare for your personal branding session:
- Consider your goals and target audience. Think about what you want to achieve with your headshot and who you want to impress. This will help you choose the right style, outfit, and photographer for your session.
- Research photographers and view their portfolios. Look for photographers who specialize in headshots and have a style that you like. Check out their reviews and see if they have experience working with clients like you.
- Choose the right outfit and styling for your headshot. Think about the image you want to project and choose clothing that reflects that. Don’t forget to consider your makeup and accessories as well.
- Practice your poses and expressions in front of the mirror. Get a sense of what works and what doesn’t, and try to relax and have fun during the session.
- Don’t forget to pack your fashionista bag with 2-3 outfits that show off your unique style and personality. Mix and match pieces to create different looks for your headshot session.
- Bring your favorite shoes! Whether you prefer heels or sneakers, make sure you have a pair that makes you feel comfortable and confident.
- Pack your makeup and jewelry! These finishing touches can help you look and feel your best in front of the camera. Consider bringing a few options and experimenting to see what works best.
- Don’t forget your tech essentials! Bring your laptop and a notepad and pen so you can jot down any notes or ideas during your session.
- Drink plenty of water the night before and try to fast so you won’t feel bloated.
- And last but not least bring with you your caffeine fix! Whether you prefer coffee or another type of beverage, make sure you have something to keep you energized and focused during your session.
I hope these tips help you prepare for your personal branding session! Let me know if you have any other questions.