Gainesville Headshots

Head Shots

Gainesville HeadShots

The questions I am asked on many occasions, is why have  professional headshots? Why can’t a friend of mine take the headshots, he/she has a great camera? Why do headshots cost so much money, I only need one?

Why Have Professional HeadShots

Let’s take them in order; In studies it is shown that a profile with a great headshot; will be more likely clicked on 40 times more than one without.  Take a moment and think about the invitations you receive from Linkedin or FaceBook. Now how often do you reject an invitation because their is no profile picture. So many times we meet people at networking functions and you just don’t understand their name. Maybe it’s the noise (definitely in my case) The person may not have a business card on them, but you would love to connect with them online. So you don’t recognize the name on the invitation so you decline. Outcome, a lost opportunity.

Why Can’t My Friend Take My Headshots

So why you ask can’t my friend take my headshot? They  have a great camera, so what’s the difference? The difference is that the Professional makes a living by understanding what a Professional Headshots need to look like, lighting, expression clothing suggestions, make up and post production. The list goes on but you get the idea. Let’s not forget selfies, no, no and definitely no.  Would you hire a Doctor, Lawyer or Accountant with a profile picture that is a selfie, in their car, in front of a bathroom mirror? Professional headshots by experienced professional photographers, have a different feel about them. Not to mention that the Professional has more to gain by you looking your best. Not to forget experience in helping you relax in front of the camera, so you look professional, confident and trustworthy.

Why Do Professional Headshots Cost so Much Money?

As the words “Professional Photographer” state, photography is the person profession, how they not only make money, cover the cost of equipment, software updates, and general learning curves. They also have to make enough money (a paycheck) to cover their living expenses. Did I mention accounting, bookkeeping, advertising, utilities, etc. Like all business people professional photographers have to keep up with and understand the end results of the finished files, so they  fit the client’s needs.

If you are In the Gainesville Florida area and would like help with you headshots call for an appointment at 352-317-4484 or Click Here