We’ve talked about the liabilities of posting cell phone photos of you playing on the beach in your newest swimsuit on your social media business pages. It sends the wrong message! The people that hire you are looking for a professional that can do the job right for them, not someone that sips cocktails in all the right places.
However, that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t let your personality shine through in your headshot…. as long as you are mindful of your brand and professional image. Know what is expected in your industry and then work with your LA headshot photographer to show your personality while maintaining the professionalism expected in your industry.
What you do plays into this too. The photos I have selected for this post were taken for a major radio station and the DJs were known for being free-spirited and fun. The photos had to show that. As a realtor or attorney, you won’t want to look like a clown, but your can still let your personality shine through. A good headshot photographer will converse with you during the shoot and work to draw the best of your personality out!
It’s a matter of considering what you do and who you are trying to reach. Once you have that firmly in mind, you’ll know which side of your personality you want to present and how to dress.