Why even bother with a professional photo?
Simple...because they're worth it!
Yeah, I know, I would say that, stick with me though, it'll only take a minute.
I think the best thing you can do as an individual or small business owner when trying to raise your profile and increase engagement across all media is to get professional headshots. Specifically, I mean working with a professional photographer to get the images you want.
If you need any form of publicity or exposure - you need a headshot to illustrate an article, you want one for your website, your podcast, your pop-up venture, whatever - people will want to see who you are. That’s just the way it is. We want to see who we are dealing with. Human nature right?
There’s so much not in your control regarding the media - but your headshot is something you have complete control over. Offering a choice of high resolution images for an editor/journalist/picture editor to choose from is invaluable. We are all busy people and you’re going to make their life a whole lot easier. Let them choose from the half dozen you offer and it’s done. I’m convinced it helps with the likelihood of your article/press release getting published.
The sessions I offer are lively and enjoyable - we work to get the best pictures possible and we try different options in order to get the best out of our time together.
But don’t take my word for it, here are some actual words other people have said about working with me:
"Jonathan is a fantastic photographer! We've worked together on a couple of projects and he's always captured exactly what I wanted. He's professional, friendly and creative. Highly recommend.”
Dani Johns, Comedian
“Jonathan was fantastic to work with during our two-hour shoot. His professional and relaxed demeanour made me feel instantly comfortable and his creativity, expertise and experience shone through. It was brilliant to work with someone who was able to direct, offer so many ideas and ultimately produce excellent quality photographs. I highly recommend Jonathan”
Lawrence Rook, Self Employed Chirologist
“Wow - what can I say. Jonathan is a pleasure to work with. He goes above and beyond to capture you in your best light (no pun intended). He does everything he can to make you feel welcome, relaxed and at home. The pictures are always amazing. I can’t recommend him enough.”
Jodie Fraser, Founder and MD, Fraser Allen Estate Management