When to Update Your Headshots!

Keeping your headshot up to date is crucial for maintaining a professional image. Generally, you should update your headshot every 1-2 years, or sooner if you undergo significant changes like a new hairstyle, glasses, or weight loss/gain. An outdated headshot can misrepresent you, leading to potential misunderstandings in professional settings.

Your headshot is often the first thing potential employers, clients, or colleagues see, so it’s important that it accurately reflects your current appearance. A recent headshot ensures that when you walk into a meeting or an interview, people recognize you from your photo. This consistency helps build trust and credibility.

Updating your headshot regularly also keeps your professional image fresh and relevant. It shows that you take your career seriously and are attentive to detail. Don’t wait until your headshot is noticeably outdated – schedule regular updates to maintain a polished and professional presence.

June 8th, 2024


The Power of a Great Headshot.

A great headshot is more than just a photograph; it’s a powerful tool for personal branding. It often serves as your first impression in professional settings, whether on LinkedIn, a company website, or business cards. A well-crafted headshot can convey confidence, approachability, and professionalism.

Investing in a professional photographer is essential. They understand how to use lighting, angles, and expressions to highlight your best features. A good headshot should reflect your personality and the image you want to project in your professional life. It’s an investment that can open doors and create opportunities by presenting you in the best possible light.

Remember, your headshot should be current and accurately represent your appearance. Update it regularly to reflect any significant changes in your look, such as a new hairstyle, glasses, or weight changes. A powerful headshot can significantly enhance your personal brand and make a lasting impression.

June 1st, 2024


Mastering the Art of Posing for Portraits

Posing for portraits can seem daunting, but with practice, you can achieve natural and flattering results. Start by understanding your best angles. Practice in front of a mirror to see how different head tilts and body positions affect your appearance. Relax your shoulders and keep your spine straight to avoid looking stiff or unnatural.

Engaging your eyes is crucial. They can convey a range of emotions, adding depth to your portrait. Think of something that makes you happy or confident to bring a sparkle to your eyes. Remember, a genuine smile can enhance your natural beauty and make you appear more approachable.

Communication with your photographer is key. Discuss your preferences and any concerns you have about posing. They can guide you on how to position your body and adjust lighting to highlight your best features. With these tips and a bit of confidence, you can master the art of posing for portraits.

May 18th, 2024


Can I Take a Black & White Headshot?

Going through my portfolio you may not see many but you most certainly can take black and white headshots.

While you may not want your primary headshot to be black and white, it is more than acceptable that within your set you have a couple that you can play around with.

A color headshot reveals your exact eye and hair color, the tone of your skin, and it helps immensely to cut time in the casting process while black and white headshots allow the photographer to play with shadows and lighting in ways that bring drama and contrast to the face. based on your niche, this may be right up your alley.

Actors, Musicians and other creatives can benifit greatly by the uniqueness of a black and white headshot.

So feel free to request a couple from your photographer, you may be pleasantly surprised.

To book a session or ask a question feel free to use the contact page or you can reach us at (868) 398-1484

February 19th, 2024


Are Photography Courses Worth It?

As a professional photographer this is a question I hear very often from aspiring photographers and hobbyists.

The truth is, the answer to this question in my opinion is relative to the individual. There is no blanket answer that covers it all and provides in irrefutable solution.

So, in this piece I will simply look at the benefits of many schools of thought and you can feel free to choose the solution that resonates best with your passion and goals.

Formal Education:

If you're looking to understand your camera, improve your skills, take your creativity to the higher level, or simply learn more about the day-to-day business side of photography (most important), a formal photography class is a great way to begin.

Attending a reputable photography school will give you the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills in an organized step-by-step approach. You'll also have the opportunity to produce work individually or in a team setting that fits the parameters of the learning outcomes and this can be great practice for working with clients who will have specific needs or goals.


If the idea of formal education does not fit into the present mould of your life but you are definitely interested in learning more about photography from top professionals in the field then attending workshops may be the answer for you.

Photography is an art and taking awesome photos is not easy. The good news is, these skills can be taught. Whether you are just starting or you are a seasoned photographer looking to enhance your skills, taking a photography workshop or class is an excellent way to get started in your quest for advancement. Depending on your niche you can find many top tiered professionals in your area or worldwide that can jumpstart your creativity and have you moving forward in no time.


Practice, Practice, Practice!

We live in a digital age, and information is available to us at the click of a button as soon as we think of the question.

Being self-thought requires some discipline but if you are organized and an effective self-starter this can definitely work for you.

The University of YouTube as I like to call it can take you from zero to hero in no time. There are video tutorials for every single problem you face, or style you admire.

So, if you’re like me and thrive best at 2AM, this may work best for you, because the truth is you can take fifty photography courses, read every book about lighting and exposure and talk about it all day but unless you’re taking photos regularly it’s all in vain…taking photos consistently is what is going to allow you to unlock your style and natural skill.

If you want to get started in photography? Here are some useful tips we found:

*  Find your inspiration.

* Get a good camera.

* Learn about famous photographers.

* Experiment with different types of photography.

* Compose carefully.

* Go manual.

* Attend a workshop / training session

* Learn how to “read” light

February 15th, 2024