What are Headshots or Personal Branding images and why do I need them?
If you’re a Nottingham based sole trader or small business then it might be a safe bet that you are the face of your business, with that in mind then it makes perfect sense that you appear on your promotional material and website. This is especially important if the business carries your name, like this one does, as that’s the one image you won’t find on any stock photography site, one of you.
Actors have been using professionals to take their publicity photos, or headshots as they are known, for years as they attend castings for roles in movies and television. It’s not by accident as they want to look their best for the casting director and you should too. However, the people doing your casting are the harshest of critics and only the very best will do for them. Who are they? They are your customers and you only get one chance to make a good impression so why not make the most of the opportunity and go full-on “Hollywood” for them?
If your current LinkedIn profile picture is a selfie, or worst still, an obviously cropped photo from a holiday snap, then it makes sense to get a little help and make sure you look your best. On LinkedIn it’s especially handy to have your profile picture set to Public Visibility, click on it and you’ll find the settings, this makes sense so that anyone you might have met while networking can find you easily. Also we all know people buy from people so why not let the LinkedIn universe see you?
In a couple of hours, I can help you create some images you’d be proud to show your Mum and that will definitely show your best side. I have a portable lighting set up, so I can come to your office, we can take a stroll around Nottingham as there are some cool spots I know or I use Riverbank Studio in Whatton if that’s preferable (hire rates apply), give me a call on 07506998855 or email and we can discuss your requirements.
I hate having my photograph taken.
Most people are not comfortable in front of the camera but as your photographer, it’s part of my job to make sure that you get the best customer experience as possible and I’ll do my best to make sure you’ll walk away having had a good time and gained some knowledge that you can use to look your best in your next holiday snaps too.
So what does a Personal Branding Shoot cost?
I recommend at least two hours if we’re booking a studio shoot, anything less is just rushed and you won’t get the results you want. For studio shoots, I use Riverbank Studio in Whatton, they have a 15 foot white cove and is possibly the best-equipped studio outside of London. I have negotiated a discount for my clients off their regular booking, so that’s £50 for 2 hours there and £180 for my time making a total of £230 and for that, you’ll get as many images that pass my quality control. I guarantee you’ll get at least 20 images minimum, but what you actually receive is up to you, it could be anything from 20 -90! All those images and at NO extra charge, imagine the possibilities. Fill in the form below and get in touch to organise a FREE Zoom or telephone consultation.
“Steve is my go-to photographer for personal branding shots. It took 2 attempts to get over being camera shy as I hadn’t had any professional photo’s taken before but I got there eventually! Well worth the investment and will work with Steve for all of my future shots. It’s a fun half-day with him too!”
Misch Fretwell – The Customer Chatterbox
“Having just launched my new business, I needed a headshot photo to add to my website. I’d previously met Steve through Catena Business Connections so asked him for a price for the single shot. He suggested booking an hour in the studio and gave me a great price which I jumped at. When I arrived at the studio, Steve had already come up with several poses which he thought might suit my needs so we made a start. He helped me get over my initial nerves with a good cup of coffee and great banter to help me relax and smile! The studio is well equipped with some amazing kit which helped mix up the style of the shots. An hour later, he’d taken approx 250 photos and sent me through a fantastic selection the same day in both hi and low res for print and web use. I’d highly recommend Steve’s services and will definitely be using him again very soon.”
Andy Middleton – AMSN
“I had a great time working with Steve Edwards Photography to get some new professional headshots. Enjoyable, interesting and very relaxed. If you’re Nottingham-based and looking for professional photos for your business then give Steve a shout. NB. I don’t get commission! ;-)”
Martin Benefer – Stillwater Coaching
“Wow! Great experience from start to finish. Steve put us at ease from the get go & we are so pleased with the photographs. Would highly recommend Steve, thanks again”
Victoria Carnhill – moretime PA Services