Guest Blog: The importance of a good head shot!

Zelda de HollanderA professional headshot for your website doesn’t have to be overly expensive but as you will see it’s really important.  After seeing a couple of inappropriate head shots of Business Owners on Linkedin and websites, I asked this weeks Guest Blogger Zelda of Studio Shotz to explain why this photo is so important.

The importance of good head shots should not be underestimated; people nowadays would prefer to connect with a business that has a face. Take Apple & Steve Jobs as well as Virgin with Richard Branson. With the ever growing online presence surrounding even the smallest of companies, it’s now imperative to always be seen in the best possible light (excuse the pun!)

DSC_9279Head Shots should be seen as a vehicle to help show your brand, your personality & your professionalism within your company.  Having a professional head shot taken shows you care about the details of your business, it will look professional but friendly and creates a good first impression. Connections these days are rarely verbal, most people these days ‘meet’ your photo online before ever making contact with you. Let’s not forget sites such as LinkedIn where you as an individual are constantly representing your business.

KaronEllmer_01Head shots don’t just have to be a plain white background, passport style photo. Let’s face it, no one looks good on their passport photo! I’ve worked with a range of companies over the past 8 years creating head shots ideal for them, including directors, staff and single-handed operations. This can be including your business branding, whether that’s through colours in the background, the colours your wearing, uniforms or the environment you’re placed in. Head shots can be studio based or location based, including your offices or even out in your local area. We can even create a specific feeling behind your images, one that reflects your brand: fun, hardworking, corporate, creative.

“A picture is worth a thousand words” has never been more true, especially when running a business in this digital age. People are exposed to an average of 3,000 images a day, and only take 7 seconds to judge you & your business by your photograph.

Group Head ShotsStudio Shotz offers a variety of different head shots, ranging from actors head shots through to personal head shots for social media websites as well as business portraiture to show your employees and your business in its best light.

Head Shots are ideal for actors, performers, the self-employed and all business people that need a great looking photograph. Ideal for your own business website and advertisement, as well as sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. Studio Shotz provides Head shots for just £25, which includes up to 30 minutes in our studio and a high resolution digital image that is fully edited and airbrushed, in colour and black&white.  We also shoot ‘group’ headshots, and are more than happy to work on a bespoke basis.

10420179_672258042855107_3924468891222685376_nStudio Shotz Photography is a Boutique Photography Studio in Christchurch, Dorset. Run by Professional Photographer, Zelda de Hollander.  Visit the website at or on Facebook or email [email protected]


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