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The Ultimate Guide to Professional Headshots



If you have a professional profile online on sites like LinkedIn then you've probably been asked to upload a photo of yourself before. A headshot can help you make a good first impression both online and in-person. The most common types of headshots are: business, actor, model, and personal. It is generally recommended to update your photo every 2-3 years. 

When should you update your headshot?

  • If you have made a major change to your appearance. For example, a new haircut, weight loss or weight gain.
  • If you are applying for a new position. This will give the employer great first impression.
  • If you are launching a new business or product. A new look can make you look more professional to your customers.
  • If you are using your headshot for marketing materials. If you plan to use your photo on your website or business card, its important to make sure its up to date.
  • If you don't like your current photo. Get a new one that you will love and makes you feel confident.


Here are a few tips for getting a great headshot:

  • Choose the right photographer. A good photographer will capture your best features.
  • Dress professionally. Be sure to dress in clothing that make you feel confident and comfortable.
  • Do your hair and makeup. A little bit of makeup can help to enhance your features and make you look more polished.
  • Be you. The most important thing is to relax and be yourself. The photographer will be able to capture your best look if you are comfortable and at ease.

When your ready to hire a professional photographer consider Jean Alon Media for this service, we would be honored to work with you. We offer a variety of services, including headshots, portraits, weddings, and events. We are committed to providing my clients with the highest quality images. We would love to learn more about your needs and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.

We are here to help you look your best. 

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