Get to the Gym – Branding Photographer – Hampton Roads

The photos you share should reflect the story of your business. I have taken photos at Natural Bodyz Fitness several times. I was invited back to take photos of their two new hires. In speaking with the owner of the gym I was able to learn a little about his new hires and how he … Read more Get to the Gym – Branding Photographer – Hampton Roads

Professional Hair & Makeup: My Experience – Branding Photography

This smile is the moment I checked my hair & makeup in the mirror and decided my next goal in life is to afford to be able to hire Shay to clean me up every day!!! I’m kidding! BUT for my own branding shoot, I knew I needed my amazing makeup artist & hairstylist friend … Read more Professional Hair & Makeup: My Experience – Branding Photography

Private School Headshots – Hampton Roads Photographer

I recently had the pleasure of taking photos for Star Pointe Academy in Suffolk, VA. Their “mission is to develop confident, creative, and intensely self-driven college and career-bound adolescents who will blossom into a deep, personal relationship with Christ, develop a heart for service, and who will be sought out for their international level of expertise, ideas, … Read more Private School Headshots – Hampton Roads Photographer

Being Adaptable — Hampton Roads Photographer

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One thing I have had to learn over the years is how important it is to be adaptable as a photographer. While consistency in product is key, being able to adapt to conditions or a client’s vision is key. Remote Employees I have worked with a lot of clients who have home offices in different … Read more Being Adaptable — Hampton Roads Photographer

The Importance of Authenticity with Professional Headshots — Hampton Roads Photographer

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Clients regularly come to me and ask me what “special” thing they need to do to prepare for their professional headshots. Really, YOU are what makes your professional headshot special. You should strive to be your best self that day, but don’t try to change who you are. If you are someone who is constantly … Read more The Importance of Authenticity with Professional Headshots — Hampton Roads Photographer

Utilizing The Studio — Hampton Roads Photographer

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In February, I became co-owner of The Studio Hampton Roads along with fellow photographer and friend, Samantha Fehling of Sami Roy Photography! It has been a whirlwind adventure to say the least and so amazing. The Studio provides me with a space to work and create that is my own but is also a separate … Read more Utilizing The Studio — Hampton Roads Photographer

Scheduling Office Headshots — Hampton Roads Photographer

I frequently have offices contact me about providing headshots for one or two employees at a time. However, it is much more convenient to all and better for a company’s brand to have me come in and update headshots for everyone all at once. Most don’t know, but I discount per person to make this … Read more Scheduling Office Headshots — Hampton Roads Photographer

How Often Should I Update My Professional Headshot? – Hampton Roads Photographer

“How often should I update my professional headshot?” is a question I get asked quite a bit. I have had clients that come to me roughly every 6 months and some that come to me for the first time having not updated their headshot for 10+ years. So, I would like to give you some … Read more How Often Should I Update My Professional Headshot? – Hampton Roads Photographer

Male Professional Headshots – Hampton Roads Photographer

Taking a male professional headshot can seem a bit more challenging. There are less obvious poses with men, but knowing subtle ways to better the pose will help the entire session. Firstly, it is the responsibility of the photographer to communicate with the client those subtle changes they need to make for the best possible … Read more Male Professional Headshots – Hampton Roads Photographer

Last Second Headshots – Hampton Roads Photographer

One thing I feel I have a knack for recently are last second headshots. Several clients over the last week have come to me needing headshots taken that week or even that DAY! Medical students applying for residencies, someone recently starting a new position, and speakers at conventions have been some of my recent clients … Read more Last Second Headshots – Hampton Roads Photographer

Personalize Your Medical Professional Headshot — Hampton Roads Photographer

Choosing a doctor, whether it be general practice or a specialist, can be quite challenging. I’ve noticed in my own searches for doctors that most medical professionals have headshots that are very standard and impersonal. As a customer, this makes it difficult for me to find a doctor that I know I will be comfortable … Read more Personalize Your Medical Professional Headshot — Hampton Roads Photographer

Rhena Leland Kangen Water – Hampton Roads Photographer

Rhena Leland has been a close friend of mine for quite some time. She is an amazing business professional and a brilliant person. I was so thrilled to take her professional headshots recently. Of course, I had to take the opportunity to ask her some questions about her alkaline water machines.         … Read more Rhena Leland Kangen Water – Hampton Roads Photographer

Add Some Color to Your Professional Headshot – Hampton Roads Photographer

I tend to see a lot of folks who just want a plain professional headshot. For some reason, the plain black backdrop has become the standard for professionalism in the area. I certainly don’t mind this approach, in some cases, but it takes away the opportunity to personalize your headshot. To add just a little … Read more Add Some Color to Your Professional Headshot – Hampton Roads Photographer

How to Use Professional Headshots for Your Business – Hampton Roads Photographer

I have had several clients tell me, “I have my professional headshots…now what?” It’s important to realize all the different benefits professional headshots can bring to your business. You should consider the headshot expense as part of your marketing strategy. 1. Social Media Social media is probably the number one place my clients display their professional … Read more How to Use Professional Headshots for Your Business – Hampton Roads Photographer

How to Achieve an Effective Professional Headshot – Hampton Roads Photographer

Your professional headshot tells potential clients who you are and what you do. You want to make sure that it reflects your personality and attracts the types of clientele you are looking for. One of the most common mistakes I see with professional headshots is that they can be too uniform. People put too much effort … Read more How to Achieve an Effective Professional Headshot – Hampton Roads Photographer

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