January 30, 2016

Why you need professional LinkedIn Photos

It's a great idea to update LinkedIn photos from time to time. It's even better if you can do it every couple of years. If you're looking for new job opportunities, it's extremely important that you update your profile pic. Prospective employers place a lot of importance on that first impression. Additionally, as I've reiterated in earlier posts, it's imperative you have a good professional photo on LinkedIn. The last profile a recruiter or hiring manager will click on is a profile with no photos. The second worse thing is they'll pass up a profile because it has a badly lit, blurry and really unprofessional looking photo. Studies have been done to show that profiles with no photos or unprofessional photos are overlooked all the ...

January 11, 2016

Quick and Easy Executive Headshot Session

This was possibly the quickest executive headshot session, ever!  This handsome gentleman was such a  pleasure to work with that the session was a breeze!  He came impeccably dressed... not a single thing out of place and brought his change of jacket on a hanger. All I had to do was find out what exactly he needed to do with the images from the session and we were off to a great start. Montreal-headshot-photographer-IT-Executive-Slider   He'd purchased his executive headshot session at a silent auction I'd donated this photo session to. ...

December 21, 2015

Men's Fashion Portrait Session in Montreal

This men's fashion portrait session is a throwback to two years ago when I photographed this gorgeous guy during his trip to Montreal.  He's a colleague who was visiting from Germany for a month.  I figured that it would be nice to get some practice posing men, since I mostly work with women. He was an absolute pleasure to work with - he was a real sport and didn't mind posing for over 2 hours. He was the perfect European model one could hope for!  Saying which, I have to say that he's not a professional model.  He has the looks of a model and with the right directions, he could very well be a sought after men's fashion portrait model!

December 18, 2015

Do You Have a Professional Business Headshot Photo on LinkedIn?

Is your LinkedIn profile picture sending the right message to the right people?  Is it badly lit and badly posed?  Is your picture at least a few years old if not ancient?  If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, you need a professional business headshot photographer to get you a proper profile photo. It's one of those things you don't think about, but that can either make you stand out, or get you pushed aside by recruiters or your industry peers - yes, I'm talking about your LinkedIn profile picture.  And if people aren't looking at your profile, you're unfortunately not going to get ahead of the others. Even if you're not actively seeking a job, it's important to look professional here. ...

August 28, 2015

Why do you need a business headshot?

If you have to make an impression in the business world, you'd better have a great professional business headshot!  In an age where people turn to Google, LinkedIn and Facebook for preliminary information and impression of a person, having a shabby, unprofessional-looking image will not get you very far.

How do you get a great business headshot?

There are a large number of considerations when getting your headshots done.  I'll give you the top four, so you can at least get started.  Your photographer should be able to guide you at every step so you can benefit from this in more ways than one.  Research has shown that no matter how strong your online resumé/profile is, if you don't have a professional-looking photo (along with a ...