I remembered being a child and pretending to be on a photo shoot where my head shot was being taken. I was going to be an actress, and of course that's what actors get, right? Fast forward to 2008 and I am in Grad School working on my resume, which I hated with a passion. It reminded me a little bit of that scene in American Psycho, when the men are at the conference table comparing business cards, except not so cool because we didn't get to choose the paper, and because my adviser would strongly disapproved of a sans-serif font (and there goes my love for Helvetica). I am formally trained as a scientist, and when you are a scientist the image of yourself you present to the world is in your work, not an image of yourself.
I got the privilege of doing the Personal Branding images for the previous owners of Sweets Cakes and Pastry back in 2015. Then Kodi, the new owner, contacted us to get images of her and her employees, an booked one of our packages, including hair and makeup. "The fancy bakery downtown", people call Kodi's store. And it's true, it is fancy and their creations are up-scale (and delicious!). But there is also a fun, playful side to these boss ladies that are part of yet another downtown business where women take the center stage. And I wanted to make sure I could show them in that light.
The day of the session they brought cakes a cupcakes, icing bags and sprinkles, and their iconic bright pink T-shirts with their logo on them. They got to show me (and now you!) their personalities and quirkiness, and we made some great images showcasing them as the talented bakers they are, but also as fierce business owners who serve our community every day.
"I can't wait to work on our company's website now, and add these images to it!" said Kodi to me after she chose her images. Knowing that our images generate excitement in our clients is the cherry on top. Often people ask me "can you shoot a quick photo of me for my website?". The answer, of course, is yes. I can. I am a photographer after all. But if that is what you want, you can ask your uncle Bob or your 5 year old girl to do it for you, and you can even have it for free! If instead what you want are professional images, where we polish your appearance so your true essence and what you have to offer to your clients can shine through, call us for a consultation today. You won't regret investing in your company by getting the best head shots you've ever had.