Headshots don’t have to be stuffy
The first impression is in your control
You want a portrait of yourself to use on your website, your blog and your social media to connect with people and let them know who you are and what you’re about. I get it. I want that too.
What’s your profile picture right now?
- Is it a selfie you took in the dressing room while trying on a dress for a party you ended up not attending?
- Is it a photo you cropped someone else out of but yet there’s a ghost hand on your shoulder still?
- Is it a photo from 10 years ago because it was taken by a professional at your graduation?
I completely understand. I know what you’re talking about. There are days when I look in the mirror and the last thing I want is to be in front of the camera. I don’t know what to wear, I feel awkward, my muffin top is peeking over my waist band and I know I’m supposed to look a certain way to convey this air of professionalism.
But my business isn’t a huge corporation. It’s just me. And my work is not constrained to corporate policies, dress codes and miles of red tape. I’m free to be me and represent my business as I choose. I am my brand.
Fill in the blank: I want my images to convey how ____________________ I am.
Are you compassionate, knowledgeable, warm, confident, easy to talk to, friendly, kick ass, motivational…?!
Here’s the good news:
We CAN create an image that’s ALL you.
Just as you are, beautiful through and through. I can see right through all that other stuff and I can make my camera see it too. I know how to choose the right spot and angle to show exactly what you love about yourself and want to share with the world!
Out with the old:
- There will be no vague instructions to ‘look serious’ or ‘say cheese’!
- I promise to tell you if there’s spinach in your teeth
- Yes, I can retouch that pimple that showed up last night… it’ll stay just between us forever
In with the new:
- Yes, you can use these images on your website, social media and your blog
- Yes, you will love your photos. 100% guaranteed
- Yes, we’ll do a lot of laughing during your session
“When I needed a head shot photo I turned to Shelly Waldman whom I met at a NextSpace event. Shelly and I took to the streets of Santa Cruz and quickly found some nice places within walking distance to take the photos. She really brought me out of my shell and was great at coaching me to look my best for each photo. I was provided a portfolio of photos to choose from, which I was able to share with my network of people to get feedback. The process was quick and painless, and now I have a headshot to use on all my social networks and business websites. I highly recommend Shelly for your photography needs!” – Chris Miller, Launch Brigade
The ultimate Personal Brand Session for $550. This is when your business is all about YOU! The shoot lasts about 2 hours and includes 6 digital images.
This includes plenty of time to rock different locations and several outfits. You will receive an online gallery of 20 proofs with minor retouching. 6 digital images are included with this package and include licensing rights to use the images for personal, advertising and editorial use.
A simpler session is the Perfect Profile for $195. 30 minutes, 2 digital images. Perfect for updating all the places you need to be seen – your website, social media channels as well as trade magazines, brochure for a speakers panel, on a promotional piece or as a guest on someone’s blog.
You will receive an online gallery of 10 proofs with minor retouching. The session is 30 minutes long, enough time to get comfortable in front of my lens and for us to get a bunch of great images for you to choose from. The package includes 2 digital images with licensing rights to use the images for personal, advertising and editorial use.
Schedule your quick consult now and let’s get your session on the calendar.
Once your consult is scheduled, I’ll send over a quick questionnaire for you to fill out so you can give me a sense of who you are, what your business is about and how you view yourself. This will get my creative vision started allowing me to think about the best lighting, location and posing to allow you to truly shine.
“I don’t know if you have ever noticed, but first impressions are often entirely wrong.” – Lemony Snicket
Let’s shift the paradigm, have fun AND get people to see your most authentic self!
Working with Shelly was not only a breeze, but an absolute blast! She made posing in front of the camera feel so natural, it was like being with an old friend. Above all else, the photos so perfectly captured what I needed to get out of them for my business. Cannot wait to do it again! – Kelsey Borlan, The Brand Gals
Oh, and yes…
WANT SOMETHING ELSE? Need something in between or a bit more custom? Let us know. I’m happy to formulate a custom package to fit your needs.
Get in touch!