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Unveiling the Real You: The Power of Authentic Personal Branding Headshots


In today’s world where everything is online, having a great personal branding headshot is super important. It’s like making a killer first impression without even being in the room. This is especially true for young folks who are just starting out and want to show the world what they’re all about, whether it’s in business or helping out with charities.

Let me tell you about Kristen. One of the non-profits that she works with asked for a headshot and Kristen panicked because she didn’t have anything that currently represented who she was. She asked on Twitter for some recommendations and I’m happy to say that several people told her to see me. She’s got this cool mix of being a tech genius at her job in Rochester and also being super passionate about volunteering. She wanted her pictures to show all sides of her – not just the professional side but also her fun and caring side.

Personal branding isn’t about fitting into a box. It’s about showing off what makes you, well, you. Kristen didn’t want those boring, stiff headshots. She wanted photos that showed her real, lively personality.

Our photo shoot was more like a fun collaboration. We made sure Kristen’s bubbly personality shone through. The photos we ended up with weren’t just pictures; they were a peek into who Kristen really is. You could feel her warmth, see her honesty, and get that she’s all about making a difference.

These kinds of photos do more than just sit on a LinkedIn page. They’re like a magnet for opportunities that fit who you really are. For Kristen, this could mean getting to speak at more events, connecting more with charities she loves, or building a stronger community at work.

What’s really cool is how this kind of personal branding can inspire others. When people like Kristen show the world their true selves, it encourages everyone to think differently about success. It shows that being yourself – whether that’s through charity work or your hobbies – is powerful.

So, if you’re feeling like your current headshot doesn’t really show who you are anymore, maybe it’s time for a change. If you’re someone who loves giving back, make sure your headshot shows that part of you. It’s not about looking good; it’s about showing the world the real you and attracting people who get you.

No matter what you do, your headshots should be as unique and real as you are. If Kristen’s story has got you thinking, maybe it’s time to show off your true self, too.

Are you self employed or active outside of work and need some branding headshots, contact me.

If you have a coding project that you need help on, reach out to Kristen.