However, many people don't have the budget to invest in a full-blown session with a photographer, as they may be in job transition, in an internship, just graduating, or simply can't justify it. Yes, headshots can cost a pretty penny (ranging from $200-$600), BUT for good reason. Getting a great, professional picture requires way more than someone smiling solo in a suit. It needs the right lighting, angles, backgrounds, framing, and depending on your industry, the pose and feel are crucial as well. So, it's best to bring a photographer into the mix.
When I was first starting Pollinize Media, the only professional images I had of myself on my LinkedIn and about.me page were of me in my, ahem, wedding gown. Hesitant to pay for a full-on session and not sure who to turn to, I simply asked Ali Vagnini of Alison Vagnini Photography to snap some quick photos of me during a mini, post-wedding photo shoot that my husband and I did.
In just minutes of sitting in front of my favorite yellow wall in Denver, she was able to capture at least three usable images. When it comes down to it, you only need one or two great photos from the session, and when paired with the right photographer, you only need 10-15 minutes tops.
Plus, if you're anything like me, taking headshots can be beyond awkward, so a little liquid courage is a must. (Hint: There will be mimosas! And a raffle!)
- 2 free pedicures and 2 glasses of wine at Fresh in Cherry Creek
- Free personal branding consult with Pollinize Media
- Adorable note cards from Lana's Shop
- 1 free month of yoga at The River Power Vinyasa Yoga
- 1 free month at Fitness in the City
- Luxury body care package (in Mandarin) from Zents
- 4 free sessions at Orangetheory Fitness Glendale/Denver , CO
- Free treatment of your choice (valued at $149) at m.pulse
- $25 gift card and other goodies from Silpada Designs