You already have headshots, so is there really a need to update them? Ideally, your headshots could do with an update every 1-2 years.
Still not convinced you need to invest in a new set of headshots? Here are a few signs that you do:
1. You’ve had a few birthdays since that last session
If you’ve noticed some changes in the mirror, it’s probably a good idea to update your headshots. The reality is that your headshots need to look recent, so having some birthdays is the first good reason to consider updating your headshots. This is particularly important if your appearance plays a role in you getting work. People want to meet in person, the person they see online.
2. You’ve updated your look
Have you lost a significant amount of weight, changed your hair, or had surgery? This is another sign that it’s time to schedule another headshot session with your photographer. When people meet with you, if they don’t recognize you, it can come off as untrustworthy.
3. You’re often contacted about roles you’re uninterested in
This one is specific to those seeking roles in theatre and other acting roles. If you frequently get calls about roles that aren’t your type, it’s time to consider whether your headshots are sending the right message.
4. People often don’t recognize you.
This one applies to anyone from any sector. If potential employers, clients, or business partners often tell you how different you look in person, you might want to update your headshots.
5. Your current headshots are trendy
If the last time you took headshots was in 1994 at JC Penny’s Glamour Shots, well…it’s time to update your images. Unfortunately, trends never last long, which means your headshots quickly become outdated. Rather opt for a timeless look and photo style for the best results.
So, is it time to give your headshots an upgrade? Give us a call and we can do a consultation with you regarding your current needs.
When you hire us for your imaging/branding, we’ll help you Convey Confidence and Expertise to potential clients, employers and others through premier headshots!