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Your Business Headshot is your first impression

Professional headshots are essentially business marketing, and for many, the first step in the sales process. For big companies, the CEO, MD or Senior Management headshots can set the corporate mood, style and culture. After all “One Look Is Worth a Thousand Words” right? For actors, models and performers the headshot is the first audition, you may not even know that you had been looked at and rejected. In any walk of life the headshot courts judgement and opinion, and obviously, first impressions can last forever.

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Your business Headshots is your first impression

Business headshots are essentially business marketing, and for many, the first step in the sales process. For big companies, the CEO, MD or Senior Management headshots can set the corporate mood, style and culture. After all “One Look Is Worth a Thousand Words” right? For actors, models and performers the headshot is the first audition, you may not even know that you had been looked at and rejected. In any walk of life the headshot courts judgement and opinion, and obviously, first impressions can last forever.

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Corporate Headshots worth a thousand words

You Headshot is your personal brand and key first impression

With social media profiles being a way of life these days, your profile picture is your first personal introduction. While there are traditional approaches to how headshots are shot, there is no one size fits all. For senior businessmen and woman, it may be that you require something quick, formal and simple, for sole trader owner-managed businesses you may need to show casual personality and originality.

Pro Experience

Whatever your needs and budget, at VisualChaos Studios we have years of experience and offer an efficient competitively price professional experience with short 30 min sessions or longer 1 hour sessions.

Studio & On Location

We can visit you at your location or place of work with a simple mobile studio or shot on location somewhere else if being outside is important, and of course, we can shoot at our professional studio in Sussex

Professional Head Shots in West Sussex Commercial Photography VisualChaos It’s undeniable that we are living in an age where there’s more than a good chance that the first-time people see you in an employment context, it will be in the form of an image online.

Whether this be for a job application, or prior to a business meeting or potential sale, your online presentation is just as important as your in-person style now.   That, of course, will vary according to the field in which you work – a suit and tie might not be required for many occupations – but the professionalism of the image that you need to project remains just as important.

A quick scroll through LinkedIn shows that many folk are still using selfies and poor quality phone photos as their profile image in this business to business arena and, while books shouldn’t be judged by their covers, it’s something that we all do.  Your professional online presence should be just that – professional.

When we talk about headshots in this context, we’re not talking about brand photography, or creating a wide range of images that represent who you are and what you are an expert in. We’re simply talking about a professionally lit clear, (and flattering of course) head and shoulders image.   It’s worth making that part clear up front in this article – as soon as you talk about photo shoots, so many people get nervous and back away from the whole concept.  We are firm believers in high quality images in all areas of your business of course, but a head shot session is simply that.  You don’t need to create reams of briefing, bring props and outfits changes, and decide on the whole direction of your approach. You simply need to turn up with your hair and makeup done if that’s what you like to do and relax – we do the rest.

It’s so important to look the part when you’re representing your business or brand online and especially in crowded arenas such as LinkedIn.  A professional headshot can make all the difference – looking professional in the first image that someone sees of you could make you stand out from the crowd.

Professional Business Head Shots Photography Crawley Down East Grinstead West Sussex If you think about when you look at online portals such as LinkedIn, you’ll be more than familiar with those little image circles that appear alongside any post and comment that you make. It’s a tiny piece of real estate but it can convey so much about your professional approach in your field.  A clear and uncluttered image means that you are also more immediately recognisable to the people that follow you – if they know it’s you, they’re more likely to read what you have to say.

Simply the fact that you’ve gone to the effort of having a professional headshot taken speaks volumes about how serious you are in terms of your business.  It’s an extra effort, it shows you want to be noticed, and seen as professional.

A smiling image can help to instantly create a positive connection in the mind of your viewer – they’re already going to be feeling more positive about what you have to say before they even go ahead and read what that is.  Of course, your favourite photo of yourself might be one that was taken on holiday when you are on the beach, happy and relaxed but those type of images will rarely pack the punch of a professional photo in a business environment.

You’d be right in thinking is what you are selling in terms of your business is your product or your knowledge or expertise in your service but in a digital age, you also have to sell yourself in order to get your voice heard.   Your headshot image is the perfect way to do this – presenting yourself as serious about your business, professional and prepared to go the extra mile when it comes to your image can only help to get you in front of your potential clients. When you care, your customers notice.

An up-to-date head shot is also a handy thing to have when you’re preparing business cards, job applications, website content or submitting articles and presentations for publication.  You can get a lot of value out of a short and sweet photo shoot when it comes to promoting yourself and your business.

The first thing that people leap to when they think of a photo shoot (after they’ve thought that they don’t really like their picture being taken as it makes them feel a bit self-conscious) is that it’s going to be a big production.

While that’s certainly true of some times of photo shoot, it’s not the case when it comes to head shot sessions.  These are short and sweet sessions where you just pop in to visit at our studio in Crawley Down, West Sussex and spend a few minutes in front of the camera.

There’s no need for elaborate hair and makeup, costume changes or stress – we’ve got years of experience in relaxing people in front of the camera and creating the best possible images of them.  There’s no pressure and no sales meetings – come dressed as you want to be photographed, and you’ll be driving home within the hour glad that you did it.

When people first see you or an image of you, they take a tenth of a second to make all sorts of decisions about you from your competence to your socio-economic status – it’s a process call thin- slicing – making a wider inference from a very small amount of information.

As the old saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.  A professional head shot photo shoot is a tiny investment with a very big potential payback in this department.

Performers and Entertainers

From Classic Actors Headshots to Performers, Models, and Electronic Press Kits (EPK)

Actors and performer headshots need to be classic as well as expressive and engaging. Classic z-cards have essentially been replaced by social profiles, personal websites, and digital marketing press kits, but as with all professional processes still need to be constructed correctly. We can provide all under one roof, from the classic black and white actor’s headshot to a full performers profile and portfolio.

Classic Actors Headshot

Sitting for a classic actor’s headshot is pretty straight forward and can be completed quick quickly if you need it to be. We still allow time for clothing changes should you want them. The session is booked as an hour, but we seldom need that long and will provide you with a choice of you 5 favourite images in both colour and black and white – so 10 images in the package.

Profiles and Portfolios

Profiles and portfolios are more in-depth than a simple headshot session and cover the narrative needed to complete a portfolio of images for full personal promotion. This could include on-location images as well as studio shots to show the performer’s range and talent. All the images from the session are provided, which is usually around 75-100 images approximately.

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Modelling Headshot and Portfolio

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Is it important to have a pro headshot?

Professional Corporate Headshots are the perfect way to make a great first impression in an age when potential clients are likely to see your photo before they meet you in person. The time and financial investment are small and the results can be a great boost to your marketing profile.

Where can I get a good Headshot?

Do you Shoot Professional Head Shots Near Me?

While shooting from our studio in Crawley, near East Grinstead, we cover West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Hampshire and London with our on location mobile headshot photography setup.

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Headshots, don’t’ have to be, well, headshots!

Modelling Portflios and Actor, Dancers Headshot Cards
  • CEO, MD and Management Teams

  • Small Owner Managed Businesses

  • Solicitors, Accountants, Banking

  • Actors, Singers, Performers

  • Sports Clubs, Gyms and Trainers

  • Doctors, Consultants, Therapists

  • Scholars, Teachers, Universities

  • Authors, Journalists, Presenters

  • Engineers, Government, Builders

  • Plumbers, Electricians, Trades

  • Formal and Professional

  • Lifestyle, Outdoors, Action Shots

  • Studio Lighting or natural lighting

  • Square, Portrait, Landscape

  • Colour and Black & While

  • On location with company logos

  • Simple colourless backgrounds

  • Multi colour textured backgrounds

  • Creative, Fine Art Styles

  • Singles shots to multi-series shots