I had a series of head shots and personal branding sessions one day a few weeks ago at my home studio in Spring, Texas. My last one of the day was with Becky, of Becky K. Photography. I met Becky at a photography workshop several months ago in Houston. I was happy to hear from her when she reached out to schedule a Personal Branding session.
Like many photographers (and like myself), Becky has a corporate job during the day and does her photography sessions on evenings and weekends. So, she needed professional head shots as well as more casual shots for her photography business.
Your image is YOUR brand. You need your brand to reflect a high level of professionalism, and to appear confident and capable. In many cases, your image is the first impression that a future employer or client has of you. Your brand, your head shot, needs to be the best YOU possible.
As is typical in Houston, it started getting cloudy once she arrived. We quickly got her professional head shots finished and then went down the street in my neighborhood for the outdoor / casual shots before the rain started. Even though we photographers spend plenty of time behind the camera, we typically aren't fans of being in front of the camera - and Becky was not exception. You would never know she felt awkward from these great pictures of her thought - she was a natural!