Why Refreshing Professional Headshots Every Few Years Is Important

Are you guilty of this? You’re using a great picture of yourself taken five years ago on all your publicity, from Facebook to class reunions and everywhere in between. Of course, you want to look your best in a photo, but let’s face it, that was five years ago. Washington DC Corporate Headshots is asked about portraits every day. Why is it important to refresh your headshot?

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  • A new headshot, professionally done, is in your best interest. You have aged in five years, though you may not want to admit it. The point is, you want your picture to be an accurate representation of you today. The professional can capture the best of you today, much better than a snapshot. Not only will you look great, but you will be presenting to the world an honest picture. Nobody will be surprised when they meet you in person.
  • Unbelievably, photography has changed in the past five years. It is possible to get a clearer, better picture of you today than it was five years ago. Professional photographers keep up on technology, especially if their business is portraits.
  • Styles change in five years.  You may choose to have a totally different style of headshot. Talk to your professional photographer about options and what they see in the business. You may want your new headshot to say something new and different about you. Clothing and hairstyles change as well, and regional differences reflect different styles.
  • If you keep your professional portrait up to date, you appear competitive and successful in whatever business you are in. You appear to care about details in your business. You appear more confident and trustworthy.
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As outlined above, there are several reasons why it’s important to keep your headshot refreshed every two years. This list outlines the positive effects of doing so, but conversely there are risks from not keeping your photo up to date.

Need a new headshot? Washington DC Headshot photographers are ready to help.

Tim Coburn