You invested time and money into crafting your business brand. But that carefully curated image could be undermined by one element you may not have put much thought into - your headshot.
Most professional headshots capture nice photos of the person. However, they fail to align with or strategically convey the intended brand image. Just because your headshot features you smiling in front of a backdrop doesn't mean it's doing your personal brand any favors.
In fact, a mismatched or poorly crafted headshot can actively work against building your brand. At best, viewers are confused by the disconnect between your projected image and actual vibe in the photo. At worst, your headshot could completely turn off potential customers or partners by clashing with their expectations.
Here are some ways an unstrategic headshot can sabotage your branding efforts:
Misaligned Tone & Style
Your headshot seems overly casual and relaxed while your brand aims for professionalism and expertise. Or your photo conveys a stiff corporate vibe that conflicts with your fun, approachable brand persona. Any mismatches in tone or style undermine brand cohesion.
Forgets the Audience
Your headshot fails to appeal to or connect with your target demographic. The image, pose, expression and other details don't resonate with the customers, clients and partners you want to reach.
Washes You Out
Poor lighting, framing and color palette choices make your headshot fall flat. Instead of standing out, you blend into the background or appear dull and unimpressive.
Minimizes Strengths An unflattering angle, distracting background, or other issues draw attention away from your best features and personal strengths you aim to highlight.
Similarly, a non-strategic headshot can emphasize aspects you want to downplay, like drawing the eye to asymmetries or unflattering expressions you naturally make.
Projects Age Inappropriately
Certain poses, expressions and styling can make you appear drastically older or younger than your target branding demographic expects.
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Don't let your headshot inadvertently undermine all your branding efforts. Let's discuss how to capture your image in a way that resonates powerfully with your audience and aligns perfectly with your brand.