Face in the crowd
I was recently approached by a company that pairs photographers with people looking for online profile headshots. Sort of like Thumbtack or Angie’s List, a client creates a request on the company’s web site then the company sends information to a local photographer. I checked in to the service to make sure they were legit, and they were. Also found two other online companies that perform the same service. Since warm leads are always a good thing, I asked for more info and for shooting guidelines. I wanted to make sure I wasn’t going to have to revamp my operation to take advantage of theirs. I was amazed by the guidelines that were sent. They wanted everything to follow 3 basic poses, all shots done outside, and they specified some frankly trite and cliché camera angles. The pricing guide was just as curious. The client doesn’t get charged for the service, the photographer does. Which is expected. What wasn’t expected was being told to upcharge, create more expensive packages, and to offer services specific to this company. And then there was the no compete. Well, headshots and portraits are the bulk of what I do, and I want to be able to present clients with unique options. Needless to say, I’m not using that service.
I guess the point is you need to decide if you want to be unique or look like everyone else when you update your headshot. We take the time to ensure your photograph is the best representation of you. We want you to make a stellar first impression. A stellar profile photo will help you do that. Book with us, get a fantastic individualized headshot or portrait session, and avoid being just another face in the crowd.