No matter what line of work you are in, it is essential that you have a headshot that shows the world who you are. Since most people like to see who they will be doing business with and will probably find you online, it's important that you not only get noticed but that you also appear confident, trustworthy and approachable. In order to have a great first impression you will have to invest in the service of a professional that will help you to put your best face forward.
What will it Cost?
As with most things, you probably want to understand what it cost to get a quality headshot. Rates vary widely as with most services. I have seen rates as low as $75. but I know a headshot photographer that charges $3,000. for a session. You may be wondering what could make such a big difference. It will boil down to a number of things: experience of the photographer; number of outfit changes; if hair and makeup are included; number of images; are images edited/retouched; the quality of the images and the quality of the service. Most photographers will offer 3-4 different packages and you can choose the package that best suits your needs. Make sure you take a look at a photographers website before choosing, to be sure you like the work they do.
What to expect from your session.
Before you start your session, be clear on what you will receive, what it will cost, when and how you will receive your images. Also, make sure the photographer knows what your images are for: Website profile; Business cards; Real estate or Corporate; Modeling; Acting; or even if it's just for a social media avatar. A clear understanding will help to ensure that what you are paying for is exactly what you need.