Category Archives: Portraits / Headshots

Realtor headshots

I’ve been fortunate enough to be a trusted Nashville wedding photographer servicing many realtor headshots for both established and new realtors. Nashville has a fast growing real estate market for both commercial and residential real estate. There are also a lot of new realtors to accommodate this rapid growth. But how do they all get noticed and show buyers they are serious about earning their business? It starts with having a nicely done professional headshot.

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As a realtor, you are a professional offering a very personal service. Home selling and buying can be a tiresome and nerve racking process, so it’s always nice to have a good assertive realtor who is also caring and human. A professional realtor headshot can help represent that. Most every realtor’s business card has their photo on it. So why not put some care into it, since it represents your professional image and what your potential clients will see? A lot about professional image is about effort.

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A home or commercial property is often the biggest purchase a buyer / buyers will ever make. They need a realtor they can trust, and who is looking out for their interest as well. So a good professional realtor headshot investment helps show commitment on your part as a realtor, and helps you stand out. May the best service provider win.

Headshots Nashville

I’m honored to be a trusted photographer to provide realtor and other professional headshots in Nashville. I show my commitment to you by providing reliable service, fast turnaround, professional / understated retouching, and giving you the best image for your business. Headshot services begin at just $100.00 all inclusive. I can do in studio, ambient / outdoor or combination of both. Different wardrobe options for seasonal use are also an option. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

 

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VSP Global corporate headshot event

I received a phone call from a representative of VSP Global about doing a corporate headshot session during a seminar they were putting on in Nashville. It would be at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel resort, in the Canal ballrooms. The group of optometrists would be attending the educational seminar that VSP put on, and getting proper business headshots were one of the perks of attending.  Here are some photo highlights from the VSP Global corporate headshot event!

VSP Global corporate headshot event

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No matter how many times I’ve been to that hotel, the navigation always confuses me, LOL! Thankfully I had a helper and I traveled as light as possible. Portable high key background, 2 strobe heads, stands, 84″ parabolic umbrella, spare strobe head, and camera bag. Plus a stool. This helps for getting the best angle and posture for the subjects, looking friendly and approachable yet confident and professional.

optometrist headshot

optometrist headshot

optometrist headshot

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optometrist headshot

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It was fun to meet people from all over, and be able to provide them with what they needed quickly because all 60 or so of them were between presentations and of course want to fast forward to dinner and kicking back. I hope you’ve enjoyed photo highlights from this VSP Global corporate headshot event! Here are a few key points Lauren, the event coordinator made in her review of my services on my Google business page!

I first contacted Jay after only seeing his website. He was incredibly helpful over the phone, which is why I ultimately chose him for our event. He explained how the process would work on the day of, and what to expect .

On the day of the event we had a very last minute schedule change and I called Jay first thing in the morning to ask if he could start an hour early that day. He willingly obliged. He and his assistant arrived at the agreed upon time, set up quickly and were friendly and professional as they quickly moved our group through for headshots.

Jay got the photos to me less than 2 days after the event and they look great! I am so impressed with the quality! I am incredibly grateful to Jay for being flexible and accommodating of my changing schedule and for making the whole process from start to finish a great experience for both myself and my business partners. I have nothing but good things to say about Jay, both personally and professionally.

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East Nashville architectural design business

I was recently contacted by Kaitlyn, co owner of a local East Nashville architectural design business,  nine 12 Design. They are now in their second year of doing business and needed new business headshots / lifestyle photos of them. I told her I had them covered.

This is Kaitlyn-

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This is Martin, Kaitlyn’s husband and business partner-

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It’s always fun to meet other local small business owners and learn from each other. A great deal of encouragement comes through networking! Kaitlyn and Martin of nine 12 Design specialize in residential design and historic preservation. They definitely value the history and charm of our city and want to preserve that through their work.

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Nine 12 design Nashville

Here is the story of how Martin and Kaitlyn started in the field and came to be entrepreneurs of their East Nashville architectural design business. Story written by Kaitlyn :

– We both went to Notre Dame and were working in architecture right out of school. I moved to Nashville in 2012 and started working on residential projects and getting a lot of exposure to project management and business operations. I think we always knew we wanted to start our own business together but took a bit of a plunge last year when I was ready for a job change.

Our goal was to work with our neighbors in East Nashville and provide personable, custom design solutions for projects big and small. We’ve worked on carports, porches, large additions, renovations, and a few new custom homes. We love collaborating closely with clients and have a very in depth understanding of historic overlay design guidelines. We’ve been very lucky to both be able to do this full time and we hope it continues!

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headshot Nashville

I encourage anyone reading this to keep my new friends at nine 12 Design in mind for their architectural design related projects. I certainly wish them success moving forward!

 

 

Why is a professional headshot important?

Why is a professional headshot important?

This is a legitimate question, and most professionals and aspiring actors / models understand the need for a professional headshot. With today’s advanced cell phone camera technology, they produce a fair product! It’s fine for a social media snap or snapshot of a casual outing. For updating a professional resume or marketing materials, company website and social media, you need a professional headshot. Why is a professional headshot important? Effort put into what you do.

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-Why is a professional headshot important? Effort and accountability. A similar concept to going to a job interview or a date dressed appropriately. Having a sloppy appearance says “I don’t really care”. It’s as much about the effort as it is having a nicely lit and properly composed photograph that represents you. Not only as a professional, but a person as well. A professional headshot photographer knows how to light and compose for each unique subject and make it flattering. Here are a couple gentlemen who came for headshots for their updated company directory and website. This company is a property development management group, ironically right in my neighborhood!

Why is a professional headshot important?

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If they did selfies and called it good enough, how would that look to clients paying top dollar for their services? In the grand scheme of things, headshots aren’t terribly expensive and they represent the individual well if done properly.

This aspiring actor also has to invest, with no guarantee of successful signing of an agency or bookings. But by getting headshots, it shows he’s willing to invest in himself and is serious. For the most part, people aren’t willing to invest in others who don’t invest in themselves. Kindof a catch 22. I know I’d be hesitant to hire a professional of any kind who did a cell phone snapshot as part of their branding. I’d rather see no photo than that. Maybe because I’m a photographer and am sensitive to that, but my first thought is wondering what corners they’d cut while doing work for me.

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Headshots for different walks of life

Though I fancy myself as a documentary photographer, I do enjoy doing lifestyle photography and headshots for different walks of life. It brings out their character for the intended purpose. Also I find it rewarding to meet different people in different careers and lifestyles, and give them the tools to help them in their careers. Often their need for a headshot comes last minute. They have an audition tomorrow or later this week. They are applying for a new job or new position and just found out they need a headshot, like now. Or for the freelance marketing person who wants a casual but professional looking portrait of themselves for social media and their website. It feels good to be able to help them, we understand life happens.

Mary, Midwife’s assistant- headshots for different walks of life

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A couple different moods to show she can look professional, but still casual enough for women giving birth to feel comfortable with. It’s a great position of trust and comfort. Mary has to look caring, approachable, and nurturing as well as professional. Her job requires having a very personal connection with her clients, so it will be a different feel from the standard business headshot.

Paul-actor

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It’s all about that camera presence and the ability to shine on camera. Slightly more dramatic lighting was a nice feature for him and what he needed.

Emily- banker

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Sure, beauty never hurts! In her position, people are trusting her with their finances and personal / financial security. Having a trustworthy, friendly, approachable, and professional image is important here. Confidence without arrogance.

Cameron-freelance business and marketing consultant –

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This brings out soul and character. Meet me at the coffee shop and let’s talk. Good for website bio and social media. This can help attract clients who want a freelancer instead of a more corporate figure. These are some recent characters who visited my studio for headshots. Will you be next?