There is one benefit to the Coronavirus social distancing efforts- places that are normally fairly busy are suddenly empty making it the perfect time to do some socially distant headshots. (Those zoom lenses are finally being put to use.)
Headshots are incredibly valuable for any professional in any field. LinkedIn is still one of the most important tools for hiring managers to screen applicants. A polished, friendly, and professional photo send a clear message; you’re going to want to work with me.
How do you decide where to shoot or what to wear? So much of that is based on the field you are in and what your ambitions are. The more corporate and hierarchical the organization, the more formally dressed you want to be. The more creative, or informal the more your personality needs to come through, especially for small business owners who’s brand is them!
For Ryan, this was a great way to celebrate a new promotion and he realized an updated portrait would be needed as he enters this new stage in his career and becomes a more public figure in his field.