Meet Allison Stevens, owner and designer from Magnolia Flower Shoppe in San Diego. We had an excellent “branding” session with Allison, where we incorporated her business (flowers) into her professional portraits for use on her website and social media sites. She brought a lot of outfits, and flowers, and was open to the creative process. For creative people like Alli, a standard headshot does not hold the same impact as a creative portrait that tells more of the story of who she is. We had a great time, and captured some wonderful images! Enjoy, Alli!
You can see from the twinkle in her eye that she LOVES to laugh and really enjoys life!
I just love this one – ultra soft and feminine. Allison had the idea of incorporating the “pillow” of flowers into her session. Brilliant!
Towards the end, we were chatting, and I suggested she do a “he loves me, he loves me not”. Allison laughed, and said she used to do that for hours as a little girl. Even then she was fascinated with flowers!
Social Media networking is changing the face of business, in many ways. Now, instead of a handing a client a business card with a tiny photo of yourself, your clients are checking your personal website and social media sites, such as FaceBook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. There, they may be able to read reviews on your products or services, and most importantly – they have a chance to get to know you, without the hard sales. Especially in tough economic times, people will choose to do business with people they trust, whom they feel can provide a quality product and a good value.
It is more important than ever to present your “best face” at all times. Your potential clients want to know that they are in the hands of a professional. At the same time, they want to work with someone who is friendly and approachable. To show off your best side, professional portraits are recommended. Good lighting, composition, angles, and professional touch-ups all show that you take yourself and your professional image seriously. Ladies, you won’t regret that visit to the makeup artist who understands photography – it makes such a difference – and we’re happy to refer you!
Here are some recent images from our AMAZING Internet Presence Specialist, Bridget Ayers. Since she spends so much time on her laptop, we incorporated it into her images. She’s fun and funny, yet smart as a whip! She had both her hair and makeup done, and she had a couple of outfits for us to work with. She booked our deluxe session, and we worked up several business portraits, as well as some personal portraits. You can see how we rock the boat for traditional head shots, giving you that fresh, professional, and approachable look your clients will respond to. With our deluxe package, you will receive multiple web-ready images for your graphic-rich websites.
Check out these images, leave a comment if you please, and then if you’re ready to boost your social media presence, check out Bridget’s sites:
* Twitter * Facebook * The Get Smart Blog * Get Smart Web Consulting *
Jul 21, 2009 | Categories: Style & Fun, Uncategorized | Tags: best business photos, BlueFlair Photography, Bridget Ayers, creative san diego photography, professional head shots, social media, top san diego photographers | 10 Comments »