So, you’re in the process of building and improving your personal brand. Since your brand is about you, you know photos are an essential piece of the puzzle. Here are 4 reasons not to DIY your personal branding photos.
It can be tempting to try and take care of your photography yourself, but there are a few downsides to going the DIY route.
When building a personal brand, it’s essential to view it as an investment. When you build your brand on a solid foundation, you reap the rewards later.
Why a Professional Personal Branding Photographer is a Must
You receive high-quality photos.
When you hire a professional photographer to assist you with your personal branding photos, you will have access to high-end equipment that produces quality results. Grainy and blurry photos will not help you create the first impression you’re hoping for. Plus, investing in a professional photographer now, will leave you with professional photos that you can use across all of your marketing material for years to come, both online and off.
Benefit from professional guidance and experience
Professional photographers know how to achieve the best results, which means you get to benefit from this experience. If you’re not used to being in front of the camera, a photographer can provide guidance that will ensure your photos perfectly portray your personal brand.
Your photos are professionally edited.
Editing software is not only complicated, but it can be pricey too. When you hire a professional photographer, they will expertly edit your photos in subtle ways highlighting your best features. They can eliminate blemishes and imperfections that might stand out in photos.
The proper lighting is everything.
Lighting is an essential component of good photography. Hiring a professional will give you access to a studio with perfect lighting for personal branding photos. A photographer will also have additional equipment, such as reflectors, which can completely change the end result.
Photography might sound like a simple and small part of this journey, but it’s crucial, especially if you want to make an excellent first impression.
At C. Eaton Photography, I have many ways to make building your personal branding library easy and affordable. My buy-only, what-you-love pricing doesn’t trap you into buying packages you might not need. I even hold mini-session days where you can update or start your branding library for half the regular price. Don’t DIY your personal branding photos; trust a pro to support you and your vision.