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  • Writer's pictureBayLeigh Routt

The Importance of Headshots

Have you heard the saying that first impressions are everything? In the digital world we're living in, it's more important than ever to put your best foot forward with good portraits and professional headshots. It's proven that people judge based on appearances whether we like it or not. In fact, people decide all kinds of things about you within the first few seconds of meeting you in person or seeing your picture online like your LinkedIn. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression so make sure your one-shot counts!


Your headshot is the first thing many people will see when they view your digital portfolio or LinkedIn profile. Having an outdated headshot won't make a good impression, even if it's a professional one. Think about it: how many times have you met someone and they don't look like their social media photos? It's funny looking at old license photos, but you don't want people to be shocked when they see you face-to-face and you look a lot different than your headshot. A good, professional headshot is a great way to stand out to peers, recruiters, employers, or potential clients. headshot is like the logo of your personal brand.



Over the course of 2023, I also lost a significant amount of weight and cut my bangs so I knew I was overdue for professional headshots for my website portfolio and LinkedIn. When F/2.0 Visuals announced a mini headshot session at the beginning of 2024, I knew I had to take advantage of this opportunity and sign up for a time slot. I'm grateful for these new portraits because I know how important it is to make a first great impression.

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