"I contacted you because of the quality of the headshotson your website, your blog, your testimonials, plus, I'm in Gaithersburg and you're close by, AND, you were the first photographer to respond to my inquiry, which makes a great impression and was my deciding factor!" she told me.
"I don't like my current headshot, and I have a higher position now in management, so my profile on the NIH website is going to have a lot more visibility than before. Anytime people google my division, they'll see me, and I want a headshot that looks more professional."
"Last time I was photographed professionally, it was done in a dark, dull conference room, I got 1 image, I didn't get to give any feedback, the session lasted for literally 20 seconds, there was no lighting, and the photographer didn't give me any direction! I typically have speaking engagements once or twice a year. Sometimes the organizers ask me to send a headshot, and I've had to reluctantly send that one."
Una continued on, telling me that she doesn't like being photographed and doesn't like the way she looks. Music to my Gaithersburg headshot photographer ears! I LOVE working with people like Una, because invariably, they LOVE the headshots I create for them, and the entire experience transforms their perspective and self-confidence for the better. Can I say that I'm both a professional headshot photographer and therapist rolled into one?
Check out Una's eight final selects from her professional headshot photography session. She started out asking for just 1 headshot in her initial e-mail, then after we spoke, decided on 2 headshots, and then at the end of her session, loved the final results so much that she select 8 headshots!
Una sent me this great testimonial after her session. Thank you, Una!!!
"I postponed updating my professional pictures for several years - I dislike being photographed. Irene changed all that. She responded to my initial inquiry in a prompt manner and during our first phone conversation she reassured me that she would make me comfortable with the experience. She was not wrong - I thoroughly enjoyed being photographed for probably the first time in my life!!"