Headshots Long Island
Professional headshots are often the first impression someone will have of you, so it’s important to look your best and represent yourself the way you want to be seen. Kay’s Photography Studio of Long Island is committed to capturing the beauty and individuality of clients all over Long Island, New York and NYC by offering professional headshots.
Whether you are an actor, model, or corporate executive, we will customize your session and shoot to achieve exactly the look you want.
What is a professional headshot?
A headshot is designed to be an accurate representation of the subject. It is usually a photograph of the person from the shoulders up with an emphasis on the face. The subject looks directly at the photographer or camera. While there is some artistic license, headshots tend to be straightforward, with minimal background, simple, flattering attire, and natural-looking makeup and jewelry.
Headshots can be taken on location or in the studio.
Benefits of a Professional Headshot
Headshots are often requested. For many Long Island, New York professionals, a really good headshot is important if not essential. It’s easy to see why those who work in television, theater, fashion, and more need a headshot from a professional photographer, but they aren’t alone. If you publish a book, article, or even a blog post, a photo could be requested. Professional corporate speakers often use photography to promote themselves and their speaking engagements.
Headshots get more attention. No matter what kind of professional you might be, Linkedin statistics confirm that a profile with a headshot makes you 14 times more likely to be found. If you are looking for work in Long Island or NYC, including a professional headshot can aid you in your job search.
A first impression matters. People are very visual, and they will instantly feel a connection with a business featuring a friendly human face. Any business can benefit from great photos for their website or other marketing material. Everyone wants to feel they’re working with an individual rather than a faceless corporation.
Professionals have the experience to help you look your best. A professional photographer has years of tips and tricks to draw from when they shoot a subject: lighting, angles, props, posing, and much more.
What are professional headshots used for?
If you are an actor, model, or dancer, you probably already know how much difference a great headshot can make to get you work. Employers use these photos to make preliminary casting decisions, so a session with a professional headshot photographer is an important investment in your career, and one that can mean getting roles in a competitive market like New York City.
However, everyone can benefit professional headshots:
- Headshots are used on company websites to introduce the team
- Headshots draw attention to a Linkedin profile
- Professional photography enhances social media profiles
- Headshots add a personal, human touch to business cards, brochures, and other marketing material
- A headshot is often requested for a press release
- Headshots are frequently included in magazine and newspaper articles
- Headshots reinforce personal branding
- Headshots help authors connect with readers
- Nonprofits and charities use headshots on social media and website pages
Whatever you do professionally, you could be asked to include a headshot with a feature written about you or a guest spot you create for someone else. If you plan to promote yourself or your business, you will want to have a quality headshot available for these situations, and the best way to acquire a great headshot is to work with an experienced professional photographer.
Choosing a Headshot Photographer
If you need headshots, Long Island clients needs look no further than Kay’s Photography Studio. You will experience working with a headshot photographer who is versatile, experienced, and committed to helping you put your best foot forward and make the impression you hope to make though your headshots, whether you are an actor or Fortune 500 executive.
Headshots are taken on location at the studio in Mount Sinai Harbor on Long Island. The studio is thoroughly sanitized for your comfort and safety. Headshot photographer Kristina will calm any nerves and make sure you not only have a great, relaxing, and stress-free experience, but leave with a new photo you’ll feel really proud to show off.