The 5 places you should be using your new headshot

by | May 11, 2023 | Featured Posts - Headshot Page, Headshot Sessions

Get more mileage out of your Headshots

Your headshot photograph is a powerful tool that can open doors and make a lasting impression. Beyond just being a professional portrait, it has the potential to enhance your personal brand and create opportunities.

Once you’ve downloaded your headshot images from Emily John Photography, here are a few creative ways to start using it! Let’s dive in!


1. Profile Photos

In the professional world, your LinkedIn profile is your online business card. It’s often the first place employers, recruiters, and potential collaborators go to learn more about you. Your headshot should convey professionalism, approachability, and confidence. A well-crafted headshot on LinkedIn can significantly increase your chances of making a positive impression and connecting with the right people.

If you are a creator or work with folks in the home space, you probably also have Facebook, Youtube, Instagram and even TikTok profiles to manage as well. I always encourage my clients to splurge and purchase at least 3 different images so that you can rotate photos on each profile and have a cohesive look without always having the same image everywhere!

2. Company Websites and Directories

Many companies showcase their team members on their websites or internal directories. A high-quality headshot can personalize your role within the organization and build trust with clients, customers, and colleagues. It helps create a sense of familiarity and puts a face to the name, making it easier for others to connect with you.

We work with dozens of companies across the Twin Cities to maintain a consistent and cohesive look to their headshots even when onboarding new hires throughout the year. We even offer online schedulers that are custom branded to your company for people to schedule a session with us on their own time.

3. On your Cell Phone

Does anyone still use business cards? An easier way to keep contacts organized is by sharing your contact via text message on a cell phone. Including your headshot in your phone contact profile adds a personal touch and makes it easier for others to recognize and remember you. Whether you’re networking, collaborating on projects, or simply staying connected with friends and acquaintances, having a headshot associated with your phone contact enhances the overall experience. It helps create a visual connection and reinforces your professional or personal brand, making it easier for others to remember you on a deeper level.

4. Email Signatures

An often overlooked but valuable place to use your headshot is in your email signature. Including a professional headshot at the bottom of your emails adds a personal touch and helps recipients put a face to the name. It creates a sense of familiarity and establishes a more human connection, especially when communicating with clients, colleagues, or potential business partners. Your headshot in the email signature reinforces your professionalism and leaves a lasting impression, making your emails more memorable and impactful.

3. In Print

 In addition to digital platforms, your headshot can make a significant impact in the realm of print materials. Here are a few examples of printed materials where using your headshot is essential:

  • Business Cards: Including your headshot on your business cards gives a personal touch and helps recipients associate your face with your name. It enhances your professional image and helps you stand out from the crowd.

  • Magazine Ads: If you’re running an advertisement in a magazine or publication, featuring your headshot alongside your message can greatly increase its effectiveness. People are naturally drawn to faces, and a well-crafted headshot can capture attention and make your ad more memorable.

  • Billboards & Bus Benches: If you’re involved in larger-scale marketing campaigns, billboards or bus benches in your town can be a powerful tool. A captivating headshot on a billboard can create curiosity, draw attention, and leave a lasting impression on passersby.

  • Grocery Store Receipts: Some businesses offer advertising opportunities on the back of grocery store receipts. Including your headshot in these advertisements can help establish a personal connection with potential customers and enhance brand recognition.

  • The local sporting arena: For businesses targeting families or individuals within a suburb or town, using your local sporting venues can be a great form of advertising. Most families sign up thier kids for the soccer or hockey team and are sitting in the stands several times a week during practices. Why not advertise to this captive audience?

Remember, the goal is to make a lasting impression and leave a positive visual impact through your headshot. By incorporating your professional portrait in these print materials, you can enhance your marketing efforts and effectively communicate your message to a wider audience.

Looking for photography?

Get in touch with Emily John Photography to schedule your personlized session. We help Twin Cities professionals and businesses by providing the following:

  • Headshot photography
  • Professional headshots
  • Corporate headshots
  • Business portraits
  • Executive headshots
  • Actor headshots
  • Modeling portfolio
  • Commercial photography
  • Branding photography
  • Product photography
  • Advertising photography
  • Professional portraits

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Hi, I'm Emily

Hey there fellow Minnesotans, thanks for visiting the blog. I know working with a photographer is often a new experience, so I’ve tried to help you out with a handful of blog posts to address common questions, showcase past projects and highlight the wonderful Twin Cities based businesses I have the opportunity to work with! 

About me: I live in Minnetonka with my pack of two rowdy boys, golden retriever doggie and pretty-boy cat. I’ve been 6ft tall since 9th grade (not cool in the late 90’s!). When I’m not holding a camera, I love to be outside with the family, travel (ask me about our recent trip to Munich!)