Professional Headshots – Why They Matter

Are you looking for professional headshots in Houston? Whether you need the perfect professional headshot for a business profile, as content for a website or social media, or for any advertising pieces, you can count on us for professional headshots in Houston and the surrounding areas.

Ashkan Media consistently delivers professional headshots in Houston that surpass expectations while always meeting the needs provided by the client. Our unique process makes us a go-to for professional headshots in Houston. We create professional images with a multitude of available backgrounds. These headshots can be used for websites, ads, or print work, and can be created either in the studio, or at your location.

Our Process

As your go-to team for professional headshots in Houston and surrounding cities, we prepare for your headshot session by first getting to know you and your company. A consultation is set up via phone (so we can stay safe and socially distanced!). This lets us chat about your business, your style, and your goals. From there, we begin the creative development of your session. With your thoughts as well as our own artistic ideas, we collaborate to create your headshot photography session plan.

First, we discuss if your headshots for you and/or your staff will be captured in our studio or at your business. We have a plethora of background colors available at our studio, or all the equipment necessary to photograph at your location. Next, we work to iron out the final details and scheduling. Then, execution! We leave you with beautiful, edited professional imagery to be used on your social media, your website, print, and more. We have experience creating professional headshots in Houston for real estate agents, weatherpersons, chefs, doctors, and more.

Your Headshot Conveys Your Personal Brand

As cliché as the old adage might be, we really do not get a second chance to make a great first impression. In the current digital age, first impressions are increasingly being made digitally. This has especially never been truer as social media usage continues to rise and Your photo on your social media accounts can serve as an incentive for people to agree to your first meeting or interview. In fact, did you know that you are 14 times more likely to be viewed on LinkedIn if you have a professional photo?

Even if someone has already agreed to a meeting in person, they are still more than likely going to do an online search of your name beforehand. Whether they turn to Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, the ultimate goal is all the same: to get a better idea of who you are.

These searches have powerful and long-lasting effects. As we have all heard, a picture is worth a thousand words. Your picture is the first thing someone sees upon visiting your website or social media account. It would be wise to ask yourself what it is communicating.

Your photo provides you with a unique opportunity to convey your personality and professionalism to the viewer. Your headshot is essentially the logo of your personal brand. Just as you would put a great deal of time and consideration into your logo design, the same should apply to your headshot. Professional photography can completely shift the desired message you are trying to convey.

Headshots are a business tool. They convey more than just your appearance.

Your headshot will put a face to your name and your business. The ideal headshot showcases the traits which potential employers or clients desire. Your headshot should balance various elements. The goal is to show that you are approachable, trustworthy, credible, professional, likeable, and determined. Ashkan Media loves helping people put their best foot forward with our passion for providing professional headshots in Houston. Even if you feel uncomfortable in front of the camera, we will work with you to create photographs you love.

“A photograph is shaped more by the person behind the camera than what is in front,” Canon Australia has stated. It is our job to help you figure out things like how to stand and where to put your hands. As your choice for professional headshots in Houston, we go to great lengths to make sure your session is as easy and smooth from your side as possible.

Why Hire a Professional

When we take on a headshot photography session, there are many elements we plan for and take into consideration. From composition to edits, we take care of everything to provide you with a final headshot you will be proud of and want to show off. We plan the lighting and background based on what we think will best serve you. The same is true for guiding you with poses; we choose angles that will help highlight your best features.

Tips for Selecting a Professional Photographer

If you do not know where to start in choosing a professional photographer for your headshot, we have a few simple tips as a starting point:

First, you should review the photographer’s portfolio carefully. See if it is consistent and the images depict what you are looking for in your own headshot photo.

Next, we recommend scheduling a time to call them. Ask them any questions you might have. We suggest asking them how their sessions usually flow and what they can expect. You can ask any wardrobe questions you might have as well. Additionally, check their prices to see if it is in your price range, of course.

The most important thing is that you feel comfortable with them. Although it is not possible to tell 100 percent if you will be at ease in the session, a phone call can tell a lot.

If you are in the Greater Houston area (or even if you are not and are open to traveling), we would love to be your selection for professional headshots in Houston.

Who Are We?

Ashkan Media is a cutting-edge photography and creative media studio located in the heart of Houston’s fine art community, The Silos at Sawyer Yards. Ashkan and his team have been working together to create compelling, unique, and professional photography for more than a decade. Creativity is infused in each project. Just as no two clients are the same, each session is unique. We take our job seriously while having a good time. We do not take the trust you place in us for professional headshots in Houston lightly. We guarantee we will provide you with headshots you love. Hey, you might even have fun in the process!

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