Friday, February 26, 2010

"Who Is Capturing Your Moments?'

Are you remembering to have YOUR special moments documented in a photograph?
Do you run away from the camera? Or, are you always taking the picture rather than
being in the picture yourself?

It happens to many of us because we're so generously giving of our time and talent to be
sure other people's special moments are captured and we become invisible.

Don't let that happen to you! Even when you're on assignment to document an event,
look for other people with cameras to take your picture. Your presence is important and deserves to be memorialized.

Pictured above is Ms. Karen Kodzik of Cultivating Careers, with the world famous, Harvey Mackay. They were at the Barnes & Noble, downtown Mpls., for the book signing of Mackay's book ""Use Your Head to Get Your Foot In The Door: Job Search Secrets No One Else Will Tell You."

I was happy to be there to photograph Mackay's friends, family and numerous fans. Some of them are clients of InBeaute Photography so it was especially memorable for all.

If we can help you document your special moments contact:

Sunday, February 21, 2010

What's In Your (Image) Bank Account?

What was your most recent investment in time and money for personal branding photos?
Was it a successful investment for you? I hope so.
Were you offered the option of both in-studio and on-location portraits?
How many portraits did you purchase at the time of the session?
What's happening now to the pictures you didn't purchase?
And, finally, if you need still another image do you have a choice of photos waiting for you?

Did you know that a good, full service photographer can assist you with your portrait investment in ways somewhat comparable to a banker who services your financial investments?

They can create your own Photo Image Bank Account and assist you with the creation, duplication, storage and output of your portraits when and where you need them. Isn't that similar to depositing, maintaining and withdrawing your funds when you need them?

The photo layout above is an example of the Photo Image Bank Account for InBeaute client, Jill Konrath, author, speaker and sales expert at . Jill has invested in more than a dozen photos for her personal branding needs and we assist her in the selection of the portraits when and where they are needed.

What's in your Image Bank Account?

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Monday, February 8, 2010

One Picture Is Not Enough

After a headshot portrait session we often hear from clients asking "How do I decide which photos I should order?" Answer is ... well, it depends if:

(1) you are relying on one, single portrait when you really need three-four images with different story telling qualities as well as different facial expressions and body language to breakdown the fear factor and let your prospects know you?
(2) you are going to post these pictures online to your social media networking sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
(3) you will be adding your photo to your printed business card and promotional materials
(4) these photos will be used for a job search
(5) one or more of the pictures will be shared between family and friends.

In today's image hungry environment one picture is rarely enough.

It is to your advantage to have a variety of storytelling photos online so within four - five clicks your prospect has been introduced to you formally, informally, with an appropriate prop or tool and with a heartfelt expression or body language. This series of layered photos will accomplish your first priority - establish a feeling of trust, honesty and transparency as well as diminish the fear factor that your prospect is experiencing before they have met you.

One picture of you is never enough. We find most of our clients today order four - seven pictures to better market themselves and their businesses.

We are happy to help you with your portrait selections so that the pictures you choose will help you convey the right image personally and professionally.

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