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 Welcome to Nightingale Headshots. We offer professional headshots, corporate, business portraits as well as dating and actor photos in the San Francisco Bay Area and the San Jose/Silicon Valley area. A professional headshot helps you brand yourself online and off.  It’s how you connect with people. Whether you want to post your headshot on your company’s website or want to post it on your social media pages. A professional headshot will put confidence into your business and make your clients. Your headshot should tie into your brand, your image, and your mission. You want to present yourself and your business as decisive, important and indispensable. No longer are headshots exclusively for actors or models. They serve a purpose for everyone.  Having a professional appearance on your social profiles is as important as having a professional looking resume.

No one should ever underestimate the importance of modern headshots. Portraits are one of the absolute best ways for you to present your image to the public. The fact that so many people are using modern headshots to promote themselves these days means that having a professional take your portrait is going to help you promote yourself in the most professional way possible.

Taking selfies may seem like a fast and easy way to get an acceptable profile picture for your personal online profile, but when it comes to your career you should alter your approach and consider professional headshots.  Appearing professional in everyday life is important, but maintaining the same level of professionalism online is equally important. A professional headshot will ensure that you leave a lasting impression on the audience. Headshots may be required for a variety of reasons such as a published article, a job interview, creating a network, blogs and social media. 

Corporate headshots in the San Francisco Bay Area don't need to be boring or stiff. Named one of the best San Francisco's best photographers, it is my pleasure to delight my clients with candid, relaxed portraits. If you need great staff headshots or the best corporate headshots in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley or the great Bay Area, you've come to the right place. We provide great professional headshots: Lawyer headshots, attorney headshots, entrepreneur headshots, realtor headshots, finance headshots, dating headshots and executive headshots for any industry. 

 A Basic Guide to a Great Headshot Photo Session

Around 93% of HR professionals and recruiters turn to LinkedIn to find quality candidates, 2 in 3 turn to Facebook and more than half utilize Twitter. This just proves that a headshot plays an important role in your professional life. Your headshot should be a powerful, compelling and confidence-instilling headshot that makes prospective clients, employers and partners want to reach out and connect with you.

Before you head to the studio for your professional headshot photo session, think about the things that you want others to see when they glance at your profile page.

Think about some of the characteristics that embody your personal brand. Are you a chef, an educator, a writer? Write down some keywords and phrases. If there are certain props that could help tell your story, bring them along to your session too.

We will usually take a few different shots using various outfits so that you have a good selection to choose from. If you’re going to be using your headshot on a specific social media platform, you might even want to tailor it to fit that site. It’s important that your look matches the image you’re trying to convey.  What you wear on a daily basis is a great place to start. Solid colors are always a good choice, as are tops with strong collars and necklines. We suggest that you wear clothing that compliments your skin and eye tones and it’s best to stay away from very bold colors too. Even though you’ll only be photographed from the shoulders up, it’s important for your entire outfit is professional as you may want a shot or two that is taken further away and incorporates more of your body.

Even though this is a more professional shoot, remember to have fun. A relaxed, comfortable subject naturally exudes confidence.

  Ditch the selfie from 2006 and contact me today! | 510-338-2997