5 things I learned about "Headshots"

Real Estate Agent with Innovative Realty Solutions Group BK3248318

If you are like me, you aren't comfortable in front of the lens.

Recently, tho, I had to do the dreaded update your profile and advertising pic.

I splurged and hired a great local photographer for a "session". She did everthing from touching up makeup, hair to numerous clothing changes..( she told me to bring 10 outfits)

So  here is what I learned......

1, Hire a PRO,, do some research, find one you like , interview them, remember you are hiring  and should feel comfortable with them.

2, Take clothes you feel comfortable in , clothes that make you feel good. If you feel confined in a blazer DONT wear it! Be real!

3, Most profile pics look better if you are wearing a solid color , avoid busy patterns,, they are called busy for a reason.

4,  IF taking your own pic or if trying for the setting look, pay attention to the back ground. Does it enhance or detract? If its a doorway are the angles straight?

5, No seasonal pics UNLESS you plan on changing them every month.

Hope this helps another photo phobe. "Good luck !




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Lesley Wilson VanGoethem
Associate Broker ®

Professional Property Stager Real Estate Agent Consultant


Innovative Realty Solutions Group ,Inc

407.620.2434 ( Direct)

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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
United Real Estate - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

Lesley, your professional photographer did a great job! You look terrific!

Oct 28, 2017 07:20 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Lesley... nice tips. I'm all about using professionals for photography, whether it's of me or my listings.

Oct 28, 2017 07:46 AM #2
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Lesley- you shared excellent tips for getting a good headshot. Even body stances can make you "unapproachable." The advantage of using a professional photographer is just like using any professional...they know what they're doing. 

Oct 28, 2017 01:35 PM #3
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Lesley Wilson-VanGoethem Those are very good tips about Headshots.

Oct 28, 2017 03:05 PM #4
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

I did not but Sitterle Homes had a wonderful photographer and I loved her!

Nov 09, 2017 03:28 PM #5
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Nice photo, Lesley. I think it's so important to be approachable. We need a new duo head-shot. 

Dec 11, 2017 11:26 AM #6
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