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 !