Since leaving the traditional work force 11 years ago, a lot has changed; most notably, my day-to-day appearance. When I worked at an office I took great pride in making sure I was professional looking and polished every day. Most days now I wake up, grab a tea and shuffle to my office down the hall in *ahem* comfy clothes (read flannel and workout clothes) and sans makeup. It’s a less than glamorous existence and while I would never go back it sometimes leaves me feeling a little frumpy. It’s also not the image I wish to portray online.
The face I put forward online is just as important as the one I used to present at the office. Clean, polished and professional matter. That’s why I make sure I update my headshot yearly. I always hire CL Buchanan Photography for my headshots because without fail she captures who I am in the image. I love that about her photography.
The picture above is my new headshot and perhaps the nicest compliment I received on it was this “We see this when we look at you – now you see it too.”
Sometimes though a girl just wants to feel pretty, right? So along with my headshot image I also did on of CL’s signature Beautiful You sessions. Talk about feeling like a model for a day!
Here’s why I think you should try this. Because you’re beautiful. Really. Most of us don’t take the time to appreciate what we’ve got right now. There is beauty in every age and every stage in life. Sometimes it takes someone capturing that through a lens for you to truly see it.
I feel like a million bucks this week because of these photos. My self-esteem doesn’t hinge on good photography (for worst picture of me EVER click over to this post) and nor should yours, but it never hurts to take a few minutes to put yourself in the photo. You’ll be very happy you did.
To book your Beautiful You session contact the amazing CL Buchanan here.