So we now understand exactly why we want photographs, where you are planning to use them and now we have narrowed down a few locations for the shoot to take place.
Now it's time to decide what to wear!
My biggest tip for this is, if you are meeting someone for the very first time, where do you search to find out what they look like? LinkedIn, Facebook, Website?
Remember first impressions count, but also if you usually wear a polo shirt and jeans, and your profile picture is you in a suit and tie, whoever you are meeting will look for someone in a suit and tie, they will be expecting that person.
Also, if you have a profile photo that’s even 1-2 years old, it is outdated, think about how much you change your look, your hair, your beard etc. You want people to recognise you instantly so there is no awkward, "is that them…." Or uncertainty. (And right now, people don’t want more uncertainty!)
The beauty of a personal branding shoot is you can have a few different outfit changes. Mix it up, bring extra jumpers, blazers, cardi's. By having a variety means in each chosen location you can mix up your jumpers and tops which will give you a different look each time. Something as simple as a range of scarves, mix up the colours and you have so many different photos you can create.
We recommend sending a photograph of your outfits that you plan to bring for your shoot so we can have in mind where to use each outfit. The different backgrounds and colours will work differently in each area.
When it comes to the day of your shoot, you definitely want to go through the outfits with your photographer. Get them out before you even start. It will help you both plan what to wear when and it may determine what route to take for your shoot, whether you start at a park or in the high-rise buildings.
Don't forget to have fun and enjoy the experience - it's not everyday you have the privilege of having your photograph taken!