Ringing in 2018!

It's not too hard to believe it's 2018.  At least for me.

I am happy to leave 2017 behind.  It was a year full of accomplishments, goals, expectations, along with sickness, disappointment and failures.  Last year brought me to my humble knees along with lifting me up and giving me great highs.

One of my favorite highlights from last year was a trip to Rome, Italy I took with my husband, brother and brother-in-law.  I had great expectations of writing and sharing my entire trip on my blog, but life got in the way and I didn't get the opportunity to share.  But let me just say, it's was a trip I will never forget in the best way possible.

And somethings I could have lived without would be coming down with Shingles.  Ugh!  It was not pleasant, and it was brought on my stress.  I do not want a repeat of that.  And I could have lived without my 5 year old son breaking his arm two weeks before Christmas and sitting in an ER for 7 hours.  Then having to have surgery to fix it three days after Christmas.  He's still in a cast and will be until mid-January.  I'm just thankful it's finally fixed properly.

As for 2018, I have goals swirling around in my head I need to write down on paper.  Photography goals, business goals, and personal goals.  I find I keep myself a lot more accountable if I write them down in a place where I'll see them throughout the year.  They will go into my 2018 Planner that also has my monthly calendar.

I'm looking forward to the New Year.  I want to make positive changes not only in my life but my family's life.  I'm determined to be more positive and optimistic.  I tend to be a pessimistic, glass half-empty type of person.

Here's to a new year.  More blogging, writing, and sharing myself with you instead of just my client's photos.

Professional Headshots | Round Rock, TX

Do you know how important headshots are for professionals?

Think of headshots as your visual brand.

For small business owners (like myself), a photo of you represents your business.  You are the face of your business.  Your headshots should represent you at your best!

Here are a few tips for getting professional headshots done.

  1. Less is best.  Don't wear distracting clothing, but something that flatters you.  Solid colors work best no matter what kind of headshot you need for you profession.
  2. Your clothing doesn't have to match your profession.  You don't have to wear business attire in for your business headshots.  You can wear something more you and still make it look good and professional.
  3. Keep the background simple.  There's always the standard black and grey background that work great for everyone because they are neutrals.  However, you can get artistic with your background by using a solid building wall, brick building, and natural scenery.  Just make sure you stand out from your background.
  4. As your appearance changes, you need to get a new headshot.  The average life of a headshot is 2 years.  People can change a lot in two years, so keep an updated headshot that looks like you up on your profile.
  5. Hire a professional photographer.  Headshots seem simple enough, but there is a lot more to them.  Hire a professional who knows what they are doing and not your friend with a cool camera.

Emily Ingalls Photography offers professional headshots.  If you need to update your LinkedIn profile photo, updated your business cards, or keep your image fresh and clean for your customers, I'd be happy to shoot your business and artistic headshots.  Contact me at emilyingallsphotography@gmail.com or fill out my contact form.

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