Why are headshots so expensive?

Headshot Photography, Headshot Photography FAQ
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A headshot is an investment in you and your personal brand. Rather than asking why are headshots so expensive, why not consider the value that a professional headshot can provide.

A professional headshot shows you looking your best, reflects your brand, your personality and communicates your confidence and approachability. 

You could take a selfie with a smartphone or ask a friend to take your headshot, but it’s unlikely they’ll be able to capture everything together. Smartphones have improved over the years, but close up they tend to distort facial features, so they’re still not the ideal tool for a headshot. 

Why are headshots so expensive? When you invest in a professional headshot, you’re getting access to the skill and expertise your photographer has developed over the years. It’s their ability to build a connection with you, which results in a great headshot. These are images that help you connect and engage more effectively with your audience and your customers.

I recently wrote an article exploring how much does a headshot photographer cost?

I look at the different options and explore topics such as 

  • How your photographer’s experience affects the price you’ll pay
  • What’s included in a headshot session
  • Exploring what’s important for you
  • Studio vs on-location
  • Building a rapport and finding the right photographer  

If you’d like to find out more, I’ve written a series of headshot photography FAQs. Clients often ask me these questions, so I hope you find them helpful.   

If you prefer a chat instead, or you’d like to plan a headshot session you can book a complimentary consultation call here. 

Learn more about headshot photography and the other services I offer including business storytelling photography, personal branding photography and corporate event photography.