Professional Headshots in Seattle

Professional Headshots in Seattle

OPPORTUNITY CALLS

OPPORTUNITY CALLS

I’m guessing you need a new headshot more than you want one (if you’re like most folks you probably don’t love having your picture taken).

Maybe you’re job hunting, or gearing up for a promotion. Maybe you’re graduating or raising money or about to launch a new website. 

What’s important is that there’s growth on your horizon and a great headshot is part of getting you there.

I’m guessing you need a new headshot more than you want one (if you’re like most folks you probably don’t love having your picture taken).

Maybe you’re job hunting, or gearing up for a promotion. Maybe you’re graduating or raising money or about to launch a new website. 

What’s important is that there’s growth on your horizon and a great headshot is part of getting you there.

I’m guessing you need a new headshot more than you want one (if you’re like most folks you probably don’t love having your picture taken).

Maybe you’re job hunting, or gearing up for a promotion. Maybe you’re graduating or raising money or about to launch a new website. 

What’s important is that there’s growth on your horizon and a great headshot is part of getting you there.

I’m guessing you need a new headshot more than you want one (if you’re like most folks you probably don’t love having your picture taken).

Maybe you’re job hunting, or gearing up for a promotion. Maybe you’re graduating or raising money or about to launch a new website. 

What’s important is that there’s growth on your horizon and a great headshot is part of getting you there.

You don’t have to figure it all out

You don’t have to figure it all out

A look through your LinkedIn network doesn’t make it very clear what a great headshot looks like… 

A look through your LinkedIn network doesn’t make it very clear what a great headshot looks like… 

And trying to choose a professional photographer can muddy the water even further (what’s up with all these glamour shots and teenagers? I just want a headshot…)

And trying to choose a professional photographer can muddy the water even further (what’s up with all these glamour shots and teenagers? I just want a headshot…)

You don’t want to have to make a bunch of choices. 

You don’t want to have to make a bunch of choices. 

You just want a great headshot.

You just want a great headshot.

I did my homework so you don’t have to

I did my homework so you don’t have to

Executing without a clear target is tough. So let’s get some clarity.

Executing without a clear target is tough. So let’s get some clarity.

First, what’s at stake? 

First, what’s at stake? 

That old “first impressions count” adage? It’s real. 

That old “first impressions count” adage? It’s real. 

Turns out when people first encounter your headshot say, on LinkedIn, they form snap judgments about you which are 

1.) STICKY *even in the face of new information, and 

2.) RELIABLY PREDICT BEHAVIOR *behavior like offering you the job

Turns out when people first encounter your headshot say, on LinkedIn, they form snap judgments about you which are 

1.) STICKY *even in the face of new information, and 

2.) RELIABLY PREDICT BEHAVIOR *behavior like offering you the job

Second, what do we know?

Second, what do we know?

High-stakes situations are no time for guessing.

High-stakes situations are no time for guessing.

The good news is there’s ample data on the topic. I went full nerd-mode about it and plowed through research on how the human brain responds to faces. Turns out there are a few key levers we can pull to get the kinds of positive responses that lead to the kinds of outcomes we want.

The good news is there’s ample data on the topic. I went full nerd-mode about it and plowed through research on how the human brain responds to faces. Turns out there are a few key levers we can pull to get the kinds of positive responses that lead to the kinds of outcomes we want.

This is what we know:

This is what we know:

Great Headshots DRIVE OUTCOMES

Great Headshots DRIVE OUTCOMES

A headshot that leverages the right combination of facial expression, body language, & nonverbal signals will…

A headshot that leverages the right combination of facial expression, body language, & nonverbal signals will…

GET NOTICED

GET NOTICED

Stand out in a sea of other faces with visuals designed to catch quickly-moving eyes.

Stand out in a sea of other faces with visuals designed to catch quickly-moving eyes.

ESTABLISH COMPETENCE

ESTABLISH COMPETENCE

Look like a boss by using personal appearance to communicate power and poise.

Look like a boss by using personal appearance to communicate power and poise.

INVITE APPROACH

INVITE APPROACH

Bias people toward you with the right facial expression and body language.

Bias people toward you with the right facial expression and body language.

BUILD TRUST

BUILD TRUST

Lay a foundation of trust before you’ve even met by setting the right expectations. 

Lay a foundation of trust before you’ve even met by setting the right expectations. 

RELAX, I got you.

RELAX, I got you.

My collaborative, no surprises approach

My collaborative, no surprises approach

It’s worth taking a moment to acknowledge that you’re probably not super excited about getting your picture taken (few people are). I get it. *ask me about my 7th grade school picture*.

Look, we have the same goal: to get you a great headshot.

Not a good enough headshot, a GREAT headshot. And that requires collaboration because great headshots are part objective/technical (which we already discussed), and part subjective/human. How you feel while you’re getting your picture taken and how you feel about the picture afterward—these things MATTER. 

That’s why I do things a little different. I’ll get you 95% of the way to your new headshot by coaching you on exactly what you do and don’t need to do at every step of the way. The final 5% is a team effort.

It’s worth taking a moment to acknowledge that you’re probably not super excited about getting your picture taken (few people are). I get it. *ask me about my 7th grade school picture*.

Look, we have the same goal: to get you a great headshot.

Not a good enough headshot, a GREAT headshot. And that requires collaboration because great headshots are part objective/technical (which we already discussed), and part subjective/human. How you feel while you’re getting your picture taken and how you feel about the picture afterward—these things MATTER. 

That’s why I do things a little different. I’ll get you 95% of the way to your new headshot by coaching you on exactly what you do and don’t need to do at every step of the way. The final 5% is a team effort.

I’m going to show you the photos AS WE SHOOT. 

I’m going to show you the photos AS WE SHOOT. 

When you can see what’s happening while it’s happening, you can set down your baggage and get involved in making your great headshot happen.

When you can see what’s happening while it’s happening, you can set down your baggage and get involved in making your great headshot happen.

You’ll walk away not hoping but *knowing* that you look fantastic.

You’ll walk away not hoping but *knowing* that you look fantastic.

Need more evidence?

Need more evidence?

"Andrea came highly recommended for professional head shot work, and her method is spot-on! Throughout the session (which was super easy to book), she was giving me pointers on how to stand, angle my head, smile, and *THINK* to get the right expressions. Her shots projected exactly the image I was going for."

-Julie / Event Professional

"Andrea came highly recommended for professional head shot work, and her method is spot-on! Throughout the session (which was super easy to book), she was giving me pointers on how to stand, angle my head, smile, and *THINK* to get the right expressions. Her shots projected exactly the image I was going for."

-Julie / Event Professional

“Everything about working with Andrea was tight, nailed down, and absolutely effortless. And most importantly--I ended up with headshots that present me *exactly* how I want to be presented.”

-Jay / Entrepreneur

“Everything about working with Andrea was tight, nailed down, and absolutely effortless. And most importantly--I ended up with headshots that present me *exactly* how I want to be presented.”

-Jay / Entrepreneur

"I felt totally at ease and actually enjoyed getting my photo taken for once. Andrea gave helpful direction and the entire experience was quick, painless, and the photos turned out great!"

-Anna / Venture Real Estate Group

"I felt totally at ease and actually enjoyed getting my photo taken for once. Andrea gave helpful direction and the entire experience was quick, painless, and the photos turned out great!"

-Anna / Venture Real Estate Group

"Andrea provided confident, clear guidance (along with lots of personality) at every step of the way so I was relaxed and never left unsure of what to do. From booking to the shoot itself to receiving final images, it was clear that Andrea respected my time and was serious about delivering a final product that would do what I needed it to do."

-Joe / MD

"Andrea provided confident, clear guidance (along with lots of personality) at every step of the way so I was relaxed and never left unsure of what to do. From booking to the shoot itself to receiving final images, it was clear that Andrea respected my time and was serious about delivering a final product that would do what I needed it to do."

-Joe / MD

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Copyright © 2020 Icon Photo LLC. All rights reserved. Serving the greater Seattle area

Love your headshot

Love your headshot

get results

get results

Working with clients including

Working with clients including

But what does a great headshot look like and how do we make it happen?

But what does a great headshot look like and how do we make it happen?

That’s where I come in

That’s where I come in

I remove as much uncertainty out of getting a new headshot as humanly possible so you can look like a million bucks and be one big step closer to achieving your goals.

Focus on what you’re good at, I’ll take care of your headshot.

I remove as much uncertainty out of getting a new headshot as humanly possible so you can look like a million bucks and be one big step closer to achieving your goals.

Focus on what you’re good at, I’ll take care of your headshot.

I’m Andrea. 

My approach to headshots is purposeful and free of fluff.

I remove as much uncertainty from getting a new headshot as humanly possible so you can look like a million bucks and be one big step closer to achieving your goals.

Focus on what you’re good at, I’ll take care of your headshot.

I’m Andrea. 

My approach to headshots is purposeful and free of fluff.

I remove as much uncertainty from getting a new headshot as humanly possible so you can look like a million bucks and be one big step closer to achieving your goals.

Focus on what you’re good at, I’ll take care of your headshot.

GET THE FORMULA

GET THE FORMULA

I distilled my research into an actionable 9-step guide so you can know whether your current headshot is working and learn what to do if it’s not.

I distilled my research into an actionable 9-step guide so you can know whether your current headshot is working and learn what to do if it’s not.

before / after

before / after

What you get:

What you get:

BACKGROUND OPTIONS

BACKGROUND OPTIONS

So the style of your headshot suits your needs

So the style of your headshot suits your needs

Studio Headshots

Studio Headshots

STYLE GUIDANCE

STYLE GUIDANCE

So you feel confident in how you look

So you feel confident in how you look

ONGOING SUPPORT

ONGOING SUPPORT

So you never have to think about your headshot again.

So you never have to think about your headshot again.

I don’t just want to take your headshot off your plate, I want to keep it off your plate. You’ve got bigger fish to fry. That’s why once we’ve worked together I’ll check in every 1-2 years to confirm that your headshot is still working. If your appearance has noticeably changed and/or you’ve changed industries you can reply to my email and we’ll get you in for a refresh. 

I don’t just want to take your headshot off your plate, I want to keep it off your plate. You’ve got bigger fish to fry. That’s why once we’ve worked together I’ll check in every 1-2 years to confirm that your headshot is still working. If your appearance has noticeably changed and/or you’ve changed industries you can reply to my email and we’ll get you in for a refresh. 

Bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. 

Bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be. 

Natural Light Headshots

Natural Light Headshots

First, what’s at stake? 

First, what’s at stake? 

That old “first impressions count” adage? It’s real. 

That old “first impressions count” adage? It’s real. 

Turns out when people first encounter your headshot say, on LinkedIn, they form snap judgments about you which are 

1.) STICKY *even in the face of new information, and 

2.) RELIABLY PREDICT BEHAVIOR *behavior like offering you the job

Turns out when people first encounter your headshot say, on LinkedIn, they form snap judgments about you which are 

1.) STICKY *even in the face of new information, and 

2.) RELIABLY PREDICT BEHAVIOR *behavior like offering you the job

Second, what do we know?

Second, what do we know?

High-stakes situations are no time for guessing.

High-stakes situations are no time for guessing.

The good news is there’s ample data on the topic. I went full nerd-mode about it and plowed through research on how the human brain responds to faces. Turns out there are a few key levers we can pull to get the kinds of positive responses that lead to the kinds of outcomes we want.

The good news is there’s ample data on the topic. I went full nerd-mode about it and plowed through research on how the human brain responds to faces. Turns out there are a few key levers we can pull to get the kinds of positive responses that lead to the kinds of outcomes we want.

That’s where I come in

That’s where I come in

I’m Andrea. 

I’m Andrea. 

My approach to headshots is purposeful and free of fluff.

My approach to headshots is purposeful and free of fluff.