Relax, it’s just a camera!

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How would you describe your comfort level in front of a camera on a scale of 1-10? Ten means that you can’t get out of bed in the morning quick enough to be in front of the camera and strike a pose. You absolutely love this experience and it makes you feel amazing. One on the other hand means that as soon as you see a camera you run as fast as you can. Hiding is your first instinct as you cringe at the thought of having your picture taken.

How much makeup is right for your headshot?

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You booked a headshot session and are looking through your closet to find the perfect outfit to complement your eye color and face shape. You style your hair and add jewelry to pull your outfit together. You want to look your best so your portrait will show your beautiful self and ooze confidence. Your headshot is your calling card, it needs to make a good first impression.

STOP! Aren’t you forgetting something? Your face deserves special care as well.

Headshot Model makes funny face

My sister asked “Why Modeling?”

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Anita answered my model call for a headshot series I wanted to create to educate clients about the importance of the right amount of make-up for business headshots. The session with her turned into so much more and we had an amazing time creating fashion portraits. Anita told me how much she loved modeling and wanting to do more. Then she posted this story on her facebook page.

What’s With All The Branding Questions?

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Carol Cool, speaker

Carol Cool, speaker and author, shares her experience of working with me (Heike Martin Photography) to get lifestyle branding images for her website, social media channels and marketing print needs. I couldn’t think of a better way to explain to you how my process works than asking Carol to share her own experience.