The way you present yourself to the public is probably the most important thing you can do online. People do judge you by how you look in your business portrait, what type of expression you are putting out, and what is the overall feeling and vibe of your look in your professional portrait! This is an area where you truly must put your best foot forward. It is been my experience over the years, that people trust those who look professional in their business portrait photography. They trust the people who look like they know what they are doing and quality professional portrait photography reveals that.
For example if you're an executive, you don't want to look giddy, but you don't want to look stern either. You want to look very businesslike and professional showing people that you know how to take care of them, their money, and their business. A lawyer's professional portrait photography would have a totally different look than your local radio station DJ! An entertainer would have a totally different look than a medical professional. So before you come in for your business portrait photography... look deep inside and examine who your target clientele are.
A realtor for example, needs a business portrait where they look approachable and easy to deal with. The realtor professional portrait needs to show confidence but yet be someone who can get things done for you. And when you see your quality realtor professional portrait with all the other realtor portraits in the realtor publications, you really need to stand out. So a non-professional picture ("just standing against the wall and let me photograph you with my phone") makes you look, well, not very professional, or capable.
A professional business portrait can also show what it is that you do! Perhaps you're an artist, a technician or some other profession where it's important to see what the profession is as well as the person whom the client will be dealing with!
Let us know this information when you come in for your professional business or realtor portrait, and rest assure that Nolan Conley Photography will get you taken care of properly and expediently!