Having a great online profile picture, also known as an avatar, can really help you stand out from the crowd. A great avatar makes you recognizable online and helps people remember you instantly. For your blog and social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, a great avatar is an essential part of building your personal brand. We can Help You!
Mike Haller is an internationally published professional photographer based in St Louis, Missouri specializing in headshots for business professionals since 1982.
Mike’s commercial work includes photographing people, places and products for advertising, corporations, and magazines. One of his specialties is people – including portraits, headshots and lifestyle work.
Whether you need a business portrait, modeling headshot or an image for online social media, we can get the shot you want.
Our studio combines the newest techniques and technologies with old school principles to get just the right look. Color, Black and White, Sepia, and many other looks are available as are many backgrounds (outdoors or indoors) to help create the mood and effect you are looking for. We will help you thru each step to create the look you need.
When you’re selecting a professional photographer for your headshots, consider your personal brand and the image you want to portray. Creating dynamic headshots that convey the expertise and approachability of professionals is what I love to do. I want to help you get closer to your career and personal goals.
The right headshot can move you forward. I have had clients experience career and personal success as a result of our collaboration. Working together, we will tell a story that sets you apart from the competition. We may choose to take the photo shoot outside to utilize natural light. We may choose studio lighting or a combination of images. It’s about how I can help you achieve your goals through photographs.
Whether you’re stable or growing within your career or industry, are a young professional or are looking for a new career, I am honored to help you create your personal brand.
4501 Mattis Road 63128
St Louis Photographer
St Louis, Missouri, USA | Photography services
Look for variety! This is the single most important consideration. Your headshot must be unique to you. There’s nothing more disheartening than going to an audition with your brand new headshot, only to see ten other actors with the very same shot! Make sure the photographer you choose features a variety of angles, backgrounds, compositions, poses and expressions on their website. When looking through a photographer’s portfolio, you want each image to surprise you.
Feel comfortable with the photographer. Usually you can get a good idea of their energy through the website, but pick up the phone and give them a call as well. If you feel it’s important, sit down with them for a consultation. If you leave a headshot session wanting to hang out with your photographer, you’ve had a terrific shoot.
Make the investment in professional headshots. If you want to be taken seriously by the industry, the quality of your headshot must project professionalism. If you’re too thrifty, you’ll probably be told to get new headshots once you meet an agent or casting director. If you make the investment initially, you shouldn’t have to do it again until your look changes.
One of the most common questions we get before our shoots is, “What do I wear?” There really aren’t any defined rules here. It’s best to avoid super busy patterns because they can play tricks with the camera. Solid, bold colors are always a great choice. Unless you’re in a studio with big lights, heavy powder make-up isn’t generally necessary. If you are standing for your interview, try to keep your feet planted. I say that, but you also want to feel natural. If you talk with your hands and tend to gesture, you should feel free to do so during your interview. In fact, we’re always looking for opportunities for you to show us what you’re speaking about. If you’re sitting for your interview, try not to swivel in your chair. The viewers will often only see your head and shoulders, so swiveling can look awkward. Despite the lights, camera and all the action, take a deep breath and just be yourself.
You can come to us or we can come to you. Either way we’ll move quickly to get your perfect image. Call us to talk further about our studio and location options. You own the images and can post them all over your social media and corporate websites. Should you need help with your web uploads, we can help you on that also.