Do I need a professional business portrait?

YES.

I have a confession to make.  Every now and then I spend some time on LinkedIn making connections with local business people.  I think there’s no surprise in that I have worked with quite a few of the people I’ve received invitations from.  However, (here comes the confession) – most of the people I send invitations to are those that need some help with their profile photos.  I do try to take a closer look at these individuals and for the most part – they are totally on top of their game professionally.  Which is why it always surprises me that they would use a vacation snapshot as their professional image.

As I roamed around LinkedIn today I came across this article.  I’m sharing it with all of you because I think it contains some really important information about business and the power of the internet and using social media sites like LinkedIn.

http://www.careerealism.com/top-linkedin-profiles/

I’m also going to include this link – just in case you want to get a little more information about how I can help you put your most professional face forward.

http://www.sweeneysphotography.com/services-senior-graduation-portraits/publicity-portraits/

Don’t confuse other social media with LinkedIn by making the mistake of using a picture from your vacation, wedding or family Christmas card. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and if someone looks at your picture and the first thoughts are “What the heck were they thinking?” you have lost the battle. With today’s technology there is no reason why you can’t have a good, professional picture of yourself posted… and “selfies” don’t count as professional.
Read more at http://www.careerealism.com/top-linkedin-profiles/#1Rhbs3ifU6wSOCY0.99
Don’t confuse other social media with LinkedIn by making the mistake of using a picture from your vacation, wedding or family Christmas card. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and if someone looks at your picture and the first thoughts are “What the heck were they thinking?” you have lost the battle. With today’s technology there is no reason why you can’t have a good, professional picture of yourself posted… and “selfies” don’t count as professional.
Read more at http://www.careerealism.com/top-linkedin-profiles/#1Rhbs3ifU6wSOCY0.99
Don’t confuse other social media with LinkedIn by making the mistake of using a picture from your vacation, wedding or family Christmas card. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and if someone looks at your picture and the first thoughts are “What the heck were they thinking?” you have lost the battle. With today’s technology there is no reason why you can’t have a good, professional picture of yourself posted… and “selfies” don’t count as professional.
Read more at http://www.careerealism.com/top-linkedin-profiles/#1Rhbs3ifU6wSOCY0.99
Don’t confuse other social media with LinkedIn by making the mistake of using a picture from your vacation, wedding or family Christmas card. They say a picture is worth a thousand words and if someone looks at your picture and the first thoughts are “What the heck were they thinking?” you have lost the battle. With today’s technology there is no reason why you can’t have a good, professional picture of yourself posted… and “selfies” don’t count as professional.
Read more at http://www.careerealism.com/top-linkedin-profiles/#1Rhbs3ifU6wSOCY0.99

Business portraits in Madison WI

Why do I need to update my professional business portrait?

The answer is simple:  Do you want to begin every new business relationship with a lie?

Yes, this sounds a bit over dramatic but it’s true.  We have become a nation/world of highly visual people.  Potential customers are using the internet to seek out professionals and companies for all of their needs.  When they find you is the image you are using really who you are or who you were 10 years ago?  When they walk into your business to meet you for the first time will they recognize you?  What do you think that says to your new client?

Business portraits need to be updated every two years – minimum. Call us today so we can help you put your best face forward!

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Business Portraits in Madison WI

New job?  Recently promoted?

When was the last time you updated your professional portrait?  If it’s been more than two years you need to have a new one taken.  Seriously.  Styles change with the seasons – do you really want potential clients to think you’re not up with the latest trends?  I know that sounds a bit ridiculous but most people want to know that the professional they choose for any service is current and relevant in their industry.  People are visual.  If you look outdated – then maybe you aren’t that innovative person they are looking to hire.

In studio or on site – we want to help you and your business be successful!

Click on the link below for more information

http://www.sweeneysphotography.com/services-senior-graduation-portraits/publicity-portraits/

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And the winner is …

I want to start by sharing a story.  Not too long ago I was sifting through my mail and came upon an envelope from a local publication – Madison Magazine.  I opened it and then my jaw hit the desk.  “Madison Magazine wishes to congratulate Sweeney Photography as the Gold Winner in the BEST Photographer category for 2013!”  (Okay, just typing that got me a bit choked up.)  My first thought was – wow that’s so wonderful!!!  Followed by – I wonder who the big winner is?  I quickly went to their website and realized that the big winner was indeed me.  A smile formed, a tear fell and a silent WOOHOO rang out. Why silent?  I had to keep this fabulous and truly unexpected news to myself until today.

Today I finally get to share it and say THANK YOU Madison Magazine!  THANK YOU Madison Magazine Readers and Voters!  THANK YOU Family and Friends for your support the past 11 years!  And above all – THANK YOU to the Brides and High School Seniors and Families and Babies and Professionals that have allowed me to share their special moments, days and events!

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http://www.madisonmagazine.com/Madison-Magazine/July-2013/Best-of-Madison-2013/Best-of-Madison-2013-Arts-Entertainment/