Why You Need A Professional Headshot

A professional headshot is a vital component to your professional life. Say goodbye to your selfie stick and hello to a photographer in your area. Our Director of Marketing previously had a headshot that was taken by her little brother on her iPhone in the hallway at their house. Once she joined the Starloft team, she had her first professional headshot taken and the difference is outstanding.

Left: headshot taken on an iPhone with overhead lighting in a hallway at home. Right: professional headshot taken in the Starloft Photo & Video studio with proper editing.

Comparing the two photos, it’s safe to say that nothing can compete with a professional photograph. With the proper lighting, editing, camera, and equipment, you’re in good hands. The SmartPhone photo on the left appears grainy compared to the professional photo on the right, and there has been no editing done to take away from the shine of the flash on her face.

A professional photo of yourself to display on LinkedIn (and elsewhere) is beneficial in showing people what you look like. It’s nice to put a face to a name and makes you far more personable. Any time you make any drastic changes to your appearance, it’s time for a new headshot. If you meet with a potential employer and they don’t recognize you from your photo, that is a problem. It’s almost like you lied without intentionally doing so. Keep your headshot recent and updated.

Your headshot makes an instant first impression. It’s up to you what that will be. Your headshot is your business card of the web. Present yourself as professional, above all else. Each of us has different wants for our headshots. Some want to look approachable, strong, or confident. Some people just want a genuine smile. We work with you to do what we can to capture you in the way you’d like.

Headshots show the world that you are investing in your own personal brand. You care about your professional self. Your career is something you take seriously. You have taken the time to acquire something not everyone has. Call us today to schedule your own headshot session.

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Why Your Delivered Images Come In Different Sizes

After your shoot with us, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your edited images. You’ll notice that the photos will be cropped and sized differently and you may wonder why. The answer: we do this to make your life easier (I know, can you believe it?!). Different social media platforms request varying dimensions for photos so we work to make sure you have what you need. We shoot our headshot and portrait photos landscape style because this ensures the subject will be completely in the photo and won’t have cut-off shoulders. From there, we deliver the landscape version along with a cropped vertical version and a square. Depending on which platform you’re using your photo on, we can resize it accordingly. You’ll be given three versions of each photo. We can also do custom sizing if you know the dimensions. If you would like us to extract you from your photo and edit you onto another photo, we can do this for an additional fee. Realtors like extracting themselves from their headshot and being placed in front of a house. Take a look at Rick Tabor’s headshots below to see what we’re talking about!

Rick’s original landscape headshot, no crop.

The vertical crop of Rick’s headshot.

The square crop version.

This one was cropped and sized for LinkedIn.

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Aida Dismondy – Headshot Photography

This past summer, we had a personal headshot session for Aida Dismondy. Aida founded Albex Law, P.C., a business law firm that works with small to mid-sized businesses that work with the United States government or do business internationally. Aida has remained the CEO of the firm since the founding, and in a such a powerful and respectable position, a fresh and professional headshot is a must!

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DeAnna Gilbert – Headshot Photography – Plymouth Michigan Portrait Studio

DeAnna Gilbert, owner and founder of Integrity Naturals, stopped in our studio for a professional headshot session. As the owner of a company that sells a variety of natural, healthy, and safe products for your skin, it’s important for DeAnna to have a headshot that showcases herself (and her skin!) in a way that looks natural and glowing. As you can see below, different lighting techniques were used to achieve different looks.

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Integrity Naturals Relaunch Video – Plymouth, Michigan

We are thrilled to introduce the new and improved Integrity Naturals! After giving their company a facelift with a new name (previously Integrity Pure & Natural) and a new line of products, they were excited to announce their relaunch to the public. DeAnna Gilbert, owner and founder of Integrity Naturals, has been a licensed cosmetologist for 20 years. She created Integrity Naturals to offer people, especially those with skin sensitivities, a line of natural skincare products that would improve and maintain one’s well-being. Why expose your body to chemicals and toxins when you can help yourself by using Integrity¬†Naturals?

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Greg Coyne – Headshot Photography – Plymouth, Michigan

Greg Coyne came by for a personal headshot session. Greg works as a sales and management consultant for Gerry Weinberg & Associates, Inc. As someone who works with a variety of people outside of his own office, it’s important for his headshot to appear presentable, respectable, and confident when he is searched for online in places such as Linkedin. He came to the right place to get a professional headshot!

Greg Coyne’s Headshots

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New Studio!

Exciting News! We have acquired a studio space in Plymouth and will be available for shoots there starting July 1st! It is inside the amazing old Burroughs building at the corner of Haggerty Road and Plymouth Road in Plymouth, Michigan. We can shoot headshots, video, product photography, and other studio work at the new space. We will be having a ribbon cutting event in September. We hope you can join us!

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