Proudly active Protege in Peter Hurley's HeadShot Crew
Are you thinking of getting headshots? We certainly hope so! Here is some
useful information to make sure you’re ready for your time in the spotlight!:)
Headshots are your own personal branding, they will represent you at your
best- the you that you want agents & your next employer to see! Headshots
are all about your face! Your eyes are the first thing you want an agent and/
or casting director to notice, then your smile & other features. Thus, during
your headshot session the focus is all on your face, our goal will be to
depict you in various “characters” depending upon what role or roles you
will be auditioning.
Your attire needs to be clean & wrinkle free! Bring them on hangers to
avoid wrinkles (yes t-shirts on hangers too:) We recommend you bring at
least 3-4 solid colored tops with various necklines & tops of various styles
for the session & place them on hangers to avoid wrinkles. Your color
choices should complement your skintone and eye color. If you have a
specific color that your friends & family say look great on you, by all means
bring that color, along with some other colors. Interesting textures are
acceptable, but no busy patterns, stripes or lines please! Layers are a great
choice also, especially for business professional headshots!
Please be sure your hair, whether straight or curly, is how you would wear if
for auditions or submissions to agents. Although you can put styling
products in your hair, it still needs to look natural. Do your best to make
sure you do not have “fly aways” as these add more time to the editing
process, cannot be guaranteed to be “fixed” and may cause an additional editing fee. Be sure to bring a brush/
comb, hairspray, hairpins (if needed), and any other styling products for
your specific needs. Do not get a new haircut or color your hair within a
week of your photoshoot!
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Show me an actress who isn't a personality and I'll show you a woman
who isn't a star.
Many of you have sung our praises and we greatly appreciate it! Fortunately,we are often told
what an enjoyable time you had during your session, how relaxed you felt
and how much fun you had! We love compliments!
And to take it a step further, we would be very appreciative if you would
please rate us on Facebook! All of us, in any industry value compliments
and referrals! It is the easiest thing you can do to help our business grow!
Just go to our Facebook page and look for the STARS where you can rate us
from 1-5 stars! Thank you, thank you and thank you again!
Below are some positive affirmations for you as well!:)
I am the architect of my life; I build its foundation and choose its contents.
I have been given endless talents which I begin to utilize today.
Creative energy surges through me and leads me to new and brilliant
My ability to conquer my challenges is limitless; my potential to succeed is
Today, I abandon my old habits and take up new, more positive ones.
Many people look up to me and recognize my worth; I am admired.
Social media is a huge part of all of our lives and we all want to be seen at
our best, right? We all have accounts that require a ‘profile picture’. Many
of us will post us with our friends, couples, kids, funny events, quotes, and
the list goes on and on. However, if you are in the business world, you
know that your co-workers, your boss and more importantly future boss IS
going through ALL your social media sites. If you think they aren’t, you are
wrong! That being said, you can understand the importance of your ‘profile
picture’, as well as any other photos you are posting. Please be aware that
you are being judged by what you post. Your future employer can’t say they
are not hiring you for that reason, but they WILL find a reason not to hire
you. So, think twice about what you’re posting on social media. Let the
things you post show you in a positive light:)
Today we had the honor of photographing another outstanding dancer. We love headshot sessions because each person has different qualities and talents. We find it so exciting to capture their unique characteristics and personalities! Some exude great confidence, while others are a little timid and unsure of themselves. However, we can honestly say, that we take great pride in bringing out their "inner model". Those who come in unsure and unconfident, leave with a greater understanding of their own body language and facial expressions- therefore, confidence! Clients who come to us with confidence also leave with a greater understanding of how their personality translates to photos. When the client can finish their session with too many photos to choose from-we feel great!
Confidence is key to having a great audition submission. You want to stand out from the rest and make the casting director want to find you during the audition process! You also want to go to each audition with the confidence that you took the time to get high quality headshots-not just a snapshot on a phone or other device. Casting directors appreciate that you invested in yourself and believe in your talent by getting professional headshots.
In today's world of social media, professional headshots are a must! If you are actively auditioning, running a business, trying to start a business, etc., you should present yourself in a way that is authentic and stands out. Please feel free to e-mail or call today and set up your session! We look forward to hearing from you:)
Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
We sincerely hope your 2015 has started out with happiness, health & progress towards your goals! But don’t despair if you have not stayed on the path towards those goals whatever they may be! Many of us put too much pressure on ourselves to start something new on January 1st of the new year. Quite honestly it can be too much pressure to put that date as the only day you can start a new beginning. We are now into the first week of February and if you have not stayed on track or even started- don’t worry! Every day is a new day! You don’t have to wait for morning, or Monday or the next month- just start! Live your life by the hour if you must! For example, maybe you ate a donut for breakfast (again) and you feel as if you ruined your diet already. Forget that mentality! This is a new hour! You can still choose to eat healthy foods:) Maybe you plan to write a novel, a movie, become an actor, singer, etc. Any day you start is the perfect day! Are you new to photography & planned (in the New Year) to learn how to finally take your camera off of “Automatic” and really learn what each setting can do? Again, every day is a new day! Go learn something new about your camera right now! ________________________________________________________ Behind the scenes at Aspire Multimedia & Photography, we may not be keeping up with our blogs, but we have most certainly been busy! If you’re following us on Facebook, you will see the numerous amounts of headshots filling up our portfolio. We’ve also filmed a few concept video’s for our local celebrity choreographers here in Orlando! Our son, Luke, has also done an amazing job editing photos & videos while also updating our new logo! Check our social media sites frequently for updates, sales & of course new pictures! Find us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter. Remember, each day, each hour, each minute is a new moment to start anything you want!