In my role at the studio, as the Studio Manager, I take pride in keeping the logistics of our work running smoothly for our clients from first contact to delivery. I like to think that our customer service is second to none.
Of course, having been married to Sabrina for over +25 years, I truly enjoy her every achievement as she creates beautiful work for our clients and her own projects.
I have a background in Accounting & Business Management and have worked in the Oil & Gas industry for over 17 years leading supply chain teams in international and domestic markets. I achieved the Lean Bronze Certification during my time at Halliburton and later discovered the benefit of Scrum and Agile Project Management when working for BP. I am a fan of continuous improvement and enjoy leading diverse teams of every kind while working for those large companies.
I'm also a self-taught web developer and coder, a Certified Remote Pilot (I fly our drones), and a self-published fantasy author, among many other small feats and accidents.
Another situation we often see at the studio is clients who have been with the very same headshot for too long and now they look nothing like their headshot. A lot of today's business and the very important "first contact" happen on digital.
Imagine that one of your clients refers you to someone else and that person googles your web page, Facebook or some other pieces of your digital you. Then after a few conversations on the phone, text messages or emails you both meet in person but your client cannot truly tell you are the same person than the one on your (very outdated) headshot...
Yes, the awkward feeling will all go away after a hopefully brief and uncomfortable moment but you only have one chance to make a first impression....
We recommend renewing your headshot every three to five years. Keep your profile picture in LinkedIn and your corporate website fresh and current. If you are afraid of the camera, then moreover you need to take this seriously. The reason why we recommend a full photoshoot session instead of a quick shot is because you get extra time to relax and warm up to the camera.
While you are not in control of what happens when someone googles you, or what device your client or the headhunter, is using to find you, you do have control of how good that headshot looks and how professionally it presents you.
Feel free to continue reading more about headshots and business portraits, here at the blog or reach us at the studio to chat about options for you.
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