What makes us different to other headshot photographers?
- We believe a headshot is more than just a technically correct photo smiling blankly at the camera.
- We spend time to fully understand your business, and the brand it is trying to portray to the world.
- Together we craft your image based on what your clients want to to see.
- Your profile photographs are the best version of you, but are still natural. Your clients will think they haven’t been retouched.
How does it work?
The most important part of getting a business profile photograph is understanding the requirements. The first step is to get in touch so that we can explore what it is that you and your business is offering to the world. What makes you different? Where will these photographs be seen? Can they pop out without being overwhelming?
What makes us different is that we don’t take everyone and put them through the cookie cutter. We only take you on as a client after we’ve fully understood you and your market, and can come up with a plan to create something amazing for you.
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Are you AIPP Accredited?
Valent Lau Photography is an AIPP Accredited Professional Photographer.
Being AIPP doesn’t magically make us a better photographer, but it means we subscribe to a strict code of ethics and are willing to stand behind it. It’s all for your peace of mind.
What kind of professional branding do you do?
Professional/personal branding is how you market yourself to the world. Whether you are after a standard headshot to use on business websites or professional profiles, or you are after something more dynamic to leave a mark, your photograph must convey the who and why to your potential clients.
In the age of information, trust is king. Your clients buy you as much as your offerings. Does your brand say you are capable and trustworthy?
What kind of website photography do you do?
Google research has shown people essentially ignore stock photos. Replacing a stock photo with a genuine one can increase conversions on that page by 35-45%. A friendly photo may be that push your client needs to fill in the contact form.
We capture a series of photographs of you and your staff in action and in your natural environment. Your clients become familiar with your office and get a feel of what it’s like to work with you.
The result is that you have a library of high quality imagery to use across your website and future online and offline marketing materials.
How often should I update my profile photograph?
A good head and shoulders headshot can last for 2-3 years. More active professionals update yearly to keep their brand fresh and dynamic.
Personal branding photographs, however, also paint a picture of your work style and direction. Whenever your direction changes, it is important to update your branding photographs to maintain a consistent message shown to your clients.
Can I just turn up?
An effective profile is more than just a person in a suit smiling blankly. We need to spend time to learn your story and your target audience, so we can create something that speaks to your market and achieves a purpose.
This is not a “drop in during lunch today” experience. If you want a cookie cutter approach, then we are not right for you. For this reason we no longer take bookings for the same day.
Should I get hair and makeup done for the headshot?
Absolutely. This makes a big difference to your final photographs. Our clients usually have professional hair and makeup done. We can give you recommendations for mobile hair and makeup artists who can give you professional results in the comfort of your own home.
Do you offer retouching?
We offer different levels of retouching. The main thing is that you look your best, but completely natural. People will think your photographs haven’t been retouched.
What should I do to prepare for my photographic session?
Leave it to us! We will help you every step of the way.
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Where do you service?
We have a fully equipped studio in Coogee in the Eastern Suburbs. However we have portable studio equipment that allow us to serve you at your location anywhere within Sydney.
How do I get started?
Have a think about what message you want to convey to the world. Contact us to discuss and explore options.