Category Archives: Guest Blog

How to Go About Getting a Headshot That You’ll Love

Headshots are a powerful marketing tool that anybody can and should use. Whether you are a business woman, a leader, a community volunteer or an active mom, you need to know how to present yourself online as professionally as you do in face-to-face meetings. While a photographer will do most of the work, you also need to prepare yourself properly when getting your professional headshot taken.

Here are a few things to consider before your headshot session:

What to Wear

Clothing reflects your personality so choose whatever feels right to you and keep it simple.

  • No sleeveless shirts or turtlenecks. V-neck blouses or jackets with a collarless top would be your best option.
  • Avoid bright colors and patterns – they are distracting. Instead, find something solid, but plain like jewel tones (ruby red, emerald green, sapphire blue…).
  • Scarves is a nice addition as long as they are loose and drapery.
  • Jewelry should not take away from your face. Basic earrings and necklaces are better.   

Hair & Make-up

Do not underestimate the power of the right make-up and hairstyle. Go for a natural look when in doubt.

  • Nothing “evening fancy”. The photograph should reflect you in your day-to-day life.
  • Both make-up and hair are supposed to help focus on your eyes and mouth. Choose accordingly.
  • Get plenty of sleep the night before.
  • Do not experiment here. Remember your style and stick to it.

Always communicate with your photographer if there are any questions or concerns, but most importantly, relax, be yourself and have fun. The most beautiful look comes from your heart, not the wardrobe.

Join us for the Mike’s Camera Sister Photography Exhibition & Celebration and enjoy a FREE professional headshot.

Tips from Jen Jones of Mike’s Camera.

Five Examples of Mindfullness That Are Not Meditation

Mindfulness has entered our everyday conversations in a powerful way. But what does it really mean? Jon Kabbat-Zinn, the creator of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), defines it as such: ​ “Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.” ​ In essence, it means being aware of and attentive… Continue Reading

Menopause – How Will I Know?

I often get asked “how will I know if I need help with my perimenopause/menopause symptoms?” Now, I’m sure you’ve heard the old saw that women have been going through menopause for millennia and haven’t needed help from hormones, but remember that until the 20th century, less than 25% of women lived past the age of… Continue Reading

Choose Happy

Last week Holly and I listened to a presenter discussing the perils of our current “hyper-busy” culture.  The speaker gently encouraged us to create margins in our life for restoration and happiness.  He suggested that we would all benefit from simply slowing down, taking a deep breath, and enjoying silence.  I was immediately reminded of… Continue Reading

Spirit in the Workplace: Creating an Above-the-Line Culture

Every company has a culture whether created intentionally or not.  Culture means having common traits, behaviors and patterns that tie people together.  The goal of most leaders is to create a culture that is energizing, productive and effective; where the employees are enthusiastic, accountable, committed and engaged. When everyone on a work team is focused… Continue Reading

Laughter is Good Medicine Even If It Is Fake

Did you know fake laughing is just as beneficial for your body as the real thing?  The physical motion of laughter actually increases your intake of oxygen and burns calories.  More importantly, it releases feel-good hormones you’ve heard about called endorphins!  Now you know–you can fake it till you make it with laughter! I was… Continue Reading