Month: May 2015

Who Said Corporate Headshots Have to Be Stuffy?

Corporate headshots typically elicit thoughts of dry, boring, dull, cookie-cutter headshots.  But that doesn’t need to be the case.  True, if you hire a photographer to come to the office, you’ll likely have an assembly-line style shoot, where each person steps in front of the camera for a moment or two, and that’s the image you get.  No wonder so many corporate headshots make me want to cry.To get images that bring out your personality, it takes more than minute in front of the camera.  You need to be able to relax, and feel at ease.  Being in front of the lens is outside most people’s comfort zone.  You want to work with a photographer who is skilled at making people comfortable. There’s also the preparation that goes into the photoshoot – wardrobe, makeup, and location.  Each of these elements makes a big impact.  Then there’s posing and lighting, which is up to your photographer.  Having a photographer come to the “office” with cubicles, exit signs, and those awful flourescent lights, does not yield a …

Introducing TRUE BLUE Woman!

Have you heard of TRUE BLUE Woman yet?  It’s an extension from TRUE BLUE Portrait Design, and is an online membership community for women.  It’s about women helping women – and doing social good! When developing the site, many women voiced their desire to do something meaningful, and to give back and help others.  The site features events geared toward women (some special discounts, when available), places to volunteer or support different causes in the community, and places to shop that also give back. We’ll also be highlighting Women Who WOW – the game changers and women making a difference.  Meeting and interviewing these women is amazing, and I can’t wait to share their stories with you! Other columns include “Spotlight on Self” – personal growth articles, Image Branding, and Marketing & the Modern Business Women – tips for growing your business.  New articles are added weekly. Respected experts share their expertise with our audience – from marketing, finance, relationships, fitness, and more.  Members also get access to our closed Facebook group, and bonus benefits …