Your picture is the first impression employers or clients receive about you. Although appearance is certainly not the only thing that matters, it is vital to present a friendly, yet professional, image.
Photographers are trained to take photographs that reflect your personality, and a professionally made image will bring out the best in you.
People are likely to study your face before your resume or credentials. Your photograph can portray confidence, trustworthiness, and indispensability.
Your photograph will be used on your social media accounts, therefore making it available across the web. Needless to say, this first impression does not need to look like it was taken at the DMV or after standing in a line of a hundred registering college freshmen, nor should it be snapped in front of a bathroom mirror or from a selfie-stick.
Professional photographers can help you evaluate the best type of shot for the image you want to portray. Your photographer will help you determine what shot best suits your needs.