There’s 3 reasons (and probably many others) why having professional photos matter. This goes for all different types of people, business professionals, doctors, actors, musicians, anyone who has a photo of themselves (or their product!) on a website and anyone else who want to be taken seriously.
1. First impressions matter. This has been said a million times but it’s so true. What happens your first time meeting someone can set the tone for your relationship, especially in the world of business. The same thing goes for seeing a photo online. LinkedIn is a good example of this, I knew someone who had a not so great photo as his profile picture, he then got some professional shots done, and after he posted the photos he started to get calls from recruiters and job offers. That says it all.
2. People will take you more seriously. This ESPECIALLY goes for people looking to get new clients or patients through the internet. Say I'm looking to hire an accountant or find a new doctor. Chances are I'm going to google the ones in my area, read reviews, and look at websites. If i see your photos thats well taken, I will be more likely to take your seriously, trust you, and hire you.
3. Photographers know how to make you look your best. If you’re just having a friend take some photos for you real quick chances are they aren’t a professional photographer. They don’t know how to pose you, work with light, or even edit the photos afterwards. Professionals photographers do. I’ve heard from so many clients ‘I’ve never looked this good in a photo!’ and that was even before I edited it. We know what makes people look their best, which of course will make you look your best.
Hiring a photographer who knows what they are doing is worth it! if you want to give you business venture, music career, or small business everything you got to make it work then you need great photos! They’re eye catching and memorable, which in the long run will help you get more clinets and make more money!