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10 Top Reasons Why Professional Head Shot Is Important For Your Business

If you are active in business, regardless of whether you are working for a company or own a business, having a professional corporate headshot is crucial. At every stage of your career or business, think about your profile photo as a marketing tool or asset. It is an essential part of your branding package.

Think about it! Let’s say that you have three candidates with same qualifications applying for a position in your company. As a decision maker, whom would you prefer to hire?

  • Candidate A without an image on LinkedIn;
  • Candidate B with a blurry image;
  • Candidate C with the professional image?

Of course, you will choose Candidate C, because tomorrow when he/she is representing your company, their professional presentation will have a positive impact on your business.

That all being said, I don’t understand why some people on LinkedIn don’t have a profile photo. Especially today when anyone with the smartphone can easily snap one.

To be totally honest, without a photo, you look like a spammer or stalker, and I don’t wish to communicate with a wall. When you don’t display your photo on your business profile or website, you are withholding information about yourself which implies that you are hiding. When you think about it, there is no reason not to have a professional photo on LinkedIn.

  1. Let me share ten reasons why you should hire a professional photographer to take your headshots.
    LinkedIn profiles with professional headshots get 31 times more profile views.
  2. LinkedIn profiles with photos get 14 times more profile views
  3. LinkedIn profiles with photos get 36 times more messages.
  4. A professional image will enhance your website by giving it a more professional look.
  5. It adds a personal touch to your business
  6. With unique portrait photography, you could say so much about yourself.
  7. A professional headshot builds credibility.
  8. Get your headshots as soon as possible, because you never know when you are going to need them.
  9. It’s 2017─everyone should have a great looking headshot.
  10. Finally, you deserve it!

Don’t second guess yourself. If you need a professional photographer in Chicago Land, please call us, and we will help you take your business to the next level with professional headshots.

Elle Magazine Published Our Editorial Photography Session!


As a photographer, I wanted to engage with trendsetters, fashion bloggers so I could help them promote their ideas, style and bring more attraction to their web presence.

When I met Saska, a couple of months ago, we clicked immediately. I fell in love with her fashion style right away. It was clear that she is a very talented, gorgeous, young fashionista, who inspires women interested in the latest fashion trends.

I wanted to work with her ASAP, but I had to learn about her business. One of the things that Saska does is to promote the clothing outfits from various brands on her channel, and they are using her photos for editorials in media outlets across the globe.

Get published in relevant fashion magazine- checked!

After only two months of collaboration, our photo editorial was published in one of the most prominent Fashion and Life Style Magazine- ELLE. This time it was a Croatian October Issue. We are very proud to have the opportunity to be promoted in one of the most trendy, fashion influencer and life style magazines that has a global distribution.

If you ant to see this photosession click here.

If you are in the fashion industry, managing a blog, or promoting other brands, if you need a photographer who can transfer your ideas and vision into a sophisticated visual language, then please contact us now! We are open to a mutually beneficial long-term relationship.

Nikola Mirotic, NBA Player Family Photo Session

Nikola Mirotic has been with the Chicago Bulls for three years now. He learned about our business through a charitable event that he participated in.

We started by discussing his presentation and promotion on the web. Initially, we helped create personal photos for his web presentation that were done by Designer and Gentleman. You can see that some details from that photo session here.

After a while, he asked us to create family photos too. Of course, we jumped at the opportunity right away.

Whenever we get the opportunity to work with highly sophisticated clients, we probe even deeper to understand their needs.  To achieve this, we gave Nikola Mirotic a questionnaire to fill so we could better understand him.

I remember one of the responses that he gave perfectly depicts his kindness and life philosophy.

EEQ: What is your Favorite Movie:

NMA: Hacksaw Ridge

EEQ: What is your favorite Movie Character

NMA: Desmond T Doss

That’s when we understand that he is a calm man, who doesn’t believe in violence, who loves his family and although he is not an aggressive person, he can still be a true hero and inspiration to millions of people.

Knowing all this, capturing the perfect images of his family was a memorable experience for us. We took them to the north beach of Michigan on the hottest September day recorded in history, but it was fun!

To See this family Photo album click here.

What’s most important though is that the Mirotic family is happy with the photos and we exceeded their expectations.

“I Don’t Feel Comfortable in Front of the Camera,” Then This Article Is for You.

Professional photography can capture a person’s emotions and feelings. We can trigger specific moods to evoke emotions such as happiness, sadness or loneliness. On the other hand, we can also hide certain emotions through photographic techniques.

Based on our experience in photography, we do understand that from time to time, one’s business or family obligations may lead to a situation where they are not in the mood for a photo shoot. What should you do in this circumstance?

It’s easy. At Elly Elite Photography we have solutions and tips for overcoming the “bad days” when in front of the camera.

01. No one will know that you had a headache by looking at the photo.

First of all, professional family photography is about creating memories. We capture your magical moments so that you can have them forever. As time passes, no one will recall how you felt on the day of the photo session, and we will try not to capture that “bad mood” in our photography session. Rather, we will try and “hide” it.

Our goal is to make you feel comfortable and at ease during the photo session so that your photos can look fabulous.

02. Your family Members can’t wait to get your newest family’s photos.

If you are booking a professional family photographer in Chicago, so that you could send your images to other family members, we’ll consider their perspective.

It’s crucial for us to have the perfect environment, lighting, and angles for photo shooting you and your family members.

Keep in mind that Elly Elite will go to great lengths to make you feel relaxed. We will play soothing music while working quickly and efficiently and help you choose the right decor. We will be there for you, and we are ready to go the extra mile.

03. Feel Good about yourself and be positive.

This is a simple life philosophy that doesn’t only apply to your photo session, but to life in general.

Yes, I know that sometimes it’s not easy to keep up and be positive, but that is life. What do I do on my blue days? I try to expose myself to all the things that make me happy. There are small, inexpensive things that bring joy to our life. Let’s start with music—Why don’t you play the music that you love the most?

Keep your mind occupied with good memories and try to stay relaxed.


04. Focus on your Family members or your career goals

If you booked a family photo session, it helps people to relax when they are focused on their partner, kids, pet or other subjects in the photos.

Often, we ask couples to look into each other’s eyes, to hug or cuddle and feel the gentle touch of their partner. These techniques help individuals to relax, which leads to an improvement in their comfort level during the photo session.

Focusing on people you love will make you feel good, happy and loved. It will boost your energy and help you to present yourself in the best way. Of course, we will also be very focused to enable you to showcase the best version of yourself.

If you are getting a corporate headshot and you are the only subject in the photo, then consider this: In any business, there are specific milestones that we define such as closing a deal, selling,  finishing a project in a specified time frame, or a presentation.  It’s essential to carefully consider these defining points in our career.

So, try to gather your focus and give your best. Remember, having a good photo could lead to more projects or job opportunities along the way.

Give your best during this one or two-hour session, so that you can achieve your business goals and reap the benefits of this deal for a long time.

 05. How to forget that your photographer is on the set with you

We believe that  spontaneous photographs are generally the best. Often, people look amazingly relaxed is when they don’t look at the photographer or lenses.

For our photo sessions, we work hand in hand with the clients and provide them with guidelines such as to how to position themselves, where to look, how to breathe, how fast to walk and even when to bend your knees. We employ techniques similar to those that professional models use at their photo sessions or on the catwalk.

Also, we use modern, high-tech (very expensive) equipment with powerful lenses that enable us to capture perfect photos even if we are 20 yards away. In this case, you will not even notice our presence, yet end up with perfect photos.

06. Proper/ Right Food and Diet Can Help

Whenever I know that I have an important upcoming meeting, I am careful with the food that I consume.

When I worked as a model in the advertising industry (I made several TVC for Banks, Fashion industry, etc.), I didn’t experiment with food on those days right before or during the photo sessions. Although I am open to trying new foods, I wouldn’t dare experiment with food until the session was completed.

I eat what I am accustomed to because I don’t want to get surprised by the heavy feeling in my belly caused by a new food. You don’t want that either. That would distract you from feeling comfortable in front of the camera. There will be plenty of time to try new things, have dinner in new restaurants, etc. On the day of the photo session, eat your regular fare.

07. Last but not the least, there is our secret component: Post-production.

The most beautiful photographic effects are those that you don’t notice. I am referring to professional retouches that look natural and not fake.

Hair should stay and look like hair, but with a subtle glossy effect; eyes should have a sexy glow, but not as a terminator. Human skin is a delicate substance, therefore we are trying to maintain its texture and not to transform it into rubber or some artificial texture. Although we are masters of post-production, we still value the natural look.

Depends on our package or budget we could make your photo look magical. From hair, to skin retouching, clouds, background environment fixing. Our team members are highly experienced and have worked on global campaigns for distinguished clients.

We have worked with several prominent businesses including L’Oreal, Prada, Paco Rabanne and Valentino. Therefore, we do know how to make your portrait look like a Hollywood Star or as if you are advertising high-end brand fragrances.

If you need personal headshots, corporate headshots, editorial photography please reach us now!