Since the passing years bring changes to our appearances, it’s necessary to update your headshot from time to time, especially if you run a business or are a major part of an agency or organization like a real estate company. While some people prefer to update their headshots annually, most of us can get new ones every two or three years. If less time has passed but your looks have undergone significant changes, then you should consider getting a new one.

How Often Should I Update My Headshot? | Purple Moss Photography 

Weight Changes

Gaining or losing weight can make a big difference in the way that you look. If you’ve been working hard to lose weight, then good job! But, your face has likely changed, so consider getting a new headshot. If you’ve put on a few pounds, then we know how easy that is to do. A professional headshot will have you looking great regardless. If you’ve lost or gained more than 20 pounds, then it’s time for a new headshot.

Corrective Wear

Did you decide to have laser eye surgery so that you could stop wearing your glasses? If you did, you’ll need a new headshot. While you may not think that wearing glasses causes a big appearance change, it actually can. Researchers have done studies and found that Clark Kent’s disguise may have been better than it seems.

Hair Style

Imagine that you have a new client – one who hasn’t met you yet – seeing an old picture of you on your website or LinkedIn. You make an appointment to meet them in person, and when you do meet, they don’t recognize you or say, “You look different than your picture.” If you’ve changed your hair color drastically, got a new hair cut or have grown your hair out, then it’s time for a new headshot.

A Candid Photo

If your LinkedIn picture or one of you on your website is of the candid variety, then it’s time to upgrade it to one that’s professional. For clients to take you seriously in your field, you need a headshot taken by a professional photographer.

If you Just Don’t Like It

If you just don’t like your professional photograph, then stop torturing yourself with it and get a new one. Take the time to have a picture taken that makes you feel good about your appearance. Trust us, it can be done.

Is it Time for a New Headshot?

Updating your headshot shows that you care about how you present yourself. Current and potential clients will appreciate the professionalism that a current headshot exudes. If it’s time for a new headshot, schedule an appointment with us at Purple Moss Photography. We can take a picture of you that you’re sure to love.