The Good News!
The online world connects you with everyone you need to collaborate with: colleagues, recruiters, business partners, investors, customers, and suppliers. It's easier than ever to build valuable relationships, share your ideas and views, and build your online reputation.
Think about it...back to the 1990s everything was much slower and harder. Making connections wasn't as simple as clicking a button. The internet is your open door to endless possibilities. Finding information about someone just takes a Google search away and THAT is the good news.
The Not So Good News
It is as easy for anyone to do a Google search and find out more about you too. It is easier to leave a mediocre or negative first impression about yourself if you don't pay attention to how you appear online, that's the bad news.
First Impressions Matter
Guess what people notice even before they read your bio?
Your profile picture!
People judge, we all do, and often it's that tiny profile picture that shapes their first impression about you. A stellar profile picture isn't just vanity, it's a statement. Your profile picture is your digital billboard, a chance to project your strengths and leave a lasting first impression. Don't underestimate the power of profile pictures.
Professional Headshots Are A Great Introduction About You
Your profile picture, a headshot is the first shot at making a lasting impression. You need a great headshot that makes people notice you.
Wake up before a recruiter, investor or a partner googles your name to figure out what you are up to!
This is What LinkedIn's Research Reveals!
Profiles with a professional headshot are 21 x more likely to be viewed and 36 x more likely to be messaged.
It can take just 13 milliseconds to form a first impression – less time than it takes to blink an eye! Lucky number anyone?
Your Profile Picture is The Key
to Unlock Your Personal Brand!
That's right! That single small profile picture on LinkedIn has a ton of weight behind it, it is quite powerful. Professionally taken photos give you a great opportunity to let people know who you are, what you stand for and what you bring to the table, all of that in just a second or less. You may already have a profile picture, the question is does it truly reflect your personality?
With Stellar Professional Photos (headshots and portraits) You Can...
Create a perfect first impression
Look professional, approachable, and authentic
Position yourself as a thought leader, a go-to person in your area of expertise
Build your personal brand reputation
How Should A Profile Picture Look Like?
How to Get A Professional Photo (Headshot)?
That’s a great question.
Your profile pictures should look like this!
Your Professional Photos (Headshots and Portraits) should have a clean background, soft lighting, you should be wearing the right outfit, looking confident yet approachable with right expression.
I know that sounds like a lot for you take care of all by yourself and you are right in thinking so, but don't worry!
I can take care of all that for you!
I am here to help!
Who Am I? What’s My Story?
I am a professional portrait photographer and 10k Portraits Photography is my brain child. Read more about me.
For the last 5 years I have been helping my customers build their personal brand with professional headshots and portraits that reflect their personality, their authentic self.
A Specialist in Professional Portrait Photography
But wait, how am I a specialist?
I shoot only headshots and portraits and nothing else. I say ‘no’ to weddings, products, food photography with rare exceptions.
I shoot professional headshots and portraits of people, nothing else!
You can trust me to take care of all the nitty gritty that goes into giving you a great professional photo, a great professional headshot for your profile pictures so that you can focus on what you are good at.
I will help you...
Choose the right attire, help you prepare for your professional photo shoot
Bring the studio to where ever you are (that's right, you don't need to leave your home or office)
Take care of all the technical details (soft lighting, clean background, professional retouching etc. as mentioned above)
Coach you in posing for the photos, getting comfortable in front of the camera
Address any other concerns you may have (I know getting one's photos taken can make some people anxious, we are all are different, right?)
Give you carefully, professionally retouched photos, professional headshots
My mission is to give you your best possible headshot.
If I have to walk an extra mile to do so, I would.
If I have to spend more than 2 hours to give you 2 great headshots, I would.
If I have to spend more time to help you select the best shots, I would.
I don't care about the time and effort it takes, all I care about is giving you your best headshot.
I will help you bid goodbye to awkward selfies and level up your game to professional profile photos (headshots and portraits) that work wonders for your personal brand.
How Do 10k Portrait's
Professional Photo Shoots Work?
Clear communication about what you pay and what you get - no guesswork!
Studio setup at your home or office or outdoors - for your convenience and comfort. If you prefer to visit a studio, that's fine too!
Shy or uncomfortable in front of the camera? Don't worry! I will help you get comfortable.
Not sure what makes you look good? I will coach you in presenting yourself to the camera!
If you think you don't look good in your photos, let me assure you that's not the case! Let us explore, experiment and see what makes you look good. There are no restrictions on the number of poses or outfits - let us discover your best headshot!
Anxious when you will get the photos? I guarantee 'on time delivery' with no need for follow ups.
I use a well thought out, clearly laid out process - a result of continual improvement - to give you best photography experience, every time!
The 10k Difference!
10k Portraits vs Other Photographers
If all you know about portrait photographers is someone from your neighborhood photo studio or someone you saw in your cousin's wedding, the guys who wield cameras asking people to 'say cheese', suggesting tacky poses, you haven't see my photo shoots yet!
Your idea of a professional photo shoot will change when you see me work your headshots for you!
Different Types of Professional Photos (Headshots or Portraits) to Suit Different Needs
Backgrounds and Backdrops of Your Choice
Imagine stunning headshots with your choice of classic white or sleek gray backdrops, crafted in the comfort of your own space. I bring studio to you with professional lighting and personalized guidance. Get ready for exceptional results that leave you confident and radiant.
Do you prefer an idyllic outdoor setting with vibrant greenery as your backdrop? Let's head outside! I've handpicked good locations for captivating outdoor headshots, so you can focus on feeling confident and relaxed.
Prefer a touch of familiarity with your office or home in the picture? No problem! I'll personally scout your space and identify the perfect spot that showcases your environment while flattering your presence.
Customer Reviews on Google
Jan 8, 2024
Great experience. From the engaged consultation pre booking, help preparing for the session to the session itself. Everything was very detail oriented to what my needs and expectations were. He guided me through the process, put me at ease and that helped get the results we wanted.
With his professionalism, creative input and enthusiasm, Ravi interpreted our vision and delivered what exactly we wanted...the best experience till date.
Ravi's setup, process and dealing were super friendly and professional. He delivered exactly what I wanted, drew out the right expressions, he cares enough and invested into the process.
He delivered exactly what we wanted! Never looked at his watch even once, brought the best out of us. He understands lights and poses, is very passionate and meticulous.
Ravi works tirelessly to get the best out of you with great deal of patience and I am not surprised with the final outcome given the dedication and effort went in to the shoot.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Preparation and Appearance
How often should I change my professional photos?
If your online portrait is noticeably different from how you really look, it's time for a new one. If you change your hairstyle, got a new pair of glasses, or gained or lost weight or if your current headshot is more than 1 year old, it is a good time for an updated headshot. We change and age visibly in one year and significantly in two years.
What's best to wear for my professional photoshoot?
Choosing a suit in neutral colors such as navy blue, charcoal gray, or black with a crisp white or striped shirt is the ideal choice. Avoid bold patterns and bright colors that can be too distracting in the photograph. Before your headshot session, I will provide you with a detailed guide and during the session, I will help you decide the right attire that brings out your best.
What should I not wear for my professional photo shoot?
This is an easier question to answer. Creased, crumpled clothes are not to be worn at all. Old shirts and trousers which were washed several times are supposed to be donated to the less privileged. Shirts with collars that collapse...either get them fixed (yes that's possible) or donate them.
Should I smile in my business portrait?
There are no rules, you can smile, or not smile, or just have a hint of a smile. In many cases, a well-executed smile can convey competence, trustworthiness, approachability, confidence, and likeability. During the headshot session, I will help you decide how much of a smile is right for you keeping your needs, branding objectives in mind. If you choose to smile, I will coach in getting a great smile that brings out the best in you. With a minimum of three edited photos included in my headshot photography session, you have the scope to try a range of expressions, and you can use whichever one is the most appropriate for your personal brand. For instance, a shot with a more serious expression might suit a webpage detailing the services you offer, while a more cheerful look might fit better on an 'about' page, where you’ll want to show a bit more of your personality.
My teeth are not too good, should I smile wide in my professional photo shoot?
The question is what you like, what you are comfortable with not what you think how others are going to judge you. Good or not good are just our opinions and they are inherently relative. If you are not comfortable with your teeth showing in your headshot, you may avoid smiling or you may smile enough without revealing your teeth. A headshot is you, it is about you not about the others.
Should I wear jewelry for my professional photo shoot?
You may! There are no rules. It is a matter of what is appropriate for your specific needs. For corporate headshots, jewelry should be minimal so as not to cause distraction. If your needs are different, you are the best judge as to what to do.
Should I put on makeup for my professional photo shoot?
Yes but please keep it minimal for corporate headshots. For formal headshots, please avoid eye shades or anything overboard.
Should I wear my glasses for my professional photo shoot?
If you normally wear glasses, yes. Keep the cleaning eyeglass cloth handy however.
Is there anything else I should do to prepare for my professional photo shoot?
Make sure to get a good night’s sleep before your shoot - also minimize alcohol to two drinks in the evening before the shoot - but feel free to fulfill the shortfall in the quota after the shoot. Drink plenty of water to make you feel and look your best! Also make sure you iron or steam the clothing choices you are going to wear into your session and decide on how you will style your hair and/or makeup. Please go through the preparation tips I share with you when you book a session.
Shoot Experience and Delivery
What can I expect from a typical professional shoot (for headshot / portraits) session?
Prior to the session, we will plan the shoot. On the day of the shoot, we'll narrow down the outfit options. I understand that not everyone is comfortable having their photos taken. I will guide you through the shoot. You will get to see your headshots at several points during your photo shoot so you can tell me how it is going and if any changes are needed.
How is retouching of professional photos (headshots and portraits) done?
I prefer to capture you in your best light, and provide professional retouching keeping you looking natural, the way you are. However I understand that everyone prefers a different level of retouching and it will be tailored to your needs.
Do I really need professional retouching for my professional photos (headshots and portraits) ?
Retouching is optional, but it can definitely enhance your professional photos. My aim is to capture you in your best light with natural-looking retouching that removes blemishes, stray hairs, and other minor imperfections. This results in polished headshots that still maintain your authentic look. However, I understand that some people prefer their photos untouched. You can choose the level of retouching that feels right for you, or even go without it entirely. Ultimately, the goal is to deliver photos that you feel confident and happy with.
Professional Photoshoots in Locations Across India
Now 10k Portraits Photography's services are available in the following locations:
Gurugram, New Delhi, Noida, Manesar, Faridabad, Gaziabad,
Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chandigarh.