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What to wear for your headshots

What to wear for your headshots

Professional headshots are all about communicating with your audience. It is essential that your look matches what you want your image to convey. I suggest looking professional yet approachable, as well as trustworthy and competent. That may seem like a lot to fit...

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10 Tips to boost your LinkedIn profile

10 Tips to boost your LinkedIn profile

You’ve set up a LinkedIn profile to help you network and find your dream job. You know it’s important to keep your profile updated and to interact with your connections, but how can you improve your profile to encourage potential employers to view it? Should your...

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6 Tips to get the most for your money with your headshots

6 Tips to get the most for your money with your headshots

Professional headshots are definitely an investment, both financially and for your professional career, but they’re well worth it! A high-quality headshot can help you make a great first impression, whether you’re applying for a job or promoting your own business....

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6 Tips for building your online presence

6 Tips for building your online presence

When you’re looking for a job, it’s essential to have a positive online presence. After all, most potential employers will look up your social media profiles and search for you online, and you want your digital footprint to reflect positively on you and your career....

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6 professional posing tips for your headshots

6 professional posing tips for your headshots

One of the reasons you may feel nervous in front of the camera is because you just don’t know how to pose. What do you do with your hands? How do you smile? Do you look at the camera or away? Figuring out how to position your body can seem overwhelming. That’s where a...

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5 Reasons why your LinkedIn profile picture matters

5 Reasons why your LinkedIn profile picture matters

Surely you've heard the expression “Don’t judge a book by its cover!” But if a cover isn’t compelling and inviting, most people aren’t going to look inside and find out more. It’s human nature to make snap judgments based on appearances, such as picking up on body...

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Why professional beats DIY for your headshots

Why professional beats DIY for your headshots

When everyone has a camera on their cell phone—and often a pretty decent one—it can be easy to think you don’t need professional photos for anything and certainly not for your headshots. Can’t a friend just snap a good picture of you with their iPhone in Portrait...

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8 Tips to help you get the perfect LinkedIn headshot

8 Tips to help you get the perfect LinkedIn headshot

You’re on the job hunt. You’ve polished your resume and updated your LinkedIn profile. But there’s one thing you might be missing: a headshot. Most employers or recruiters look at your headshot on your LinkedIn profile or online resume before reading anything about...

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6 Things your headshot photographer wants you to know

6 Things your headshot photographer wants you to know

Having your photo taken in any content can be a little anxiety-inducing, and headshots are no exception. After all, these are photos you will use for finding your dream job or advancing your career. That’s definitely no small thing! Investing in a professional...

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Jude van Daalen

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Not many people get to love what they do, aspire to be better, and do better, and to be constantly inspired by those that enter their lives – but I do. Throughout my almost 15-year career, I have pursued my passion to create artistic, meaningful images. I pride myself on being a storyteller; I love to learn about you and capture your unique story in beautiful portraits. 

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