Update Your Headshot in 6 Key Places to Boost Your Brand

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In today’s digital age, maintaining a credible brand presence requires consistency, and one significant aspect of this consistency is your headshot. A well-updated headshot ensures recognition and trustworthiness across various platforms. So, you’ve just had a professional branding session with a Huntsville brand photographer, and now you’re wondering where to showcase your new headshots. Here are six crucial places to update your headshot right now:

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Email accounts and signature

Your email is a primary source of communication, making it crucial for your contacts to know and trust you. Replace that generic avatar with your updated headshot in your email account and signature. Ensure your email signature includes your first name, last name, title, department, email address, telephone number, company logo, company name, company physical address, and social media icons linked to official company profiles. Having your headshot in your email signature will help clients recognize you from the get-go, setting the tone for a professional relationship.

  • First name and last name.
  • Title and department.
  • Email address and telephone number.
  • Company logo and company name.
  • Company physical address.
  • Social media icons linked to official company profiles.
example of an email signature

I get so many clients and acquaintances tell me that they were so relieved that they knew what I looked like when they first met me because they had seen my picture in my email signature. You want clients to know what to expect the first time they see you! Here are some great tips on what to include in your own email signature.

Social Media avenues

Your social media profiles are where you interact with your audience the most. It’s essential to keep your profile pictures up to date with your latest headshot. Update your profile pictures on platforms like Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. This consistency reinforces your personal brand and ensures that your audience can easily identify you online.

headshots on a social media profile


Your website is often the first point of contact for potential clients. Make sure your audience knows who you are by prominently featuring your headshot. Add it to your website’s sidebar, about me section, and your Avatar. A clear and current headshot on your website makes you approachable and builds trust with your website visitors.

Graphic demonstrating use of your headshot in your sidebar of your website

User Id on your phone

If you’re an iPhone user, consider updating your photograph on your iCloud account. This can be especially useful when exchanging information with friends. Your headshot will appear alongside your contact information, ensuring your contacts can easily recognize you.

use of your headshot on your apple id profile

Online tool accounts

Think about all the online accounts you use for business purposes. Update your profile image on platforms like Skype, Zoom, Dropbox, Eventbrite, PayPal, and Venmo. Consistency in your headshot across these tools enhances your professional image.

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Marketing Materials 

Review all your branded marketing materials and ensure they feature your updated headshot. From business cards to press releases, media kits, and lead magnets, your headshot should be front and center. If you need assistance with this, consider consulting with a talented branding designer for a polished and cohesive look.

image demonstrating use of your headshot on your marketing materials

Updating your headshot in these key places will not only boost your personal brand but also help you maintain a consistent and professional image. Trust is built on recognition, so ensure that your audience always knows who you are. Don’t underestimate the power of a well-updated headshot; it can make a world of difference in establishing trust and credibility.

meet Gari-Ann

Gari-Ann Kia is an accomplished Branding and Product Photographer with a passion for helping creatives and professionals elevate their brand by showcasing their product, promoting their services, or simply enhancing their brand image. Gari-Ann's expertise in branding and product photography will help you stand out from the crowd. With years of experience in the field, Gari-Ann has honed her skills and developed a unique approach to visual storytelling that resonates with her clients and their target audience to help them stand out from the crowd.

Gari-Ann currently lives in the Washington DC area with her husband and two children. She enjoys traveling with her family, some of their favorite destinations have been Santorini, Wanaka, Paris, & Aix en Provence. In her free time, Gari-Ann enjoys giving back to her community by supporting fellow military spouses & their families and mentoring other small business owners.