Do I really need Corporate Headshots of myself now? Or is it a MUST in this climate?
If you are a big fan of Game Of Thrones, you know the winter is not just coming, it is here and the white walkers are just on the north wall. Oh, it’s the economic winter that we are talking about in early 2019.
In the second half of 2019, we had seen the 18000 jobs being slashed in Deutsche Bank worldwide, then Barclays, the HSBC and other banks follow suit, and government stats saying that unemployment rate is on the rise.
Recently, in Feb 2020, HSBC is signaling another 35,000 job cuts worldwide soon. The Covid-19 situation is evolving everyday since late Jan 2020 and its unpredictability in all fronts is getting on everybody’s nerves (both employers and employees).
Yes bad news upon bad news and what is coming is everyone’s guess. However, winter is great for those who are ready for them. We cannot control whats beyond our control but we can certainly do our part to control what we can for ourselves and others.
It is the time to sharpen the business operations, updating SOPs, updating websites, strengthening staff training, and doing the things that most people won’t have the time to do during busy times.
Maybe you’re a fresh graduate and about to step into the working world, not sure what or how you are going to get to that job yet. Have you prepared your photo for your CV to compete with experienced workers?
Perhaps your company had been looking to update the website to show images of your team, so potential clients can put a face to a name to make you relatable. Or even the company could want to be more active on LinkedIn and need professional profile shots of key members in the company.
It is said that a picture tells a thousand words and it is the first impression of you of whether you are given the opportunity for the interview. Do you have your professional headshot for your fighting chance?
Still unsure? We’re here to help!
Have You Been Doing This?
Our experience shows that majority of people haven’t been looking for work in the past 2-3 years, and the last time they have their corporate images taken were from 4-6 years ago.
Have you been using an old photo of yourself? Or maybe been cropping a group photo to just your face? Or have you been using your selfie images?
If you have been doing these, it’s a sign you need to do a corporate headshots for yourself.
There’s nothing wrong with these images on a personal level, but your photos should represent the kind of person you are and still be taken seriously and professionally. Stand out from the rest, a professionally done corporate headshot is a much needed tool in today’s tough job market.
Needed a corporate photo and came across on Google. Making an appointment and getting the photos all in 2 weeks. Amazing service and quick turnaround. Special thanks to photographer Magdalene and admin Lydia! – Garion
Why Do I Need Corporate Headshots For?
Even if you’re not looking for new jobs, it’s always important to be earlier prepared. You may never know the importance of it till you need it urgently. It’s important to have a professional headshot of you because a photo speaks a thousand words more quickly than what’s written on your resume. It’s the first impression.
2. It’s been requested by your current company
Your company may want to build a brand image with the help of consistent images of the team on the company’s website, brochures, announcements, annual reports or even for company events.
3. Be searchable on LinkedIn
You can decide on the vibe you’d like to give out, professional yet approachable, professional yet casual, fun or however you need it to be! But still being taken seriously with a professional photo, and not a pixelated image from your phone.
When you’re out for work events or even if you’ve bumped into a stranger who is from a company you’d be open to get to know with, a business card will definitely come in handy! Business cards are great for you to easily be contacted. Nowadays, there’s even digital business cards, so a professional headshot is important to put a face to your contact details.
5. Personal Branding
If you’ve started your own business, you need to ensure your targeted audience understand your visions as a company through a congruent style that reflects that. This applies to your personal headshots as well!
6. Personal Images for Social Medias
Be it Facebook, Twitter, Tinder, Tik Tok and all the other social media platforms these days, we need a professional photo taken of us to encapsulate the kind of person we are out there!
This is the time where you need to stand out, a normal passport photo picture of yourself is not going to cut it where there are more people fighting for the job that you are after, the attention of your prospects when they are deciding between you and your competitor.
Invest in a few professional headshots of yourself, and simply enjoy the shoot experience while we do the rest. A simple photo can help to even boost your confidence in yourself and the skills you present. Be proud of yourself, you’ve come a long way!
If you think this is what you need to give yourself a push further in the job market or for job security, just drop us an email for more information at email@example.com or WhatsApp us at +65 8717 1558 and we’ll get back to you the soonest.
If you had been following us yet don’t know much about us, Bambini Photography started our offering photo shoot in 2009 shooting mainly children and family, sharing a studio space with our parent company, Tomato Photo. We then expanded to cover maternity and newborn shoots. You can read all about Bambini Story here.
As Steve Jobs says, every overnight success took a long time to achieve. Our success in Maternity Photography seems like an overnight success. However, behind the scenes, we plan, we brainstorm, we test and we have created some of the most highly sought after maternity images in Singapore. Our work is not done yet, as we still have a plans to introduce more maternity images that we call our own. For those of you that love Japanese culture, it is the Kaizen approach and we have adopt this mindset to always create and improve upon what is already in demand.
There is definitely a story to tell on our maternity images whilst we spend the extra time reflecting and looking back at we have done over the course of 11 years. We never settle with where we are today.
Who Started All These?
Since 1995, Vanity Fair had Demi Moore looking all glorious with her belly swelling on its cover page, photographed by the legendary Annie Leibovitz. It was an overnight sensation that sparked the talk about a new age of photography, breaking barriers and gave rise to the prominence of maternity photoshoot. Thereafter, you see celebrities around the world like Miranda Kerr, Natalie Portman, Zhang Ziyi, Angela Baby, Beyonce and many others having their pregnancy photo on the cover of magazines.
Is It All In The Clothing?
We had been photographing expectant women for a while now and we often get asked if we actually do fully clothed maternity shots! In fact, many do expect the shoot to show the curves of the baby bump. After all, that curve is the objective of the shoot ain’t it? Well, yes and no.
Some clients come dressed in their scrubs, sports attire, beautiful dresses; some bring in their sari, wedding veil and even a hamburger as a prop.
Some, come armed with props such as lipstick, ultrasound, name boards, customised baby clothing/shoes…..to personalise the shoot for pregnancy announcement or revealing if baby will be a boy or a girl. Essentially memories and how the parents are feeling at this point of time.
They do this not because they merely try to be different but more to personalise their shoot. They’re simply making memories, perhaps reliving the time when they both met before baby came along; or mum was craving hamburger throughout the pregnancy. Something meaningful to the couple and having stories to tell the kids in time to come.
A Walk Down Memory Lane With Bambini Photography’s Maternity Images
With lots of time on our hand during this circuit breaker period, we went through our image archive and seen clients who had taken their maternity photos for their 1st, 2nd and 3rd child; and have since graduated to annual family photo sessions with us.
The images created then and now; our style of maternity photos had also evolved since 2009. We started off doing mostly dark and moody images in the earlier days and gradually moved onto light and airy romantic shots. Scroll down for more. Images arranged in chronological order.
We spent the last 11 years creating the various styles of photography and made it into a Maternity Photoshoot Lookbook! We are sure you will find a style(s) that suits what you have in mind….
With over 1000 maternity photoshoots since 2009, there is no doubt that our photographers at Bambini have a tip or two in capturing the special time of your life.
A photographer’s experience in Posing, Lighting, Styling and their Sensitivity towards the changes in your body are things that make an enjoyable maternity photoshoot.
You heard it here first. However, don’t take our word for it. Our client’s words are the most representative reflection of our work.
There are so many great things about Bambini, I hardly know where to start!
1. They were super prompt in responding to my enquiries and also accommodating to my requests
2. On the day of the shoot, the photographer was a joy to be with. I am not good with poses and tend to tense up but she always find ways to make me laugh and feel comfortable
3. The same day that I took the shoot, the night itself I received the photos for review and selection. Talk about efficiency!
4. No inspiration or outfit? Fine as well, as they have robes and drapes to dress you in!
I really enjoy my interaction with Bambini, be it in studio, through whatsapp or email communication. Totally worth the price, time and effort spent to do Maternity shoot! Would definitely recommend!! – Jenna Wang (March 2020)
At Bambini Photography, our team focus our time, energy & effort to ensure clients get the best we offer. Whilst we are not perfect, we try our very best to improve and outdo ourselves each and every time in terms of images and client services. We aim to see families have a good time with us and take away the tangible memories that they can cherish in time to come.
If you have always been thinking and wondering why clients are keep coming back. It may be the time for you to contact us for a chat and see how we can work together to achieve what you have in your mind.
Of course, why believe what we say, have a read through our reviews and testimonials to see what benefits does our clients get working with us.
When & How To Book?
Optimum time For Maternity Photoshoots is 33-36 weeks. Some prefer to do it earlier than 33 weeks as they feel alot more comfortable in the earlier weeks. Every pregnancy is different. Listen to your body, let us know and we make it happen for you.
Usually, bookings are usually made in advanced and mums tend to like to schedule the shoot on the same day as the routine ob/gyn appointment. You can always book ahead, and adjust the shooting date and time once you have a more definitive date.
Still have questions? Contact us via your preferred method of communication by tapping on the pink buttons below. We will get back to you within the next working day.
Thanks Bambini for our wonderful maternity photoshoot! The team was ever so patient with us even though it was absolute chaos with a toddler and a golden retriever, and somehow they managed to keep them entertained throughout the shoot too. Every shot ended up perfect! 😍 we also received the photos extremely quickly!
– Kai Shi Goh
Our maternity photoshoot happen to fall during the circuit breaker period. Thanks to Lydia for the fast action for rescheduling earlier and allowing us to get our memories preserved 😊
our photographer mag is very friendly and professional! photos is very niceeee, totally worth the price 😍 👍 – Shi Min Chua
Enjoyed the photography session with Nicky our photographer…everything was perfect and easy with her guidance throughout the whole photo-taking session. Their signature shots for maternity is amazing. Definitely would recommend all mummies to book with Bambini… – Stephanie Chan
Since we started in 2009, we had been very lucky to witness the love and care in families, and watch them grow from the family photoshoots they’ve had with us through the years.
One of the most common reason why people come to have a professional photoshoot is to celebrate and capture the moment. Celebrate the milestones of a person’s life such as birthday, children, mum, dad, grandparents, years of wedding anniversary, new addition to the family, wedding, having a newborn baby, baby’s milestones or graduations.
For some it starts with their first Maternity Shoot as a couple, then a 6-Months Baby Shoot, then a Family Shoot, and then a Generational Family Shoot. Sometimes, the list goes on because photos are never too much – every major milestone is different.
Too often we hear parents say, “It feels like it was just yesterday when they were little.” Time passes us by, and before you know it, our babies are all grown.
The best part of having your photos taken every milestone? Is being able to watch your family change and grow over time again and again, and being able to remember the little moments and feelings that came along with it. We may have different reasons to why we are always taking photos, even if it’s of the same people. Being able to capture our journey, allows our history to be something our future kids can be a part of, from just looking at the photos – letting them see and know who we were once like, how we were like. Your memories become theirs.
We first met the Reijngoudt family of 7 at Singapore Botanic Gardens in 2012. The youngest boy was 16 months at that time.
The following year, they were back for another family session, this time at West Coast Park.
In 2015, they came back to capture the memories of the kids, this time in our studio. The growth we saw in these kids were phenomenal. We can’t help but keep staring at the photos of them and thinking to ourselves how much they’ve grown since our last session. It seemed like yesterday!
In 2018, we got a note from mum saying this time round, we have a new member, one of the boy’s girlfriend will also be joining in the photoshoot too!
Photos are sentimental. These are the things families look back to and remember how far they’ve gone as a family. It may even be a source of motivation to them, the reason why we keep going.
There is a saying that goes, “Children Spell LOVE as TIME. There may be many reasons as to why you cannot be with your children but none of them can replace the time lost. Once lost, it’s gone forever, you can never recreate the moment again.” The older kids from the Reijngoudt family are already in their late teens, early 20’s now. Perhaps away from home for their studies.
Being able to watch Reijngoudt family and many families grow, and to provide a tangible memory for families is the greatest reward to us.