This is how much you get to make an amazing first impression online.
Do you come across as too eager in your headshots? Perhaps a bit aloof? Do you project trustworthiness and warmth? Are you relatable?
Hi! My name is Katya Nicholas and I am a professional headshot photographer.
I help entrepreneurs create amazing headshots that instantly signal trustworthiness and make potential clients want to work with YOU.
Recently, I got a call from a prospective client referred to me by our mutual friend, a graphic designer, who said to her, "Go to Katya. She'll definitely be able to give you what you need!"
You see, this prospective client had had a headshot session with another photographer, but the results were rather underwhelming.
I asked to look at the headshots and saw why both my graphic designer friend, as well as my prospective client did not feel the images were good enough for the website. They did not convey the client's personality, her warmth, and openness. It seemed that the camera had been held too high, resulting in images that put the subject in a weak position. When you looked at the photograph, you sort of looked down at the person in the photo. It's disempowering; it comes across as submissive.
Is this the look you're going for?
Because this is what you'll get with a high camera angle.
I will never do such disservice to you. I'll make sure we spend as much time and do whatever we need to do to get you the photos that you'll be excited to share with the whole world!
If you’re not happy with your current headshot and don’t quite know why, let me help! I will walk you through your body language, facial microexpressions, and posing. At the end of our session, you will have amazing images for your social media, webpage and marketing collateral. You will leave a lasting impression on your prospects and generate more sales.
I learned photography when I was 9. My dad had a few film cameras at home, and he and my brother taught me how to use them.
I learned how to develop black-and-white film and print my own photos in our apartment's dark room.
Since then I’ve tried different types of photography—nature, street photography, architecture, abstracts—and realized that portraiture is what I really love doing.
99% of my clients believe that they are not photogenic or have only one "best angle". I love busting those myths when working with you by giving you very precise directions on how to stand, what to do with your eyes, mouth, arms, your entire body.
What many folks don't realize is that headshots are not about pointing and clicking the button. It's my responsibility as your photographer to direct you, so that we create most flattering images of you together.
I love serving people by sharing my knowledge of posing techniques, facial microexpressions as well as the body language, most flattering camera angles and light conditions to create truly amazing portraits that you'll want to share with the world!
Give me a call at (646) 580-4353 or email at hello at katyanicholas.com and tell me what you're looking to achieve with your photos! I'll be happy to give recommendations and guide you through the entire process.