Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Meet Christine!  She's a senior at Penfield High School who is an absolute sweetie!!!

Back story:  During my substitute teaching career, I worked with and for her mom at Webster Thomas High School. I used to hear about her children and saw framed photographs on her desk, cute kids. Fast forward a few years and mom comes calling about senior pictures.  I was thrilled!  It's always such an honor when a friend or acquaintance asks me to create portraits for them because it solidifies the fact that they have the confidence in me and my talents and skills.

I sat down with Christine and her mom during the consultation appointment and found out about her interests.  Together, we came up with locations that would work.  I find that this appointment is so key in planning as well as letting us get familiar with one another.  It makes all the difference in the final images.

The day was perfect, albeit a bit warm.  We met at the Eastman School of Music, as Christine is quite an accomplished saxophonist, and had a lot of fun with poses in the halls and stairways of the building. Then, it was on to Ontario Beach Park in Irondequoit.  It was a typical summer day. There were lots of people swimming, sunning, boating and playing which made our session all the more festive!  Christine has such a relaxed personality that regardless whether she was dressed up playing the sax in the halls of Eastman or in shorts on the beach, she killed it.  The resulting images speak for themselves.  I especially love that long-legged fashion shot on the stairway as well as mom and Christine cracking up as she tries to sit in the window!

Make sure to take a minute and let Christine and her folks know what you think of the images with some words of love!  Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, March 23, 2017
By Hayes Photography
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Image matters.  At least that's what a recent survey from the Jobvite Recruiter Nation Report 2016 states.  Almost half of the recruiters surveyed said that seeing a photo of a candidate before they met, influences their first impression as well as their hiring decision.

It's incredibly important to have a professional portrait created so that you can show the world that you want to be treated like a professional.  In order to do that, you must look like a professional.  Making a (small) investment in a professional photo shows that you take yourself and your career seriously.

As important as a professional headshot is to a winning career, too many people still rely on poor quality point-and-shoot (or worse, a cell phone) photos taken by a friend.  Recruiters, potential employers and important contacts do take a closer look when you provide a photo that's high quality and visually pleasing.

There are several venues you may be using to show your professional image and this will certainly get you noticed.  By including your headshot on Linked-In, Facebook, and Twitter just to name a few, you're allowing people to put a face to a name.  You're more likely to be recognized and stay on top of the minds of the decision makers who will look you up prior to or after an interview.

In the fast paced digital world we live in where important contacts are often too busy to read more than a few lines of your resume, a good headshot is often your one and only opportunity at making a good first impression.

Please make sure to consider Hayes Photography for your professional portrait needs.  We specialize in providing our customers with quality images, a full-range of products and excellent customer service.