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THAT SHOW YOU AT YOUR BEST
If you’re like most people that value their professional image, you know you need a high-quality professional headshot that leaves a lasting impression. The problem is most professional headshots you see feature people that look uncomfortable and aren’t shown at their absolute best.
I can help.
My name is Ben Marcum. I’ve been Louisville’s go-to professional headshot photographer since 2013. Whether it is for your LinkedIn profile, website, business card, social media, speaking engagement, or anywhere else you need an amazing headshot, I’ll make sure you have a professional headshot you actually love (even if you think you’re not photogenic).
What are Professional Headshots?
Professional headshots are carefully crafted photographs that showcase your personality and professionalism. They are specifically designed for professional purposes such as resumes, LinkedIn profiles, business cards, or other professional profiles. Professional headshots are an investment in your personal brand, helping you create a positive first impression, build credibility, and increase visibility
3 Simple Steps to Getting the
Best Professional Headshot You’ve Ever Had
Schedule Your Appointment
You can easily schedule your headshot appointment using my online scheduling tool or by contacting me here.
Step in front of the camera
This won’t be like what you remember from grade school photos. We will talk about what you are hoping for from your headshots. I will guide you the entire time you are in front of the camera. There’s no need to worry if you are doing it right or if you look great. I take care of it all.
Select Your Favorite Headshots
At the end of your appointment, we will review all of your images together and you will select your favorites. I’ll prepare and digitally deliver those headshots for you. Then all you have to do is rest easy knowing your headshots are making a great impression.
Are Professional Headshots Worth It?
Investing in incredible headshots is a worthwhile investment for several reasons. First, they create a positive first impression and make you stand out from the competition. Second, they build credibility and trust, helping you establish yourself as an expert in your field. Finally, they increase your visibility and help you get noticed by potential clients or employers.
What Makes a High-Quality Professional Headshot?
A high-quality headshot is one that captures your personality, professionalism, and authenticity. It should be well-lit, well-composed, and well-posed, with attention to detail such as clothing, background, and expression. As a professional headshot photographer, Ben can help you achieve a high-quality headshot by providing guidance on these elements.
Why Choose Ben Marcum as Your
Professional Headshot Photographer?
Who you choose as your professional headshot photographer matters.
At Ben Marcum’s photography studio in Louisville, KY, we specialize in creating high-quality headshots that showcase your unique personality and professionalism. We are not a jack of all trades photographer. Ben has specialized in headshot photography for over a decade. We use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to capture the perfect shot. We also provide guidance on wardrobe, posing, and expression to help you look your best.
Reviews From People Who’ve Experienced an Appointment at Ben Marcum Photography
Ben was such a pleasure to work with. He recently updated my professional headshots, and let me just say, he exceeded my expectations. The photos he took were amazing, and the entire experience was smooth, easy and fun! I highly recommend Ben Marcum Photography.
Great, relaxed atmosphere. Ben put me at ease immediately and made it very enjoyable to be the subject. The results were superb, which is the most important reason to use his service.
I had an absolutely fantastic experience getting my headshots done. I was nervous about the process, but I was given all the direction I needed making it a wonderful experience.
I can’t say enough good things. Thanks again.
Sought the assistance of Ben Marcum for professional headshots. Upon meeting Ben today, he was very welcoming and professional. He assisted with clothing selection and was very good at talking me through the entire process of the photo session, incorporating instruction with good humor to get the job done. Pam was also excellent with makeup application and just a pleasure to chat with. Overall, I am very happy with my headshots and would highly recommend this fabulous duo for anyone looking for professional photos. Thank you Ben and Pam.
I had a great experience getting professional headshots made with Ben. We worked through several outfits and expressions to get the best look. He had me laughing during our session and that’s what captured the best shot. I also booked makeup for the session and I highly recommend booking it as well!
I was very fortunate to find Ben to update my professional business headshots. He not only made me feel at ease but somehow captured some shots that I was very happy with! When you’re ready for a refresh, give Ben a call you won’t regret the decision!
Going into my headshots, I was very apprehensive because I am not a big fan of taking photos… But, Ben made my experience so easy and fun, I would recommend him to anyone!
LOUISVILLE HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHER
Hello! I am Louisville headshot photographer Ben Marcum.
I have had the pleasure of working with many entrepreneurs, lawyers, doctors, realtors, marketing professionals, IT specialists, and so many others who want more than just a picture, but instead, want a great photo that shows them as confident and approachable. I have also worked with companies such as YUM Brands, Venture First, Barrow Brown, Weyland Ventures, Vaughn & Smith, and many more.
I studied headshot photography with world-renowned photographer Peter Hurley. I became the first photographer in this region to become an associate photographer in his training program and am now the first and only mentor in that program in Kentucky.
My goal with everyone I create for is to capture images that exude genuine expressions and connection. I guide everyone through the session to ensure they leave my studio with portraits that they feel great about using. I look forward to creating the best photo of you that you have ever seen!
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HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS?
If you have any other questions, my email address and phone numbers can be found on my CONTACT PAGE.
What’s so important about having a professional headshot?
If you look around, you’ll actually see professional portraits everywhere – on billboards, on business cards, and even on buses and buildings!
Now think about all of the places you spend time online -LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, and all of the websites you visit. Even your email is probably full of messages with professional photos of the sender or receivers. In short, both the digital and physical world is full of people’s professional portraits.
The reason for that is simple – people want to put a face to a brand. The first thing people see when they search for you on Google, social media, or your website is your profile picture.
As the old saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. The professionals, performers, and creatives I photograph aren’t willing to leave that first impression to chance.
Investing in yourself is an important step in building your personal brand and standing out from the competition. At our studio in Louisville, KY, we are dedicated to helping you achieve high-quality photos that represents you and your business. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.