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Jun 14, 2015 - Business, Promotions    No Comments

Are You in Love with Your Headshot?

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A good profile picture is essential these days for social media, for business cards and your website.  People want to see who they’re choosing to do business with.  Everyone has heard the expression “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”.  Luckily there are times in our lives that we get to bend that a bit.  There’s the friend you disliked at first meeting but since  you hung around with the same people you had a chance to get to know them and slowly came around to liking them.  This story could even apply to the person you’ve chosen to spend your life with.  But, when asked how you got together I bet the story includes the details of what you thought of the person upon meeting them.  Even when we come around to a different opinion that first impression is indelibly stamped in our memories.  Now, take thatscenario and move it into a business or online social setting.  You’re conducting a job search and are reaching out to colleagues and their connections.  How quickly will those not-yet-met folks judge whether to engage or not?  Most likely they’ll click on your LinkedIn profile and first thing they look for is your profile picture.  Even IF they choose to continue reading about your experience and accomplishments it’s through the filter of your photograph.  Does your profile photo reflect the best of you?  Pleasant expression, appropriate attire for your profession, confident posture?  If not it could be holding you back without your knowing it.  And who hasn’t heard the outcry about employers who check on FaceBook  before hiring someone new?  It may not be fair or right but it’s human nature and the way things are.  Give these people a great first impression with a professionally done headshot or business portrait  (and then be sure there are no drunken snapshots with your tongue hanging out!).

Consider updating your headshot every four years or so.  Hair styles change, clothing styles change, WE change.  Be sure your photograph represents who you are these days, not ten years ago.  Even if that was the best photo ever taken of you!  And don’t be tempted to use a selfie or smart phone picture.  A professional photographer knows how to pose, light and engage you to bring out genuine expressions and capture you at your best.  Then they know how to deliver image files or prints that are ready to use.

Contact us today to plan your session or bring us to your place of employment!

 

May 12, 2015 - Children, Events, Fairies, Promotions    No Comments

Two Exciting Events Coming Up!

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A714-9432We have two great portrait days coming up this summer.  I couldn’t tell you that either is my favorite because both bring me so much enjoyment to photograph.  Our Enchanted Forest Fairies Event will run June 15 – 20, and our Gone Fishin’ Event will be held July 13 – 18.  Weekends and afternoon sessions fill up most quickly and space is limited so don’t wait to call for more information and to sign up.

Because special event pricing will be offered we always fill our schedule. Visit our Upcoming Events page at Deb Bettencourt Photography or call us at 508-761-5220.

Hope to see you here!

 

 

Celebrate the Joy of Family…& bring LOVE to desperate CHILDREN!

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During September we will participate with an elite group of photographers around the country in a very special family portrait promotion.  Throughout the month we will celebrate “Family Portrait Month”, a wonderful opportunity for you to update your family portrait (or portraits of your children) and help to support Dando Amor, a non-profit charity, founded by photographers and dedicated to improving the lives of orphans living in deplorable conditions in the developing world.

During September we will donate $50 of your session fee to Dando Amor, which makes regular service trips to orphanages in Quito, Ecuador, Burkina Faso-Africa and Haiti.  In 2013 Dando Amor opened its own orphanage in Quito, Ecuador.  The charity also provides volunteers who raise funds for it to experience “a different kind of vacation”, so they can be personally involved in helping orphans live better and fuller lives.  Volunteers have taken part in hands-on activities ranging from repairing facilities, building classrooms, and replacing sewer systems, to purchasing vital furnishings and fixtures such as cribs, beds, mattresses, as well as everyday necessities that American children take for granted.

We also believe that Family Portrait Month is a wonderful way to teach children the value of reaching out to others.  Even small children can understand the importance of Dando Amor’s work, and they are eager to help these needy children.

We hope you will join us in helping to make this vital work possible.  Don’t forget that the holiday season is right around the corner, so there’s no better time for a family portrait, which always is appreciated as gifts for family and friends and as holiday greeting cards.

To learn more about the charity log on to http://www.dandoamor.org.  To reserve your session or to learn more about Family Portrait Month, contact us at 508.761.5220.

Aug 18, 2014 - Children, Promotions    No Comments

“Model” Students

I had the pleasure of photographing these three siblings recently.  They are all cute as a button.  Miss N is a true lady, and her brothers are all boy.  It’s clear that they love each other very much and they all have a sense of humor, which made things alternately amusing and challenging.  Kids certainly take you very literally and it helps to remember that fact BEFORE you begin a children’s session.

Their mom was generous enough to volunteer them as models for new marketing piece that I’m creating for our School Portraits Event.  It will be happening on October 10th, 11th & 12th.  We’re offering an alternative to sometimes disappointing school portraits.  No curled up collars, fly away hairs or fake smiles here.  And you’ll have a variety of poses and backgrounds to choose from.  We’re promoting this event at the Downtown Associates of North Attleborough (DANA) Backpack Shuffle on August 20th.  Look for us there!  More info on our FB Page and our Website.

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Mar 20, 2014 - Children, Events, Promotions    No Comments

Spring Bunnies Event

Join us for this Limited Edition Event and have your little ones photographed in their Spring and Easter best!

Don’t wait to reserve your session, space is limited to April 4th & 5th only.  Portraits will be beautifully packaged and ready for pick up in time for Easter and Mother’s Day gifting!

Click on image to learn more!

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