"Because that selfie is No Good”......that was the theme at our last Professional Headshot Event, in which we went all out. We set up a mini professional headshot studio right in the heart of Throggs Neck’s hot-spot “Brew Coffee House” on Vincent & Phillip Avenue a block off of Throggs Neck Blvd. (3217 Phillip Avenue Throggs Neck, NY 10465 to be exact).
As you enter; this warm cinnamon spiced blend of coffee beans and freshly out-the-oven baked muffin aromas with background tunes lures you right in. First up was the hair station, Ms. Milly Lopez of Pink Shisha Beauty Bar. She had her whole layout of rolling brushes and flat irons with a hair blower and an array of a variety of hair creams on her tool belt shifting through guests like a pro. In the next station, Ms. Natalia Perez and her team of Shasheen Makeup Artistry (SMA) had an illuminated Makeup station with Motives Designed cosmetic brushes rolled out with the fanciest of brushes and a few blush palettes that covered a wide range colors, set and ready for applications. As our guests were getting pampered for their pictures, they enjoyed a complimentary coffee brew and a specialty “Brew Coffee House” treat.
The pampering continued into the photo session where I’d end off their experience with a finale of multiple photos for the guests. They then simply received all the shots for them to choose from at their convenience. Even then the night wasn’t over for any of us; between the music, mingling, and awesome inspiring professionals joining forces to network with one another. You never know who you’ll meet in events like this, and a perfect example was none other than "Bronx News 12" who came in to report on the big buzz. They did a great report on this headshots event and was so happy that they suddenly pulled up and next thing I knew... Pow!.. we had a reporter telling our story. Thank you News 12 !!
(The Video Report will on my site as soon as News 12 gets me a copy)
As most events go, guests left with more than they bargained for. All dolled up for headshots had them ready for a night out on the town to show off their new looks. The ladies left with some cosmetic beauty tips and lessons they enjoyed while getting pampered and the fellas got to be surrounded but all that beauty, a definite win-win to sum up the evening. None of it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of the staff at “Brew Coffee House” for their hospitality and the owners, Liz, for putting us up for the evening, we are so thankful. They all rocked out this event!
The goal was to simply give back to the community while making folks look good for the very least we could charge. Many do not realize the importance of a great headshot in their professional online profile. It truly says more than 1000 words to those who are looking to do business with you. The most basic thing I feel it says, is that if you care enough about your business to get a professional headshot and look good, then you will provide that same care to serving me as a potential client.
There will be more events coming soon in the near future so stay tuned and keep a lookout but while you wait; set up an appointment for your own session just because tomorrow’s never promised and your today's will always become tomorrow's. Love yourself, treat yourself, cherish your moments and don’t forget to....
Be Confident, Be Gracious, Be YOU!