INCREASE YOUR ONLINE VISIBILITY WITH A PROFILE PIC!

A few weeks ago, I was asked to speak at the National Sales Network event lead by the the amazing  #Jheryn Kerry held at and sponsored by none other than LINKEDIN! and got an opportunity to speak about portraits and how effective and relevant they are in the climate we live in today. People want to know and do business with people they know! You’ve heard that before and it’s true.

During the talk, #GregButler of LinkedIn shared facts about LinkedIn profiles… Did you know that profiles with a pic versus those without pictures are 14x’s more likely to be viewed?? In addition to speaking, I also provided onsite portraits for those that truly needed to have updated images for their social media profiles.

Check out some of the powerhouses I photographed!! During my talk, I did a quick survey and found that some folks had not updated their pics in 2, 5, 8 and 10 years!!! Are you one of those people??? Do you look like your photo? If not, what’s one main reasons you haven’t taken the opportunity to invest in new photos of yourself? Inquiring minds want to know!

Live captures of CUP’s Pipeline to Power Summit at the Ziegfeld Ballroom!

Live captures of CUP’s Pipeline to Power Summit at the Ziegfeld Ballroom! So far the morning panels on Grasstops vs. Grassroots, Is Belonging a Business Imperative? and Navigating Race & Identity in the Workplace with powerful change agents has been quite amazing and informative! Part 2 this evening is their 11th Annual Leadership Gala where there honoring extraordinary leaders of color! #CouncilofUrbanProfessionals #leadership #Diversity #MorganStanley #WellsFargo #GoldmanSachs

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THE EQUALITY BALL WAS ALL THE RAVE!

The Garden State Equality Ball held at the new Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park was nothing short of amazing. Shooting this and other events gives me a great opportunity to connect with all the wonderful people in attendance and it was a BALL!! Gov. Phil Murphy attended and spoke towards Equality For All! and his commitment to do the work needed to promote this state and nationwide! I loved this event in particular because the light right before everyone headed inside for the event was soooo LOVELY!!!

Ever wonder how to maximize LinkedIn?

Find out how to leverage LinkedIn at their Empire State Building Office on May 3rd!! This event produced by the National Sales Network, NJ/NY will provide the opportunities to learn how to Get What You Want!  PLUS!!!, I'll also be speaking on the Benefits of Professional Social Media Headshots!  AND!!!!  the first 20 people will receive a complimentary portrait by me to Add to Your LinkedIn Profile! Join us this Thursday at the Empire State Building!   Register and arrive early!  https://lnkd.in/dNyMwrF

9 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A NEW HEADSHOT! It’s funny but very true!! 

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I’m loving the awesome questions I’m getting behind the scenes regarding headshots at the SOLD OUT Win, Rock & Rule event next week. The other day, I published 10 tips for nailing your headshots at the event. I hope you took a moment to review it so you’re well prepared! This post is for those who need a reality check :-) Read it and have a good laugh!

1.    Your current headshot was taken with a Polaroid camera. If it’s been that long sweetie, it’s time to update your headshot. Push aside your fear of the camera and let your best self shine through!

2.    Your headshot is your senior high school photo. Well, it may be mom approved but honestly speaking, it has served its time. When putting your personal belongings in your purse, put your confidence in there as well and show up and show out!

3.    You submit selfies as headshots. I love a good selfie, even if it takes 40 minutes to get the perfect one BUT, it’s not something that works for you and your career. Cute for social media fun posts, but not for the dynamic takeover you’re working towards!

4.    You look different, like um 20+ years different.  You still get compliments on that one photo you ALWAYS use but people are talking!  They’re probably trying to send a hint. Let them know you got it and arrive on set ready to #SLAY!

5.    Your Uncle Cornbread, the one that just got a new camera, took your headshot. We love family members that know how to point-and-shoot. I get it, they’re familiar, it’s free and it didn’t come out all that bad. NOT! You’re better than this. Own up to the world domination you’re aiming for and get that professional, clean and contemporary shot you deserve!

6.    They walk past you at the event you’re Key Note Speaker for. That’s because they didn’t notice you! If you look very different from your current headshot, the one you took when you were 20lbs lighter or heavier or your hair was black, now it’s blonde or you decided to go natural. It’s time!  

7.    You cringe after seeing they used a pic of you found on Google. People don’t like to wait until you get your photos and bios together. Especially journalist and designers. They’ll just Google you and post anything they can get their hands on. Even that one picture you could have sworn you deleted. Don’t let that happen to you. Simply put, Be Media Ready!

8.    You read somewhere that bathroom lighting is best. All I can say to that is NO. Just show up and let’s get some real flattering lighting. You’ll thank me later.

9.    You submit the candid your friend took of you at the party.  Your friend caught you off guard. Your smile was genuine and carefree. It’s a nice image of you but DON’T even think about submitting it to the journal you’re going to be featured in! Oops! I should have published this article sooner huh? “Ms. I have my stuff together, it’s time for an official publicity photo! Call me!!” – Tamara Fleming Photography

HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS. HAPPY FRIDAY!

See you all on Tuesday!!!

JOIN ME AT LINK AS I TALK ABOUT "RE-WRITING THE SCRIPT"

It's just two days away!! Join us, the Women's Committee of Link in our Annual Benefit Breakfast this Friday!! I'll be conducting an informative, fun, interactive workshop that dives into how women and girls are portrayed in the media and you'll have the opportunity to rewrite the script!! Registration and breakfast begins at 9am. The program runs till 11:30! #WomenandGirls #Empowerment #RewritetheScript #ChangetheNarrative #WomensHistoryMonth #SupportGirls #BetheChangeYouWanttoSee

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Happy bEARTHday!

Happy BEARTHday to such a #crazy #sexy #cool #dope ass #creative woman who is celebrating her 38th born day today. We literally had 20 minutes to create a small series of bday images and it was nailed! This shot and her previous post in her birthdaysuit featuring boots and how she arrived in the world 38 Years ago today - Perfect! Clapping it up to another year of awesomeness for this rare gem!! Styled by:@saw08Designer:@hermagod.labelphotographer:@iamtamarafleming

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FULL SPEED AHEAD

You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead. - George Lucas --------

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It's important for entrepreneurs to remember that In the midst of NO's, we must still stay focused on the bigger picture.  Keep forging ahead on your marketing goals to elevate your business and trust that others are watching and rooting for your success. - Tamara

Keep your eyes peeled for this rising star!! 

Loved this share from my #headshot client Nicolette Lynch. I initially met her last year and photographed her for stock photos. She quickly became a young person that I truly admired. Her determination and focus is unbelievable! She really knows how to turn a setback into an opportunity to step up!! Keep your eyes peeled for this rising star!! 

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