In two years in New York, I’ve become friends with some pretty amazing people. Smart, creative, ambitious. To put it simply, my friends are damn talented. So when there’s a pretty awesome deal related to their creative services, I feel like I should share it with the world. Or at least my little slice of the internet world.
This is why I bring you today’s PSA. A little broadcast interruption, if you will. My friend and awesomely talented photographer Amber Marlow Blatt is offering a headshot special for the bloggers and internet folk! Based in Brooklyn but available in the New York City area, her $100 special goes on until the end of March. A resident of any other city in the world? Well, the inside scoop tells me…, If you happen to be taking a trip to SXSW Interactive, you can get the headshots by Amber Marlow then!
Ok, so here’s the thing. Yes, Amber is my friend, so of course I want to see her succeed in this somewhat new, booming business of her pre-existing hobby. BUT, Amber is really all about embracing what’s unexpected in the photography world. Totally romantic photos for same sex newlyweds? Yep. An adorable pup and his owners? You got it. Cookies as big as menz? Mhmm. Amazing boudoir shots? Oh yeah baby. More than anything, Amber is a welcoming, inclusive photographer. She has a killer sense of humor and is a master at making you comfortable in your own skin. Which means she takes great headshots, pictures that show who you are loud and clear. [If you doubt me, go check em out!] Whether in her home studio or at Prospect Park, Amber can find the best light and angles for you. The entire time I spent with her, I never felt her directions or positions or edits were negatively focused. It wasn’t about double chins or bad angles or glare, it was about height and reflected flash and smiling.
And that comes to another reason why I so highly recommend getting some awesome headshots taken. Many of us, the bloggers and tumblers and tweeters of the world, we don’t always take ourselves seriously. We may not look at what we do as any sort of viable, income-producing job. But by investing $100 into yourself and your online identity with great, professional pictures, you’re telling the world you are confident. You do believe in yourself. That you are worth paying attention to. If the New York Times came to you last minute for a simple photograph of you to run with some insanely interesting article they were writing ABOUT YOU, would you be prepared? Dream big. Be ready for it.