As a photographer in Tokyo, I get requests from a wide range of clients. I never know what kind of photographs I am going to be asked to create. From editors inquiring about editorial assignments to mothers searching for a photographer to shoot their son's bar mitzvah, each day brings a uniquely interesting client. One segment of the expats in Tokyo that I always love to hear from are the service members stationed in Japan.
I recently heard from Jeremy. He wrote:
Andy! I am hoping to contract you to create some professional headshots to use on my business school and LinkedIn profiles. I live in Yamato, Kanagawa but work on Camp Zama’s airfield.
Regarding a personal branding portrait session, I’d like to incorporate a professional vibe of course. Clean backgrounds seem appropriate. My target industry following business school is management consulting, so I want to appear conservative yet welcoming. I’m also going to business school on the East Coast, so I imagine a more conservative appearance is the norm. I figure taking cues from the partners’ profile photos is a reasonable strategy. Can you help me?
I was happy to hear from Jeremy and knew that we could easily knock out some professional corporate branding images together. After receiving such a detailed inquired, I also knew that I could travel to him in Kanagawa and that this small effort would make my client's shoot day less stressful. I quickly responded and carved out a day on the calendar for Jeremy.
In the end, I spent just one hour with Jeremy but created more than 50 images for him to use as he embarks on his new adventure in corporate life.
Are you in need of headshots or personal branding images for your next chapter? If so, contact me today to see how I can help out or to directly book your session date.
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