Since I speak at conferences pretty often, both on social media topics and to represent The Red Pump Project, I’m asked for my headshot a lot. But the one I always use is one from January 2010. And it’s obvious that it’s old because my locs are still 1-inch comb coils. So every time I use it now, my friends make it a point to roast and shade me talmbout “Ma’am, that pic is old.” I was basically shamed into doing a new shoot for my headshots, which I finally did last week.
I enlisted the help of one of my favorite makeup artists, Bisi Essien of Crystal-Eyez Makeup Artistry to make my look good. She’s the one who’s done my makeup for the last 2 Red Pump fashion shows and she can BEAT A FACE! I tells ya.
And to take the pics, I had to go with my photographer extraordinaire, Chuck Olu-Alabi of ChuckStr Photos. He’s also Afrobella‘s go-to photographer. And he works magic with his camera. Afrobella also needed to do a shoot, and so did my cousin and fashionista/model Rolake of The Mahogany Miss so he did a 3-in 1.
Yesterday, Chuck got the pics back to me and I did a holy ghost stomp! HE. WERKED. IT. So much so that I have so many options for a headshot and I now don’t know which to pick. Which is where you come in. Help me pick my new headshot! I uploaded an album of pics to FB already so the folks there have helped me narrow them down to 8 shots they think look best. Here they are:
So in the comments, please vote on which one (or 2) you think should be my new professional headshots out of the ones numbered.
Below are my favorite shots from the shoot that aren’t really headshots, but I can probably use them for something else.
Much love to my dream team, Bisi And Chuck for making a sister look as good as she wants to look! The Nigerian Conglomerate DOES THIS!
Oh and my absolute favorite picture from the shoot? The one me, Afrobella and Rolake took together:
Edit: I took out one of the images so some folks are seeing 7 headshots, others 8. The one that I removed is one that has me in the white shirt, smiling but not showing teeth.
It’s ok. Anywho, your feedback is extremely helpful! Thank you!
P.S. I will need security with me next time I rock these shoes, I see. LOL
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