As weird as it felt to ask for feedback on my photos, I'm so glad I was willing to be uncomfortable.
And, if you clicked to this "closed" link, then I know you are a big part of my TRUE TRIBE! Lol. You care. You want to know how things turned out & how things are going.
May I just say that I appreciate you more than you can possibly realize.
Photo 1 - Business Website - 37.5%
Photo 3 - Amazon Seller's Page - 29.2%
Photo 2 - Use on Socials - 41.7%
Photo 4 - TIE - Website & Socials - 29.2%
Photos 1 and 3 were the outstanding favorites. Photo 4 took third. (By the way, photos 2 and 4 were both taken in my home office. Photo 1 is at my kitchen table. Photo 3 is in my backyard.)
Photography Credit - Dawn Fraschetti
Just wait to see how smart and helpful you all are. Thank you for taking the time to give me such excellent advice and suggestions.
Many of you also took this opportunity to tell me how much you love every single picture, you think I am beautiful, even "STUNNING," and you - above and beyond all others - are my best cheerleader of the group. You cracked me up! 😘
Seriously, thank you for your generous compliments.
Photos 1 and 3 really cut down on the visual clutter. Personally, I would heavily use those two photos, and Photo 4 if you want more variety.
I was thinking since the book has to do with ladybugs, maybe an outdoor photo, other than a head shot, in a field of flowers, with children involved, an outdoor cafe, or sitting in an Adirondack chair.
I love photos 1 and 3 -- they could go for all of the categories. I get what you are conveying in 2 and 4, but I can't see your kind, trustworthy, and approachable face as well -- They show a little too much of what you are doing and less of WHO you are ... :) They are ALL beautiful and all show your love and commitment to your work -- Whatever you choose, I will be happy for you!
I really like all of the pictures but the last one is great because you are wearing colors that suit you best.
I’m torn. Number 1 and 3 are my favorite and your light shines.
Photo 1 reminds me of a famous author photo. I love it. I would find this in the back of a children’s book and want them to also be my teacher. Professional, authentic, trustworthy, kind.
Photo 3 displays a professional and approachable look. Photos 1 and 3 appear to match more with what I’ve been able to learn about you from the webinars and emails.
Photo 4 is reserved even though it shows you in your kitchen. You are not smiling as much.
It depends on your target audience. I understand you are asking us for different avenues of marketing. I think it comes down to what population group would YOU like for your audience? Are you wanting to attract everyone? Do you need to? Parents seeking guidance - someone they can trust and turn to for personal quality education - or a larger population group? Colleges, in a more business setting?
In photo 2 you're turning away from the camera a little too much with your arm blocking which is a little stand-offish. But your smile and face are very friendly. It would be perfect if your shoulders were more open and square. Photo 4 is also great for book promotion too!!
I really liked the 1st Photo, but Photos 3 & 4 are really good for promotions & business because they are both bright & up close. Hope this helps you out. The best of luck with all the amazing things your doing.
The last picture looks great, but I don't think the kitchen/dining space works https://www.thestudioallure.com/portfolio_page/shari/ something along these lines
The photos in order of my favorite are, #4, #2,,#1 & #3. Numbers 2 and 4 to me, show you in your element, while the others show nice photos of you. Those photos could either go on an Amazon's seller page or a social media page. They are more laid back. Photos #2 and #4 could do it all but, definitely look more professional, knowledgeable and friendly.
You have very nicely created photos and great projection of yourself in them. I would recommend retouching some of them that show wrinkles or uneven skin tone before putting them up. Unfortunately, people want to see perfection or close to it in all these platforms, it's just how it runs nowadays. For Instagram, you should also try detail photos, maybe your hands writing stuff, close up of your face looking somewhere, just really minimalistic pictures with very little detail, these tend to do well on Instagram, too. The pictures you have in your home sitting down with a lot of stuff in the background like cabinets are too much detail for these platforms.