Why Your Selfie Isn't Cutting it

But I love my Selfie!

No doubt! I love selfies too! They are a great way to show your friends and family your latest face. Or to get yourself in the picture with your favorite band playing behind you at the concert of the year. They will always be a valuable form of self expression in our digital world. But there is also a time and a place for them. Let’s talk about why they don’t work for your business, website, and professional pages.


While the new cell phone cameras are pretty awesome, they still can’t compete with an image that has been resized correctly to fit the platform you are using it on. Professional images, taken with a professional camera, start out as a monster size file. They can be resized to fit the specific parameters that will keep it looking great on any platform. Your phone selfie however has a really good chance of looking extremely grainy or pixelated.

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Branding Photographer | Newburyport, MA | Defining The Style

Hi! My name is Jen Ginty. I’m the owner of Defining the Style. I am a certified image consultant and personal stylist with years of experience helping women and men define their own style with wardrobe organization and personal shopping. As a former women’s boutique owner, I have consulted with everything from casual wear such as jeans and tops, to styling for the corporate world. 

I brought a few different outfits for the photo shoot – Jenessa explained how the different clothing and accessories would look in the photos which helped me to figure out exactly what to wear.

I received headshots and lifestyle branding images for my business from Jenessa– they are fantastic and I get many compliments on social media and LinkedIn. I will use them for my website as well as Instagram and Facebook.

I loved that I could talk with Jenessa beforehand for questions about colors and patterns since she knows how they will display in your photos.


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