Well that depends on what "expensive" means to you and what value you are putting on your individual headshot. What is your headshot for? How will you use it? Some client say they just need to update their headshot for LinkedIn or social media. That may be the case; however, think of the exposure you are getting on any online platform. It's much bigger than you think and most people underestimate the value of a professional headshot and the impact it can make on your potential clients and your colleagues. Your headshot can build trust among clients. Don't just take my word for it. It's in the news. It's everywhere.
"In her article about first impressions, Stephanie Burns emphasizes that you don't get a lot of time to prove yourself. With the new age of social media, people are finding products online now more than ever. This means that your first impression is no longer when the client steps through the door. If they've been on your social media or website, it happens well before you meet face to face" (Forbes, May 2021).
Invest in yourself. Invest in a professional headshot that will pay for itself in ways you never thought were even possible.