On January 13, I kicked off the new year with my first ever Headshots & Happy Hour event at Sixth City Studio in Cleveland. It was an opportunity for women entrepreneurs and professionals in Northeast Ohio to come together, connect, and capture stunning headshots to elevate their professional presence.
The event welcomed nine amazing and talented women, each bringing their unique energy to the gathering.
The atmosphere buzzed with excitement as attendees mingled, networked, and enjoyed snacks and cocktails. Amidst the lively chatter, I had the privilege of capturing captivating headshots for each participant.
The studio space received rave reviews from all of the attendees, providing the perfect backdrop for professional and polished headshots. Each attendee had the opportunity to select their favorite headshot from the session, a valuable asset for their business or professional profile.
One personal highlight for me was finally meeting Sharee McCants in person. While we had connected previously through a coaching program we were both in, our face-to-face interaction added a special touch to our relationship. Overall, it was so great to talk with and connect to all of the women that came to the event.
But why are professional headshots so important? Beyond aesthetics, they serve as a powerful tool to make a memorable first impression in today’s digital age. A professional headshot enhances credibility, builds trust, and conveys professionalism to potential clients, employers, and collaborators. Your headshot is often the first visual representation of your personal brand, making it essential to invest in a high-quality image that authentically reflects your personality and expertise.
As the event concluded, I felt immense gratitude for the connections made, the stories shared, and the collective empowerment felt among all attendees. It was truly an evening of celebration, camaraderie, and professional growth.
To all the inspiring women who joined me, thank you for being a part of this experience! Here’s to the power of community, confidence, and capturing the essence of our professional journeys, one headshot at a time. 🥂
About Katie Krupa Creative
Katie Krupa Creative is a brand photographer based in Northeast Ohio, serving Cleveland, Akron, Canton, and beyond. Katie captures vibrant, professional images for service-based entrepreneurs and small business owners so they can show up confidently as an expert and the face of their brand. For more information, contact Katie or chat with Katie on Facebook or Instagram!