5 tips to show your best profile on LinkedIn

With over 300 million users, LinkedIn has become the go-to professional platform, whether you are using it as a business profile, a job hunting tool or a networking platform. Profiles with photos are 7 times more likely to be clicked on than those without and it takes only 1/10 of a second for someone to draw conclusions about you based on your photo.

Here are some tips to help you put your best profile forward!


 1) Style

  Your photo should be neutral but show some personality, depending on your target audience  (read more on that here).

  2) Outfit

  It’s important to look the part. Since LinkedIn is a professionally oriented platform, make sure you dress accordingly. When in doubt, imagine dressing for a networking event or trade show in your profession. Linkedin is pretty much the virtual equivalent.

 * Quick tip: Keep it simple. Forget the sunglasses or any bold jewelry.

  3) Background 

Keep the background simple so YOU are the focus of attention.Screen Shot 2015-07-22 at 2.54.04 PM

4) Up to date

Make sure your photo is up to date. Avoid the awkwardness of people being surprised when they  meet you in person!

5) Size

Because profile photos appear as small thumbnails on LinkedIn, make sure your face fills enough of the frame. Crop the picture from the top of your shoulders to a little above our head.

Your image will be displayed as 200 x 200 pixels, any smaller and it will be stretched.

And here’s a cheat sheet with all the different sizes you need for profile pictures and cover photos on the other platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter.


If you are still confused about what picture to chose, head over to our Pinterest for some inspiration and tips! 


Kathy & Jarred

Kathy and Jarred said “I do” on a hot but beautiful day at Chateau Elan! They had a colorful and unique ceremony, marked by the “blending of the sands”.

They danced it off with all their guests during a very joyful reception, and made a memorable exit through a cloud of bubbles.

Congrats to the happy couple!

Steel wedding

Julia, a 1 week old bundle of cuteness

Julia was the cutest little bundle! She made it clear from the start hat she wasn’t ready for only “sleeping baby” poses. She entertained us with a myriad of expressions, from mischievous smiles to questioning looks. It was hard to believe she was only 1 week old! And if that was even possible, she kept getting cuter throughout the shoot. Enjoy!











5 tips for great fireworks photos


You probably noticed by now that capturing fireworks can be pretty tricky. But don’t worry, we have a few tips to help you, whether you plan on using your smartphone or point and shoot camera.

  1. Stay steady
    • Good fireworks photos require long exposures or you’ll get very blurry pictures. If you don’t have any sturdy tripod, try to stabilize your camera on anything you can find – think railings, walls, cars, etc…If you don’t have any of that, embrace the blurriness and go for artsy pictures!
  2. Turn off your flash
    • This can seem counterintuitive since you’ll be in pitch dark, but trust us, your flash won’t be of any help. It’ll only be illuminating your neighbors’ heads or the tree next to you. This is why tip #3 is key!
  3. Lock your focus
    • Tap the screen of your phone aiming at the fireworks (or press halfway the shutter on a point and shoot), to lock the exposure and focus on the actual fireworks and not on people or trees standing in the foreground.
  4. Don’t use your smartphone zoom
    • You’ll lose resolution. Shoot wide and crop later if you really need to.
  5. Use fireworks modes or apps
    • Point and shoot cameras usually have a fireworks mode, and there are several smartphone apps dedicated to helping you take great photos of fireworks – and they are usually free. (for example, LongExpo).

Extra tip: If your fireworks start before it gets dark, use the sunset setting on your camera to get some great shots at dusk.

Head over to Photojojo for more useful tips and tricks.

Enjoy the show!