Merriam-Webster defines headshot as "a photograph of a person's head and face". Whether you are an actor, a medical professional, an author, a freelance professional, a small business entrepreneur, or simply updating your LinkedIn profile picture, you need a headshot. Headshots make a first impression before you are met in person. Their purpose, beyond looking clean and professional, is to showcase your personality and provide a window of impressions of how you carry yourself in the world of your specific profession.