Yes, you need a professional portrait
In the past few weeks, I’ve been asked by several people about getting professional portraits done.
A good picture can be used on your social media communication and can be submitted when you are speaking on a program or win an award. It should also be available for the media.
I’d recommend Simply Portraits in Loomis, CA. In addition to professional portraits, they do wonderful family portraits in beautiful foothills settings as well as in more formal settings.
Arrange to get your photo done now so you aren’t in a rush when suddenly you need a picture when you are featured at a conference or the newspaper asks for a head shot.