We’re doing it! We’re having Mug Shots in San Francisco on Tuesday, June 9th, from 3:30-5:30 PM, at an awesome outdoor patio in walking distance from all the main WWDC action. It’s a mere $129 (plus whatever you consume) per person for a fun happy hour that’s ridiculously cheap compared to a full portrait session. Email me to claim a spot; space is very limited.
Let me help you decide to come!
Mug Shots will help you out if:
-Your Twitter avatar is from 2007, is a drawing, or is an 8-bit fake representation of your visage.
-You pitched your startup to Mashable and included a graduation picture in the “founder bio” section.
-Your main picture on Tinder is a selfie (or you’re reluctant to join Tinder because you have no good pictures).
-You only have one cheesy stiff work head shot on a mottled gray/blue background, reminiscent of school pictures and/or realtor sandwich boards.
-You are one of those people who “hates being photographed,” “doesn’t look good on camera,” or simply hates every picture you’ve ever seen of yourself.
Friends, I get it. Most of these things were true for me. I feel your pain—and I designed these events to help people get over the awkward hurdle of hating most pictures of themselves.
We make people look RAD. And fun, and natural, and happy, and social, and slimmer and more attractive and less bald than their usual selves if that’s important to you, but not in a creepy excessive airbrushed fake kind of way. Mug Shots pictures ROCK. Just take it from these folks who have attended my events and loved the results:
Just wanted to say that I had a lot of fun yesterday [at a Mug Shots happy hour]. It takes an impressive skill to gel a group a strangers into a relaxed bunch of people just being themselves… Kudos!
-Ivan, 35, Seattle
I changed my Facebook profile pic to [one of the pictures from Virginia’s Mug Shots event] and the last time I got so many likes–87 and a bunch of comments– was when I got my doctorate from Harvard. Seriously! This is telling me a lot about how much a picture matters!
-Celine, 35, New York City
At the risk of seeming like a narcissist, I’m showcasing a few pics of my photographer, myself, and my husband, because my past online dating Mug Shots clients didn’t sign up to be examples for Developer Nerd Marketing and I respect their right to limited marketing for my benefit. 🙂 You can check out my not-just-WWDC Mug Shots page for dating-specific examples.
In a nutshell, my photographer and I create a chill environment (probably with some alcohol) in which we all use tech in a casual way and capture natural moments where you look good because you’re actually enjoying yourself. (We will absolutely be playing Spaceteam, by the way.)
Drop me a line ASAP to reserve a spot; space is super limited! [icon-heart]
If you’re going to be at or near WWDC this year, definitely check out @askvirginia’s SF Mug Shots http://t.co/qvGCcVMdQY
I fly out that night but maybe I can meet up with you for that!
Or maybe we can just say hi to each other while we’re briefly in the same city
Grant’s beard is looking bushier than usual.
If you have an opening I’d be up for that! Would be great to catch up while you’re in SF. 🙂
Oh yay, I totally still do! And I’d love to catch up in a chiller setting too. 🙂 Can you please drop me a line at email@example.com so I can put you on the official thingy?