The terms professional headshot and portrait are often used interchangeably. While these types of photos do have some overlap, there are differences. Knowing these differences will help you better communicate to your photographer the type of look you need to promote yourself, your work, or your business.
In simply terms, a professional headshot is a type of portrait. A headshot is a tightly cropped photo of the face, from the shoulders up. The subject is camera aware — typically looking right in the lens.
Okay, right to the point, and the short of it is… No, never ever if you are serious about your career. There is no such thing as a professional selfie. But there is such thing as a professional headshot.