Kansas City University (KCU), a premier institution with two different campuses, was faced with the complex task of retaking and standardizing headshots for their faculty and staff members. The traditional approach of in-person photography sessions is often expensive and logistically challenging, so KCU came up with a unique way to leverage a virtual solution in-person that could ensure uniformity across images, while also serving as an engagement opportunity for their employees returning to campus post-pandemic.
KCU started working with Snapbar to utilize our virtual headshot platform - Studio - as it offered the ease of use, extensive features, and brandability they were seeking. It also enabled them to replace the traditional professional photographer while still providing an in-person experience. With a customer service team always at hand, KCU found it straightforward to navigate the platform and quickly adapt it to their specific needs.
Utilizing their custom Studio setup, KCU scheduled multiple photo sessions on both campuses to ensure great lighting, walk people through the process, and to create a unique opportunity to connect with their staff returning to in-person work. The platform's adaptable and user-friendly interface ensured that each individual could capture a high-quality image, maintaining consistency across all headshots.
Furthermore, the Studio platform automatically created three distinct outputs for each headshot, allowing the images to be used for various applications. These outputs included:
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To date, KCU has successfully captured well over 500 headshots using Studio. The convenience and simplicity of the platform have led KCU to renew their subscription, making this their second year leveraging Studio's capabilities.
The benefits have been multifold. Not only has KCU achieved uniformity across their faculty and staff headshots, but the platform has also served as an engaging tool, enabling employees to actively participate in the process. Moreover, the process has saved valuable time and resources, eliminating the need for professional photography sessions across two campuses and saving countless hours on manual editing.
We’ve loved working with KCU and sharing in their unique adaptation of the platform to their in-person needs to not only capture great headshots, but to positively engage with their employees. We look forward to continuing to enhance their experience and capabilities as new features are added to the Studio platform.