You can easily take your own great portrait photo by using lighting that is set to the side of the camera rather than the camera's flash. You'll end up with a more polished looking photo.
Image from Michael Miller
The lighting you get with this method results in you not looking washed. Having a flattering go-to headshot is helpful for providing continuity on your social media profiles, website, and opportunities like speaking engagements. For more tips on how to improve your headshots with lighting, check out the full post linked below.
How to Use Side Lighting in Your Film & Video Shoots [Lights Film School]