Preparing for Your Head Shots

First impressions are invaluable, especially in the corporate world.

Making sure you show off the best possible you while exuding an exemplary sense of professionalism is my number one goal. Here are a few things to keep in mind while we prep for your headshot session:

CHOOSING THE RIGHT STYLE

Does your headshot need to emulate a certain look, scheme, or style? Does your company have any specific requirements for the look and feel of your headshot? Do you have free reign over the styling of your image? Let’s talk about what you and your company need so we can strategize on the best possible representation of who you are.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT WARDROBE

Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have. Unless you want to be a pirate… I can’t really help you there. But in any case, make sure you dress to impress! Here are a few suggestions:

  • Solid colors are best. Avoid bright colors unless it’s a necessary part of your job. Jackets and ties are necessary for white or light-colored shirts. If the shirt is too bright and distracting, it will take away from your smile and energy. We need to see you! You are the most important part!
  • Iron your wardrobe before the shoot. Arrive with your clothes on hangers as opposed to stuffed in a suitcase or handbag. Unfortunately, I cannot remove wrinkles in Photoshop.
  • Accessories should be kept to a minimum. Too many accessories cause too many distractions for the viewer. More than anything, the photo is about your face. Stick to simple chains and modest studs in jewelry.

CHOOSING THE RIGHT HAIR/MAKEUP

I strongly encourage having your hair and makeup professionally done before our session. I am more than happy to set you up with one of my professional stylists to help you look and feel your best.
Hair and skin preparation are also very important. Here are some tips:

  • Exfoliate and moisturize your skin the night before your shoot.
  • Drink plenty of water before bed and the morning before your shoot to keep your skin AND yourself hydrated.
  • Get plenty of rest! A solid eight hours will help you feel good and look even better.
  • Wash and deep condition your hair before the shoot.
  • A natural makeup look is best. Avoid anything too heavy or colorful.
  • Bring a comb and face wipes to remove any excess oil on your skin before we begin shooting.