Properly preparing for your headshot session is the best foundation to a great headshot. We you want to look great, feel great, and enjoy the session. Best way to do that is to properly prepare.
What to Wear:
Solid colors that compliment your skin tone. Stay away from wild and crazy colors. Black, Navy, Gray are great. Some colors to be careful with and perhaps even avoid include bright red, neon colors and patterns. Also, don’t pick a color that closely resembles your skin tone. If you have fair skin, don’t pick a light tan shirt for your session. Clothing that fits is key here. Something that is comfortable, may or may not look good on you. You want to look your best, so pick something you love! Make sure to bring 5-8 outfits so we have some items to choose from. Sometimes what looks great outside on you, doesn’t look great in front of a camera.
Keep jewelry to a minimum. Certain jewelry can date you or simply give off a bad impression. Simple classic jewelry options are always the best, sometimes none at all is even better.
Hair & Makeup:
You’ll want a clean and stylish look. Thinking about a new look for your session? Make sure that haircuts or any major changes take place at least 2 weeks prior to your session. Facials or other smaller work should take place at least 1 week prior to your session. The key is don’t try something new right before your session. You don’t want photos with a haircut you don’t like, or your skin breaking out from a new product you best friend swore was the fountain of youth. You know what works for you, so work with what works for you.
Ladies, we highly recommend utilizing our stylist during your shoot. She can assist in matching makeup to the specific look you’re seeking and can help you style and arrange your hair to match. Her rate is $150 for the styling support.
Getting The Look
Want to add a little to your headshot? Here are a couple of videos on how we’ll want to position and capture a great expression in your photo. Both are about 15 minutes, but can be a big help on looking your best in a photo.
45 Minutes to a Better Headshot
Looking to improve the outcome of your headshot session? You’ll want to take forty minutes and watch the three videos below from my mentor Peter Hurley. Do that, and you’ll be well on your way to a great headshot.