PREPARATION

 

Introduction

Like any photography session, preparation for your headshot session is extremely important in order to create your best first impression image. Did you know that Vanessa Van Edwards who specializes in how we humans behave says people form an opinion of us in 0.7 seconds? And with the fast paced internet world we live in, this happens a lot. Have you ever wonder what people would think of you when they view your headshot? Having an engaging headshot session with quality coaching/instruction will create images that draw people to you who are looking for someone that has skills, expertise and a pleasant personality. 


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Ladies

Clothing

Baggy or excessively tight clothing won't bring out your best. So go with something that brings the best out of you.

Bring 4 or more of your best fitting professional tops/dresses. These shirts and dresses should be solid or at least have a non-distracting pattern. Consider bringing one that matches your eye color. Bring many options.

Bring a few professional jackets if that's a look you want. 

Hair

Please take the time to style your hair nicely. Try not to get a haircut within three days of the headshot session. Hair takes time to settle.

Bring everything you use to style your hair, including anything you use to tame flyaways. Trim any nose hairs and any crazy outlier eyebrow hairs, but don't go nuts.

Makeup

Please go light with the makeup! In my opinion, natural makeup that simply emphasizes your natural beauty is best.

Eyeliner can be especially distracting in a headshot. I generally prefer no eye liner, but I suggest an especially light application if my clients really want eyeliner. 

Bring lipsticks and/or lip glosses. Please bring basic makeup and tools to add, remove, and touch up. Try to avoid makeup with an SPF, which causes more shine.

Other

If you wear glasses and want a headshot with glasses, please bring every pair you have.

Simpler jewelry that distracts less from your eyes and amazing expression is best, but bring anything you want to try. 

 
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Gentlemen

Clothing

Bring at least 2 suit or sport jackets. Simple without patterns is best.

Bring 3 or more pressed plain dress shirts without patterns (one color). Bring your best-fitting shirts with crisp collars and collar stays. We don’t want curled collars! Shirts with more structure are better than floppy shirts.

Bring a couple complementary, simple ties, preferably without bold patterns.

If you want to also try for a different more casual look for your Facebook for example, bring a few simple, nice t-shirts without designs. Bring anything you enjoy wearing!

Hair

Please take the time to style your hair.

Please take the time to style your hair nicely. Try not to get a haircut within three days of the headshot session. Hair takes time to settle.

Bring every hair styling product and tool you use every day to style your hair.

Come freshly shaven and trimmed, including your nose hairs. Trim any crazy outlier eyebrow hairs, but don't go nuts.

Other

If you wear glasses and want a headshot with glasses, bring every pair you have.