Headshot Session Tips

March 14, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Headshot Session Tips

 

Headshots allow you to put your best face forward — literally! Whether you’ve already got a headshot session booked or you’re contemplating having one done, the below recommendations will help you prepare more adequately.

Wear Clothing That’s Flattering, Modest, and Neutral
There’s a time and a place for that leopard print top or crazy tie, but your headshots will usually require a different aesthetic. I recommend neutral, modest articles of clothing that you feel comfortable in and that are flattering to your complexion and features. Clothing should also be clean and freshly pressed.

Bring a Second Outfit
You’ll likely want to have some variety in choice when choosing your favorite headshot images, so bring a second or third outfit to the session.

Keep Accessories to a Minimum
This is a headshot, so we don’t want to detract from your face. Too much jewelry can lead the eye elsewhere, so it’s best to stick to small and modest pieces if you choose to wear any accessories at all.

Have Your Hair/Makeup Done Professionally
If you were looking for an excuse to get a haircut, blowout, or professional makeup, this is it! Not only does handing that responsibility off to someone else reduce your burden on picture day, but it ensures that you look and feel incredible. (Just a note: light retouching is standard in all of my headshot images. Don’t fret about that blemish).

Make Sure Hair is Out of Your Face
This goes along with the last point, but to ensure we get a good shot, you’ll want to keep hair out of your face. If you have bangs, they should be trimmed, and if you have long hair that tends to get in the way, you may want to clip some of it back or tuck it behind your ears.  The focus should be on your face.

Determine the Ideal Backdrop
Some clients prefer to have their images taken at either their business location, home office, or against a neutral background. Together I can help determine the best place to do your headshots but do think about the general aesthetic you’re going for.

 

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