Are you ready for your headshot? Here is a shortlist of do's and don'ts on headshot day.
Here are a few more things to keep in mind and to do on headshot day
Take two or three changes of clothing so you can experiment with contrasting colors. You only need the top half of the outfit for “head and shoulder” type headshots.
Ask what color background we will be using and what prime color would compliment it.
Tell your photographer before you arrive what image you are trying to convey. What type of business are you in? What is your corporate or business culture? Look at other photos of those in your company for samples to compare.If you are “not” a corporate type, let the photographer know what type of look you want to portray.
Dark clothes are less distracting and put the focus on your face and eyes.
Men: if you have a heavy beard, shave right before arrival.
Men: Bring additional clothing if you’d like to add a “casual” look. Some people take off their suit jacket and do more casual photos in just a shirt and tie. However, a more casual button-down or gold shirt are also good option for a more casual look.
Brush your teeth before the shoot!
Here is a list of what you don't want to do:
Don’t get a new haircut just before the session. Give it a week.
Don’t wear something that might “clash” with the background.
Don’t wear white unless you are wearing layers and it is underneath.
Don’t wear jewelry that will distract from your face or that is very trendy and might look dated down the road.
Don’t overdress. Don’t wear “big” jewelry, big scarves, big hair.
Don’t wear loud stripes or checks. Avoid herringbone. No short sleeve shirts, please.
Don’t wear a turtleneck (unless it is a very good look for you). In general, a v-neck style will be more attractive.
Don’t wear a jacket you cannot button, or that you have to stretch to be able to button. It will not look good and you will not feel good about it. Bring something that fits properly.
Don’t over-do your makeup. And I don’t mean the “style” of your makeup, I mean in the thickness and amount of application on your skin.
Don’t be afraid to ASK me / CALL me about any of these BEFORE you arrive.
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