When it comes to clothing, we all have our own style and ways to wear them. I always recommend that you bring several tops or outfits (at least 4 or 5) that not only match your style but that convey the message you want to portray. Professional attire, t-shirts (no logos is recommended unless it’s part of your brand), solid tops, collars, varying necklines, etc. Preferably solid colors that compliment your skin tone without matching it. Though some texture to the outfits can also help create depth, don’t have solid stripes, patterns, neon colors, or padded shoulders as they can be distracting, and we want the image to focus on you.
Avoid flashy and long earrings or jewelry that is distracting which draws attention away from the face.
HAIR AND MAKEUP
For Women – I recommend that you have your hair styled and make-up done by a professional; please make sure they know that you are doing this for a photoshoot so they know how to prepare your hair and makeup. If you are doing your own make-up, remember that less is more, you want that day look for work. If you should have a breakout, don’t worry, I can fix it with it during the retouching process. Also, you want your make-up to embody your day look, to lightly smooth out your skin, and enhance your beautiful features. Heavy make-up is difficult to retouch and will not showcase you at your best in the photo.
For Men – If you want to have some scruff in your shot, grow it a few days ahead of time so that it settles into place. If you would also like some clean shots you can shave at the studio. Pay attention to places you might normally overlook. Also remember to check your lips, if they are chapped might want to pick up some Chapstick a few days before and apply it daily 2 or 3 days before to minimize the crack lips.
Other areas to look at before the shoot is nose and ear hair, make sure your eyebrows look like you, and if you have a unibrow, unless it’s your look, get it taken care of a few days before the photo shoot.
SOME FINAL HEADSHOT PREPARATION TIPS
Layout the outfits you are bringing to the photoshoot the day before to minimize the stress of getting ready.
If you have a specific type of music you would like playing during the photoshoot, let me know or bring it with you. I usually play soft music, but we can also mix it up if you let me know.