Your outfit should fit you well. An oversized jacket or baggy blouse simply looks unprofessional.
If you want to make your headshots interesting without using patterns and big jewelry, layer your clothing instead. Just do this in moderation if you want it to have the right effect though.
Even though your schedule is busy, showing up to your headshot session in wrinkle-free clothing is non-negotiable.
If you want your headshots to appeal to employers and clients in your sector, factor this into your outfit choice. If you’re a creative, find ways to add a touch of fun to your headshot without being too distracting.
If you plan to take black and white headshots, choose contrasting colors. For example, if you’re planning to wear a white shirt, opt for a black or navy blazer. Wearing a lighter shirt with an equally light jacket won’t work for this style of photography.
Layering is great for adding interests to your headshots, but if you’re going to do it, make sure your color combinations work well together.
If you’re planning to have your headshot Photo session outdoors, choose deeper colors instead of pale, light colors to avoid looking washed out to do light reflection.
While a bold necklace or earrings will draw attention to your face, it will place the focus on your accessories. If you want to draw more attention to your face in your headshots, wear bolder shades around your necklace.
If your headshots will be used on your website and marketing materials, consider your brand colors. Find small ways to work these colors into your outfits so that your photos are complimentary.
Even though your headshots only focus on the upper half of your body. It’s still important to make sure your blouse fits well as it looks the most professional.
Short sleeves add skin to the edge of a headshot, and can also be distracting, which is why long sleeves are better.
Since you will be taking photos in proper lighting, make sure your top won’t be transparent in the bright light.
Whatever you decide to wear, make sure that your bra is not visible. Check for straps and any bumps that the fabrics might create under your top.
Ideally, if you have some extra budget, it’s highly recommended that you hire a professional to assist you with your hair on the day of the session.
If you are planning to cut or color your hair for your headshots, don’t do it too close to your sessions. You never know when something might go wrong, or you aren’t happy with your new look.
Not only should you feel comfortable, but people should still be able to recognize you. Opt for a hairstyle that you likely wear to work. Up style can really open up your face and neck.
Curling your hair for your headshots is fine, but don’t go overboard, not if you want your photos to still look like you.
We’ve all had to deal with fly-aways but they’re not ideal for your headshot session as they can be difficult to edit out. Have a small can of hairspray on hand.
As mentioned with your hairstyle, its best to hire a professional makeup artist for your headshot session. We have a few local pros we work with and can add it to your proposal or final invoice.
Your headshot makeup should make you feel comfortable and confident, so if you don’t generally wear red lipstick, this is not the time to do it. Keeping your makeup as natural as possible is the best way to prevent it from becoming a distraction.
Because highlighter can make your face appear shiny, it’s best to avoid it on the day of your shoot.
Remember, your photographer is going to use a high-resolution camera, which emphasizes the details of your skin, including your pores, too much powder can result in unflattering result.
Drink enough water in the week leading up to your session to keep your skin looking supple and healthy.
For an added layer of hydration, treat yourself to a facial a few days before your session. This is not the time to try new peels.
Unfortunately, facial hair can stand out in a headshot. Which is why you should schedule a wax a few days before your session. Do not wax the day before your shoot as it could still be red.
Gentle exfoliating your skin a few days before your session will clear away any dead and dry skin and flakes. Make a point of moisturizing twice a day – this is over above your facial.
Getting enough sleep makes a massive difference to your face. You will look more energized and your makeup artist wont need to cover up puffy under-eye bags.