How to prepare for your headshots


Headshot Preparation Details for Men


General Tips on what to wear:

- Please make sure that your jacket and shirt fit well.

- Clothes should be neatly pressed

- Avoid busy patterns, stripes and graphics. It’s distracting! We want to focus on your face and not your shirt.

- Avoid light colors that approximate flesh tones, beige, tan, peach, pink and white

- No turtlenecks


Additional Tips for Men:

- The standard business look is a suit jacket, dress shirt and tie

- Please make sure that your tie is tied on properly.

- A casual business look is often a jacket and open dress shirt, shirt and tie (no jacket) or dress shirt on it’s own

- A white dress shirt by itself is not good – unless you plan to wear it underneath something (jacket or sweater)

- For a no jacket casual look, wear a colored shirt


-Please make sure you are clean shaved. I am not responsible for editing stubble.

-Please make sure shirts are neatly pressed. We will try to edit out minor wrinkles if any, but huge wrinkles can’t be edited.


Hair: Style your hair as usual (if applicable) Neatly groom all hair, including clean

shaven or beard, nose, eyebrows and ears, my camera picks up every detail.

Make-up: None. I do not recommend makeup for men.


**Your shirt (and jacket) is your most important accessory, make sure it fits well and is not too big or too small! Make sure that it fits you well in the shoulders and neck. There should be no gaps between your neck and your shirt collar. The seams of the shirt and jacket should place squarely on your shoulder and not hang over. Try your choices on before the shoot.



Headshot Preparation Details for Women


General Tips on what to wear:

- Please make sure that your jacket and shirt fit well.

- Clothes should be neatly pressed

- Avoid busy patterns, stripes and graphics. It’s distracting! We want to focus on your face and not your shirt.

- Avoid light colors that approximate flesh tones, beige, tan, peach, pink and white

- No turtlenecks


Additional Tips for Women:

- The standard business look is a solid suit and light blouse. Try to wear something that looks good from the waist up, something that fits well on your shoulders and flatters your neckline.

- Bring 4-5 ironed solid color tops ideally on hangers.

- Your top (and jacket) is your most important accessory make sure it fits well.

- Choose colors and tops with collars that are falttering and fit you well, especially around your neck and shoulders.

- For a no jacket casual look, wear a colored blouse, ideally darker than your skin tone.

- Blue, green, turquoise shirts/blouses help emphasize blue/green/hazel eyes

- Jewel tones flatter all complexions

- Keep jewelry minimal, if any. It can be distracting and date the photo over time.


Hair & Make-up

- If you never wear makeup you might want to at least use some for your photos

- If you are doing your own hair, you might want to bring some hair product if you use it and a brush/comb.

- Wear a translucent powder. No shimmers

Use neutral natural tones and avoid shiny, frosty or glitter eye shadows

- Eyebrows (even if drawn on) to appear as natural as possible.

- Don’t get a new hair cut before the shoot

- Do not try or use a new product on your hair or face the day before your shoot in case you have a bad reaction.



Follow the above steps: Not only will be more prepared for your session, instead of an ordinary photo, you will achieve an extraordinary headshot!