What To Wear

 

What to wear:
Best policy...Keep it Simple

Men:
* Pick your favorite suit that fits you well and is preferably a classic dark color. eg navy blue or gray.

*Ties, bring 1-2 to change (avoid shiny ties, and busy patterns) If you don't wear a tie, choose a non-white shirt if possible: And if you wear a button-down shirt, it's best to wear a jacket or sweater of some kind to layer the look.

*shave the day of. (It is much easier to re-touch nicks then stubble)

*shirts: Avoid patterns and plaids. Solid is best.

*Avoid wearing all black

*haircuts; make sure to get your hair cut at least 3-5 days prior to your head shot session

*glasses; if you wear glasses we can photograph you with or without them. It is entirely up to you. But do keep in mind if you wear transitions, and we are outside they will change to dark. We would ask that you not wear them while getting photographed.

WOMEN:
*Choose a professional suit or outfit that has a classic look: you shouldn't be able to tell what decade it is in the photo. Don’t choose anything with bold, distracting patterns or colors, unless you can layer a blazer or sweater over it so not much of the pattern is showing.

*Stay away from short sleeves or tank tops: executive head shots look better without bare arms.

*Stay away from grid-like patterns. Thin stripes are okay.

*Try not to wear stark white unless it’s under something, such as a suit jacket, cardigan, or sweater. V-necks accentuate the neckline and generally look best on women. Try not to choose something with too low of a neckline: no cleavage. Also, No turtlenecks. They tend to make people look like they have no neck in photos

*For jewelry, I always prefer a head shot with no jewelry at all, or something small, classic, and not very reflective or flashy. Earrings shouldn't dangle more than an inch from your earlobe.

*haircuts and color; make sure to get your hair cut and color at least 3-5 days prior to your head shot session

*glasses; if you wear glasses we can photograph you with or without them. It is entirely up to you. But do keep in mind if you wear transitions, and we are outside they will change to dark. We would ask that you not wear them while getting photographed.

*Makeup- do it yourself or hire a make-up artist?
If you do your makeup yourself, do your makeup how you usually wear it for an average day, or for a nice evening out.
Skin blemishes, pimples, and even wrinkles can be retouched. It’s not cheating. I promise.
Should you hire a make-up artist?
If you're concerned about looking your best for your head shot then I do recommend having your make up done professionally. I work with makeup artists who are specialized in head shots and have been trained in makeup specifically for print. They will work with you to talk through how much makeup you usually wear, what colors and tones, and will build upon your usual look to make you photo-ready, so your features pop and you look naturally beautiful. I can give you their contact info and they would be happy to schedule you an appointment.