Headshot Style Guide

HEADSHOT STYLE GUIDE

Simple is best for a headshot session.

  • wear solid colored clothing so the focus is on your face, not your outfit

  • choose muted tones that are a bit subdued so that you are the subject, not your clothes

  • choose similar tones for your top and bottom (both dark or both light)

  • choose a top with sleeves because your arms take up more skin area than your face and will draw attention and it may also make your arms look larger

  • keep jewelry simple and minimalistic because too much draws attention from your face

  • do your hair the way you would normally do it while wearing these clothes because your portrait will be more timeless and represent more closely who you are, not just what you look like

  • if getting a haircut or new hairstyle, make your appointment at least 2 weeks prior to your portrait session. Fresh hair cuts rarely look their best the same or next day. Ladies need time to practice working it, men need it to grow out just a little. Allow some time to live with your new look before your portrait session.

On Hair and Makeup

  • Please arrive at your shoot with hair and make up already done.

  • Gentlemen, if you do your own grooming for the shoot, and if you tend to have dry skin, please apply some type of moisturizer. Watch for chapped lips--try applying lip balm.

If you need further help choosing the right outfit, bring at least 2 different tops or outfits to your portrait session from which we can choose. Please arrive with ironed clothes on hangers, if possible.