The best way to prepare is to get a good night’s sleep, drink plenty of water, eat heathy and breathe deep. Arrive early with an expectation of having a good time. You will do great.
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It’s your story so bring what you love. Our focus is shoulders and up, so bring a variety of tops. Solid bold colours with simple necklines work best. Be sure to bring some classic whites, greys and blacks as well. Add a mixture of professional and casual, funky and cool, layers and textures. Try to avoid loud patterns, baggy or loose clothing, really high collars, and anything wrinkled - unless, of course, these things define who you are! Just be you.
Pro tip: I can't shoot it if you don't bring it.
Clean dry hair done the way you normally wear it works best. If you have long hair, we will likely shoot some with you in a ponytail, so bring what you need. Be sure to pluck or trim any pesky chin, nose or ear hairs.
Gents, if you want shots wearing some facial hair, all good. Feel free to bring your grooming gear so we can shoot some different looks (or not - your call).
Best to arrive with as little makeup as you can while still feeling great - less is more, and we can always add as the shoot progresses. If you prefer, we can arrange for a freelance makeup artist to help you 30 minutes immediately prior to your shoot (extra charge, typically $80-$100, paid directly to the artist).
If you decide to do your own makeup, a fresh, natural classic look works best. If makeup was your voice - think "whisper" not "shout". Things that tend to overwhelm a headshot include:
If you really want a more dramatic style, all good. Bring what you need and we can get this done once we get the natural look covered.
Done right they give tons of personality. They can also be terribly distracting. To best tell your story, bring a range of options from nothing to everything. Small earrings with no other jewelry are great for a clean professional look. Showcasing a more funky vibe would take more.
If you wear glasses, bring every pair. Some coatings do better under the lights then others. Shades are cool too.