6 Ways to Prepare for Your Headshot Session
Who needs a professional headshot and how to get ready
We all know that the Internet reigns supreme, so having high-quality, current
headshots is vital to your career. And it really doesn’t matter what your job is. It used to
be that real estate agents and corporate finance leaders were the only ones required to have
such images taken, but today everyone benefits from improving their online presence.
Headshots allow you to put your best face forward — literally! Whether you’ve already got a
headshot session booked or you’re contemplating having one done, the below guidelines will
help you prepare.
Wear Clothing That’s Flattering, Modest, and Neutral
There’s a time and a place for that leopard print top or crazy tie, but your headshots will usually
require a different aesthetic. We recommend neutral, modest articles of clothing that you feel
comfortable in and that are flattering to your complexion and features. Clothing should also be
clean and freshly pressed. Don't worry if you still don't know what to wear, we will help you plan the perfect wardrobe for your headshots during your included wardrobe planning consultation.
Bring a Second Outfit
You’ll likely want to have some variety in choice when choosing your favorite headshot images,
so bring a second or third outfit to the session.
Keep Accessories to a Minimum
This is a headshot, so we don’t want to detract from your face. Too much jewelry can lead the
eye elsewhere, so it’s best to stick to small and modest pieces if you choose to wear any
accessories at all. We will send you tips on what is best.
Have Your Hair/Makeup Done Professionally
If you were looking for an excuse to get a haircut, blowout, or professional makeup, this is it!
Not only does handing that responsibility off to someone else reduce your burden on picture
day, but it ensures that you look and feel incredible. Don't know a makeup artist? We have you covered! You can add this service to your appointment and have your hair and makeup professionally styled at our studio on the day of your headshot session.
Make Sure Hair is Out of Your Face
This goes along with the last point, but to ensure we get good shots, you’ll want to keep hair
out of your face. If you have bangs they should be trimmed, and if you have long hair that tends
to get in the way, we will pose you so that your hair does not fall in your face.
Determine the Ideal Backdrop
Many clients prefer to have their images taken at either their business location, home office, or
against a neutral background. Together we can help determine the best place to do your
headshots but do think about the general aesthetic you’re going for and relay that to your
Michele Johns has a studio in Round Rock, Texas, just 20 miles north of Austin. Our studio can accommodate individuals, and small groups and we offer on-location headshots in the Austin metro area.
Have questions or ready to chat? Click HERE to book a 15-min consultation.