The headshot - Getting ready

Updated: Jul 23

Create a look that's part of your identity...

Headshot Style

Typically vertical, although other orientations are just as accepted. Many times closer to the body. Other times wide and off to the side! Backgrounds vary but if shot indoors, a simple gray is classy and timeless.

Environmental/Outdoor Headshots are very popular. These are shot outside or with an outdoors backdrop and many times in natural light.


  • Solid colors look great.

  • Keep any pattern simple.

  • Add or remove layers for a variety of looks.

  • Bring a few clothing changes.

  • Be sure clothes are wrinkle free. Photoshop editing to fix such things later is costly.

  • Bring lip gloss, hair spray and a lint brush.

  • Don’t worry about your shoes.


  • Take your favorite brush, hair product (gel/hairspray) with you. 

  • Book a hair stylist for the morning of the shoot.

Makeup and Face

  • Natural is a great option but light makeup typically works best.

  • Bring your makeup and moisturizer.

  • Brush your lips with a toothbrush to get rid of dead skin.

  • Don’t do anything prior to the shoot that will irritate your face/skin.

  • Get rid of unwanted hair before the shoot. Clean brows and upper lip hair.

  • For the guys... Shave right before your shoot. Create clean lines!

  • Don't wear your sunglasses ahead of the shoot because the marks from the glasses will stand out on your nose.

“Do you have a look in mind for your headshot? Whether you prefer a trendy postcard look or you’re going for a more editorial style - there’s a way to capture it!”

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