Be vocal. Tell me your expectations. Let me know your goals and what type of look you want to capture.
Be well rested for your shoot.
Drink lots of water days prior to your shoot. This helps your skin and reduces under eye bags.
Your skin and eyes do not look best after alcohol and drug use. Try to abstain prior to your shoot day.
Practice expressions and poses in the mirror prior to your shoot. Subtle expressions go a long way.
Backup options are encouraged. Bring two to three options for each purchased look.
Bring items that you love and are comfortable.
Clothing should look new or close to new and be free of pilling.
Clothing needs to be clean and neatly pressed. Excessive wrinkles are no good.
Three t-shirts in three different colors is not considered three options.
Layering your clothing can help give you great style.
Basic black, white, and grey t-shirts are ideal for layering.
Bring a variety of styles. Think about what a specific character would wear.
Avoid logos and branding. A small logo can be removed in retouching if necessary.
Solid colors are great. Multiple items in black is discouraged.
Earth tone and jewel tone colors are great for headshots.
Avoid busy patterns and bold stripes.
Avoid glitter, rhinestones, and sequins.
Red can be jarring. Shades of burgundy, crimson, and maroon are ideal.
A solid white top is welcome but it may photograph bright and overwhelming.
Sport coats, suit jackets, and blazers give a professional look.
Necklines change everything, especially in a closeup. Bring options.
Turtle necks might not be flattering on camera. Bring backup options if you’re considering a turtle neck.
Eyeglasses work best without lenses. A variety of frames without lenses are available in studio.
Hair and Makeup
Makeup needs to be clean and natural.
Heavy makeup does not mesh well with everyday wardrobe looks.
Men should bring lip balm to the shoot. Chapped lips can difficult to retouch.
Avoid over-styling your hair.
Jewelry can be distracting. Opt for small earrings and avoid necklaces.
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