Headshot Tips & Tricks

What to wear to your Headshot

Avoid patterns and graphic prints as they distract from your face.  It's better to go with solid colors.  Not only will this appear more professional but you won't have to hide your pictures out of fear that someone will know you actually paid for that ensemble.

Dress like an Onion 

Say what?  Onions wear layers.  You can too.  Consider things like leather or denim jackets, suit jackets, cardigan sweaters and button down shirts.  This not only looks great but gives you options during your shoot to remove items and get some variety out of that look.

Failed to Prep?  Prepped to Fail!

Get that dusty appliance out of the closet, put some water in it and get to ironing.  Wearing wrinkled clothing says "I'm too lazy and I don't care."  Do you think a potential client or casting director is going to put their faith in someone that can't even muster up enough energy to iron out a few wrinkles?

You're a Stud

Your earrings that is.  Keep the jewelry to a minimum.  Big earrings, necklaces, and piercings are a distraction.  They look great in everyday life but not so much in photos.  Not to mention it can be difficult to get those reflective surfaces to show up without being blown out when changing poses.

Get the Matte Out 

We're not talking yoga here.  We're talking about the trend with lipstick.  Those matte lipsticks tend to make your lips look dry.  As they should.  Liven those suckers up with a little shine and stick to a color that is close to your natural lip color but gives some pop.  Less is more and more natural is less distracting. Use a liquid base rather than a powder.  Those powders get a bit flaky and will be very noticeable.