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"Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art."
Ansel Adams

Man Fixing Dress Shirt

“I've never taken a photograph of someone and created a persona; I've just discovered what was already there.”

― Anthony Farrimond

Woman Getting Ready

You can look at a picture for a week and never think of it again. You can also look at a picture for a second and think of it all your life.
-Joan Miro

Eyebrow Makeup

“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.”
― Yves Saint Laurent

Makeup Palette

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.”
― Gwyneth Paltrow

PREPARATION

What to Wear

  • Think about the purpose and reason you are getting a professional Headshot and match your clothing to the purpose.  You wouldn’t wear a suit and tie if you are a football coach or plumber and conversely, you wouldn’t wear shorts and a t-shirt if you are a corporate attorney.  Dress to your purpose.

  • Solid colors are best with minimal and simple patterns being ok

  • Decide, along with your Photographer, on what colors not to wear as to avoid blending in with the chosen background-color

  • Avoid turtlenecks as they create a squished look on the face

  • Have your clothes freshly cleaned and pressed

  • Let your Photographer know how many changes of clothes you want.  This will help the Photographer time the shoot correctly.

  • Should you wear your glasses during a Headshot session?  Well, the answer is probably yes especially if you wear them all the time. Afterall people may not as readily recognize you without them.  The challenge is glare – reduce the chance by making sure to have them super clean.  The Photographer can offer the same professional cleaning fluids that are used on his camera lenses.  I get this from my Ophthalmologist.  Glare is not easily removed in post-production.  In either case, I usually take the images with and without glasses and along with the client choose the best results. You’ll have options!

HINT:  "Consider getting an inexpensive pair of sunglasses or readers that mimic the look of your regular

glasses and pop the lenses out"...

  • Get rested the night before.  A tired and fatigued subject really does translate into the results.

  • Avoid getting a haircut just before your photoshoot

  • Drink plenty of fluids to be well hydrated

  • Once dressed keep clear of any pets – with modern super high-resolution cameras stray hairs are easily depicted

  • Headshots of Dallas provides no-cost simple touch-ups to smooth out wrinkles and blemishes.  Let your photographer know if you don’t want these services.

  • Relax and make this a fun event and communicate any expectations you may have with your Photographer. Schedule enough time so that you are not feeling rushed.

  • Wear clothes that are comfortable, fit well and that make you look your best and feel good

 

HINT:  "Bring your previous Headshots or sample

Headshots with you so we can get

your photoshoot dialed in"...

 

What to Wear - Men

  • The standard business look is a suit jacket, dress shirt, and tie

  • For a casual business, look consider a jacket and no tie or a shirt and tie with no jacket or dress shirt on its own

  • Polo shirts are good when it specifically represents your workplace and business look

  • Choose a shirt color that is generally darker than your skin tone. 

  • Avoid a plain white dress shirt when worn on its own.

  • Avoid shaving immediately before the session to minimize any skin irritation.  If your shoot is in the afternoon shave at least two to three hours before the session to avoid the 5 pm shadow.

 

 

What to Wear - Women

  • Avoid big prints and busy patterns - simple is better

  • For a no-jacket casual look, bring various colored blouses - ideally darker than your skin tone

  • The focus is placed on the face so be stylish and fashionable but don’t overdo it

  • Sleeveless tops and dresses can draw attention away from your face and should be avoided

  • Jewelry should be simple, small and non-distracting

  • Unless you wear multiple facial piercings in your work the best advice is to avoid them

  • Keep jewelry extremely simple - small is better.  The idea is not to distract from your face

Note: "To avoid a “Shiny” face your photographer

will have matte powder available if needed...

Makeup

  • Matte lipstick achieves the best result, lip liner helps define lips. Don't overdo it

  • Avoid shimmers or products with lots of sparkle, glitter or shine in foundations, blushers, and lipsticks

  • To avoid a “Shiny” look use a Matte finish powder

  • Avoid frosts or overly bright colors as they can detract from your natural beauty

  • Don't get a fresh hair cut just before the shoot (you may want to let it grow-in a bit or get used to styling a new cut)

  • Do not try/use any new products on your hair, face, or body the day before or a few days before your shoot. In case you have a bad reaction to the product

  • You can have your makeup and hair professionally done prior to the shoot

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