Are you coming in for a professional headshot? What you wear will make all the difference. You want the main focus to be you, not your clothes.
Westmount Photography does great work! He has a way of making professional head shots look natural. Highly recommend! He was hired to do all of the Council photos. If that’s the pic everyone will see for the next 4 years, then I’m happy! ~Natalie Labbee~
Below are some general guidelines for all head shot sessions – if you have any questions, please ask.
General Head shot Clothing Guidelines
- You are better off not wearing large chunky jewellery, unless it’s your ‘look’, your brand.
- If you love it bring it! Wear what makes you feel YOUR best.
- If you don’t love it don’t bring it. You will be uncomfortable and you might not like your photos down the road.
- If you are unsure about something, go ahead and bring it. We’ll tell you whether it works.
Wear your hair like you would on your best hair day. Hairstyles are a very personal thing and you need to love it and feel comfortable.
If you are hiring our recommended makeup artist she can help with light styling. If you need significant styling help, let us know when you book your session. If you have longer hair, bring some hairpins or elastics with you so we can get some looks with your hair both up and down.
Gentlemen, if you want to be shot with both facial hair and without, be sure to bring you shaving equipment with you, because we can do both. If you only go clean-shaven, try not to shave just before your session to avoid redness. Be sure to take care of any other unwanted hair such as nose or ear hair or overgrown eyebrows.
You might choose to bring several shirts or blouses in a range of colors, and pants/skirts that work with all of them. If you regularly wear dresses to work, those are a great option, too.
The world of business has changed dramatically, and not every job requires a suit and tie. I regularly see jeans and other very casual looks from business associates. I suggest for business folks, think about the job that you want for the job that you are currently doing. If you have a wardrobe you wear to work every day, then those items are what you should bring along. If you don’t yet have a professional wardrobe, or if you’re working towards a career change, you might need to do a little shopping before your session.
If you’re bringing suits or similarly formal attire, bring a couple of casual options as well. Try to avoid loud colours and prints or large jewellery. Neutral tones are great.
NOTE: When making your final selections from the poses we create for your, keep in mind that the image will be retouched. Choose based on best pose and expressions. SEE SAMPLES BELOW
How does retouching work? Below are some samples showing some of the options. Everyone is unique, and every image will be treated according to what works best based on your needs, taste and desires.