November 7, 2008, Newsletter Issue #138: Preparing for a Headshot Session

Tip of the Week

Once you've booked your headshot session with a professional photographer, you may be wondering how to prepare for your session. Here are a few key pointers for how to get ready for your headshot session:
Call to confirm your appointment 24 hours ahead of time.Don't drink alcohol the night before, which can make you puffy. Get a good amount of sleep the night before.Show up to the studio 15 minutes early. Never arrive late.Keep colors basic. Blue is best. Your headshots should be shot in black and white, so stay away from white colors, as they tend to wash you out.Bring at least three changes of clothing: casual, business, and business casual.If you wear any jewelry, keep it small and simple. Remove any facial piercings or be prepared to have them airbrushed out.Get a professional hair and makeup artist to do your hair and face. Yes, men, too.

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