A professional headshot is most important, because it is often your first impression. It is your best opportunity to reflect an image of professionalism and trustworthiness, while giving credibility to who you are, what you do, and what you can accomplish. Done well, it will invite others to want to make a personal connection with you. We can help!
Dress to Impress
Wear what makes you look and feel your best, and make sure it’s professional and presentable. If you’d wear it to a job interview, sales pitch, or TV appearance, chances are it would be great for your professional headshot.
Make sure you’re comfortable in what you wear—you’ll look more natural.
Colors are important. Solid colors are always best. A dark jacket with a colorful shirt is a good look, especially if the shirt color accentuates your eyes. Avoid busy patterns and bright colors—they take the focus off you and tend to date your portrait more quickly. Avoid pastels or flesh tone colors.
Long sleeves are usually better. Bare arms can sometimes distract from your face. Go for simple necklines that draw attention to your face. Avoid low necklines and turtlenecks.
When it comes to jewelry, keep it simple. The less jewelry, the more focus on your face and the less dated your portrait becomes.
If wearing a tie, bring a couple extras. Ties are easy to change out to add more variety.