What to Wear for Your Headshot
The focus of a good head shot is your face and natural expression. Wearing clothes that fit, complement, and don’t overpower your face or body are part of the prep process.
Clothing that is tailored to your body creates a sleeker look. The more definition created, the more we’ll see your shape. Blousy, bulky clothing can make you look bigger on camera. If you’re looking to create movement for a more natural, outdoor shoot, flowy clothing is lovely.
Keep things simple. Solids are best while busy graphics and logos can be distracting.
I love seeing folks in gorgeous colors. Consider colors that match your eyes, hair color or hues that are complementary to your skin tone.
Scoop, cowl neck, or v-neck are great options. Avoid high neck tops as they may make your neck look cut off in pictures (see graphic below for neckline examples).
I highly recommend makeup for head shots. It not only enhances your features and brings pop to your look, it makes you feel great before your shoot. Stay away from shimmery eyeshadows or powders, and foundation that does not match your skin tone.
Come with clean, manicured nails. Hands come into the frame a lot with headshots. Neutral colors, simple buff, or French manicure are recommended.
sleep & hydration
Drink lots of water to keep yourself hydrated and get plenty of sleep. Both of these activities are important for everyday well-being but especially when you want to look your best in photos.
eye glasses that transition
If your glasses transition in sunlight or bright light, or your lenses take on a lot of glare, consider bringing a second pair of glasses if you have them. Any additional concerns, please let us know before your shoot.
Make sure clothes are clean and wrinkle-free. Also, pay attention to the way your clothing fits. Bulky clothing can appear rumpled or make you look larger than you are. I often suggest more tailored, fitted pieces for both men and women. Plan to try on your clothes a week prior to your shoot so you know whether things need to be pressed, cleaned, or you need something else that is a better fit or style for you.