A couple weeks ago this super amazing woman called and asked if I do business Headshots. You know the ones EVERY one should have on their business card. The one that should be updated every 2-3 years. I said "yes". She came in and we did the shoot. Her girls picked out her outfits, because well, our kids do no best :)
we got done with the shoot, picked out the images and we were happy. Clothing choices? Not the grandest, but she looked great.
The next day she calls and says "I need to come back, I like my pictures, but I should maybe not listened totally to my kids.
We redid the images and WOW!! What a change. So lets give you some guidelines to follow and to think about.
Do you need a business headshot? Contact Kelli Today firstname.lastname@example.org
- Avoid big prints and busy patterns
- Different necklines will change the apparent shape of your face. Bring a variety different shirts/blouses to see what works best
- For a no-jacket casual look, bring various colored blouses - ideally darker than your skin tone
- Be stylish and fashionable, but remember the picture is about your face and not your clothes or jewelry
- Sleeveless tops/dresses can draw attention to your shoulders/arms. Consider bringing items with a variety of different sleeves
Remember: Select and wear clothes that make you feel comfortable. Select something that makes you look and feel good.
- The standard business look is a suit jacket, dress shirt and tie
- A casual business look is often a jacket and open dress shirt, shirt and tie (no jacket), or dress shirt on it's own
- Polo shirts are a good look for some businesses. Be sure the shirt is in good condition and fits well
- For a no-jacket casual look, bring colored shirts - ideally darker than your skin tone
- A white dress shirt by itself is a bad idea - unless you plan to wear it underneath something (jacket or sweater)
- Bring a few different jackets, shirt colors and ties so we have choices for the photo