How To Prepare For Your Head Shot


  • Wear comfortable clothes that you know make you look good
  • Make sure your clothing fits you well
  • Clothes should be pressed
  • No patterns or large lines/stripes


  • 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 not the best look for the professional business look
  • Wear shirts that are darker than your skin tone
  • A white dress shirt should only be worn under a coat. Never on its own

What to Wear – Women

  • Avoid big prints and 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

Remember: Select and wear clothes that make you feel comfortable. Select something that makes you look and feel good.


  • Smaller is better
  • Avoid jewelry that distracts from your face
  • Remove facial piercings or multiple ear piercings

Hair and Makeup Tips

  • Make-up should be clean and natural
  • Wear a heavy layer of translucent powder – your face will appear flawless in photos. Shine disappears, pores seem smaller, skin looks even, and blush is smoother
  • Line lips before applying matte lipstick, then reline. Don’t overdo it. Dip a cotton bud in powder and run along lip line to prevent color from bleeding
  • Avoid shimmers or products with lots of sparkle or shine
  • Avoid frosts or overly-bright colors
  • Don’t get a new hair cut just before the shoot (you may want to let it grow-in a bit or get used to styling a new cut)
  • Do not try/use any new product on your hair, face or body the day before or few days before your shoot. In case you have a bad reaction to the product

If all of this sounds to much, ask us about adding make-up to your head shot package.