Here are some things to think about when choosing outfits for your business head shot session.
Shirts or jackets with long sleeves should be worn. Jackets should be relatively plain and your shirt may have more color. Fitted clothing flatters and avoids making people look wider than they are.
Some clothing issues to avoid...
- Avoid wearing white as it really soaks in the light!
- Avoid sleeveless shirts/tops
- Avoid stripes (unless muted)
- Avoid bold bright colors
- Avoid large jewelry
Our goal should be to achieve a timeless photo that you will appreciate for years. Current fashions are fine but avoid making too much of a statement, or at least give your statement plenty of thought. Let me know what your plans are so we can plan accordingly with appropriate backdrops and locations.
I will provide a lot of assistance with posing. Here are some things to keep in mind, in case we get carried away. Keep you body on an angle to the camera and don't put your hands in your pockets, just thumbs at the most. I may start out with all these things right but don't want to miss any moves when I'm behind the camera that result in little issues.
A few tips for the day of the session are to remember to apply and bring lip balm. Dry lips can stick in various places. You may want to apply a bit of lotion at home. A little lotion or de-frizz cream on hands and run lightly over the hair, avoiding the top of the head, can help with fly-aways.
Thanks! And let's chat about all this to make sure we are making the most out of your professional head shot session!