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The key is to keep things simple...

You want to dress to flatter your face without any distractions.

In general….

  • Your clothes should be clean and wrinkle free.
  • Well fitted clothing will make you appear slimmer and more professional.
  • Bulky clothing can give you a rumpled look.
  • Long sleeves are a must.

For a corporate headshot….

  • A jacket with a collarless shirt
  • A form fitting jacket without a shirt underneath

For a more casual look consider….

  • A modest v-neck is flattering because it lengthens the neck.
  • A Crew neck shirt.
  • An unbuttoned collared shirt with a crisp collar
  • A light weight v-neck sweater
  • A button down sweater with Crew or V-Neck shirt.
  • All sweaters should have some body.  Not too thin. Not too Bulky.

Additional Clothing tips....

  • Scarves can add a nice touch as long as

      • They do not have a pattern
      • They are light weight
      • They are not white, beige or pastel

     

  • Turtle necks & bulky scarves draw attention to the neck & crowd the face.

Wear solid colors….

  • Avoid stripes, plaids, prints and patterns.
  • They can distract a person’s eye from your face.
  • They date your photo more quickly.

Wear medium to dark colors….

  • Most skin tones look great with Jewel Tones (see image to the right)
  • Almost black or charcoal is better than pure black.
  • Consider some richer neutrals like chocolate, navy, maroon & forest green.
  • Stay away from yellow, gold and red

Stay away from whites, beiges or pastels….

  • They draw attention away from your face.
  • Not even in your trim.
  • The only exception is if we are using a white background.

Jewelry....

  • No jewelry is preferred. Tiny post earring are ok.
  • But, if you must, kept it very simple.
  • Jewelry distracts from your face.

Glasses….

  • If you regularly wear glasses you should be wearing them in your headshot.
  • If you regularly wear several different pairs, bring them all. Some  eyeglasses photograph better than others

Other IMPORTANT Tips...

  • Moisturize your face and lips with a good lotion and lip balm several days before your session
  • Avoid any new product on your hair, face or body - don't want any unexpected reactions.
  • If you need a hair cut, try to do it no later than 5 days before your session
  • Avoid drinking alcohol the night before to prevent puffy eyes.
  • Come with a positive attitude, feeling relaxed and confident!

 

© Pamela Cather | https://pamelacather.com

The key is to keep things simple...

You want to dress to flatter your face without any distractions.

In general….

  • Your clothes should be clean and wrinkle free.
  • Well fitted clothing will make you appear slimmer and more professional.
  • Bulky clothing can give you a rumpled look.
  • Long sleeves are a must.

For a corporate headshot….

  • A jacket with a collarless shirt
  • A form fitting jacket without a shirt underneath

For a more casual look consider….

  • A modest v-neck is flattering because it lengthens the neck.
  • A Crew neck shirt.
  • An unbuttoned collared shirt with a crisp collar
  • A light weight v-neck sweater
  • A button down sweater with Crew or V-Neck shirt.
  • All sweaters should have some body.  Not too thin. Not too Bulky.

Additional Clothing tips....

  • Scarves can add a nice touch as long as

      • They do not have a pattern
      • They are light weight
      • They are not white, beige or pastel

     

  • Turtle necks & bulky scarves draw attention to the neck & crowd the face.

Wear solid colors….

  • Avoid stripes, plaids, prints and patterns.
  • They can distract a person’s eye from your face.
  • They date your photo more quickly.

Wear medium to dark colors….

  • Most skin tones look great with Jewel Tones.
  • Almost black or charcoal is better than pure black.
  • Consider some richer neutrals like chocolate, navy, maroon & forest green.
  • Stay away from yellow, gold and red
© Pamela Cather | https://pamelacather.com

Stay away from whites, beiges or pastels….

  • They draw attention away from your face.
  • Not even in your trim.
  • The only exception is if we are using a white background.

Jewelry....

  • No jewelry is preferred. Tiny post earring are ok.
  • But, if you must, kept it very simple.
  • Jewelry distracts from your face.

Glasses….

  • If you regularly wear glasses you should be wearing them in your headshot.
  • If you regularly wear several different pairs, bring them all. Some  eyeglasses photograph better than others

Other IMPORTANT Tips...

  • Moisturize your face and lips with a good lotion and lip balm several days before your session
  • Avoid any new product on your hair, face or body - don't want any unexpected reactions.
  • If you need a hair cut, try to do it no later than 5 days before your session
  • Avoid drinking alcohol the night before to prevent puffy eyes.
  • Come with a positive attitude, feeling relaxed and confident!

 

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