- Tell us your expectations and intentions. Let us know what kind of look you want.
- We would love to know how and where the photo will be used.
What to wear – Everyone:
- Avoid busy patterns and large lines/stripes.
- Solids always look great.
- Make sure your jacket and shirt fit you well.
- Don’t overdress.
- Turtlenecks are almost always a bad idea.
- Clothes should be neatly pressed and should look new or like new.
- Blue/green/turquoise shirts/blouses or accents can help emphasize blue/green/hazel eyes.
What to wear – Men:
- 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 its 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.
What to wear – Women:
- Big prints and patterns are distracting. Solids work best.
- Different necklines will change the apparent shape of your face. Bring a variety different shirts/blouse 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.
- Keep jewelry extremely simple – small is better.
- Jewlery should be small, so it doesn’t detract from the face.
- The picture is about your face, not your jewelry.
- Be prepared to remove facial piercings or multiple ear piercings.
What to bring:
- Various changes of clothing
- Lip balm
- Makeup and hair products you prefer (especially if you have allergies)
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.
- Products with lots of sparkle or shine never photograph well.
- Don’t wear frosts or overly bright colors.
- Avoid getting 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
Please arrive with:
- Hair styled and makeup already applied (if not using makeup artist)
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