- Tell us your expectations and intentions. Let us know what kind of look you want.
- Tell us 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 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
What to wear – Women:
- 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
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
- Avoid jewelry that would distract from your face or that looks dated
- 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
- Hair brush/comb
- 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
- 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
Please arrive with:
- Hair styled and makeup already applied (if not using makeup artist)
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