how to pose for a headshot Professional Headshot Photography in Asheville

What Should I Bring?

Bring at least two different shirts/tops along for your session. If you want to be photographed on a white background, then bring darker colors along, and no whites. Solid colors are recommended for a more timeless look, as patterns tend to distract the focus from you and can seem outdated in a few years. If you’re looking to stand out, consider wearing primary colors that pop, such as red, blue, yellow, green, black, etc. Midtones also work. Please arrive camera ready. The studio has basics such as an ironing board, hairspray, lint roller, etc. if needed for last minute corrections.

Hair & Makeup

For professional headshots (linkedin, company website, etc.), it is usually best to go with minimal makeup that you would wear for a normal work day. For women, it is highly recommended to wear foundation to even out skin tone. If you need your hair or makeup done professionally before the shoot, this can be arranged, depending on the availability of the studio makeup artist. You can book her directly at: 618 559 9627.

Getting a haircut on the day of your session is not always the best idea, as new haircuts take some time to get used to, and resulting images may not look like the self you are used to. Please see also: How to Pose for Headshot.

The Night Before..

It is generally recommended to stay away from eating too much salt or drinking alcohol the night before your session, as this can make you look bloated. Getting a good night’s rest will reduce dark circles. We do retouch all your final images, but nobody likes to look like a panda on their shoot! 🐼 So take it easy the night before, drink enough water, and rest up.

Arrival at the Studio

If you are running late or need to reschedule, please notify us at least 48 hrs prior. Last minute cancellations (less than 24 hrs) will reconstitute a re-booking fee. Directions to the studio are located here.

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