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What to wear for a headshot


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What to Wear for Your Headshot Session?

Make sure to bring at least two different shirts with you to your headshot session. If you prefer a lighter background, opt for darker colors, and avoid whites. Solid colors are your best bet for a timeless look, as patterns can be distracting and may look outdated over time. For a standout appearance, consider primary colors like red, blue, yellow, green, black, etc. Mid tones also work well. And don’t worry about the small things – the studio has hairspray and a lint roller on hand if you need any last-minute touch-ups. If you wear glasses, make sure they have an anti-glare coating, or bring a pair with removable lenses.

Hair & Makeup Tips

For professional headshots, like those for LinkedIn or a company website, it’s best to go with minimal makeup, similar to what you’d wear on a normal workday. Ladies, consider wearing foundation to even out your skin tone. If you’d like professional hair and makeup before the shoot, just let me know, and I can recommend some makeup artists for you.

A Word on Haircuts

Avoid getting a haircut on the same day as your session. New haircuts take some getting used to, and the resulting images may not reflect the self you’re accustomed to. Give yourself a few days to get comfortable with your new haircut before the session.

Prep the Night Before

To look your best, try to avoid excessive salt intake and alcohol the night before your session, as these can make you appear bloated. A good night’s rest will also help reduce dark circles under your eyes. So, take it easy the night before, stay hydrated with plenty of water, and get a good night’s sleep.

When You Arrive at the Studio

If you’re running late or need to reschedule, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance. Last-minute cancellations (less than 24 hours) may incur a re-booking fee. We want your headshot experience to be stress-free and enjoyable, so feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We’re here to make sure you get the perfect headshots that reflect the best version of you!

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Why Invest in Pro Headshots?

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📸 Elevate Your Brand with Professional Headshots in Asheville 📸

If your profession requires an online presence—be it on your company’s website, your LinkedIn profile, or social media—hiring a professional photographer is a savvy investment that yields substantial returns, boosting your credibility and unlocking the doors to success for your business.

Your image is the pivotal first impression you leave on potential clients and partners. In mere seconds, people will gauge whether you’re the right fit for their needs. If the image you project is a casual selfie or a blurry cellphone capture taken by a friend, you might unintentionally signal a lack of commitment to presenting your business in a professional light. This truth echoes not only in the business world but reverberates across the diverse realms of art, film, theater, and music.

A professional headshot is a key to elevating your game in the competitive business landscape. It catapults you to a higher level, amplifying the visibility and discoverability of your business. In a digital era where attention spans flicker as fast as a lightning strike (think 5-10 seconds), a captivating image serves as a magnetic force that halts the relentless scroll through social media feeds. When viewers encounter a professional image, they’re enticed to pause, invest their time, and quite possibly, their trust in you.

With over two decades of media and marketing experience, I’ve witnessed firsthand the monumental impact professional images have on your business. Time and again, I’ve seen the transformative power they possess—forging lasting connections, opening doors to new opportunities, and propelling businesses towards unparalleled growth.

Ready to take your brand to the next level? Hiring a professional photographer is a strategic investment—one that ignites your credibility, unlocks new doors, and sets you on a path to resounding success.

Ready to make a lasting impression? Book your headshot session in Asheville and watch your visibility soar!

Have more questions? Give me a call, text, or email! 828.808.0852

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The Headshot Process

The Process of Getting a Professional Headshot

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Never had a professional photo shoot before? No worries! Many of my clients are first timers. I provide all the directions necessary when you arrive, and walk you through the experience. My goal is to make your photo shoot experience easy and enjoyable. Here is a basic summary of the process:

1. You book your appointment online.

2. You show up at the studio or location of your choice.

3. You pick your favorite images the same day from your private gallery provided.

4. You receive your final retouched images the very next day via email.

5. Your edited finals are delivered via email in two sizes: for print and web.

When you book your appointment we will discuss what your needs are for the images. What is your industry, what are the standards, how will you use the images, etc. We will also discuss wardrobe, background color choices, and makeup. I can also assist with wardrobe choices if needed. Making sure you get the images you need and love, is my primary goal. 🙂

What is included in the session?

+ 60 + mins of shooting time

+ Same day image proofing

+ Private gallery for one year

+ Retouching for your selected finals

+ 48 hr delivery in most cases

What is included in the image retouching?

Typical corrections I will make are: hair fly away removal, teeth whitening, blemish and spot removal, softening wrinkles as needed, color enhancement, or color changes. You can always let me know any particulars you’d like retouched and I’ll will be happy to take care of it. Custom editing is always included in your headshot session fee. Anything you need done within reason, let me know. 🙂

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Corporate Headshots in Asheville

Need Corporate Headshots in Asheville?

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Team headshots on location for Blue Ridge Solar

When you have a larger team of people (anywhere from 10-100) it is usually more convenient to cover everyone on the same day at a location of your choice. We can set up a mobile studio in your office, hotel, or conference center. The background options offered on location at an indoor setting are usually limited to white, grey, or black. Textured backdrops are also available – just ask.

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Asheville Headshots has worked with many companies on location in Asheville. The largest group we covered in one day was 80 people. When booking group headshots, discounts are offered for large groups. Get in touch for a quote!

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