Category: HEADSHOT

What to wear for a headshot



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What Should I Wear for a Headshot Session?

Bring at least two different shirts along for your headshot session. If you want to be photographed on a lighter background, then bring darker colors along, and no whites please. Solid colors are always recommended for a more timeless look, as patterns tend to distract the focus from you and can seem outdated in a few years.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. Mid tones also work. Please arrive camera ready. The studio has basics such as a hairspray, lint roller, etc. if needed for last minute corrections. If you wear glasses, make sure they have an anti glare coating, or bring glasses where the lenses can be removed.

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, please let me know and I can recommend some makeup artists.

Getting a haircut on the day of your session is not 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. Take at least a few days to get used to your new haircut before you session.

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. So take it easy the night before, drink plenty of 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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Why Invest in a Pro Headshot?

Why Invest in Professional Headshot Photography?

Professional Headshot Photography AshevilleIn an ocean of phone selfies, a professional image is guaranteed to make you stand out. If you are involved in a field where you have to show yourself, be it on your company’s website, Linkedin profile, or even Facebook, hiring a professional photographer is a good investment that will bring return, increase the credibility, and success of your business.

Your image is the first impression you leave and people will often decide based on your image, whether they will work with you or not. If the image you put out to the world is a selfie, or a cellphone capture your friend took, you are sending out a signal to your audience and clientele, that you do not care enough about your business to present yourself in a professional manner. This reality applies not only in the business world, but also in the world or art, film, theater, and music.

When you invest in a professional quality headshot you elevate your game in the business world, lifting yourself up to a higher level, and help your business be seen and found. A quality professional image can get you the job, or the clients you want. People today have extremely short attention spans (think 5-10 seconds), and are likely to browse through hundreds of images daily in their social media feeds. When they see an image that is professional and captivating, they are much more likely to pause and invest their time and money with you. I have been involved in media and marketing for over two decades, and have experienced over and over again that professional images make a huge difference!

Ready to BE SEEN and FOUND? 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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Need Corporate Headshots?

Need a Corporate Headshot in Asheville?

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When you have a larger team of people (anywhere from 5-100) 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, a hotel, or a conference center. The background options 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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