Asheville Headshot Photographer

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colors are always recommended for a more timeless look, as patterns tend to distract the focus from you and can seem outdated in a few years.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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