Prepare for a Headshot

Preparation is key for getting your best headshot. You have invested in a headshot that will help you stand out from the crowd. The goal of a high-end headshot is to capture you looking like you on your best day.

The lighting will be amazing, and Jon will position you to accentuate your best look, but you will be in front of the camera, so it’s important that you arrive ready.

The bottom line is that you’ve made a commitment of time and money to have a high-end, modern headshot experience. Bring your A game by following the tips below.

I recommend coming photo ready from head to toe.

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Female Headshots

Headshot Clothing

The fit of your clothing is important. Baggy or excessively tight clothing won't bring out your best.

For individual sessions, bring 4 or more of your best fitting professional tops/dresses. These shirts and dresses should be solid or at least have a non-distracting pattern. Consider bringing one that matches your eye color.

Bring a few professional jackets if that's a look you want. 

If you want to also try for a different more casual look for your Facebook for example, bring some more casual options. Bring any leather jackets you own.

Bring anything you enjoy wearing!

Headshot Hair

Please take the time to style your hair nicely.

Do not get a haircut within three days of the headshot session.

Bring everything you use to style your hair, including anything you use to tame flyaways.

Headshot Makeup

My makeup artists will handle everything at the headshot session, and you do not need to bring any makeup if you add(ed) professional makeup.

If you are doing your own makeup, please use a light hand. In my opinion, natural makeup that simply emphasizes your natural beauty is best.

Eyeliner can be especially distracting in a headshot. I generally prefer no eye liner, but I suggest an especially light application if my clients are committed to using it.

Bring lipsticks and/or lip glosses. Please bring basic makeup and tools to add, remove, and touch up. Try to avoid makeup with an SPF, which causes more shine.

Headshot Jewelry

Headshots are all about the facial expression for me, my artist eye usually prefers to remove all jewelry. If you really want jewelry in the shot, bring options. I prefer less distracting jewelry if it is in the shot.

Headshot Glasses

If you wear glasses every day, you should have your glasses in your headshot. If you sometimes wear glasses and sometimes wear contacts, bring the glasses to try.

If you have multiple pairs, bring them, so we can try multiple frames and lenses. 

Headshot Shoes

Just in case we go into something less zoomed in, bring multiple pairs of professional shoes.

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Male Headshots

Headshot Clothing

Bring at least 2 suit or sport jackets. Simple without patterns is best.

For individuals sessions, bring 3 or more pressed plain dress shirts without patterns (one color). Bring your best-fitting shirts with crisp collars and collar stays. We don’t want curled collars! Shirts with more structure are better than floppy shirts.

Bring a couple complementary, simple ties, preferably without bold patterns.

If you want to also try for a different more casual look for your Facebook for example, bring some more casual options. Bring any leather jackets you own.

Bring anything you enjoy wearing!

Headshot Hair

Please take the time to style your hair.

Do not get a haircut within three days of the headshot session.

Bring every hair styling product and tool you use every day to style your hair.

Come freshly shaven and trimmed, including your nose hairs. Trim any crazy outlier eyebrow hairs, but don't go nuts.

Headshot Glasses

If you wear glasses every day, you should have your glasses in your headshot. If you sometimes wear glasses and sometimes wear contacts, bring the glasses to try.

If you have multiple pairs, bring them, so we can try multiple frames and lenses.