Corporate Headshots & What to Wear

Headshots may be the most basic way to photograph someone, but not every headshot session is treated in the same way. When booking a headshot session, it's important to think about how the shots are going to be used. Who is your viewing audience and what do you want to say about yourself in your photos? This will help determine what you should wear to your session. One thing I can almost guarantee is that if you are booking a headshot session, it is because people need to associate a face with whatever it is you do. That being said, a good first impression is paramount. So, let's start with the most common reason people come to me for headshots along with this short slideshow of examples.

Professional Headshots

Professional headshots should tell your clients that you are a professional, so you don't want to show up to your shoot in your favorite t-shirt or halter top. In fact, it's important to wear something with a sleeve whether it's 3/4 length or full. Blazers and cardigans are always a good option for both men and women, but there are many fashionable tops and dresses with sleeves that look great all by themselves. Do make sure that your clothing is free of lint, wrinkles, and and any bold patterns or logos as these things can be very distracting and delay your turnaround time. Ladies, I know we have more options when it comes to necklines, so please make sure yours is work appropriate. One thing I've witnessed is that us women can be super critical of our own looks. If you are self conscious about your arms, downplay that with a fitted blazer or a long sleeved top. If you're really not sure what to wear, you can try doing a Google search on what professionals in your field are wearing on the job or for a job interview. Pinterest always has great wardrobe ideas that are body type specific. The most important thing is that your wardrobe flatters your body and that you choose colors that flatter your skin tone.