5 Tips when taking Studio Headshots

Let’s talk about Studio Headshots!

1st of all, if you are prepared and communicate to the photographer what your expectations are, then your session should be pretty quick and painless!

Some important things to communicate with your photographer:
1.) What the images are going to be used for
2.) What color background you prefer
3.) If you have a specific time frame to receive the images back (if you have to submit them within a deadline)

Now what should you do to prepare for your session??? Here are a couple of tips that may be helpful:
1.) Exfoliate your face and neck. Depending on your skin type you may do this 1-2 days prior to your shoot or even the day of. Your Headshot is going to be a close up, so you really want to have great looking skin during your shoot.
2.) If you wear glasses but do not plan to wear them during your Headshot Session, remove them 10-15 minutes prior to your session to help get rid of the red marks the nose piece of the glasses normally leave on your face.
3.) Decide whether you are going to hire a professional make-up artist and hair stylist. This will need to be scheduled in advance.
4.) If you are planning on doing your hair and make-up yourself, do a trial run to make sure you know how you are going to wear your hair during your shoot. Curls always help create more volume and really helps disguise those pesky fly-aways!
5.) Wear a top/dress/outfit that you are not only comfortable wearing, but one that you feel confident in!

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