Happy New Year 2015! What is your New Year's Resolution? Hopefully, your answer is get a new Profile Photo Taken!
Today I would like to blog about what to expect during your Model Photography Headshot Session.
This session is for the Creative Personality, Future Model and Actors, Someone who wants a headshot that is not-so-serious, Someone that wants a headshot that can bring out their personality, essence and and emotions. If you think that is what you want, then read on.
1) What to wear: Simple button front shirt, no designs, no logos. Best colors: solid color, neutral, white, gray, beige, royal blue, chambray, denim. Keep it clean and simple, some plaid or check is okay. For women, feel free to bring any costumes, fun clothing, shoes and accessories. I will send you personalized emails to tell you what basics to bring to make sure we capture different poses. During the 1-hr session, it is okay to bring 2-3 different outfits. If you have more, please discuss with the photographer.
2) Props to bring: If you are an artist or musician, bring your instruments. If you are a writer or blogger, bring items with words or inspirational messages. If you normally wear uniforms, a chef hat, a doctor's lab coat, scrubs, bring items you use on a daily basis.
3) Prepare your face: If you are a man, make sure your hair is neat or in the manner that you like to present yourself. Beard or mustache should be neatly trimmed the way you want to be seen. If you have skin problems or acne, please tell the photographer how much editing is required. If you are a woman, I strongly recommend getting your makeup and hair done professionally. We can hire a makeup artist or you can make an appointment and have it done before arriving at the studio. Makeup artist should help you with contouring, hide any dark circles under the eyes, minimize any wrinkles, and remove shine in the the T-zone areas. If you are going au natural, then bring your own makeup and powder to help with any shine. Again, any skin issue, should be addressed so the photographer can remove any blemishes. If you have freckles, birthmarks, or mole you like to keep, please also mention it.
4) Prepare your hands or nails. If you need us to do any close up shots of your hands holding something, make sure your nails are neat and clean. If you plan on wearing jewelry, rings and watch, make sure they are in clean condition.
These helpful advice can really apply to any photography session, but these are just a few ideas to get you started. Contact us to schedule your photo session. Better now than never. It is best to get updated profile photos every 6 months, as a person can change a lot over a few months.