Taking a headshot for work is much different than taking a photo for your company. Let’s explore some tips and tricks to nailing your corporate headshot.
Clothing for Men
Wear clothing that reflects the level of formality in your company and profession. This could be a suit jacket, nice dress shirt and matching tie or if you want a casual business look, wear a jacket and open dress shirt. You can always opt for a polo or cool Tshirt if your company is casual but make sure your shirt is in perfect condition. Avoid wearing a white dress shirt unless it’s under a jacket or sweater. If you wear a white shirt, sweat stains can show up which is quite embarrassing.
Clothing for Women
A unique neckline might alter the shape of your face so bring multiple shirts to see what works best. If you are bringing a blouse, wear one that is darker than your skin tone. Your clothing should be seasonal neutral. So you may want to avoid sleeveless shirts.
Keep your jewelry as simple and small as possible, unless you are trying to make a statement with it. Your jewelry should enhance rather than distract from your personality.
Grooming for Men
Make sure to shave earlier in the day so there is no razor-burn and any cuts can properly heal. Never cut your hair right before the day of your photo shoot because people will notice it was a brand-new haircut which looks unnatural.
Get a Good Night’s Rest
Make sure you get plenty of sleep the night before so your eyes aren’t puffy. You also don’t want to look tired before the photo shoot! Taking a photo shoot in the morning will help you avoid distractions that can chew up an afternoon.
In general, try to have fun. Trust your photographer and enjoy the process. The more your personlity shines through in the photograph, the more your clients will be attracted to your unique style.