If you’re looking to brand yourself and stand out in your industry , a great headshot is really import part of getting yourself noticed.  A professional headshot might be the difference to help you land a job, acting/modeling gig, or get yourself more followers on your lifestyle blog.  You need to make sure that your headshot sends the right message. Below are some important tips to keep in mind while getting ready for your professional headshots.

Know your industry : Consider the industry that you are working in to help you make your clothing selections. Keep in mind that a corporate headshot should have a different feel and appearance than a modeling headshot, and you need to make your clothing choices accordingly.



  • V-necks accentuate the neckline and generally look best on women.
  • If you’re going to show your arm in a sleeveless blouse or shift dress, bring a blazer or sweater to put over it as an additional option.
  • Aim for Classic But current
  • Aim for styles that fit perfectly and flatter their body type.
  • Splurge for a professional blowout for a clean , polished look.
  • Get your makeup done, the make-up artist will know exactly how to apply the right definition to your eyes, lips and cheek bones.
  • Men, if possible, should be clean-shaven, unless they wear a beard. No stubble.
  • Make sure that the clothes are clean and wrinkle free.  I Cannot stress wrinkles free enough.
  • Pay attention to the way your clothing fits, because the wrong fit can look funny in the photo



  • Don’t choose anything with bold, distracting patterns or colors, unless you can layer a plain blazer or sweater over it so not much of the pattern is showing and you get just a pop of color.
  • Clothing with tight grids or a small herringbone pattern can have a moiré pattern effect on camera, so stay away from grid-like patterns. Thin stripes are okay.
  • Try not to wear stark white unless it’s under something, such as a suit jacket, cardigan, or sweater.
  • Don’t choose something with too low of a neckline: no cleavage. And no turtlenecks: they tend to make people look like they have no neck at all in photos.
  • Avoid wrinkled or bulky clothing, because it can look unprofessional in the photo.


{ 3 Questions for choosing the right clothes }

Is it comfy? Nobody wants to spend time dressed in something that pinches, chafes, or itches.

Do you feel beautiful? When you feel like you look super, your outfit is flattering, and you are the best version of yourself, you’ll have a natural glow for the camera.  If you can’t find a new , perfect outfit that makes you feel good, just go with one of your proven outfits.

Is it you? Simple but pro- found.  You should wear clothing that is an honest reflection of your style, industry and stage in life.



{ 4 tips for flattering a woman’s shape }

If you’re planning on getting full body shots then don’t forget to flatter your figure, here’s how.

  • If you carry much of your shape in your hips, a beautiful short statement necklace, a gorgeous collar, or a top with interesting details at the shoulder will draw the eye upward. A-line skirts, empire waist dresses ( fitted just below the bust), horizontal necklines and straight-leg pants are all flattering silhouettes for this body type. Keep pockets and other details around the hips minimal.
  • If her body is proportional (meaning the hips and shoulders are about the same) and the waist is defined, you will be more flattered by vertical lines, such as a v-neckline or a long necklace. I recommend fluid lines, wrap dresses, belting at the natural waist, and boot-cut pants.
  • If the shoulders and hips are proportional but the waist is not defined, the illusion of a waistline can be created by adding interest at the hips and the shoulders with epaulets, collars, embellishments or color.  Ruching at the waist helps to further define the waistline. The best pants fo this type are a graduated flare
  • All body types look gorgeous in wrap tops, a-line whites. skirts, and jackets cinched at the waist.


{ A little bit for the MEN }

The details for men matter as much as they do for the woman, especially because there are fewer of them. Here’s a few tips:

  • Make sure your shirt and pants are clean and well-pressed—no dingy whites.
  • Shoes should be dirt-less and shined.Headshot photographer Michigan
  • Socks should complement the pants, not the shoes. Unless you’re doing fun socks just make sure they are not sports socks.

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