You really want to be sure that your clothing options compliment how you see yourself in the business. Knowing your market is key to getting a successful headshot. Don't bring a suit when you play the boy next door types. It's helpful to watch the characters you would play on your favorite TV show or movie and use their wardrobe as inspiration. That being said, bring as many options as you want. We will narrow them down to how many looks you have in your package, and specifically to show your personality off.
*Try your best to avoid ruffles, logos, and busy patterns; they are distracting in a headshot. Make sure your eye doesn’t jump to the shirt first!
*Your wardrobe should highlight who you are, not scream it.
*Bring as many options as you like, but remember we will be walking and changing locations frequently. Each look should tell a different story.
*Layers are always a great idea!
*Avoid matching your shirt to your eyes.
*Avoid your go to audition outfits.
*Choose necklines that will frame the face. V - necks are great, but don't choose something too plunging.
*Jewelry is fine, as long as it is not distracting from you. Keep it minimal and simple.
Go for personality, not glamour. There is no need to put on tons of makeup. You want to look like yourself on your best day, and not look like you tried too hard. Maybe bring some oil sheets to take down any shine, and use a lightly tinted moisturizer to even your skin tone.
*You can add thicker eyeliner if you’re trying to capture an edgier side of you in your photo. Otherwise, go easy on it.
*Choose the most natural color of lipstick...If you choose to do so at all!
*Guys, shave as you normally would. Feel free to leave it scruffy for the first part of the shoot, and bring a razor to shave up for the second part. Good way to get two drastically different looks out of a single shoot.
*Do your hair the way you would for any audition.
I do not work with any makeup or hair stylist as of now. However that is in the works! Stay tuned.
I suggest spending some time checking out photos of your favorite actors. What about them is catching your attention? Try and see what kind of vibe and “character” of yourself you want to give off in your shoot. Actually model in the mirror and check out your angles and "good side". Practice as if the camera will be your scene partner.
Within 7-14 days after our session you will receive an online Viewing Portfolio in your email. This Viewing Portfolio contains the most usable shots taken during our session, also called ‘proofs’. I have gone through and deleted some “blinkers” and some that were clearly out of focus. These proofs are low resolution images and will not yield a useable 8x10 print. They are watermarked with my website and are to be used for choosing your final images only. In your VP, you can favorite certain shots to put in separate folders as you make your final choices. Get lots of opinions! Feel free to post your favorite proofs to social media and get help from friends, agents, managers, etc. But be sure to stick with what your gut is saying as well. It’s incredibly important to feel confident in your own choice. Once you have chosen your final images you will reach out to me again and I will edit them in 7-14 days. After your edits are complete, you will receive the final retouched images through email.
Reproductions is basically a fancy way for saying prints. I don't suggest going to CVS or Staples. They are not the best quality, plus it won't look too good on your part to any CD. Here are three great repro sites that are cost effective compared to most others. You can can even customize your 8x10 with fonts and colors. Have fun with it!