Headshots and Unicorns

There is a lovely balance in head shots where we want you to look like your best professional, welcoming, relevant, profoundly intelligent, wildly socially connected, while not trying too hard, self. We want you to look mature, but not too mature. Professional, but not stuffy. Welcoming, but not too friendly. Smiley, but not too happy. Invested, but not burned out. So..... really I should just photoshop in a picture of a unicorn's headshot. The reality is ALLLL of this is impossible to capture in one photo....but you know what? We are going to try our best!


Shirts

Need to be fitted. Oversized shirts can pucker, wrinkle, flop, puff, gather, etc. All non-flattering shirt attributes.

Shirts should be newish because collars on shirts need to have structural integrity. Meaning, we do not want them to bow, bend, flop, or protrude. A lovely stiff collar that lays nicely is ideal.


Color of shirt. White is ok, a color that looks good on you is better? If white is your go-to color, rock that. If you can swing a color (not red, grey or black, please) then embrace the color. Shades of blues, pinks, violets, greens, are lovely in photos and make your skin tones look more human. The camera is not a fan of stripes on shirts, so please stay away from those.


Shirt varieties that women might wear-

All the same stuff as in the above shirt section with some exceptions for a softer collar.

Plus....Things to avoid: turtlenecks, necks that tie somehow, scarfs, low neckline.


Suit Coats

As long as it fits you well, it should be great for photos.

Suits should be some shade of black, grey, or blue.

Ties

The psychology of tie color is not something I claim to have true expertise in.

My food for thought around ties are this...try to keep it timeless, classic, and simple-ish.

Avoid wild abstract patterns or anything that will date itself. Also, avoid ties with pictures on them that will be confusing or distracting to the eye in a photo.

DO find some sense of self in the tie. Wear a tie you like that speaks to you.

Stripes and reasonable patterns are totally ok on ties for pictures.


Make-up

Photos tend to wash you out. Considering wearing a little more make-up than you normally do.

Perhaps a lipstick shade that is a snitch darker than you wear everyday and a little blush.

Friends, I will take good care of you. If you don't know what to wear....bring choices and I will coach you on what looks best. Seriously, don't worry. You are going to LOVE your pictures. Promise.


Lastly....

Friends, I will take good care of you. If you don't know what to wear....bring choices and I will coach you on what looks best. Seriously, don't worry. You are going to LOVE your pictures. Promise.

Also, I will "enhance" the pictures a bit. That means I will make you look rested. I have a filter for that :) If you happen to get adult acne, have an insane shaving disaster, or are attacked with a permanent marker the night before pictures, I will TOTALLY photo patch you up. Anyone who asks me to photo-shop more hair on their head, will automatically get a gold tooth in all their pictures :)


See you soon!

Autumn