Getting a great headshot is very important for your business. It’s how prospective clients will identify you and decide,
sometimes without a meeting, that they want to work with you.
Having a headshot that’s clearly representative of your best “you” will speak volumes about you and your business – So put your best face forward!
I will help guide you with your posing. But the number one question or request I get is, “Can you make me look slimmer?”
A big part of how defined your face looks is your jawline. There are some simple things you can do to make it look slim. I’ll help guide you, but take a look at these two examples. Our natural reaction when we smile is to pull our chin back, what we really want to do is to extend our chin to stretch our our neck, so we don’t have the scrunched up chin look as seen here:
Don’t worry, I’ll help guide you with that look.
Clothing is the most important factor in your headshot, but it is definitely not the focus.
With proper clothing, your face commands attention and clothing itself becomes secondary.
Wearing the wrong clothing takes attention away from where you want it – on you and on your face.
Men should wear a solid dark suit, a pressed and well-fitting white or light colored shirt, and a dark tie.
Women should wear a solid suit and a light blouse. Wear something that looks good from the waist up.
Try to pick something that falls well on your shoulders and flatters your neckline.
You should get a new headshot whenever your appearance changes substantially. It is important that your headshot looks like you on your best day. If you change hairstyles, gain or lose weight, or feel you’re looking more mature, it is probably time to update your headshot.
Even if nothing noticeable changes, it can also be a good idea to update your headshot regularly, perhaps every year or two, just to keep it fresh and in style. A great headshot should feel timeless, but hair and clothing styles do change.