Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and Craftsman based in Houston, TX. Tara Flannery Photography specializes in corporate headshots and can provide a headshot guide for men. See more headshots in the gallery. Contact me to book your professional headshot today!
A Headshot Guide for Men
If you have a headshot scheduled and are wondering about preparation, consider a few key things for men. A little preparation goes a long way towards a polished, fantastic headshot!
- Hair and facial hair: it’s best to have a haircut at least a week prior to the session. Also, if you wear facial hair, make sure mustaches and beards are neatly trimmed.
- Skin: moisturize face but do not try any new products the week of the session.
- Wardrobe: try it on and make sure it fits! Whatever you choose to wear, make sure it fits properly and if it doesn’t, choose or buy something else. I can’t stress enough that this can make or break your headshot, men! In terms of color, blue is the new black. A very popular look right now is the dark blue suit jacket with a white or blue button down shirt. This is most certainly not a requirement but it is a good look right now.
- Tie or no tie: that IS the question. This question can really be answered by your company and your personal style. If the company has a tradition of a more formal look, you’ll likely need a tie.
Ask your photographer for help with any questions that arise before your session. After the session, many things can be corrected in post but it’s best to address them ahead of time!
Recent Headshot Examples
Here are a few recent examples from headshot sessions with men. Take a look at what might be appropriate in terms of wardrobe for your role or position.
Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and Craftsman based in Houston, TX. Tara Flannery Photography specializes in corporate headshots. See more headshots in the gallery. Contact me to book your professional headshot today!