Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX. Tara Flannery Photography specializes in corporate headshots and will help with headshot photography tips as we prepare for the session. See more headshots in the gallery. Contact me to book your professional headshot today!
Headshot Photography Tips
Once you have scheduled a headshot session with your photographer, it’s time to think about the session itself and prepare. Here are a few tips to help with preparation.
- Hair, makeup and nails: This one is for the guys too, so don’t check out men! Ladies, makeup should be natural and similar to what you wear everyday to the office. Maybe a touch more lips and cheek color would be good and bring powder and lip color to the session for touch-ups. For hair, make sure it is styled the way you normally style it for a day at the office. If you always have it pulled up for the office, then come with it down and we’ll try a shot pulled up as well. Be sure nails are trimmed and nail polish is fresh. Men, be sure hands and nails look good. Your hands may not show in the headshot but if they do, it’s best that they look good!
- Wardrobe: Start with what you normally wear to the office. Stay away from patterns like stripes or other patterned shirts. Solid colors are best. And the most important thing about the shirt is the collar and neckline. Depending on your role and company, you can choose to go more formal (suit jacket) or more casual (polo, button-down, or blouse). Whatever you choose, make sure that you feel confident in what you’re wearing and make sure that it fits properly (not too big or too small).
- Rest: be sure to get rest and drink lots of water before your session. This will enable you to relax and enjoy the process. I always talk my headshot clients through the session. I’ll be giving you directions and we’ll be chatting along the way!
- Bring a friend: sometimes it helps to have a friend or spouse with you in the session. They can make you smile and help you relax for that perfect moment!
With a little bit of preparation and using these headshot photography tips, your headshot session will be smooth and simple. Hey, you might even enjoy the process!!
Headshots for Jack
Jack’s headshot was outdated and he needed a new one for an upcoming publication. He came into the studio and we got a number of great headshots. He chose four final images – some with a bigger smile and some with a more reserved smile. A smile for a headshot is usually the best expression, unless you’re a lawyer or some other profession that needs to have a stronger tone. However, sometimes the biggest smiles are not the ones we choose. As I work with people, I have them start with a smaller smile and then work through to their biggest smile. This gives us options for the smiles and sometimes the ones in between are the best!
Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) based in The Woodlands and Conroe, TX. Tara Flannery Photography specializes in corporate headshots. See more headshots in the gallery. Contact me to book your professional headshot today!