Tara Flannery is a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) and Craftsman based in Houston, TX. Tara Flannery Photography specializes in corporate headshots and can help with Headshot Tips: Wardrobe. See more headshots in the gallery. Contact me to book your professional headshot today!
Headshot Tips: Wardrobe
Choosing what to wear for your headshot is a crucial piece of the headshot puzzle. Start with what you would normally wear to work and then take it to the next level. Literally. Wear what your boss wears (use your judgement here) or the owner of the company.
For women, decide if a jacket suits your look, style, and role. Jackets come in many colors, although black or dark blue are always favorites. But white/cream or other solid color would be another great option (maybe for a second image). Pair the jacket with a solid color blouse. Be sure any wardrobe fits properly and is not too loose-fitting. This is not the time for flowy shirts or blouses. Also, try to stay away from sleeveless blouses. The skin on the arms will draw attention from the face.
For men, make sure your shirt and jacket fit!! Try it on before your session to be sure. Fit is the single biggest problem with wardrobe for men. Also, in my opinion, we can lose the tie. A button-down shirt and jacket are professional yet modern and approachable.
If you need help, reach out and I’m happy to give some guidance and opinion. Check out my Pinterest board for some ideas for What to Wear for your Headshot.
Recent Headshot Examples
Here are a few recent headshots where wardrobe was carefully planned and well-executed. Deanna brought several wardrobe options so that he had some variety in her final images. As a therapist who works with kids, she needed to be both professional yet friendly and welcoming. We accomplished that with her varied wardrobe.
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!