What to wear for your headshot
When you get your headshot, whether its your first or getting an updated one you need to dress by avoiding bold prints. The focus needs to be on you and not the clothing you are wearing. Avoid drawing attention to the clothing by wearing bold prints. When in doubt solid muted tones work the best, grey or black. If you have a color that you look great in bring it, Red is the only color I feel most people have a hard time pulling off.
Another tip is to opt for a tailored look. You want to look your best and everyone wants to look thin in their headshot, the easiest way to look bigger than you actually are is to wear a jacket that does not fit right or has shoulder pads, please avoid this.
You need to look the part for your headshot, if you don’t wear a tie at work then ditch it, if you wear a suit to work then bring it. Lets’ get you a couple different looks so your headshot stands out and you can have some variety for your social platforms and website. Karaminder Ghuman quotes “Looking the part will bring you to the front of the crowd, you need to look like you”
One question that always arises is the wearing of jewelry when having your headshot done. The rule of thumb is to keep it to a minimum and nothing distracting. For earrings wear studs and if a necklace wear something like a pearl necklace and short so it doesn’t interest with the neckline of your top.
The best thing is to be you! We are trying to capture who you are and don’t want to show someone who you are not. Always ask questions if you need some guidance, I am here to assist you to get the best image for you.