Match Your Brand
Your headshots should complement your style, personality, or brand even in color harmony if possible.
It’s OK to include props, especially for personal branding and business websites. You may want to include your business signage, computer, product or something that speaks to what you do.
Hair and Make-up
If you need a haircut, make sure to do it a week or two out so you know how to style it. Simple make-up is best, just be you. Ladies, even if make-up is not your thing it’s definitely advised to use a bit of blush or lipstick for color.
Dress the Part
How do you represent while working? Present yourself true to nature so your employers or clients know what to expect. So what to wear? Men—shirt and jacket, tie optional; women—sleeves elbow length is best, jackets are great. Bring several choices if you're unsure.
Yes, take a good look in the mirror just before you step on set. Conveniently, there is a big mirror right next to the studio set for you to double-check stray hairs, retouch lip gloss or straighten those ties.
Get Headshots Regularly
It’s good to update your portrait regularly to reflect what you actually look like today.
Hire a Headshot Pro
While it might be tempting to upload a cell phone picture to your LinkedIn or internal company website, hire a professional to get the best look for you. A professional headshot photographer will make sure to coordinate your clothing with the background and that the overall lighting sets the mood, style, and personality of your portrait. A great headshot portrait really speaks to who you are as a person and makes a great first impression.