One of the biggest questions we are asked when setting up headshot sessions is "what should I bring?" At this point, we've put together a pretty comprehensive collection of supplies, but there sometimes little things that can make a shoot that much better.
1. A Second Shirt and/or Tie Option
Even if you are only coming in for a quick session, having an extra shirt, tie, or jacket can be a great help to get the best looking headshot. Say it's a hot summer day and the shirt you're wearing gets wrinkled on the train, having a second shirt will keep you confident that you will be looking your best.
Having an extra shirt, tie, or jacket combination also gives you more options for the look of your headshot. If you want a colorful background, it's great to have a few options to ensure your colors don't clash. Also, different shirts often flatter differently on camera, if you have several options we can help you pick what will make the best headshot.
2. Your Favorite Makeup
If you choose to invest in our stylist, we have a full makeup kit at the studio so this is definitely not a necessity, but sometimes using a product you love will make you feel more confident and allow us to capture the most "you" headshot.
Say you have a great mascara that thickens your eyelashes exactly how you like them, if you have done your own makeup for a shoot, having that on hand will keep you looking fresh and allow you to make any adjustments you need.
3. A Little Bit of Optimism
We know that, especially for people who do not like to have their photo taken and do not get headshots taken frequently, the process can seem uncomfortable. It is always our goal to get the best shot for you and have fun while we're shooting. If you come in looking forward to a bit of fun and are willing to laugh, either at us or at the feeling of being in front of the camera, your headshots will not only radiate that genuineness but the process will feel less like work and more like hanging out!