Know your goal for the headshots or your look. Find out if you have any specifications to match.
Prepare your looks a week beforehand. (Write down what you are going for. grow out facial hair, get a haircut, get beauty treatments done)
Eat well the week before and drink water. Don’t get a sunburn or injure your face!
Practice laughing for the most genuine smile! Feel the emotion.
Don’t drink alcohol 24 hours beforehand!
Pack clothing the night before. (That doesn’t break the headshot rules! Ask those who know you what colors you look best in. Well fitted. Iron your clothes or bring a steamer.)
Pack clothespins & a lint roller. (if the photographer doesn’t carry them so you can make sure your clothes fit well and look clean.)
(Prepare your glasses if you wear them.) Take lenses out of glasses, or bring anti-glare ones. Don’t bring transition lenses!
Write a song list or artist list the night before.
Plan to arrive early and bring contact info.
Get plenty of sleep the night before.
Eat breakfast so you’re not hungry!
If you need it, get a coffee on the way to the shoot. Drink it through a straw.
Come with an open mind and in a good mood!
Be truthful with your photographer if you don’t like the shots
Book enough time for yourself. Don’t be cheap!
Get enough sleep.
Don’t come hungry.
Don’t book a super long shoot because you’ll get tired.
Get confident in yourself. Realize no one is looking at you outside and all that matters is that you like your shots
Iron your clothes
Bring clothespins to your shoot for your clothes.
Ask friend and family what you look best in if you don’t book a stylist
Prepare your looks - facial hair, hair cut, beauty treatments
Take care of yourself… drink water, avoid getting a sun burn, be careful that you don’t injure your face. Minimal alcohol
Don’t do crazy hair styles
Don’t party 24 hours beforehand
Make a song playlist or write down songs/artists your like if shoot is indoors
Plan ahead to arrive on time
Pack clothing the night before
Eat healthy and drink water the week before
If you get any hair treatments or cuts, do it a week before
Write down directions and contact info of [photographer the night before and leave it in your clothing bag